Sunday, August 26, 2018

Henry A Wenzel

Cabinet Card Family of five
Photographer: Wenzel
Plain City Ohio
finished between 1895 and 1916

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;(Note: sources do not agree on all facts and/or dates)

1863 Jan 11

Columbus, OH, Henry Wenzel is born to Henry W and Frederica Wenzel
1879
Columbus, OH, city directory Henry Wenzel at age 16 works as apprentice for the G C Urlin studio
1880-1887
Columbus, OH, city directory, Henry Wenzel works as photographer or apprentice for the studio of G C Urlin; Urlin partners with John Pheifer briefly during that period; also, Henry Wenzel works with Lorenzo N Baker for a brief period in 1886 (sources do not agree on when Baker worked with Wenzel, but it was sometime between 1886 and 1895)
1887
Columbus, OH, state records, Henry Wenzel and Nellie C Wilson are married
1889-1894
Columbus, OH, city directory, Henry Wenzel as photographer with Goble and Wenzel; studio at 262 ½ S High St

1895
Columbus, OH, city directory, Henry Wenzel has brief partnership with Baker Gallery, High & State; making two day trips to Plain City, OH
1895
Plain City, OH, Historical Society, Henry Wenzel opens permanent studio
1900
Plain City, OH, US census, Henry Wenzel as photographer
1906
Plain City, OH, Historical Society, finished new house on West Main St.
1910
Plain City, OH, US census Henry Wenzel as photographer
1912
Plain City, OH, Henry Wenzel photographs tornado damage
1913-1916
Plain City, OH, city directory, Henry Wenzel as photographer
1917-1924
Springfield, OH, US census & city directories Henry Wenzel works for Robbins & Myers (Electric Motors)
1925 Dec 24
Columbus, OH, state records, Henry Wenzel dies age 62

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


photographer: Wenzel
Plain City, Ohio
example from auction site

Wenzel worked as apprentice for Urlin and Pfeifer for about 8 years, 1879-1887


photographer: Urlin and Pfeifer
Mammoth Art Palace, Columbus, OH
example source unknown

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