Henry Francis Hillenbrand

Henry Francis Hillenbrand

Male 1869 - Abt 1960  (90 years)

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  • Name Henry Francis Hillenbrand 
    Born 19 Apr 1869 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Owned many businesses 
    Religion Catholic 
    Died Abt 1960 
    Person ID I1068  Descendants of Christmann Rittger
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2022 

    Father Henry H. Hillenbrand,   b. Frankenthal, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Apolonia Hertling 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Frances Scheller,   b. 31 Jul 1869,   d. 1965  (Age 95 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elfrieda Hillenbrand  [natural]
     2. Elnora Hillenbrand  [natural]
    +3. Henry Francis Hillenbrand,   d. 1989  [natural]
     4. Ida Hillenbrand  [natural]
     5. Katheryn Hillenbrand,   d. 1978  [natural]
    +6. Mary Teresa Hillenbrand  [natural]
    +7. Olivia Hillenbrand,   d. 1985  [natural]
    +8. Raymond Hillenbrand,   d. 1963  [natural]
    +9. Walter Hillenbrand,   d. 1980  [natural]
    +10. Leo Hillenbrand,   b. Abt 1905,   d. 1982  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
     11. Albert Joseph Hillenbrand,   b. Abt 1906,   d. 1980  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Sr. was reasonably successful at everything he did, and he did alot. He attended Valparaiso College for awhile, but he had something wrong with his eyes and was even temporarily blind. He had many occupations, among his business interests were - Owning a saw mill, a grocery store, a tavern, and a coal mine. He retired from the coal mining business at the age of 80 after he fell down a mine shaft. He was having trouble doing nothing and took a part-time job as an "elevator boy" at the Vendome Hotel. He worked here for a while until one day he wanted to take the afternoon off to go to a football game. Mr. Schultz, his boss, refused to left him off, so he took the elevator to the basement and quit his last job.

      He enjoyed playing poker at the K of C and when he raised usually everyone would fold. He played his cards very close to his vest - he did steal a few pots bluffing.

      He also enjoyed playing the "fiddle" and would play at dances on the weekends.



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