Biography of Henry Gillman

Henry Gillman, an extensive sheep-raiser and farmer of Marion Township, Dade County, Mo., and president of the Bank of Lockwood, was born in Brunswick, Germany, in 1831. His parents, Andrew and Mary (Lohman) Gillman, were both natives of Germany, the former born in Brunswick in 1800, and the latter in Hanover in 1811. They were married in their native country, emigrated to the United States in 1849, and settled in Macoupin County, Ill., where the father spent the remainder of his days. He died in 1868, but the mother is still living, and is a member of the Lutheran Church. Andrew Gillman was a shepherd and sheep-raiser all his life, as was his father before him. Henry Gillman was the eldest of four sons and four daughters. He attended the common schools until fourteen years of age, and came with his parents to the united States when seventeen, settling in Illinois, where he was married in 1857 to Miss Kate Sinholz, who was also a native of Hanover, Germany. Her parents died when she was young, and she was the only one of the family who came to the United States. To Mr. Gillman and wife were born four sons and three daughters. Mr. Gillman removed to Montgomery County, Ill., about 1866, and in 1868 he came to Dade County, Mo., where he settled on the unbroken prairie. Here he has since lived, and here he has 1,040 acres of excellent land, all the result of his own efforts. In 1864 he engaged in the sheep raising business, and since then has been extensively engaged in that occupation, having at the present time 1,000 head of fine merinos. He is one of the practical farmers and representative citizens of Dade County. In politics he was formerly a Democrat, but is now a Republican. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. Since the organization of the Bank of Lockwood, in October, 1888, Mr. Gillman has been its president.


Goodspeed, History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri; Chicago, The Goodspeed publishing co., 1889.

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