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BIOGRAPHIES: FOR SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER "H" (Page 2)


HINES, Frank son of Frank and Barbara Hines, was born in Landskron, Austria, October 24, 1847. His father was born July 24, 1824, and was a carpenter by trade, also working a small piece of land in his native country. Upon coming to the United States he settled at Kenosha, Wis., June 26, 1855, remaining for three years working among the farmers. July 14, 1858, he moved to Pierce County, settling in El Paso Township. He purchased 240 acres of wild land and followed farming for the remainder of his days, becoming a large property holder in El Paso and Ellsworth townships. He is still living at the age of 84 years, his wife having passed away October 6, 1905, at the age of seventy-nine years, since which time he has lived among his children. There were nice children in their family, five of whom survive, as follows: Frank, F. W., Mary (now Mr.s Brooksha), Joseph and Matilda, wife of B. E. Stiner. Frank came to America with his parents at the age of seven years. He attended the common schools and remained under the family tree until twenty-five years of age, when he married and purchased his present farm of 120 acres of rich land, section 7, El Paso Township. In addition to this farm he now owns 680 acres of timber land in El Paso township and 480 acres in the county of Billings, North Dakota. Upon his farm he engages in farming, but he has also worked at the lumber business for the past thirty-five years. In 1897 he purchased a sawmill which he still operates, his annual output being about 1,500,000 feet of hardwood lumber. Mr. Hines is a member of the Catholic Church and a Democrat in politics, being also one of the leading and most prosperous men in the township. He was married January 6, 1873, to Mary Nagle, daughter of Frank and Johanna Nagle, who came to America in 1872 and settled in El Paso township, where they remained until the time of their death. Mr. and Mrs. Hines have had seven children, six of whom are living. Mary is the wife of Albert Fountain, who lives on a farm adjoining that of our subject, and has three children, Lizzie, Mary and Henrietta, the latter being now deceased. Anna married W. E. Stiner, a farmer of El Paso Township. Frank is the third child. Peter, who married Anna Traynor, has two children and resides on a farm in El Paso Township and also owns 320 acres in North Dakota. Fred and Joseph are living at home. Henrietta died February 23, 1907, at the age of eighteen years, and is buried at Lost Creek Cemetery. (taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909)

HOHLE, Ole J. county clerk of Pierce county, Wisconsin, was born in Norway, September 7, 1859, and received his early education at the place of his birth, coming to America in 1883. His father, Jacob, is now deceased. By occupation he was a farmer. His widow is still living and resides on the old homestead, which has been in the Hohle family for several centuries. The subject of this sketch is the only one of six children residing in the Untied States. Upon coming to the United States Mr. Hohle located at Martell, Wis., for two winters attended the high school at River Falls, graduated from it, and for a number of years taught school in Pierce and St. Croix counties. During this time he served as town clerk of the township of Martell for several years, and was also justice of the peace for some time. He has held the office of county clerk for ten years, being fist elected in 1898 on the Republican ticket, holding the office for five terms. He is a member of the Masonic order and the Lutheran church. Mr. Hohle was married to Mamie L. Peterson, October 28, 1898. She was born in Martell Township, a daughter of Bertel and Hannah Peterson. Mr. Peterson was an early settler of Pierce County, and has always followed farming. His wife died some years ago. Mrs. Hohle is a member of the Eastern Star and the Lutheran church. (taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909).

HOLLIDAY, E.R. Dr., was born in Calumet county, Wisconsin, May 21, 1865, and received his early education in the common and high schools. He is a son of William and Betsie M. Holliday, both natives of St. Lawrence county, New York. They came to Wisconsin after their marriage, about the year 1850, and settled at Hayton, Calumet county, where the father purchased wild at Hayton, Calumet county, where the father purchased wild lands, which he improved and there made his home until his death, in 1892. He was a prosperous and progressive man. His widow is still living at the age of eighty-four years and resides with her children. The subject of this ketch left home when he was seventeen years of age. He taught school four years in Clark county, Wisconsin, and two years in Calumet county and then took up the study of medicine. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago, and graduated from that institution in 1893, being valedictorian of his class. He immediately began the practice of his profession at Clear Lake, Wis., and remained there one year. He resided two years at Amery, Wis., and in the winter of 1896 came to Ellsworth and has been here ever since, with the exception of 1901, when he was assistant superintendent of the state home for the feeble-minded at Chippewa Falls, Wis. The doctor has a good general practice at Ellsworth and the surrounding country. He is a member of the Pierce county Medical Society, Wisconsin State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. Non-partisan in politics, he was the first president of the village of Clear Lake, Wis., and has served as one of the village council of Ellsworth for several terms. He is a member of the Masonic order and the Modern Woodmen of America. In 1893, June 22, Dr. Holliday married Laura A. Freeman, born in Florence, Minn., daughter of Theodore and Adelia (Skinner) Freeman. Mr. Freeman was an early settler of Minnesota, and died on his farm at the age of about sixty-five years. Mrs. Freeman is residing with her son on the old homestead. Mrs. Holliday was educated at Lake City, Minn., and has one child, Beth A., born December 15, 1896. (taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909)

