From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 400, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana
"EDWIN W. HOCH was born in Wayne County, Ohio, November 10, 1836, and is the only child born to WILLIAM and SUSANNA (FLIEGER) HOCH. The father of Edwin was born in Pennsylvania; worked at tailoring all his life, and died in Ashland County, Ohio, in 1857; the mother had preceded him many years. When the mother died, the father took Edwin to Harrisburg, where he lived until he was nineteen; from there he went to Ashland County, Ohio, where he lived a few months. In June, 1856, EDWIN came to this State (Indiana), settling in Wabash County, then moving to Miami County, and in March 1861, coming to this county; here he lived several years in West Point and Big Creek Townships, and then came to his present farm in this township in April, 1865; he learned the machinist's trade, but has chiefly followed farming; he was married, February 4, 1858, to PARMELIA HUDDLESTON, who bore him five children - MARY, FREDERICK, ANNA, WILLIAM and JOHN - and died June 8, 1875; he next married HESTER BILLINGSLEY. MR. HOCH has a fine farm of 142 acres twelve miles northeast of Monticello, on which he raises corn, wheat and potatoes chiefly, and which he has drained extensively, rightly considering the lack of drainage facilities one of White County's greatest evils. MR. HOCH has served as Assessor and Commissioner of Drainage, and he is an industrious and thrifty farmer and respected citizen."