John Hettinger


John HETTINGER, was born near Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, Aug 2, 1839; located in Freeport, Ill., in 1841; came to Portage, Wis., with his parents, Michael and Frances HETTINGER, May 12, 1849; Mr. H. began hotel business in Portage, March 20, 1865, in which he has continued ever since; also engaged in speculating in horses, real estate, etc.; his father, Michael HETTINGER, commenced brewery business at Portage, in 1849, and continued it until his death, Oct 20, 1862; his mother is still living now Mrs ZETZ, of Freeport, Ill. Mr. H. was married in Portage, April 22, 1861, to Wilhelmina EBERLINE, a native of Hesse-Darmstadt; they have six children living -- Lizzie J., Clara F., Anna, Josephine, Minnie, Emma F.; lost three sons -- John, aged a little over 5 months; one infant, Willie; Johnnie, aged less than 5 months


Source: History of Columbia County, Wis., 1880  Submitted by: Joe Chase on 2⁄15⁄01




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