Biography

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F.H. Hill

F.H. Hill, carrying on general farming and dairying upon a fine tract of eight hundred and twelve acres in Dixon township, was born in Lee county, Illinois, January 25, 1860, a son of Jacob and Lucy Hill, the former born in Lancaster county and the latter in Franklin county, Pennsylvania. The parents came to Lee county in 1858 and located on a farm here, where they spent the remainder of their lives. To their union were born seven children, of whom the subject of this review is the only one surviving.

F.H. Hill acquired his education in the public schools of Lee county and following the completion of his studies remained at home until he was twenty-two years of age. He then spent three years working at farming in the employ of others, after which he rented a farm. At the end of eight years he purchased the old homestead of one hundred and seventy-two acres in Dixon township and this property he has since operated, adding to it from time to time until his holdings comprise today eight hundred and twelve acres. Mr. Hill specializes in dairying, keeping a line herd of fifty milk cows, and he has also about thirty head of young cattle. His general farming and stock-raising interests are extensive and important, and his success in their conduct places him in the front ranks of progressive agriculturists of his locality.

Mr. Hill married Miss Lottie Miller, a daughter of Samuel and Mary Miller, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Illinois in the early '60s, locating on a farm in Lee county, where both passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have become the parents of four children: Samuel J. and Lester, at home; Frederick, deceased, and Lee, at home. Mr. Hill gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and is now serving in a capable and progressive way as school trustee. He is one of Lee county's most energetic and enterprising native sons, and he enjoys in full measure the confidence and good-will of those with whom he has been brought in contact.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens

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