|Birth: ||May 21, 1887|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1957|
Second of seven children of Gustav and Augusta Fritz Witt, his mother died when he was 12. He worked as laborer for and boarded with the Charles Althouses and became part of that family.
He moved with them to Sibley where he was employed as Warehouse Foreman and seed corn Manager for Sibley Estates. He was working in the elevator building when he developed a sudden, blinding headache and collapsed. He died of a brain aneurysm.
Ironically, he had taken never used vacation days and insisted that his only surviving sister travel with him on the train to visit their one surviving brother in California in February of that year. Henry died 5 Mar and his brother Fred died 5 April that year.
Henry never married. Although he maintained a close connection to his birth family and often spent holidays with his Gerken relatives, he is buried in the Althouse family plot.
Gustav Witt (1856 - 1938)
Augusta Fritz Witt (1858 - 1899)
Johanna Helena Adelgunda Witt Gerken (1886 - 1943)*
Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt (1887 - 1957)
William Albert Witt (1888 - 1943)*
Friedrich Ernest Witt (1890 - 1957)*
Marie Adelgunda Helena Witt Brucker (1892 - 1917)*
Ida Martha Witt Franks (1894 - 1974)*
Herman Gustav Witt (1896 - 1923)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.58947, -88.39668
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625660
You worked very hard all your life and tried to keep everything in control. Thank you for trying so hard, Uncle Henry.|
Added: Oct. 15, 2003