Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 819-820 transcribed by Cricket Duree, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on March 12, 2001.

William E. Einhellig

WILLIAM E. EINHELLIG. - Bonner Springs is situated in the midst of a rich agricultural region and is the home of many active and well-to-do farmers, noteworthy among the number being William Einhellig, a man of superior business qualifications and an earnest and thorough agriculturist. A son of the late Jacob Einhellig, he was born on the farm where he now resides October 16, 1877, coming from thrifty German ancestery.

Born in Germany in 1833, Jacob Einhellig immigrated to the United States in early manhood, and for several years followed the carpenter's trade in Pennsylvania. Coming to Wyandotte county, Kansas, in 1875, he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in Bonner Springs, and on the farm which he cleared and improved spent his remaining days, dying in 1905. He married Christina Mansnest, who was born in Germany, and died on the home farm in Wyandotte county in 1904. Of the eleven children born of their union three are now living, namely: Lizzie, Jake and William.

William Einhellig grew to manhood on the homestead, obtaining his education in the district schools. Under his father's instructions he became well acquainted with the various branches of agriculture when young, and has now the entire management of the old homestead property, which consists of one hundred and sixty acres of well improved and fertile land, on which he successfully pursues his independent occupation. He makes a specialty of raising fancy stock, at the head of his herd having several fine breeding cattle.

Mr. Einhellig is not married, but his brother Frank's widow, whose maiden name was Mary Duffy, presides over his household. Mr. Einhellig is one of the young, active and successful farmers, who ably upholds the prestige of the German farmer. He received a good practical education in the public schools and is a young man who endeavors to keep abreast of the times in the labor and improvements as an agriculturist. He has the manly attributes of character, honesty and integrity. In a fraternal sense he stands high, being an honored member of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons at Piper, Kansas, and he is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at La Junta, Colorado. Religiously he was reared in the faith of the Presbyterian church. As a stockman his well bred cattle are eligible for registration.

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