Ernest H. Bolle
Biography

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 & Co.
  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.



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