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FRED V. HEBERLEIN, farmer, Section 17, P. O. Kill Creek, was born in Prussia, on the Rhine, July 24, 1820, and worked on a farm until he was twenty-three years of age, when he entered the Prussian army for two years. In 1846 he came to the United States and located near Milwaukee, Wis., where he was engaged in farming for twelve years. He then sold his farm, and went to Columbia County, Wis., and engaged in the livery business for seven years, when he sold out and moved to Adams County, Wis., and bought a farm and engaged in farming for seven years. He sold his farm and worked on the railroad for two years, and then went to Monroe County, to the Wisconsin pineries where he kept a boarding house for four years; when he again sold his business and came to Osborne County, Kan., where he has since been engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Louisa Rothe, March 10, 1850; they have six children - Fredericka, William F., Bertha, Matilda, Earnest and Ella.
Killcreek, a hamlet in Osborne county, is located between Little Medicine and Kill creeks, 13 miles southwest of Osborne, the county seat, and 9 miles in the same direction from Bloomington, the nearest railroad station and shipping point, whence it receives mail by rural route. The population in 1910 was 18.