HAINLINE, Jacob, one of the oldest representatives of the agricultural class in McDonough County, Ill., whose home is in Hire Township, was born in Montgomery County, Ky., October 26, 1836, the son of Jacob and Celia (Cockrell) Hainline, who were natives of the same State. Jacob Hainline, Sr., came to McDonough County in 1838, and applied himself to farming in Hire Township for the remainder of his life. He died about 1865.
The subject of this sketch accompanied his parents to this county and has lived in Hire Township ever since. His farm, which contains about 500 acres, is situated in Section 17. On this Mr. Hainline has made all the improvements. He is engaged in general farming, and also raises stock to some extent. On January 12, 1859, Mr. Hainline was united in marriage with Kate Branham, who was born in Missouri and came to Hancock County, Ill., when she was a baby. The children resulting from this union were as follows: Ella (Mrs. Job Ellrich), Agnes, Grace (wife of W. H. Love), Irma and Ethel. Politically, Mr. Hainline belongs to the Republican party.
The substantial landed possessions acquired by Mr. Hainline are the clearest evidence of the industry, perseverance and frugality which have been the distinguishing characteristics of his long residence in McDonough County. These qualities have been fitly supplemented by his everywhere recognized honesty and reliability.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 890, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.