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Transcribed biography of Hans Barnholt

HANS BORNHOLT, the younger of two children born to Max and Kate (Hadenfieldt) Bornholt, is a native of Holstein, Germany, and was born in March, 1838. The mother died in the old country, when the father married Anna Hendricks, who became the mother of six children, one of whom lives in Valparaiso. The father died in Germany in 1868; the widow survives and still resides in that country. In the spring of 1864, Hans Bornholt came to Valparaiso, and for about four months worked as a laborer on the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad. In January, 1865, he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Fifty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served about eight months. Returning, after the war, he learned the butcher's trade, which he has followed ever since, with the exception of one year in which he was engaged in farming. He was married, March 4, 1864, to Anna Harbek, who has borne him five children - Charley, Gus, Jule, Leo and Lydia. Mr. Bornholt is a Republican and has served two terms as Trustee. He and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and rising from comparative poverty, Mr. B. has secured for himself and family a good property and a first-class trade.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 236

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