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Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company

Page 660

JESSE B. HETTICK. Prominent among the farmer residents of Scottville Township, we find the gentleman who is represented in this biographical sketch. His enterprise and industry have given to him prosperity and his sterling character and integrity have bestowed upon him the well-merited confidence of his neighbors and the business men of his part of the country. He has grown up in this community from infancy to manhood and his career throughout has been consistent and worthy of admiration. He was born on the Hettick homestead in Scottville Township, March 27, 1853. His mother Delilah and his father Stephen are spoken of more at length in the biography of J. W. Hettick.

He of whom we write received his fundamental education in the public schools and during vacations assisted his father upon the farm, thus learning the practical arts of agriculture and receiving a drill which has been of incalculable value to him through life. He resided with his parents until he reached the age of twenty-one, and at that time began farming for himself on the old homestead, remaining there until 1883, when he transferred his home to the farm which he now occupies.

While still managing the old homestead and in the year 1877 Jesse Hettick was united in the happy bonds of wedlock, his bride being Martha J. Turner, daughter of James and Mary Turner natives of Illinois, now deceased. This lady was born in Greene County, Ill., and she became the happy mother of seven children: Albert W., William E., Jesse B., George R., Mary S., James Allen and Hattie R.

The political belief of him of whom we write this life history has led him to ally himself with the Democratic party, in the prosperity and progress of which he feels a lively interest. Both he and his excellent wife are earnest and active members of the United Brethren Church. This gentleman belongs to three of the prominent social orders, being a member of the Oak Hill Lodge No. 82, of the Farmers' Alliance, and of the Scottville Lodge No. 226, I.O.O.F.

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