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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 1284~




A member of that worthy guild of tavern-keepers, whose occupation began when men began to travel, and has ever since been a responsible occupation, giving employment to many, and, we are sorry to say, one in which not all purveyors of food have learned the lesson which accounts for this man’s success, that of serving good and wholesome food in a neat and cleanly manner amid comfortable surroundings. Such are the ideal conditions of the restaurant business, but are met with far too rarely. Let some of the restaurant men who are unable to make their business prosper come to Clermont and take note of Mr. Hendershott’s methods. 

Fred C. Hendershott was born in Fayette county, Iowa, April 18, 1884, the son of William M. and Flora (Shaffer) Hendershott, both natives of the county. His paternal grandparents were John and Eliza Hendershott, who came to Fayette county in about 1851, and lived here until their death. William M. Hendershott was a hotel man for many years and now lives at Lavina, Montana. He was the father of thirteen children, all living. In politics he is a Democrat, and was a member of the school board and town council of Clermont. It was in his well-ordered hotel that his son acquired the principles of the business in which he has been so prosperous. Mrs. Hendershott was a very faithful member of the Methodist church. Fred Hendershott grew up in Clermont and attended the public and high schools there. In 1907 he engaged in the restaurant business, believing that in that there was a good opening and a bright future, and his belief has been so far realized. In March, 1906, he entered into matrimony with Harriet Garrison, who was born in Fayette county, the daughter of the Rev. J. and Sarah Garrison, of Fayette, where her father died and her mother is still living. Mr. Garrison was a man who did a great deal of good during the course of his ministry, and who was much loved for his Christian character. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hendershott are the parents of two children, Sarah and Catherine, as bright and lovable children as any one would wish to see. Mr. Hendershott is a Democrat, and he and his wife are both reckoned among the supporters of the Methodist church. Young as he is, he has already made a strong start in life, and is justly popular in the community on account of his many good qualities.



~transcribed for the Fayette Co IAGenWeb Project by Marsha Hymen


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