HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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MALKOM HUBLY, farmer and dealer in live stock. Sec. 3; P. O. Mason City; is a native of Canton Schwytz, Switzerland; he remained at home, with his parents, until 11 years old; his father then entered him as an apprentice at the trade of a blacksmith; owing to an accident, he did not serve the full time of his apprenticeship. After his return home he assisted his father in feeding his stock. He left home at the age of 14, and worked, by the month, for a number of years in an adjoining canton, receiving, at different times, 50 cents, 75 cents, and $1 a week. March 11, 1849, he landed in New Orleans; he did not long remain there, but took passage on a steamboat for Cincinnati. On his arrival there he had less than $5 in money, and it was some time before he could find employment; at last he hired to a farmer from Butler Co., Ohio; while working for him, he was married to Miss Catharine Wiget. There capital, at that time, consisted of $14. In March 1856, he came to Springfield, and worked for some time in a brickyard; he then removed to Irish Grove, Menard Co., where he lived six years, and was engaged in farming. In 1872, he removed to Salt Creek, Greenview precinct, and there engaged in farming and cattlefeeding. He has accumulated a good property, and has identified himself with all the interests of the county.


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