W. D. Billhorn, Clarion, is a son of Sebastian and Elizabeth (Bauer) Billhorn, natives of Germany, where the family name was spelled Buehlhorn. The grandparents of our subject were Peter and Margaretha (Wagner) Buehlhorn, also natives of Germany. where the grandfather died February 13, 1849, aged 51 years. The grandmother died June 28, 1883,
aged seventy-eight years. They were the parents of seven children: Sebastian, John, Mrs. Catharine Trockenbrod, deceased; Mrs. Sophia Shaller, Veit; Mrs. Margaret Wilder and Frederick Buehlhorn.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885