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Henry F. Desenberg

Henry F. Desenberg a reputable agriculturist of German
township, is a native of Allen County, having been born in Jackson
township, October 16,1867.  He is a son of John and Rachel (Dickenson)
Desenberg and a grandson of Jacob Desenberg, who came from Pennsylvania
to Ohio, settling in Ashland County. The father removed at an early day
from Ashland County to Jackson township, Allen County, where he died in
1876. The mother is still living.
             Henry Desenberg was reared and educated in his native
township and is was not until his 19th year that he located in German
township and engaged in farming. He owns 40 acres of land in section 15
and resides on a tract of 42 acres, which descended to his children
through his first wife. He has been twice married. On December 7,1889,
he was married to Princess East, daughter of Samuel East. She died March
21, 1900, leaving three children, Harley, Grace and Princess. On August
10, 1901, he was married to Mrs. Hannah Beckman, widow of the late
William L. Beckman and a daughter of Albert and Mary Ann Hunt, of Wood
County, Ohio.     Mr. Desenberg is a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at
Elida and also of the Elida Methodist Episcopal Church and is a man who
is well liked and popular.