Theodor Hall is doing a successful and substantial business in the manufacturing of cement blocks in the City of Sandusky, and his well equipped plant for this construction enterprise is established at 1913 South Campbell Street.

Mr. Hall was born at Danbury, Ottawa County, Ohio, November 17, 1854, and is a son of Christian and Dorothy Maria Hall, who were born and reared in Germany, where their marriage was solemnized and whence they came to the Untied States in 1846 and established their home at Danbury, Ohio, on Sandusky Bay. Christian Hall moved with his family to Sandusky, and later he removed to the vicinity of Clairmont, Iowa, where he became a pioneer farmer and where his death occurred. His widow and children then returned to Sandusky and Mrs. Hall passed the remainder of her life in Ohio.

Theodor Hall gained his early education in the schools of Ohio and Iowa, and as a youth he was employed by the month at farm work. He was thus engaged about two years, then after his marriage, in 1875, he was for a time engaged in farming on a rented place in Perkins Township, Erie County. He then purchased in Sandusky a city lot on which he erected a small house, and in this city he engaged in work as a mason, besides which he was for several years engaged in contracting and building. In the meanwhile he obtained a small farm near Bloomingville, this county, and there engaged in market gardening, besides continuing his work as a contractor and builder. In 1919 he sold his farm and purchased three lots on South Campbell Street, Sandusky, where he has since built up a prosperous business in the manufacturing of cement blocks for buildings and other structural work. He is a loyal supporter of the cause of the democratic party, is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he and his wife are zealous members of the Christian Church.

In October, 1875, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Hall and Miss Mary Anna Ridman, who was born in Perkins Township, Erie County, August 2, 1855, a daughter of John and Barbara (Daniel) Ridman, the former a native of Switzerland and the latter of Hesse-Cassel, Germany, they having been for many years sterling and honored citizens of Erie County, Ohio. In conclusion is given brief record concerning the children of Mr. and Mrs. Hall: Minnie became the wife of John Paff and is now deceased, her one surviving child, Henrietta, being the wife of James Albert, of Sandusky; Walter died at Camp Sherman during the World war; Mary Anna died at the age of fifteen years; David was thirty-one years of age at the time of his death, he having married Miss Flossie Arheit, who survived him, as did also their one child, Norman Lee.


History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, Volume IV