Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 17:36:43
H Hile, dealer in groceries and provisions, Boone, is a native of Germany, and was born December 25, 1835, he learned the trade of weaver, which he followed as an occuption until he emigrated to the United States in 1857, he settled first in Baltimore, Maryland, and for two years was employed in a sugar refinery, in 1859 he removed to Cedar Rapids and engaged in the soap and candle business, in 1865 he came to Boone and was present at the lot sale and purchased his present business property and commenced selling groceries and provisions and he is the pioneer dealer in this line in the city of Boone, he owns a farm of 80 acres, he was married in 1860 to Miss Barbara Otterham, a native of Germany, they have two children: Katie aged 18 years and Otto aged 16 years.
From the 1880 Boone County History Books
Boone Biographies maintained by Jan Bony.
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