HENRY B. FREERS is one of the proprietors of the Garrison Roller Mills, which were established in 1876, by Mart Reeve and Daniel Mentzer. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1854, and is the son of John and Gertrude Freers, both natives of Holland. They came to America in 1850, settling at Buffalo, N. Y., where they remained four years and then removed to Muscatine, Iowa. Henry B. attended the common schools of that city, and at the age of twenty-one began to learn the miller's trade, which he continued for five years, he was married at Muscatine, in 1874, to a daughter of J. A. Schreves of that place. By this union five children were born — Lena, Hattie L., Albert S., Arthur and Harry. He came to this place in 1882, where he engaged in the milling and grain business, and has continued the former up to the present time. He has been one of the Board of Aldermen. His father and mother still reside at Muscatine, Iowa. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 335-336.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 18th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.