Pages 265-266, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




CONRAD HEIM has spent his entire life in the Mississippi valley, and the true western spirit of progress and enterprise has colored his career. He was born in Quincy, Illinois, on the first of August, 1830, and is a son of Adam and Barbara (Stumpf) Heim, natives of Baden Baden, Germany. The father was a brewer by trade, and after emigrating to America in 1836 he carried on that business in Quincy, Illinois, where he died in 1872, at the age of seventy-eight years. His wife survived him for some time and died in Quincy in 1893, at the ripe old age of eighty-three years. They were the parents of four children, the subject of this review being the eldest. The others are Anton, a resident of Quincy, Cararma, who is married and lives in Southern California, and Anna, who makes her home in Portsmith, Ohio.

During his boyhood Conrad Heim learned the butcher's trade and after reaching adult age he went to the west where he was employed for a time. Subsequently, however, he returned to Quincy and there was united in marriage to Miss Anna Enghouser. Four children were born unto them, of whom three are living, namely: Mrs. Anna Nelson, a resident of Parsons, Kansas; Maggie, wife of William Hess, a druggist of Humboldt, and Mrs. Emma Kelley, of Humboldt.

After our subject's arrival in the Sunflower State he purchased a farm in Salem township and there resided for several years, devoting his attention to the cultivation of the fields and to the raising of stock. He then came to Humboldt, where he embarked in the butchering business and also began buying and shipping horses and cattle. He feeds considerable stock during the winter and his business efforts have been attended with a very gratifying degree of success, for when he came to the county he had no capital and now he is in possession of a profitable business, which annually increases his bank account. He today owns a good farm and some business property, together with three residences in Humboldt and three in Chanute. His identification with the Democracy dates from the attainment of his


majority, while of two civic orders he is a representative, being connected with the Knights of the Maccabees and the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. He has a wide acquaintance in Humboldt, where he is held in uniform regard as a reliable business man and public-spirited citizen.

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