Wednesday, August 10, 2011

J. J. Dauch, Sandusky Entrepreneur

Jacob Julius Dauch was born in 1857 to Philip and Mary (Klotz) Dauch. As a young man, Jacob Dauch worked on his father's farm. Later he operated a threshing and hay baling business. In 1888 Jacob Dauch began manufacturing straw paper. The company changed names many times, but in 1900 the business became known as the Hinde and Dauch Paper Company. Another business enterprise of Jacob Dauch was the Dauch Manufacturing Co., which manufactured tractors.

In 1880, Jacob Dauch married Mary Wendt. They had five children. J. J. Dauch was generous in his support of the business and other community activities of Sandusky. Citizens of Sandusky were saddened when J. J. Dauch was killed in a car accident on August 15, 1918. Mrs. Dauch died in 1927. They are buried in Oakland Cemetery.

You can read more about the family of J. J. Dauch in Article 5 of Helen Hansen's AT HOME IN EARLY SANDUSKY and in Hewson Peeke's A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO.

The Sandusky city park which is located at the intersection of Huron Avenue and Wayne and Adams Streets was given in memory of Wade Dauch, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dauch, by his family.

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