HOLLISTER, Oliver, was born in Bethel, Sullivan County, New York, November 15, 1827, son of Sheldon and Melinda (Crocker) Hollister. The father was one of the pioneers of Connecticut, and had a farm near Hartford, the capital city of that state, being also a carpenter by trade. He passed away at the comparatively early age of forty-two years. His wife was of German birth. Sheldon and Melinda Hollister were the parents of eight children, two of whom are now living. Mrs. Elizabeth Course lives in Champaign, Ill., and has one son, Lyman Burr. Her brother, Oliver C., is the subject of this sketch. Oliver C. attended the common schools of his native town, but owing to the death of his father had to start work for himself while still a young lad. About 1850 he was married to Annie Horton, in Monteclair, N. J., by whom he has one son, George S., who is now one of the prominent business men of Prescott, Wis. In 1855, the subject of this sketch came to Prescott and shortly took up eighty acres at Oak Grove, this state. He farmed for three years, then worked three years at blacksmithing in Prescott, and afterward went back to his farm in Oak Grove for six years more. Subsequently he bought 220 acres in the town of Clifton, Wis., which city he has since resided. He was married in 1904 to Mrs. Sarah (Flagg) Moody. Mrs. Hollister is of French extraction, daughter of John and Sarah (Mathews) Flagg. She was born in Noblesboro, Me., where she spent her early life and received a part of her education. Her father was a prominent Maine farmer, having lived from 1800 to 1883. His wife was a woman of strong faith and able character. She passed away in her ninety0fourth year, in the complete possession of her faculties to the very last. Mr. Hollister has been a very active man in his day and his life has been one of careful industry. He has never cared to take an active part in politics, although his vote has never been cast without a thoughtful and careful consideration of every principle at issue. He votes the Republican ticket and at one time served for a number of years in the city council. Mr. and Mrs. Hollister are member of the Methodist church.Reference: Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909.

HOLT, Morris C. (Civil War) , farmer, P. O. Ono, Pierce county, was born in Sadsbury township, Crawford county, Pa., May 1, 1838, a son of Eleazer Holt, who was born in Litchfield, Conn., June 7, 1810, and married Melissa Sexton. Five children were born to them: Anna M., now Mrs. Maxwell; Frances F., who became Mrs. Denham, now deceased; Clinton C., Henry S., and our subject. When seven years old Morris C. moved with his parents to Dodge county, Wis., and lived there until twenty-one years of age. In 1859 he bought a farm and worked on it until September, 1862, when he enlisted in the Tenth Wisconsin battery and went to Nashville, Tenn. He was in the department of the Cumberland, and with Sherman in his march to the sea. He participated in various engagements but was not wounded. At the close of the war he came home and married Permelia, daughter of G. and F. Wood, and settled on his farm. Three children have been born to them, namely; Milo E., died February 15, 1889; Fanny J. and Emil E., all of whom live at home. There were only three families in what is now Union township when he came here, and he helped organize the township when there was only fourteen voters in it. The territory embraced in the township was such a wilderness at that time that the chairman of the meeting and one other voter got lost on their way to the polls and did not reach there until late in the day. Of these fourteen voters seven enlisted in 1862, served through the war and lived to return home. He was the first township clerk, and held that office three years, and was treasurer three years. He helped to organize the first school and was the first district clerk, and has been almost continuously in office. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church a great many years, and has always held some office in the same. In politics he is a republican. --Taken from the "Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley Wisconsin.

