Henry Theodore Huber

Henry Theodore Huber a native of Wayne county, was born on June 3, 1857, and was the son of Henry and Catherine (Clinginman) Huber, both of whom were natives of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The father of Henry Huber, Sr., moved to Wayne county, where he was engaged in the making of clocks. He died there, while his wife passed away at the home in Pennsylvania.

Henry Huber, the father of Henry Theodore Huber, received his education in the schools of Lancaster After completing his education he learned the cigar-making trade and came to Indiana about 1850 after following his trade at Lancaster for some time. After settling in Wayne county he continued to work at his trade, in Cambridge City until 1885, and then later secured sixteen acres east of Germantown, where he farmed until his death. His wife also died at the home there. They were the parents of nine children, eight of whom are still living. The wife and mother was a member of the Albright church; the father, while not a member, was a liberal supporter of the Lutheran church. The maternal grandfather was Samuel Clinginman, a native of Germany, who settled in Wayne county, where he and his wife lived until death. They had four children, one of whom, Rebecca, is now living in Wayne county.

Henry Theodore Huber received his education in the schools of Germantown and later took up farming in Wayne county. In February, 1886, he came to Hancock county, where he bought thirty-six acres where he now lives. He has since bought additional land and now owns one hundred and twelve acres, which is well improved and has good and substantial buildings.

In 1885 Mr. Huber was married to Elma Catherine Wagner, a native of Wayne county and a daughter of Edward and Mary (Crick) Wagner. Mr. Wagner was a native of Berks county, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Wagner was born in Germany. The parents of Edward Wagner, Jacob and Elizabeth (Gottle) Wagner, were both natives of Berks county, Pennsylvania. The father of Jacob Wagner, Jr. was a native of Germany and moved to Berks county, where he later died. Jacob Wagner, Jr., moved to Wayne county in an early day and there he acquired a farm of one hundred and sixty acres, before his death.

Edward Wagner moved to Wayne county with his parents from Pennsylvania and later removed to Adams county and then back to Wayne county, where he and his wife died. He was during most of his life interested in the ownership and operation of a grist-and saw-mill. He and Mrs. Wagner were the parents of ten children. They were members of the Lutheran church and took an active interest in all church work.

Henry Theodore Huber and his wife are the parents of the following children: Alva, the wife of H. C. Rains, of Lawrence, Indiana, and Horace Henry, who married Latee Jackson, is the owner of a garage at Pendleton. Mr. and Mrs. Rains are the parents of four children: Leland K., Esther M., Wilbur Paul and Janice.

Mrs. Huber is a member of the Lutheran church and the Daughters of Rebekah, while Mr. Huber is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Rebekahs, the Blue Lodge and chapter of the Free and Accepted Masons, Red Men and Haymakers. He is a member of the central committee of the Democratic party organization.

Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 896-897.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI September 24, 2001.

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