John Hildebran, farmer ; P. O. Laura: was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, in 1825, and is the son of John Hildebran, of this State; his parents were early settlers, and lived to remarkable ages - he to the age of 102, and she to the age of 101. John H., Sr., was married to Esther Long, of Pennsylvania. After the marriage of John H., Sr., he moved to Missouri in 1828, he came to this county, and remained several years, when he emigrated to Indiana, where he passed the remnant of his life. He had a family of six sons and six daughters, nine of whom are still living. One of them lost his life in the late civil war, during the siege of Richmond. The subject of this sketch was 3 years old when he came to this county with his parents. He was married in 1847 to Rachel Tucker, of Indiana;' she is the daughter of Nicholas Tucker. Mr. H., soon after his marriage, purchased the farm in southeast part of Sec. 35, consisting of 80 acres, and at once located on it. He removed to Iowa in 1862, and remained one year, then returned and purchased a farm in Sec. 26, consisting of 86 acres, on which he resided till about one year ago, when he removed to Laura, and from there, recently, to Pattysville. Mr. H. is an ardent supporter of the temperance cause, and is identified with a temperance organization. He has endured much suffering since his boyhood with a diseased leg. It was first afflicted with white swelling, and during the last twenty nine years he has had the leg broken several times, and during those years the swelling has gathered and discharged thirteen times. A son and daughter have been born to him. Mrs. Esther Hildebran was reared in the Friends' Church, and is a faithful member of the same.
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