George and Minnie (Neis) Hildenbrand
A likely one is George Hildenbrand, born 1867 in Douglas County, Kansas, marrying Minnie Neis September 12, 1893 in Eudora, Douglas County. She was born in Douglas County, too.
Stull - First called Deer Creek, the area was settled by people of German ancestry, mainly Pennsylvania Dutch. By 1857, six families were living in the area and two years later, the settlers organized the Evangelical Emmanuel Church. In 1867, they built a stone church on land donated by Jacob Hildenbrand. Sermons at the church were preached in German until 1908.
George proved up a quarter in 25, 7N 48W in 1895, and cash-claimed one in section 22 in 1891.
He might be the George J. Hildebrand in 1900 Douglas County, Kansas, born Feb 1867 in Kansas, with Minnie April 1876 Kansas. Lydie O. Mar 1895, Doretta A. Oct 1896, and Albert Oct 1898 all born in Kansas.
In 1910 Douglas County they've added Edwin, 8, Elmer 2, and his mother Dorotha 77.
They're still in Douglas County in 1920 and 1930
Jacob J. Hildenbrand 1925-1904 and Dorothy 1832-1911 are buried in Stull Cemetery, Douglas County.
In 1955 Topeka, Minnie (wid Geo) lives at 2324 Virginia Avenue.
George 1867-1952 and Minnie 1876-1963 are also buried in Stull.
Edwin Peter Hildenbrand,
91, Lecompton, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral
Home in Topeka. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery.
Mr. Hildenbrand died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1993, at a Topeka nursing home.
He was born Jan. 29, 1902, near Stull, the son of George John and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Neis Hildenbrand. He graduated from Deer Creek Grade School and attended Lawrence Business College.
Mr. Hildenbrand was a farmer and stockman near Stull.
He was a member and elder of Stull Church of Christ and a member of the Lecompton Historical Society. He also was sexton of Stull Cemetery for many years.
He married Rosa L. Roller on Oct. 22, 1924, near Stull. She died March 31, 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie Hildenbrand, Lecompton; and two sisters, Dorothy Moss, Topeka, and Naomi Nelson-Adair, South Bend, Ind.
Friends may call after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and sent in care of the funeral home, 1321 S.W. 10th, Topeka, 66604.
(Lawrence Journal-World ~ 15 Nov 1993)