Henry was b 01 Apr 1849, Mecklenburg, Schwein, Germany. He d 01 Apr 1913. He m his second wife Johanna Arndt on 25 Apr 1881. She d 06 Dec 1916. Both buried in the Lutheran Cemetery, LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. They had twelve children: Emma, Elizabeth, Henry Jr., Herman, William, Martha, Edward, Edith, Rose, Frances, Esther, and Pete.