Biographies -- H

Halloran, Edward

Hamilton, Samuel

Hannon, Rev. Mathias

Harvey, Henry

Helm, C. B.

Hillemeyer, Frank

Frank Hillemeyer, firm of Look & Hillemeyer, general merchandise, Shullsburg; born Feb 14, 1840, n Germany; in 1857, he came to St. Louis and worked at the bakery business; in about 1858, he went to Mexico, Mo.; there kept a hotel; in 1860; he came to Galena; the following year he removed to Shullsburg; in 1862, he, with Mr. Look, commenced their present business. he has been Township Treasurer and a member of the Village Board. Married mary Luneng in 1863; she was born in Galena, Ill.; they have eight children - Rogena, Mary, M., Carrie, Frank, William, Minnie and August. [Expert from : Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess Co. IL. Chapman Brothers  1889]
Submitted by:
 Mary Katherine K Hebenstreit-Halbrook)

Hocking, J. H.

Hooper, William

Holland, John

Hopkins, W. A.

Hovey, Eleazer

Hugill, Thomas R.


HENEGAR* HANEGAR, LEE L. county auditor of Brule county, South Dakota, is a  native of Lafayette county, Wisconsin, and was born February 14, 1869.  He is the eleventh of a family of fifteen children born to William and Sylvina (Cannon) Hanegar, residents of Brule county, a brief review of whose lives will be found elsewhere in this volume. In March, 1883, the family settled in Dakota, in Red Lake township. In 1895 our subject was chosen deputy sheriff, after which he ran a stage line from Chamberlain to Castalia one year. In 1897 he accepted the office of county auditor, and is at present serving a second term in that capacity. Our subject was married in 1897 to Miss Hattie Dent. Their home has been blessed by the birth of one son, Russell Mr. Hanegar is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. In political views he is a Democrat, favors high license, and opposes equal suffrage. He is young in years to have been selected to fill these different important offices, but his judgment is of the best and his honor and integrity are above reproach, and the people of Brule county may well be pleased with their choice.

Biography in "Memorial and Biographical Record; an Illustrated Compendium of Biography, Containing a Compendium of Local Biography, including Biographical Sketches of Prominent Old Settlers and Representative Citizens of South Dakota..." Published by G. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1899  on pages 301-302


HICKEY, WILLIAM, In the various public offices which he has filled William Hickey of Yankton , SD  has proved himself a public-spirited citizen, devoted to the general welfare. Again and again he has been called to serve his fellow townsmen in positions of public honor and trust and since retiring from the office of sheriff in 1910 he has concentrated his attention upon auctioneering, in which he has engaged for many years. He was born in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, June 22, 1861. His father, Thomas Hickey, a native of Ireland, removed to Wisconsin with his parents when a lad of fourteen years. He was a son of Edward Hickey, who in 1849 went to California, attracted by the discovery of gold upon the Pacific slope. He died while in that state and was buried at Sacramento. His son Thomas Hickey made farming his life work and in the year 1869 arrived in Yankton county, where he homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres of land nine miles northeast of the city of Yankton. For eighteen years thereafter he was actively identified with the agricultural development of the region and passed away in 1887, at the age of fifty-two years. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary Doyle, was also a native of Ireland and in her childhood days was brought to the United States, becoming a resident of Wisconsin. She died in the year 1875. William Hickey was the fourth in order of birth in a family of five sons and four daughters and was a little lad of about eight years at the time of the removal of his parents to South Dakota, so that his youth was largely passed upon the old homestead farm in Yankton County. His education was acquired in the country schools and through the periods of vacation he worked in the fields After his textbooks were put aside he gave his entire attention to farm work on the home place and later he began farming on his own account, being thus engaged until he was called to public office. Appreciation of his worth and capability on the part of his fellow townsmen led to his election to the office of sheriff in 1896 and the excellent record which he made during the first term resulted in his reelection in 1898. He was also chief of police of Yankton and, becoming identified with commercial interests of the city, conducted an implement business, which he founded in 1898. He was once more elected sheriff in 1906 and again in 1908, so that his incumbency in that office has covered four terms, or eight years. His duties were ever discharged without fear or favor and he continued in office until 1910. Since that time he has engaged in auctioneering. It is no new business to him, for he has followed it for many years to a greater or less extent and has cried many of the largest sales in this part of the state. In 1889 Mr. Hickey was united in marriage to Miss Mary Flynn, who was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, a daughter of Martin and Sarah (Riley) Flynn. She died September 7, 1911, leaving four children, Florence C., James W., Genevieve and Kathryn Beatrice. Mr. Hickey and his family are communicants of the Catholic church. He enjoys hunting, motoring and out-of-door sports and his many friends find him a genial and entertaining companion. He casts an independent local ballot, while he votes with the democratic party where national issues are involved. He has membership with various fraternal organizations, including the Elks, the Maccabees, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Eagles. Appreciative of friendship, he is popular among his fellow citizens, as is indicated in the many times he has been elected to office and in the cordial terms in which everyone speaks of him.

Biography in "History of Dakota Territory" by George W. Kingsbury, Vol. IV (1915) on pages 763-764


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