This Memorial Day we will be excavating and honoring the memory of David R. Hosterman, the first private owner of the property at 203 W. College/529 N. Wittenberg Ave. at Wittenberg University. He purchased the lot from Wittenberg College in 1882. He registered for the Seventh Congressional District of Ohio in June of 1863. He was newly married and working as a teacher.
*Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 1 of 4.