Abraham J. Hostetler

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Abraham J. Hostetler

Abraham Jonathan (Abram) Hostetler (November 22, 1818 – November 24, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1879 to 1881.


Born in Washington County, Indiana, Hostetler attended the common schools, and apprenticed to learn the blacksmith's trade. He later engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the Indiana Senate from 1854 to 1858.


Hostetler was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-Sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-Seventh Congress.

Later career and death

He then engaged in mercantile pursuits, and served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880. He died near Bedford, Indiana, November 24, 1899. He was interred in the Leatherwood Church Cemetery, near Bedford, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Abraham J. Hostetler (id: H000805)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Succeeded by

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