Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
WILLIAM F. J. HOLZHAUSER, one
of the young men engaged in the glorious task of "The Winning of the West,"
is a hustling farmer residing near Monitor, Chelan county, Washington.
He was born at Buffalo, New York, July 12,
1871, the son of William and Gertrude (Schorr) Holzhauser. The father,
a native of Germany, come to this country in 1865, located at, Buffalo,
and became a merchant and manufacturer. He resides at Portland, Oregon.
The, mother, a native of the Empire state, is of German ancestry.
At present she lives with her son.
Until the age of eight years, young Holzhauser
remained in Buffalo, and attended the public schools. In 1879 his
family removed to Minnesota, where he still availed himself of educational
prvileges, and passed three years learning the printer's trade. Failing
health induced him to come to Washington, locating at Ellensburg.
At that period, at the age of seventeen, he weighed but ninety-seven pounds.
He has since tipped the scales at one hundred and ninety. Coming
to Wenatchee, he in 1888, purchased railroad land, a beautiful piece of
property, accessible to water, and most favorably situated. He has
a six-acre orchard, just beginning to be productive, and land which he
has recently filed upon, is suitable for hay culture. He has six
acres of alfalfa, and cultivates wheat, hay, corn, beans and potatoes.
He has one brother living, Edward.
At Seattle, Washington, October, 1, 1892,
our subject was married to Mrs. Netta W. Kearn, a native of the Algoma
District, Lake Huron, Canada. Her father is a native of Canada, of
Scotch descent, and at present resides in Seattle. Her mother, Mary
C. (McCrae) Kearn, was a native of Scotland, deceased. She has two
children, Viola B., by her first husband, and William H., by her present
husband. She has three brothers, Malcom H., George E., and Andrew.
She is a devout and consistent member of the Christian church. Fraternally,
our subject is a member of the A. 0. U. W., and his wife of the Degree
of Honor. Politically, he is an Independent, but not at all active