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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Joseph P. Hosier, who follows general agricultural pursuits in Monroe township, where he owns a well improved property comprising two hundred and nine acres on section 32, was born in Adams county, Illinois, April 5, 1843, and is a son of William and Nancy (Hanks) Hosier, both of whom have passed away and are buried at Plymouth, Missouri. In the acquirement of an education he attended the public and high schools of Quincy, Illinois, and laid aside his books at the age of twenty, enlisting as a private
in the Federal army. He fought for one year during the war and after his honorable discharge farmed in his native state until he came to Livingston county, where he purchased two hundred and nine acres on section 32, range 25, Monroe township, whereon he has since resided, giving his attention to general farming. That he has prospered in his undertakings is indicated by the fact that he is now the owner of one of the finest agricultural properties in this section. He has made all of the improvements, including a good residence, barns and substantial outbuildings, and he has one hundred and fifty acres under cultivation, from which every year he gathers abundant harvests as a reward for his well directed care and labor. In addition he keeps about three horses, the same number of cattle and a fine herd of thirty-two swine, his stock-raising interests constituting a gratifying source of income to him.
At Fairfield, Michigan, Mr. Hosier married Miss Elizabeth Spooner, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Spooner, both of whom are deceased and buried in Canada. Mrs. Hosier passed away August 13, 1908, leaving two children, Liela and Wayne, both at home. Mr. Hosier is a republican in his political beliefs and an active supporter of the party at the polls, although he never seeks political preferment for himself. He has an attractive home, the hospitality of which is enjoyed by the many friends of the family, while in business relations he has gained the confidence and high esteem of all with whom he has been in any way associated.