Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE HEID, who lives about
two miles northeast from Larene postoffice, is one of the representative
farmers and citizens of Lincoln county. He has a choice estate of
five hundred and twenty acres, all in a high state of cultivation and well
improved with comfortable dwelling, good barns, orchard, and so forth.
The whole property is the result of his own thrifty labors, and while he
has been blessed with this prosperity, he has also won the esteem of his
fellows, and he is known as a good man, upright and substantial.
George Heid was born in Baden, Germany, on
March 21, 1858, the son of John and Elizabeth (Munch) Heid, also natives
of Germany. The father died in 1870, and the mother in 1891.
George was educated in the common schools of his native country and served
three years in the regular army when twenty-one. On October 20, 1882,
he landed in New York and went thence direct to Cass county, Missouri,
where a brother lived who had come to this country previously. On
April 4, 1883, our subject left Missouri and came on west to Spokane, where
he worked for a salary for six years. Then his well husbanded earnings
justified him in purchasing a quarter section of land, which is his home
place at this time. He has added by purchase since until he has a
fine estate of nearly one section. Since settling here, Mr. Heid
has given his attention closely to the cultivation and improvement of his
estate and the result is that he has one of the choicest places in this
section. All the improvements show marked wisdom and good taste and
Mr. Heid is to be congratulated on the success he has won and the good
results of his labors.
On February 14, 1898, Mr. Heid married Mrs.
Emma P. Medlock, a native of Missouri, and the daughter of M. S. and Phoebe
E. Smith. To this marriage three children have been born, Luther
Conrad, George Elmer, and Hattie Anna. Mr. and Mrs. Heid are members
of the Presbyterian church and are highly respected people.