Henry J. Baujan
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 508-509, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Henry J. Baujan, a successful liveryman, blacksmith, dealer in implements and buggies and owner of the Palace Hotel, was born December 20, 1859, in this city, and was here reared and educated. He is the second son of John Baujan, who was born in Germany and who, when he was twenty-nine years old, came to the United States. He followed his trade of brick mason in St. Louis for one year and then came to Cass county, and was married at Arenzville, and later came to Beardstown. Here he established a brick yard, did a manufacturing business for some time and later became connected with the grist milling business under the firm name of J. Baujan & Co., until his death, in July, 1889. He was over sixty-nine years of age when he died and was a well known and popular German of this city.
  Our subject is one of seven children. He has always lived in this city and here learned his trade of blacksmith, before which he worked in his father's mill. He has been in the livery business for one year and carries a fine class of outfits and good horses. He has been a blacksmith and farm implement dealer for nine years, and has always made money. No doubt a great deal of it is owing to his good habits and his energy as a business man.
  He was married to Rosa Milner, born in this city August 23, 1861. She was here education, although she completed it at St. Louis, and she is an intelligent, agreeable lady. Her parents, Hannah and Richard Milner, of English descent, are well known settlers of this city. Mr. Milner has for sixteen years been the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy bridge tender and Government water gauger of the Illinois river. These old people are connected with the better elements of the city. They are Methodists and consistent Christians.
  Mr. and Mrs. Baujan attend the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a Democrat in politics, has been Alderman of the city, and is a public-spirited young man. They have three children, Nellie, Verna and Glenna.



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