HENRY SWANK, lumber manufacturer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Eagle Township, this county, September 23, 1848,
son of the pioneer John Swank. Henry offered his services in defense of the Government in 1864, but was not accepted.
He early engaged in the saw mill business, which he has since followed. April 15, 1873, Mr. Swank was united in
marriage with Miss Hannah Jane Orwick. daughter of John Orwick, and born in Jackson Township this county, October
27, 1854. They have two children: Harry Wesley and Edith Dale. January 2, 1881, Henry Swank purchased a saw mill,
which he located on Blanchard River, in Amanda Township, this county. In 1832 he moved it to Findlay, and in 1883
to the old Van Horn mill site, in Jackson Township, this county. where it is at present located. Henry Swank purchased
his present home of one acre of land soon after his marriage. He had the misfortune to lose by fire his house and
household goods May 20, 1885. Mr. Swank is a man of energy and enterprise, highly respected by his fellow townsmen.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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