The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 756, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"RICHARD HOESEL was born in Bohemia, near Saxony, July 20, 1840, and is one of eight children born to CHARLES and CATHERINE (WESNER) HOESEL; of the children, two only, ELIZABETH and RICHARD, are living. The father, a native of Saxony, was born in 1800; he was a weaver, and for thirty-five years worked at his trade in the old country; in 1856, he came to America, became a farmer, and died in this township in 1868. RICHARD came to this country with his father in 1856, and after living in Seneca County, Ohio, about two years, came to this township. He was married in February, 1864, to SUSAN OVERMYER, who has born him ten children - HUBERT (deceased), NETTIE, MARY, IDA, CHARLES, LOUISA, CLARA (deceased), FRANK, LEWIS and ALVA. MR. HOESEL has a fine farm of 440 acres, three and a half miles southwest of Monterey, containing a handsome frame dwelling and commodious stables. He chiefly raises corn and wheat, but also gives considerable attention to live stock."