Location: Kankakee Illinois

Biographical Sketch of E. D. Heinecke

E. D. Heinecke, grocer, was born in Washington, D. C., August 11, 1839; removed to Bucyrus, Ohio, at three years of age; in 1857 went to Van Wert, Ohio, where he clerked. Went from there to Kankakee, Ill., in 1859, and clerked for F. Samuel before entering the army, and after returning was again employed by Mr. Samuel as cashier in his store, until he commenced business himself in 1866. He was burned out in March 1871. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the United States army in Company F, Seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was one of the sergeants of the company; was discharged in June, 1865; was wounded, being shot through the left lung at Blakeley, Ala. Came to Jewell County, Kan., in May, 1871, and took a homestead. He commenced business in Jewell City in 1880 under the firm name of Heinecke & Wyland. Held the office of Deputy Postmaster of Jewell City, also at Waterville, Marshall Co., was District School Clerk. He is a member of the G. A. R; is a married man, and has three children – Anna P., Charles W. and...

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Biography of C. B. Goodrich

C. B. Goodrich. A life of quiet effectiveness, marked by a record of many duties well done and many responsibilities faithfully fulfilled, was that of the late, C. B. Goodrich, who died in Lawrence in 1910 at the age of sixty-six. He was one of those quiet unassuming men, rarely known to the world in general, but worthily filling the niche in the affairs of life allotted to them. Of Canadian nativity, born at Sarnia, he was brought to the United States when very young and was reared in and about Kankakee, Illinois. The first service in his quiet routine came with the outbreak of the Civil war. He enlisted under the stars and stripes as a member of the One-Hundred and Fifty-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and as a private soldier did his part and share in preserving the Union. After his marriage to Mary E. Misner, he came to Kansas in 1879, and located near Valley Falls. By good management and industry as a farmer he accumulated a competence, and about 1898 moved to Topeka, where he lived until 1906. He then moved to Lawrence, where he spent his remaining years with his family, honored and respected for his many sterling qualities. He never aspired to public life, but in the round of commonplace accomplishment and in the faithful and intelligent performance of every task that was allotted...

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Biography of Hon. William F. Keady

HON. WM. F. KEADY. – “The pen is mightier than the sword;” and the editor is greater than the captain. He is not simply a gossip and talker, but a thinker. The man who has grown up in a newspaper office can make his way in the world wherever a way is possible, and becomes a pillar in society. This is the case with Mr. Keady, who was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1821. He learned the printer’s trade, and entered the printing office of the Iroquois Journal at Middleport, Illinois, in 1852. Within six months he was half owner of the paper, and at length purchased the entire interest. He conducted this publication four years, until the formation of the Republican party, of which he became an active supporter. Having conducted his paper as a Democratic organ, he found it necessary now to sell it out, but continued living in Middleport until 1867. Entering the newspaper business once more, he purchased a half interest in the Kankakee Gazette, staying with it two years, and, after a short residence in Iroquois county, purchased a job office in Kankakee, Illinois, and published The Times continuously for twelve years. In 1881 he felt the drift towards the Pacific coast, and upon reaching Olympia, and observing its beautiful residences and extensive views, felt no inclination to go farther, but there set...

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Biographical Sketch of T.V.E. Sweet

T. V. E. Sweet, was a native of the city of Freeport, where he was born August 3, 1849. He derived his education from the public schools of the city, and in the more advanced branches of learning from the Northwestern University at Evanston, where he was a student two years. He worked at the printing trade until 1870, and in 1875 entered upon that clerical career in in which he has accomplished so much good, as a local preacher in the Rock River conference. His first religious work was at Thompson, ‘Illinois. At Shirland he was local supply, and was ordained to the full ministry in 1879. His first regular ministerial charge was at Dundee, where he spent a year. He was two years at Seneca and Marseilles, at Kankakee one year, LaSalle one year, Warren one year, Amboy one year, Morrison three years, Princeton three years, Joliet three years, Austin two years, and at Embury church in Freeport two years. In 1895 he was appointed presiding elder and was re-appointed to that delicate and responsible position in 1899. Elder Sweet and Adelaide Goodrich were married December 29,1875, at Pearl City, Illinois, where Mrs. Sweet was born, being a daughter of Hiram and Susie (Gable) Goodrich. Her maternal grandparents were Jacob and Elizabeth (Machamer) Gable; the former is still living at the age of ninety-six, while the latter...

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