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Main Street Harrodsburg – Circa 1860

In Mr. A. B. Rue’s book – Historical Sketch of Mercer County, Kentucky – published in 1904 for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (better known as the 1904 World’s Fair), I found drawings of the east and west side of Main Street, Harrodsburg, produced around 1860 by Henry Junius.  There is a corresponding key to give information about the shops and owners of this time period.

According to his obituary, Henry Junius came to Harrodsburg in 1855 when a young man, and engaged in the hardware and tin business.  He would know quite well the other merchants and goings on in the ‘city’.

Most of the people on this list are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.  Some were descendants from the earliest pioneers of the town, others came from far away lands.

John VanAnglin died March 31, 1881 according to an early Harrodsburg newspaper.  He was considered an ‘old’ citizen in that year.  Daniel Curry, grocer, died in 1901.  Otto Redwitz died April 6, 1904.

Mother and Daughter Buried Side By Side

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Henrietta Junius, wife of Jesse B. Litsey, 1870 – 1917.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, December 11, 1917

Saturday morning death came to release the suffering of a very splendid young wife and mother when Mrs. Jesse Litsey passed away.  Her illness dated back many months, from the time of a critical attack from complications, and though she rallied somewhat at the time, her health was broken and she has gradually given way until her condition became acute last week.  She was before her marriage, Miss Etta Junius, daughter of Mrs. Henry Junius, and has always lived in this community where she was greatly loved by all who knew her.  At an early age she united with the Baptist Church and her funeral was held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Rev. M. S. Clark, of the Methodist Church conducted the services, as Dr. Athey, the pastor, was ill.  The interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Besides her husband she is survived by four children, Mrs. William Cooper, of Paris; Mr. Junius Litsey, of Pennsylvania; Miss Phoebe Litsey and Mrs. Leroy Litsey, of this city, and also her mother, Mrs. Henry Junius, and two sisters, Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville, and Mrs. Junius Herd, of New York City, all of whom were with her at the last.  Mrs. Marimon came from Nicholasville to attend the funeral, and Mr. and Mrs. Junius Litsey arrived several days ago.

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Susan Bell, wife of H. Junius, 1843 – 1920, Spring Hill Cemetery

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 4, 1920

The many friends of the family were grieved Wednesday to learn of the death of Mrs. Susan Bell Junius, who passed away at the home of her grandson, Mr. Junius Litsey, at Ambridge, Pennsylvania, following a stroke of paralysis.  She had been in New York all winter with her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Herd, and was returning home and stopped on the way to visit the family of Mr. Litsey, where she was stricken about ten days ago, and her daughter, Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville, was summoned to her bedside.  She passed peacefully away at an early hour Wednesday morning.  Mrs. Junius was the widow of the late Mr. Henry Junius, for many years a prominent business man of this city.  She has been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, and lived up to her Christian belief as truly as anyone ever did.  Home loving, and devoted to her church, these were the two supreme interest of her life, and her devotion and self-sacrifice as a wife and mother is a rich heritage left her children and grandchildren.  The remains reached this city Thursday night and the funeral will be held today (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. at the Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. H. Athey.  The interment will be at the family lot in Spring Hill.  Surviving her are her two daughters, Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville, and Mrs. S. J. Herd, of New York, the other daughter, Mrs. Jesse Litsey, having passed away a few years ago.  Her grandchildren are Miss Henrietta and Mr. Robert Marimon; Mrs. William Cooper, Miss Phoebe Litsey, Messrs. Junius and Leroy Litsey.

Henry Junius

The Harrodsburg Herald

Friday, January 26, 1912

Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Mr. Henry Junius died at his home in this city on Sunday night after an illness of some months.  Mr. Junius was a native of Amsterdam, Holland, and came of a race of distinguished people, his father being an Episcopal clergyman, and when the son was quite a lad the father came to this country and was a Professor of Languages in the college at St. Paul, Minnesota.  Among the family were men distinguished in their calling as ministers and teachers, and the deceased had one uncle who was physician to the king of Holland.  Mr. Junius came to Harrodsburg in 1855, when quite a young man, and afterwards engaged in the hardware and tin business in which he was successful, but for the last several years he has traveled in the south as representative of James McDonald & Sons of Cincinnati.  At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined Morgan’s command and was captured and imprisoned at Camp Douglas for many months.  After the war he married Miss Sue Bell, who was a sister of the late Colonel T. C. Bell, who, with three daughters survive him.  They are Mrs. T. S. Marimon, of Nicholasville; Mrs. Jesse Litsey, of this county; and Mrs. A. T. Herd, of New York City.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church, of which the deceased had long been a member, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. E. Bailey, Dr. W. P. Harvey, a former pastor of the church, also, in a few well chosen remarks paid a high tribute to the deceased.  The interment took place in Spring Hill Cemetery.