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Edward H. Henschel

History of Door County, Wisconsin : The county beautiful Chicago: by Holand, Hjalmar Rued; S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1917, Pages 320 - 323

There is a picture of Edward H. Henschel and his family on page 321

Edward H. Henschel, a well-to-do farmer residing on section 35, Egg Harbor township, was born in Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, May 6, 1872, the son of Herman and Maria (Maurer) Henschel. The former was born in Germany and the latter in the vicinity of Milwaukee in 1849. When only six years old the father was brought to America by his parents, who settled near Milwaukee. As soon as he was old enough Herman Henschel began farming in Sheboygan county on land which he had purchased from his father and which he improved and cultivated until 1903. In that year he came to Door county and purchased forty acres of land in Egg Harbor township, which he subsequently sold. He then bought a twenty-acre tract in Sturgeon Bay township and resided thereon until his death, which occurred in February, 1915, when he was seventy-two years old. His widow is still living at the age of seventy-three years and is a resident of Sheboygan.

Edward H. Henschel was reared in his native county and is indebted to its public schools for his education. He remained with this parents until he reached the age of twenty-nine years. He then, in 1902, removed to Door county and bought a farm of eighty acres on section 35, Egg Harbor township, and forty acres across the road in Sevastapol township. Before he could raise any crops it was necessary to clear the land, and all the improvements upon the farm have been placed there since it came into his possession. His fields are well cultivated and buildings are all of modern design and substantial structure. In addition to general farming he breeds full-blooded Ayreshire cattle and milks fifteen cows. His dairy interests have proved exceptionally prosperous, but he also receives a good income from the sale of grain.

Mr. Henschel was married in April, 1901, to Miss Mary Lenhart, a daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Reither) Lenhart, a native of Germany. They removed, however, to America many years ago and located in Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, where the father bought a tact of land, to the improvement and cultivation of which he devoted his time until his demise. He reached the venerable age of eighty years and passed away in December, 1905. The mother, who makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. Henschel, is now eighty-five years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Henschel have been born five children. Harry, whose birth occurred March 4, 1902; Flora, who was born July 28, 1903; Ruby, May 30, 1905; Clarence, July 20, 1909; Raymond, June 1, 1911.

The republican party has a stanch supporter in Mr. Henschel, and he has always taken a keen interest in public affairs although he has never been an office seeker. He is a member of the Lutheran church and in its teachings are found the principles which govern his conduct.

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