Page 712 “History of Huntington County, Indiana” (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887.
JOHN H. HLDERBRAND was born in Huntington County, IN, March 15, 1848. He was educationed in the common schools and in his father’s mercantile house at Mt. Edna received a practical business training which has enable him to successfully discharge the duties of subsequent life. He was married September 10, 1878 to Miss Nancy A. Mills, a native of Tipton Co., IN, daughter of John and Mary Mills. To this union have been born two children, to wit: Dattie, born August 8, 1880, and Gracie, born July 9, 1882. Mr. Hildebrand and brother, George W. Hildebrand, are at this time partners in a general mercantile house at the village of Kelso, and are meeting with encouraging success in their business venture. They are both men of tact and energy, and by strict attention to business have already acquired a fair proportion of the current trade. Mr. Hildebrand in 1879, was appointed Postmaster at Majenica (Kelso) and held the office until January 19, 1886. He is a Republican in politics, and since 1869 has been prominently identified with the Odd Fellows’ fraternity. He and his wife are active members of the Christian (New Light) Church.