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George Welcome Hoobler was born in Middleton Township, Wood County Ohio, September 7, 1836. His father, George W. Hoobler, was one of the very early settlers of Wood County. He came from Pennsylvania to Perrysburg in 1820, and for many years conducted a large cooperage business. He died in 1850, aged 57 years. The subject of this sketch married Miss Alvira E. Hale, of Urbana, Ohio, March 3, 1858. They have four children, viz.: George W., Jr.; Elba V., Wilbur P. and Asher, For many years Mr. H. has been engaged in the butcher business. He is a Democrat. Post Office address, Waterville, Ohio.