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JOHN HENRY HILLMER, contractor and builder, was born in Hanover March 5, 1818. There he learned the trade of cabinet maker, and followed that occupation for s livelihood. He served seven years in the German Army. In 1854 he immigrated to DuPage County, Ill., and in 1856 came to Proviso Township, Cook County, since which time he has followed the business of builder. He has a family of six children, five of whom were born here. Mr. Hillmer is an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Harlem, and has been a trustee of the same eleven years. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of River Forest.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.