Biography of Henry Kime
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





HENRY KIME (deceased) was born in Seneca County, Ohio, March 3, 1832. His parents, Daniel and Rosanna (McConnell) Kime, were natives of Virginia and of German and Irish descent. They removed to Seneca County, Ohio, about 1820. Of eleven children born to them Mr. Kime, our subject, is the sixth. He remained at home attending the common schools until his sixteenth year, when he started out in life for himself, working for a term of years by the day and month. July 2, 1849, he was married to Miss Sarah, daughter of John and Susan (Brown) Barnhiser, natives of Maryland and of German Irish extraction. They settled in Seneca County, Ohio, in 1837, where they reared a family of children. Mrs. Kime is the third of nine children and was born October 18, 1833. Mr. Barnhiser died August 20, 1877, at the age of seventy five years. To Mr. and Mrs. Kime have been horn six children, viz.: Laura E. (deceased); Mary E., wile of A. J. Greek; Alfred and Albert (twins), Walter and A.manda L., wife of Ellis Shellhouse. In 1855, Mr. Kime purchased a small farm in Williams County, upon which he resided twelve years. In 1862, Mr. Kime enlisted to serve in Company K, Sixty eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the engagement at Champion Hills, where he was mortally wounded, dying a month later. He was a worthy citizen. He left a widow and five children, the eldest of whom was eleven years of age. Mrs. Kime sold the farm in 1864, and removed to Carey, and a year later to Ridge Township, purchasing there forty acres of land. In 1882, she sold and removed to Wharton, where she still resides, and with her sons bought the tile yard east of the village, paying $4,000. Her sons, Alfred and Albert, conduct the tile yard and do a large business. Alfred owns a half interest in Greek & Kim's s furniture store. Mrs. Kime is a highly respected lady. Her grandfather, John Barnhiser, served seven years in the Revolutionary army, and died at the advanced age of one hundred and six years.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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