Frederick Harmes
Henry Harmes


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1. Maria Young

2. Sarah Calkin

Henry Harmes 1

  • Born: 30 Dec 1822, Hanover, Germany
  • Marriage (1): Maria Young on 19 Sep 1850
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Calkin on 13 Jan 1870
  • Died: 3 Jul 1906 at age 83

bullet  General Notes:

Henry Harmes is a native of Hanover, Germany, where he was born December 30, 1822. His parents, Frederick and Mary Harmes, were also natives of Hanover and had six children. In 1830 they emigrated to this country, landing at Baltimore, and soon after started for Pittsburgh, Penn., but on account of sickness were compelled to stop in Bedford County, Penn. Here the father and one child died. The family continued to reside in this county some ten years and then moved to Ashland County, Ohio, which was the home of the family until the mother's death. Henry Harmes, when quite young, began working out, contributing the greater portion of his earnings to the support of the family. He married Miss Maria Young September 19, 1850. She was born in Huron County, Ohio, September 12, 1828. They had seven children, only two now living, viz.: Clara J. and George E. Those deceased were Alwilda A., Joseph A., Judson H., William H. and Carey. Mrs. Harmes died September 12, 1868. In 1851 Mr. Harmes moved to DeKalb County, Ind., where he remained until 1870 when he purchased his present place, a well improved farm of 165 acres. His present wife was Mrs. Sarah (Calkin) Knapp, to whom he was married January 13, 1870. She was born in Essex County, N.Y., December 20, 1829. Mr. Harmes was originally a Whig, now a Republican. He lends his influence in the elevation of mankind and in the promotion of worthy projects. Allen Twp 2


Henry married Maria Young on 19 Sep 1850. (Maria Young was born on 12 Sep 1828 in Huron County, Ohio, USA and died on 12 Dec 1868.)


Henry next married Sarah Calkin, daughter of Calvin Calkin and Keziah, on 13 Jan 1870. (Sarah Calkin was born on 20 Dec 1829 in Essex County, N.Y, died about 1919 3 and was buried in Corunna Cemetery, Corunna, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.)



1 (B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, 1914.).

2 Biographies G-P -

3 Obituary of Sarah Harmes posted by A. Goodwin.

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