John Henrichs b. 1864

John Jann Gerhard Henrichs was born October 9, 1864 in Germany. He sailed to America in 1882 at age 18. His sister Antje or Annie married Enno Frerichs, John married Enno’s sister Entje, also known as Annie. John and Entje had a family and farmed. In 1917 John owned about 125 acres of land. In the 1930 US Census he was 65 and living on Main Street in West Point, Butler Iowa (Allison, Bristow, near Jungling Cemetery). He owned his home but not yet a radio set. March 26, 1930 there was a birthday party for Entje.

Henrich, John 1930

Henrich, John party for Entje

This is in the Iowa Recorder, April 2, 1930 directly below is grandniece Viola Roose entertaining 16 high school friends on March 29.

John was a widow in 1936 and lived with his daughter Flora and her family on the 1940 US Census. John’s obituary is in the Mason City Globe Gazette of December 22, 1943. John and Entje are buried in the Butler Center cemetery. There are 21 Henrichs and 12 Frerichs in this cemetery.

John is Antje Annie Henrichs’s brother. Annie married Enno Frerichs, their daughter Mary Frerichs married George Roose, their son Stanley Roose married Elizabeth Speedy.