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Brown County Biographies
Bios From the 1901 Brown County World


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 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 Horton.

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 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 child.

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