Mayor Robert H. Henry

Male 1842 - Bef 1900  (57 years)


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  • Name Robert H. Henry 
    Title Mayor 
    Nickname R H 
    Born 26 May 1842  Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1861-1865 
    American Civil War (North)
    11th Wisconson Volunteer Infantry
    Seige of Vicksburg, Missouri and Arkanasa. 
    Died Bef 1900  Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
      R. H. HENRY, dealer in live stock, and engaged in the raising and feeding of large herds of cattle; he is interested in about six thousand head of cattle on the North Loup River, owned by the firm known as the Henry Live Stock Company; Mr. H. is also interested in the firm of Lee, Blewett & Henry, livestock dealers, with headquarters at Fremont, Neb.; he is also President of the Columbus Packing Company. Mr. H. first settled in Omaha in March, 1867, where he remained six years, engaged in the sale of agricultural implements; he then removed to Columbus and engaged in the same business, the firm being Henry & Bro.; they also kept a similar establishment in Fremont, Neb., during the same time; he settled in Columbus in 1872, and continued the implement business in connection with mercantile business; he sold out his interest in the mercantile business, September 22, 1879. He was born in Schuyler County, N. Y., May 26, 1842; his parents moved to Dane County, Wis., near the capital of the latter State, where he lived until 1867. He enlisted,, in August, 1861, in Company B. Eleventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles or siege of Vicksburg, and all the battles preceding the siege of the latter place; he also participated in many engagements in the States of Missouri and Arkansas, serving in the Eleventh Regiment until February 3, 1864, when he re-enlisted for three years in the same regiment, and served until September, 1864, when he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Forty-second Wisconsin Vol. Inf., but was soon promoted to First Lieutenant, in which capacity he served until June, 1865, when he was mustered out at Madison, Wis. He was married in Fitchburg, Dane Co., Wis., February 22, 1870, to Miss Mary L. Adams, who was born in the latter town; they have three children, named Walter A. B., Herbert L., and Mary. Mr. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity--Lebanon Lodge, No. 58, and Orient Chapter, No. 18. He has served as County Commissioner of his county; also Mayor of the city of Columbus.
    Person ID I34049  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2011 

    Father Andrew Henry,   b. 15 Aug 1816, Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1890, Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elida H.,   b. Oct 1820, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Family ID F12441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary L. Adams,   b. Apr 1849, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Feb 1870  Fitchburg, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Henry
     2. Herbert L. Henry
     3. Mary Henry,   b. Jan 1876, Platte Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Robert H. Henry, Jr.,   b. Oct 1883, Platte Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F12442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1842 - Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1870 - Fitchburg, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1900 - Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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