Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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V. Holten

V. HOLTEN, a prominent resident of Edna, Kansas, is proprietor of the City Mill, which he built in 1889, and has since operated. He is a good manager and has a thriving business. He was born in Ripley comity, Indiana, in 1855, and is a son of W. H. Holten.

W. H. Holten was born in Ripley county, Indiana, and applied himself to agricultural pursuits. He married Miss B. Waggoner, and they reared four children, as follows: W. A., a shoemaker by trade, residing in Ripley county, Indiana; V., the subject of this biography; H. L.; and Sarah J. For his second, wife he married Eliza J. Hayden, by whom he had five children: J. F., of Edna, Kansas; Margaret; Anna Martha; Robertha; and Emma, deceased.

V. Holten lived in his native county until 1878, learning the carpenter's trade there, and in that year came to Labette county, Kansas, and located three miles west of Edna, in Howard township. He located in Edna in 1889 and built his present mill, known as the City Mill, which he has since operated with much success. He is a man of high principles, honesty and integrity and enjoys the friendship of his fellow citizens to a marked degree. He also operated a threshing machine for more than twenty years.

Mr. Holten was united in marriage with Catharine Burns, who was born in Kentucky, and they have two children: Lee H.; and Emma. In politics, he is a strong supporter of the Republican party and is now serving as mayor of Edna. He belongs to Edna Lodge., No. 1636, M. W. of A.