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. 649 transcribed by Greg Tummons, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on December 1, 2000.

William Hurrelbrink

WILLIAM HURRELBRINK. - The agricultural interests of Wyandotte county, Kansas, have a thrifty representative in the German-American farmer, William Hurrelbrink, who operates a truck garden and farm near Bethel.

Mr. Hurrelbrink was born in Germany, March 18, 1852, one of the family of eight children of Frederick and Annie (Meyer) Hurrelbrink, both natives of Germany, where they passed their lives and died. The father was a farmer by occupation, and at the time of his death was eighty-six years old. William grew up on his father's farm; received the usual common school education, and, according to the requirements of the country, served three years in the army. In 1880, he came to America, and direct to Kansas City, Missouri, near which city he at once engaged in farm work. In 1894 he bought land in Wyandotte county, Kansas, where he has since been engaged in farming and where he now has under cultivation sixty-six acres of fine land, an important feature of which is his truck garden. Corn and oats are his chief crops.

In 1878, Mr. Hurrelbrink married Miss Julia Turner, by whom he was accompanied to this country, and who has contributed her share toward the making of a home here. They are the parents of five children: Annie, wife of Walter Zipley; Fred, William, Amelia and Almie.

Mr. Hurrelbrink has served nine years on the school board, and has always taken an enthusiastic interest in promoting the welfare of the community in which he lives. At one time he was elected a justice of the peace. In this office, however, he declined to serve. He votes the Republican ticket; is, fraternally, a Mason, and, religiously, is identified with the Lutheran church.

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