Sunday, August 26, 2018

Henry A Wenzel

Cabinet Card Family of five
Photographer: Wenzel
Plain City Ohio

Henry A Wenzel
(11 Jan 1863 - 4 Dec 1925)

Data from US census and Ohio city directories and narrative from Shirley Ann Gher from Plain City Historical Society

1863 Jan 11
born in Columbus, OH
1879-1887
Columbus city directory as phtgrphr apprentice w Urlin and Pfeifer
1887
marries Nellie Wilson
1889-1894
Columbus OH city directory studio at 262 ½ S High st Goble & Wenzel
1895
Columbus, OH, city directory brief partnership with Baker Gallery, High & State; making two day trips to Plain City, OH
1895
opens permanent studio on Plain City, OH

1900
US census as photographer in Jerome, OH (Plain City)
1906
finished new house on West Main St., Plain City, OH
1910
US census as photographer in Jerome, OH (Plain City)
1912
tornado hits Plain City, OH, Wenzel photographs damage
1913-1916
as photographer in Plain City, OH
1917-1924
US census & city directories moves to Springfield, OH, works for Robbins & Myers (Electric Motors)
1925
dies age 62 in Columbus. OH

This cabinet card would have been finished between 1895 and 1916

An example of a card from Baker's Studio while it was operated by ALfred C Thurston and H Thurston. Note the photographers names are added with a rubber stamp.


Baker's Art Gallery
Columbus, OH
from History in Photos Blog

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