E. Herbert Freeman is a native of Hudson, Wisconsin, born February 26th, 1853. Accompanied his parents to Hastings,
during the spring of 1855. Was reared on a farm, but farming being distasteful to him, he turned his attention
to other means of procuring a livelihood. In September, 1870, apprenticed to the printer's trade in the office
of the Hastings Union. During the summer of 1872, established a journal at Prescott, Wisconsin, called the Patriot,
which existed only one year. In 1875, purchased W. R. Todd's interest in the Hastings Union, continuing as one
of its editors five years. Established the Hastings Daily News in December, 1880. Mr. Freeman has been twice married,
his first wife, Jeanie L. Smith, died in 1876, his present wife was Kate C. Ferry, married in 1879.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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