HOPE. Thomas W, (Civil War - Indian Wars)
was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1844, son of George B. and Eveline Ruth (Crane) Hope, the latter being daughter of Abartha Crane, one of the earliest settlers of Erie, Erie county, Pa., and a colonel in the War of 1812. Thomas was educated in the public schools of Erie, Pa.; Trumbull, Ohio., and Champaign, Ill. During his residence in Trumbull county, OH., he was a boy friend of William McKinley and William McKinley Osborne and attended the same school with Osborne. He went from there to Urbana, Ill., staying one year and a half. He then came by team to Rock Island, Ill., thence by boat, "Northern Belle," in 1855, and settled in Pierce County, where he has since continued to live. Upon his arrival here he engaged with his father in wood and lime burning and farming. He served as a soldier against the Indians during the time of their uprising at New Ulm in 1862, and in February, 1864, he enlisted at Red Wing, Minn., in Company I, Fist Minnesota Heavy Artillery, serving until the close of the war. In the summer of that year while stationed at Chattanooga, Tenn., they had charge of prisons and forts and his company wad divided to take charge of two forts. Mr. Hope came under the command of Lieut. James H. Carney, who occupied Fort Carpenter, which commanded the landing and the bridge across the Tennessee river at Chattanooga. Mr. Hope was appointed duty sergeant and when Lieutenant Carney was called away on duty to the battlefield of Chickamauga to look up and mark the positions that Minnesota regiments held in that battle, he appointed Mr. Hope to command the fort until his return, which command Mr. Hope filled with credit to himself and to his superior officer. At another time in 1865 Chattanooga was threatened with being blown up by a burning magazine of explosives and ammunition, a large amount of government stores and supplies being held at that place. Mr. Hope took part in working a force pump engine close to the bursting shells and other explosives, the danger of death being so great that an officer stood on the engine with a pail of stimulant, passing it to the men to nerve them up. It took a day and a night to subdue the fire, but the bridge and a large amount of stores and supplies were saved. Mr. Hope came out all right, but left the canteen behind. Mr. Hope's regiment was part of the Army of the Cumberland under Gen. George H. Thomas. He was mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 27, 1865, and received his dismissal from the state service in October of that year at Fort Snelling. Returning at once to Diamond Bluff, Wis., he settled down to farming. He was married February 1, 1867, at Prescott, Wis., to Isara L. Durgin, daughter of Charles G. Durgin, of River Falls, Wis., the ceremony being performed by Capt. P. V. Wise, justice of the peace at Prescott, Wis. This union was blessed with six children, four of whom are now living. George May Hope lives in St. Paul, Minn.; Charles William Hope lives in Diamond Bluff, Wis.; Frank Parker Hope lives at Holding Ford, Minn., and Seth Chancellor Hope is a farmer living in Trim Belle township, Wisconsin. Mr. Hope is a church-going man and belongs to the G. A. R. post of Trim Belle, of which he was junior vice-commander two terms. He is also a member of the Regimental Union, of St. Paul, Minn., and of the St. Croix Valley Veteran Association. He was at one time elected town assessor, but declined to serve. Mrs. Hope passed away June 11, 1891. (Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909).

HOPE, George Wellington (Civil War) was born in Erie, Erie county, Pa., in 1841, a brother of Thomas W. Hope. He was educated in Eire, Pa.; at Girard, Pa.; Trumbull county, Ohio, and at Urbana, Ill. He came to Wisconsin in 1855 with his parents, his brother, Thomas W., and his sister, Ruth Ann. Until 1861 he assisted his father and brother in farming and running a lime kiln at Diamond Bluff. In that year he enlisted at Prescott, Wis., in Company A, Twelfth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served in the battle of Atlanta, Ga., July 21, 1864, being killed by a bullet which passed through his head. He was found buried across the second line of the rebel breastworks, which indicated that he was in the front ranks when he fell mortally wounded, giving up his life for the country that he loved so well and for which he had fought so bravely. This battle was fought after his three years' service had expired, and had he lived he would have entered the naval service upon the advice of his officers. His body was taken from the rebel grounds by the union soldiers and interred by his comrades on the battlefield with the rest of the union soldiers who fell at the same time. There he sleeps, waiting the last roll call of the Great Captain.(Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909).

HOPE, Ruth Ann came to Prescott with Henry Hope, her uncle, and family in 1853. She taught one of the first schools in Oak Grove township in 1856. She married Daniel Parker, a merchant of Evansville, Rock county, Wis., where she died in October, 1874. (Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909)

HUDDLESTON, Anthony
was born in West Virginia in 1804. He lived for a part of his life in Ohio and Indiana, and settled in Ellsworth in 1855, being the first to settle in the town. For over sixty years he worked at the carpenter's trade. He was a member of the Dunkard church sixty-two years. He married Susannah Whetstone in 1826, a resident of Ripley, Ind. (taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909).

HUSFLOEN, Edward, general merchant, Lawton, Wis., was born on a farm in Martell township, Pierce County, Wis., November 5, 1871. He attended the district schools winters and assisted on the farm summers, remaining on the home place until 1898, when he came to Lawton, and has since that time conducted a general store. His trade extends over a large territory and is constantly increasing. Aside from his mercantile interests he is secretary and manager of the Lawton Co-operative Butter and Cheese Company, which was incorporated in 1906. In 1907 this company did a business of $86,589.54. Mr. Husfloen is a Republican in politics and a member of the United Lutheran church. He was married first to Mary M. Peterson, daughter of Ole and Pena Peterson, of Martell Township. She died October 1903, leaving three children, Myrtle H., Palmer O., who died March 14, 1908, and Edna M. He Married for his second wife, May 2, 1907, Gerva Olson, daughter of Lars and Randie Olson, late of Martell township, both being now deceased. The parents of Edward were P. E. and Marit (Embretson) Husfloen, both natives of Norway, who came to the United States at an early age. His father settled on 100 acres in Martell township, on section 33, where he still lives, engaged in general farming, having reached the age of seventy-one years. His wife died in 1886. (taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909).


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