Biography of Henry Hetherington
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Henry Hetherington is a native of Ireland, born January 1st, 1825. At an early age he immigrated to Upper Canada, remaining there until 1852. He then came to Point Douglas, Minnesota, thence the year following to Hastings, making a claim, on which he lived two years. Subsequently, he was made deputy sheriff of Dakota county, continuing as such five years. In 1862, enlisted in Company G, Second Minnesota Infantry, and was mustered out on account of disability at the hospital at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1863. Returning to Hastings, he remained until December of that year, then enlisted in Company F, Second Minnesota Cavalry. Was discharged for disability after one year of service. Returned again to Hastings, and was elected justice of the peace, which office he has held many years. He married Adeline Legg, of Canada, in 1846. George J., Emily S.. Ruby M., Henry F., Theresa S., Gordon R., and Christopher C. are their living children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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