Biography - J Henry Hilboldt
J. HENRY HILBOLDT, County Clerk, was born October 2, 1853, in Berne, Switzerland. His father, Samuel Hilboldt was born January 1, 1797, in Switzerland; he died January 1, 1860, in Dongola, Ill. He was a soldier in the old country and a blacksmith by occupation. He was married there to Mary Weisenbach, born August 12, 1812; she died July 18, 1868, in Dongola, Ill. She was the mother of Edward W., Jacob S., Mary C. and J. Henry. Mr. Hilboldt came to this county with his parents, in May, 1854. He was educated in this county, and in early life clerked in Jonesboro. In November, 1882, he was elected County Clerk by the Democratic party. Mr. Hilboldt was joined in matrimony April 20, 1875, in Jonesboro, to Miss Ellen V. Evans, who was born May 29, 1855, in Jonesboro. She is a daughter of John and Mary (Evans) Evans, and is the mother of two children, viz.: J. Henry, born August 31, 1878, and Eva W., born January 5, 1881. Mrs. Hilboldt is a member of the Baptist Church, and Mr. Hilboldt is a member of the I. O. O. F., Southern Lodge, No, 241. He is also a Knight of Honor, Jonesboro, Lodge, No. 1891, and also a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, Flora Lodge, No. 596. In politics, our subject is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 102.