CHARLES P. HOSMER, dealer in hardware, stoves and tinware, established his business in 1880. He was born at Beaver Dam, Wis., Jan. 26, 1852, and is the son of James Hosmer. He began working at the tinner's trade when fourteen years old. In January, 1871, he came to Belle Plaine and went into partnership with J. T. McManes, which connection continued until November, 1872, after which he worked for W. P. Tuttle some years, and in 1876 started a job shop which he continued until 1880, in which year he set up as above stated. He does a good business, keeping three men employed most of the time, and carrying an average stock of $2,500.
Mr. Hosmer was married at Belle Plaine, Nov. 24, 1874, to Miss Emma J., daughter of John and Jane Duval; she was born in Oneida County, N. Y. Mr. Hosmer is politically independent, but voted for Cleveland in 1884.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 287.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 10th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.