Bio: Henkel, John (GAR-Civil War - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surname: Fischer, Henkel, O’Brien

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 5/31/2017

By: Kevin O’Brien

John Henkel, a native of Germany, who came to America with his parents in 1853, died in a horse-driven wagon accident in 1895.

Henkel, who settled in Colby in 1878, was temporarily discharged from the military after his three-year-old daughter died in a fire. “He was so grief stricken that, for a time, friends feared he would lose his reason,” his obituary states.

The following spring, though, he reenlisted in the 9th Wisconsin Regiment and served until January 30, 1866.


Obit: Henkel, Alvina (Fischer) 

Obit: John Henkel



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