HEINL, FRANK J., who is engaged in the real estate and loan business in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., and is one of the most prominent and popular men in that city, was born in Terre Haute, Ind., August 24, 1867, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Francois) Heinl, who located at Jacksonville in 1870, and are still residents of that city. Joseph Heinl, the father, is a nurseryman and florist.
Frank J. Heinl received his mental training in the public and high schools, and was afterward associated with his father in business until 1894, when he became connected with public affairs. He is a member of the Illinois State Historical Society, Secretary of the Morgan County Historical Society, a life member of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, and a member of the Literary Union. Politically, he is an active and influential Republican. In 1894 he was elected County Clerk of Morgan County, and was reelected in 1898. In 1904 he was elected to the Forty-fourth General Assembly of Illinois, of which he was an active and influential member.
Fraternally, Mr. Heinl is affiliated with the A.F.& A.M., belonging to Harmony Lodge, No. 3; Jacksonville Chapter; Hospitaler Commandery; Mohammed Temple, Peoria; and Peoria Consistory (thirty-second degree). He is identified with Urania Lodge, No. 243, I.O.O.F., and Ridgely Encampment; and is now High Priest of the Grand Encampment of Illinois. He is also a member of Jacksonville Lodge, No. 152, K. of P. Mr. Heinl is unmarried. He is a man whose excellent qualities of head and heart have attracted to him hosts of friends, by whom he is held in cordial regard.