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Oscar Hutschenreuther (1851-1933)
Born in Bavaria, Germany, settle in Bay City, MI about 1865.

1892 biography. Added Oct., 2009.

Portrait & Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan, 1892


Oscar Hutschenreuther, Alderman of the Fifth Ward of West Bay City, where he has been a resident since the fall of 1865, keeps a same room at No. 111 Linn Street. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 5, 1851 and is a son of Karl Hutschenreuther, also a native of the Fatherland and where the grandfather, John J., was born. The last-named gentleman was a manufacturer of chinaware in Germany and was one of the wealthiest and most prominent citizen of his community. He had been given an excellent education, being a graduate of the Erlangen College. He died in the Fatherland, in 1858.

The father of our subject also followed the occupation of a manufacturer of china and was well-to-do in this world's goods. He died when forty-five years of age Germany, in 1859. His wife, the mother of our subject, was Mrs. Kathinka (Albright) Hutschenreuther and was born in Coburg, Saxony. She was the daughter of J. A. Albright, who was an Elder in the Lutheran Church. He was court priest of the Grand Duchy of Saxe Coburg for three years, or until his death, which occurred in 1859. He had received a classical education and was a man of prominence in his native land. The mother of our subject came to America with her son Oscar, in 1865, and is at present making her home with him, being seventy-two of age.

The gentlemen of whom this sketch is written was the oldest but one in a family of five children born to his parents, three of whom are now living. He was an only son and is said to be the only man in the world bearing the name of Hutschereuther. He received a fine education in Germany, attending school until fourteen years of age. In 1865 his mother desiring to come to America, they left Bremerhaven on the steamer “Herman” and after a voyage of sixteen days landed in New York, and thence came directly to the Wolverine State and located for a few months in Detroit. In November, of that same year came to Lake City, now Bay City, and our subjected attended night school for three winters and thus became familiar with the English language.

Soon after locating in Bay City Mr. Hutschenreuther entered the employ of Miller Bros., learning the butcher's trade and remained with them for three years when he began working in the Sage's saw-mill and for ten years was in the employ of that company. At the expiration of that time he engaged to work for George Kolb, Sr., until 1886, when he started the sample room at the corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, and later, July 1, 1891, removed to his present location at No. 111 Linn Street.

The gentleman of whom we write was united in marriage in Bay City, June 30, 1874, to Miss Elizabeth Rauschert who was born at Three Oaks, this State, April 23, 1857. She is the daughter of Henry Rauschert, a farmer in Saginaw County, Mich. Our subject and his wife have become the parents of four children, namely: George, Emil, Louis and Annie. They have a pleasant home in the Fifth Ward and are people greatly esteemed in the community.

In 1887 our subject was elected Alderman of the Fifth Ward on the Democratic ticket and so well did he fulfill the duties of that position that in 1889 he was re-elected and again in 1891. He has been Chairman on many communities boards of importance and has given entire satisfaction to his constituents. In politics he is a firm adherent to Democratic Committee and is a member of the City Committee. Socially he is an Old Fellow, and is Treasure of the Arbeiter Society, and of the Knights of the Maccabees. In 1885-86 Mr. Hutschenreauther visited his relatives and friend in his native land, spending six months there renewing his acquaintance with the scenes of his early life. He is a man of enterprise and push in his community and is in favor of all movements which will benefit the county.

Additional Notes.

  • 1931 - Bay City Directory:
    - Hutschenreuther, Emil W., purch. agent Aladdin Co., res 605 Nebobish av
    - Hutschenreuther, Oscar, res 605 Nebobish av
  • Oscar died May 1, 1933, and Elizabeth died on Jun. 10, 1926, both at Bay City, Mich.
    [Family Genealogy - Mark S. Hutschenreuther]
Related Pages/Notes

Oscar & Elizabeth

Pictures contributed by
Mark S. Hutschenreuther.

Related Pages:
Kolb (Salzburg Brewery)
People Referenced
Albright, Kathinka (mother)
- Annie (dau.)
- Emil (son)
- George (son)
- John (g.father)
- Kary (father)
- Louis (son)
- Ocar (subject)
Kolb, George Sr.
Rauschert, Henry
Rauschert, Elizabeth (wife)
Subjects Referenced
Aladdin Company
Bavaria, Germany
Bay City, MI
Detroit, MI
Coburg, Saxony
Erlangen College
Lake City, MI
Miller Bros., meat
New York, NY
Saginaw Co., MI
Three Oaks, MI
West Bay City, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.