Biography of Henley C. Lybrook
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Mr. Lybrook has been a resident of Dowagiac since 1850, and one of the heaviest merchants and general business men of the place during a long term of years. Few men in Cass County have had a wider acquaintance or a larger number of friends among its people. Perhaps none have enjoyed a fuller or better merited confidence than has he. For many years wher there was no bank in the village, and even after one had been established, it is said that it was a common thing for the farmers of the surrounding country who had a few hundred dollars they did not want to use, to deposit the same for safe keeping with Mr. Lybrook. Although his business was quite successful and he accnmulated considerable property, his later years have brought reverses which have left him considerably poorer in worldly goods than in reputation and character. He was a native of Giles County, Va., and born November 28, 1802. He came to Cass County in 1830, and located in the southwest portion of Pokagon Township, where he taught school far a short time. In 1832, he moved to Cassopolis, where he resided until coming to Dowagiac, eighteen years later.


From:
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.

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