H. K. RULE, grocery merchant, Greenview; is prominent among the younger men of Menard Co.; his father, Samuel Rule, is a native of Pennsylvania, where he resided for a number of years; he then moved to Ohio, and from there in 1852 to Menard Co., Ill.; his wife, a most estimable lady, whose maiden name was Magdalena Bowser, was a native of Maryland and the mother of eight children, three of whom are now living - H. K., David (of the firm of Rule & Rule, Petersburg, Ill.), and Mrs. M. J. Ritter (wife of Col. R.A. Ritter, of the 28th I. V. I.). H. K. Rule spent his youth and early manhood on his father's farm; his education was such as could be obtained from the schools of that time, and he became quite proficient in the branches commonly taught; he resided in Mason Co. some years, and was Assistant Circuit Clerk of that county four years. His marriage with Mary J. Godbey occurred Nov. 29, 1859; she was born in Menard Co. May 29, 1841, and is the daughter of Russell Godbey, whose sketch appears in this work; from this union they have three children - Ettie L., born Oct. 5, 1860; Richard R., May 10, 1863; Samuel H., June 16, 1868. H. K. Rule was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, May 20, 1840; he has been a resident of the village of Greenview a number of years, and has done a great deal to make and sustain the good name the town now bears. He was one of the first officers and charter members of Greenview Lodge, No. 653, A., F. & A. M.; his wife is a member of Eastern Star Lodge, of Petersburg, and consistent member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Rule is a Democrat in politics, and from his boyhood has been an earnest advocate of its principles and measures.