Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 20:45:51
J Hornstein, editor and newpaper publisher, was born in Brooklyn, New York May 8, 1847, when seven years of age removed to Washington county, Wisconsin, and while yet a mere youth learned the art perservative of arts in the office of the Washington County "Democrat", when nineteen years old he went to New York City where he followed his trade of printing, while at work in the Empire City that metropolis was under the management of Boss Tweed and much of the printing of the city government was done in the office with which he was connected, in 1870 Mr Hornstein came to Boone and engaged in the newpaper business, first as part owner and afterward as sole owner, proprietor and editor of the Boone County "Democrat", Boone county has been Democratic from the first up to 1867, and from that time on was very equally divided politically, nevertheless, up to the time Mr Hornstein came to the county Decmocratic newpapers had met with poor success and their existence was very uncertain and precarious, with his connection with the "Democrat" that journal became a permanent institution and since that time has been a paper of ability and influence, Mr Hornstein is not a college graduate, and yet in a true sense he is a classical student, his private library is one of the best in the county, and among the volumes found therein are some fo the choicest classical works both in prose and poetry, he is a politician of good judgement and rare sagacity and the successes which his party has recently achieved in the coutny are to a great measure due to his adroit management, although possessed of fine social qualities and arrived at the age when a man is regarded as eligible to matrimony Mr Hornstein is unmarried
From the 1880 Boone county History Book
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