H.C. Harshbarger, dealer in groceries, was born in Spencer County, Ind., in 1840; removed with parents to Mahaska County, Ia., in 1848, and to Harrison County in 1856, locating near present town of Woodbine. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. I, Neb. Inft. was in several prominent battles, and in 1865 was discharged and returned to Harrison County. In 1865, he was elected county auditor, and county recorder in 1866, and in 1870 engaged in the mercantile business, which he continued for three years; then engaged in farming for six years, and in 1881 sold his farm and engaged in present business. He still owns 240 acres of good farming land in the county. He was postmaster of this city three and one-half years, is a member of A.F. & A.M. order. He was married to Emily Mundy, in 1865, which died in 1870, and in 1872 he was married to Nettie Egerton.