Allison Hohenshell is a well known citizen and successful agriculturist of San Joaquin county, residing north of Stockton about five miles on West Lane, where he owns a nice estate of eighty-two and a half acres, which under his able management has made a most comfortable homestead and furnished him a large degree of material prosperity. A resident of San Joaquin county for the past thirty-five years, he has naturally been extremely interested in its welfare as also in his private business, and his public-spirited enterprise has placed him in the ranks of the leading and substantial citizens.

Mr. Hohenshell was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, January 24, 1851, being a son of John and Mary E. (Everett) Hohenshell. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and of German lineage, and his mother was also born in the Keystone state. The latter died when her son Allison was seventeen years old. John Hohenshell came out to California in 1852, making the voyage around the Horn, and after mining gold for a time he finally located in San Joaquin county, where he lived until his death, in November, 1903.

Mr. Allison Hohenshell was reared in his native county of Westmoreland, where he received a common school education and practical training in the affairs of life. He came out to California in 1870, and since that time has been a resident of San Joaquin county. For a number of years he was employed in farming pursuits in the interest of other parties, and he began for himself in this line in 1889. He located on his present farm in the fall of 1890, and for the past fifteen years has been numbered among the practical and successful agriculturists of the county.

November 5, 1885, he was married to Miss Anna m. Humphrey, who is a native daughter of the state of California. Her father, the late Burton Humphrey, was a former well known resident near Modesto. Mr. and Mrs. Hohenshell have one son, Allison H. Mr. Hohenshell is a Republican in politics, and a stanch friend of local progress in all directions.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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