Biography - H Millot

H. C. MILLOT, grain dealer, Harvel, was born in France September 13, 1850, to Peter F. and Justine (CARY) MILLOT. He was brought to this country by his parents when but about four years of age. His parents first settled in the northern part of New York, in Jefferson County, where he received his common school education. In 1864, he came with his parents to Montgomery County. Here he attended the Blackburn University, at Carlinville, and afterward the Illinois Industrial University, at Champaign, and Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, at Fort Edward, N. Y. Here he graduated in 1872, and then returned to the Blackburn University, where he attended for two terms, and left in 1874. In the fall of 1875, he entered upon his career in life by embarking in the grain business, in partnership with Mr. Henry NIEHAUS, and conducted a successful business in the copartnership until 1879, when he bought out the interest of his partner, and has since conducted it alone. Although large at first, his business has steadily increased until the present time. It assumed large proportions, extending far into Christian and Montgomery Counties. They found markets at St. Louis and Toledo, and for the last few years at the latter place. In 1876, in Montgomery County, he married Miss Margaret MARTINDALE, born March 1, 1858, a native of Indiana. They have two children - Henry F. and Roy. In politics, he is independent. His father was born in France, in 1809, and is now a resident of Harvel. He has during his life followed the occupation of a farmer. His wife, also, was a native of France, born in 1815, and is the mother of tree children, two of whom are living. Stephen is a prominent farmer of Christian County, and Augustus, who was murdered in 1866 by the Indians; served through the last rebellion, and entered as a volunteer soldier, and was mustered out as Second Lieutenant at the close of and in the year of 1866 removed to Kansas, where he was murdered by the Indians, in the same year. Our subject expects to remodel his large elevator, and embark in the milling business. Subject's father came first to America in 1830, and settled in Northern New York for two years, and then returned to France; married and came back to America in 1854.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 248.

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