William Heynen, the owner and editor of the "Tonganoxie Mirror" and secretary of the Building & Loan Association of Tonganoxie, was born in Somerville, N. J., June 19, 1866, a son of Henry and Fredericka (Eichhorn) Heynen. His father was born in the province of Prussia, Germany, and his mother in Saxony, Germany. Believing there was more chance of success in the New World Mr. Heynen emigrated from the Fatherland and located in New Jersey, soon after reaching the United States, and there William was born. The same year the family came west and located at Tonganoxie, Kan. In 1882 he became connected with the "Tonganoxie Mirror" and, on Feb. 1, 1886, bought the controlling interest in the paper. It was established in May, 1882, by George R. Broadbere, and the following November Mr. Heynen entered the office and has always been connected with the publication in some capacity. The "Mirror" met with the usual opposition and competition during the early days, but is now established upon a sound financial foundation. It is a weekly periodical, has a large circulation and is the only paper published in the southern part of Leavenworth county. In 1896 a company organized the Tonganoxie Creamery Association and later Mr. Heynen became the president of the organization. Through the personal efforts of himself and his associates and by means of the "Mirror" they endeavored to build up the creamery industry around Tonganoxie. In this they were markedly successful, and Tonganoxie became the most important dairy section in Kansas. In July, 1895, the Tonganoxie Building & Loan Association was organized with Mr. Heynen as secretary, which position he still holds. He has been identified with several other local enterprises, among them being the Tonganoxie telephone exchange. Finding that his paper demanded more and more of his time Mr. Heynen disposed of his creamery and telephone interests in 1908 when his associates in the enterprises sold out. Mr. Heynen's father died in 1869 and since that time he has maintained a home for his mother and sister. His brother, Henry, is the local agent of the Union Pacific railroad at St. Marys, Kan. Although a young man Mr. Heynen is regarded as one of the most prosperous and substantial members of the community in which he lives and is one of the coming young business men of Leavenworth county. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.Pages 847-848 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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