From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 488-489, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Ernest H. Bolle, now running a successful meat market on Second
street, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, near Hesse-Cassel, March 26, 1832.
He is the son of John and Keshling Bolle, natives of Hesse, where they
were married and their children were born. The family set out for the
United States in 1845, landing after five weeks' voyage. They settled
in Beardstown in the same year that they came to the country, and here
the father died when sixty-eight years of age, and the mother died some
time later. They had both been members of the Lutheran Church.
Mr. Bolle has resided in Beardstown ever since he arrived here
in 1845. For some years he was a mechanical engineer for the Quincy
Railroad. In 1885 Mr. Bolle went into business on his own account and
has been quite successful as a dealer in live stock. His present
business was established in 1879, under the firm name of Bolle, Ortwine
He was married in this city to Helena Nice. She was born in
Hesse, Germany, and there her parents lived and died. She came with
some old friends to this country and lived in this city until her
death, December 5, 1887. She was born in 1833 and was a good wife and
faithful mother, and bore her husband seven children, five of whom are
yet living: Mary, wife of Henry G. Mohlman; Lena, wife of Zenas Sexton,
a railroad bridge carpenter now at Galesburg; John is a clerk in the
Quincy office in Beardstown, and married to Ida French; George and
Bertha still live at home.