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Henry Frederick Armendt Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1885

Ohio County

Henry Frederick Armendt, Ohio County, was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, February 5, 1853, and in childhood removed with his parents to Ohio County, where he has since resided.  His father, Henry R. Armendt, a native of the city of Darmstadt, was born April 30, 1826, and landed in the United States in 1848.  His father, Louis, and his mother, Sophie, natives of Darmstadt, were intelligent and well educated.  Henry F. married Margaret M., daughter of Dr. John and Magdalen (Lerg) Weinsheimer, of Bingen on the Rhine; she was born in Oppenheim on the Rhine, September 24, 1828, and from their union sprang Henrietta M. (Becker), Louis G., Henry Frederick, William B., John A., Laura I., Eleanor H. and Mary F.  April 19, 1877, Henry Frederick Armendt married Ida E., daughter of Alfred T. and Sarah J. Hines, of Ohio County; she was born February 18, 1857, and to them have been born Clarence L. and F. Roy.  Mr. Armendt was reared a farmer until his eighteenth year, when he labored at the carpenter’s trade for three years.  He served two years as gauger in the United States revenue service and has recently been engaged in the distilling business.  In 1881, he commenced a general merchandising business, in which he has met with encouraging success, being located at Hines’ Ferry.  He took the United States census in 1880.  Politically he is a Republican.

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