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William B. Heithaus

HEITHAUS, William B., a well-known and popular resident of Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., who is successfully engaged in the tailoring trade, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 10, 1870, and there received his early education in the public schools. He is a son of Bernard and Bernadina (Schulte) Heithaus, natives of Germany. The father was engaged in the shoe business in Cincinnati, where he located on coming to this country from Germany. William Heithaus learned the trade of a tailor, which he followed as journeyman for a number of years. In 1901 he located in Bushnell, where he carries on a thriving and up-to-date tailoring establishment in the First National Bank Annex. His patronage covers the territory for thirty or forty miles around Bushnell.

On June 10, 1903, the subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Lillian Schrichte, who was born in Evansville, Ind. Fraternally. Mr. Heitnaus is a member of the K. of P. Since establishing himself in Bushnell he has displayed those business and social qualities that make success a certainty.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 903, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.