Brown County Biographies
Bios From the 1901 Brown County World
H. J. DILLINGHAM
H. J. Dillingham came to Brown county in 1869 and to Hiawatha in 1890, ever
since which time he has conducted a family grocery. He lives in his splendid
dwelling house on North Sixth street near the high school building, and has
a complete grocery store on West Oregon street where he has built up a good
trade. He is attentive to business and always alive to the wants and demands
of his many customers.
J. H. HINES
J. H. Hines is a native of Michigan, but left that state in 1848. He came
from Colorado to Kansas in 1872 and to Brown county in 1879. His dwelling
house, pictured here, is situated on his fine 213 acre farm half way to
He also has a 160 acre farm in Powhatan township. He has resided
21 years where he is and it is a most beautiful place. A wife, two boys
and two girls enjoy it with him.
S. Kinzie was born in Berne, Switzerland, Jan. 18, 1843 and came to America
four years later. He served through the civil war, was in 16 battles and more
than 100 skirmishes, was with Generals Thomas and Sherman, and was inside the
Rebel lines twice, but escaped. He was married to Matilda Martin July 19,
1865 in Kosciusko county, Indiana. He came to Hiawatha in 1868. They have
three sons, one a Baptist minister, who has been pastor of the Bristol, Vermont,
church the last five years, one a lawyer in Elmira, New York, and the youngest
in the hardware business at Reserve. Mr. Kinzie owns of the best 160 acre
farms in the county, two miles north of Hiawatha. He gave his boys a college
education. He has been in 27 states but Brown county is his choice of any
country he has seen. Mr. Kinzie is an enthusiastic expansion Republican. He
rents his fine farm on the shares and takes things easy.
W. L. McQUILKIN
W. L. McQuilkin is one of the practical and successful farmers of the
Hiawatha vicinity. He came to Brown county, Kansas with his parents in 1869
and now resides on his rich 130 acre farm 1 1/2 miles south of town. There
is no better farm soil in the county than to be found on this farm and Mr.
McQuilkin delights in keeping the farm in good shape. Mr. McQuilkin was
married in 1874 to Miss Mary Meisenheimer and their son John is their only
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