|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1865|
Shaver, F. A., Arthur P. Rose, R. F. Steele, and A. E. Adams, compilers. An Illustrated History of Central Oregon (Embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake, & Klamath Counties) Spokane, WA: Western Historical Publishing Co., 1905. p. 544.
GEORGE W. HILDERBRAND
a prosperous and successful farmer of Sherman county, resides three and
one-half miles east of Wasco. He was born in Hancock county, Illinois, February 19, 1865. His father, Michael, was a native of the Keystone State, of Pennsylvania Dutch descent. He died in Illinois, April 28, 1876. The mother, Rebecca (Royce) Hilderbrand, was born in McDonough county, Illinois her father in Indiana, and her mother in Tobias county, North Carolina. At present. she lives near Klondike, Sherman county, with the family of her son-in-law, John A. Walter.
Until he had attained his majority; our subject was reared in Illinois on the home farm, where he attended the public schools. In 1886 he migrated to Yuba county, California, where he remained one year near Marysville. Thence, with slender capital, he came to Sherman county where he purchased land on credit. At present he owns one thousand or more acres of land, a fine, two-story brick house, good outbuildings, threshing outfit, etc.
He was married May 17, 1897, at The Dalles, to Rebecca Chamberlain, a native of Missouri, the daughter of Joseph and, Ruth (Corell) Chamberlain. Her father was a native of England, and died at Lyle, Washington, in June, 1902. Her mother, a native of Missouri, now lives at Lyle, on the homestead. They moved from Missouri to Lyle about 1880 and secured a homestead where the mother now lives.
Our subject has one brother and five sisters ; Douglass, a farmer living ten miles east . of Wasco ; Ellen, widow of John Bailey; Lillie, wife of William Lyons, a farmer in Illinois ; Josephine, wife of Byron W. Anson, living near Klondike, and mentioned, elsewhere Lutherie, wife of Cyrus Lofton, of Tygh Valley, Wasco county, and Fannie, wife of John A. Walters, a farmer near Klondike postoffice. He had three sisters, now deceased: Annie E., wife of George Strand, died October 6, 1902, aged thirty-five years; Laura, wife of William Harding, died in Yuba county, California, February 6, 1880; Martha J., died in Hancock county, Illinois, aged two years. Mrs. Hilderbrand has two brothers and five sisters : Robert and Fred, at Lyle, Washington ; Nettie, wife of Clark McCarty; Fanny, wife of John Spitzenberger, of Salem, Oregon ; Emma, single, living with our subject; Neta, aged sixteen, and Minnie, aged twelve, with her mother at Lyle. Mr. Hilderbrand is a member of the M. W. of A., of Klondike, and politically is a Democrat, and serving his fourth term as clerk of his school district. Mr. and Mrs. Hilderbrand have four children, Vestia, Ormond, Joseph, and Roscoe. Mr. Hilderbrand is a genial and popular member of his community, and one who has won and retains the confidence of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Rebecca Royce Knight Hilderbrand (1832 - 1920)
Rebecca Sarah Chamberlain Hilderbrand (1879 - 1950)*
Josephine Hilderbrand Anson (1857 - 1908)*
George W. Hilderbrand (1865 - 1921)
Fannie M Hilderbrand Walter (1869 - 1953)*
Sun Rise Cemetery
Created by: Carrie and Allen
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
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