History of Greene County,
JOHN HENRY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Somerset County, Penn.,
July 25, 1827. He is a son of John and
Elizabeth (Imell) Henry, who were, respectively, natives of Pennsylvania
and of German origin. His father was a
farmer all his life. He also learned the
blacksmith’s trade, and was well known in Somerset County
for many years as a hotel-keeper. Of his
ten children the subject of this sketch is the ninth.
He was reared on the farm in Turkey Foot
Township, where he
attended the district school. Mr. Henry
has been a successful farmer, and owns 165 acres of well improved land. He was married in Somerset County,
February 11, 1847, to Hannah (Garey) Miller, daughter of Peter Garey
of Michael Miller. Mrs. Henry is of Dutch
descent. Their children are—Amanda, wife
of Samuel Pletcher; Mary, wife of J. Matheny; Rebecca, wife of H.
Christiana, wife of W. Showalter; William H., Elizabeth, wife of J. McCracken;
Susannah, wife of N. Miller, and Nancy, wife of J. Elbin.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry are members of the German Baptist
church. Mr. Henry is a Republican. In 1862 he enlisted in the One Hundred and
Fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
He was in several engagements, and was wounded at the battle of
Spottsylvania. On account of this wound he
is now receiving a
small pension. Mr. Henry’s grandfather
was in the Revolutionary war, and his uncle, Peter Henry, was in the
1812 under General Harrison.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007
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