Biography of H. E. Rounds
Cook County, Il Biographies

H. E. ROUNDS was born in Enosburg, Vt.. September 29, 1838. His parents, Lester and Aurilla, came West in 1840 and settled in Southport (now Kenosah), Wis., where his father taught school. He was one of the original “Fourierites” who founded the village of Ceresco. adjoining Hipon, Wis. He now lives at Eureka, Wis., engaged in mercantile busincss. Mrs. Rounds died April 15, 1882. The subject of this sketch came to Chicago in the spring of 1854. He learned the printer’s trade with S. P. Rounds, and was for some time employed as his foreman. In 1860 he went to Pike’s Peak in charge of a mining outfit, and remained there three years, eighteen months of the time mining, and eighteen months connected with the Rocky Mountain News at Denver, having a one fourth interest in that newspaper. In 1863, having returned to Eureka. Wis., he engaged in the mercantile business with his father. He also served four months in the 41st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the late Civil War. He published for one year the Eureka Journal, and in company with Heram Merley (now deceased), started the Oshkosh Journal, at Oshkosh. Wis., and carried on the same for five years, and having sold out the psper to the Oshkosh Northwestern, returned in 1873 to Chicago and since that time has been connected with the business of S. P. Rounds and Rounds Type & Press Company. He has resided in Rogers Park since 1874, was school director and also Trustee of the village. Mr. Rounds married Miss Hattie N. Parker, in Racine. Wis.. September 26, 1867. They have three children — Elinor, Lafayette and Aurilla.


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

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