Page 712 “History of Huntington County, Indiana” (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Lancaster Township
GEORGE W. HILDERBRAND, junior member of the mercantile firn[sic] of Hildebrand & Bro., is a son of Henry and Elizabeth Hildebrand, and dates his birth from the 13th day of November, 1850. His early education was that usually obtained from attendance at the public schools, but by becoming familiar with the details of the mercantile business in his father’s store he soon obtained a practical education which has enable him to successfully discharge the duties of an active business life. He was united in marriage, July 1, 1883, to Miss Clara Sprinkle, daughter of Christian and Levi Sprinkle. Mrs. Hildebrand was born November 30, 1863, and is the mother of two children, viz.: Mary Winifried, born May 10, 1884, and Henry C., born April 6, 1886, died August 10, 1886. Mr. Hildebrand, in addition to owning a half interest with his brother in the general mercantile house at Mt. Etna, owns other property in the village also, and is justly esteemed one of its active business men. He is a member of Salamonie Lodge, N. 392, I.O.O.F., Warren, IN, and in religion worships with the Christian Church. Politically he is a Republican.