Hilmer Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer Hill

Hilmer Hill was born on April 2, 1902 at Cyrus, Minnesota. The eleventh child of John and Johanna Hill, he came to North Dakota with his parents when he was about a year old.

On June 6, 1925, he married Hazel Johnson, of the Emmet community, in Washburn, North Dakota. Hazel had taught school in the Roseglen school district. After their marriage, they farmed until Hilmer's untimely death, at the age of thirty-two, in 1934.

Hilmer and Hazel Hill were the parents of five children, two of whom died while children.

Howard, their oldest child, married Irene Walters, formerly of Emmet. They lived on his parents' place, where they farmed for several years, then moved to Garrison, where Howard was employed at Rensch's Farm Store for several years. They then moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1965. Their children were: Linda, Curtis, Richard, Gary, Michael, and Jeffrey.

Reid was married to Beverly Walters, also of Emmet. They lived on the place formerly owned by her parents, and farmed in the Emmet area. Their children were: Ronald, Cheryl, Colleen, Jimmy, Larry, and Alan.

Phyllis became Mrs. Arlo Docker, and they lived in Minot for several years, where they were both employed. She graduated from Minot State College and taught in the elementary school in Minot. They had two boys. In 1967, when the Golden Jubilee book was published, they were living in Anamoose, where they farmed, while she was on the faculty at Harvey.

Hazel Hill was later married to Julius Schmidt, a carpenter from Martin, North Dakota. Hazel went back to college and resumed her teaching career. In 1967, she was the first grade teacher in the Polar, Montana Elementary School, where they were then residing.