Holt County, Missouri
is a member of three of the leading business firms of Mound City, lumber, hardware and dry goods houses. He was born in Richland County,
October 29, 1833. His father, Adrian Hoblitzell, was a native of Maryland, and his mother, formerly Elizabeth Dorland, was born in Pennsylvania.
In 1842 they moved to Missouri, and located in Platte County. William was there engaged in farming till 1844, when he came to Holt County,
and shortly afterward he began clerking in a store. He has since been engaged in mercantile pursuits at different locations. In 1856 he
was married to Miss Martha J. Burnett. They have two children, Nannie and Jennie. Mrs. H. was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, February 16, 1838.
Her father, R. Burnett, was a native of Kentucky, and her mother, Nancy Burnett, nee Neal, of Tennessee.
Source:"History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882"
Transcribed by Karyn