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Henry F. Bodman
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1845
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1923
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1889, page 308

HENRY F. BODMAN, grocer, of Muscatine, is a native of New York City, and was born July 20, 1845. His parents, Henry V. and Rogenia ( Becker ) Bodman, were natives of Germany, and their sketch appears on another page of this work. Henry came to Muscatine with his parents in 1847, and was educated in the city schools. He then spent some years on a farm, for a while was employed in a brewery, and in 1872 bought out Huttig & Bros.' grocery store. He has increased his trade largely, and now does an annual business of from $35,000 to $45,000, being one of the leading grocers in the city. He carries a general line of staples and fancy groceries, fruits, and provisions, and occupies the substantial three-story brick store situated on the northeast corner of Second and Chestnut streets. He is a stockholder and Director of the Muscatine City Railroad Company and of the Royal Canning Company of Muscatine. During the late war he served as a member of Company D, 35th Iowa Infantry, from Feb.27, 1864, until July 18. 1865, and was then transferred to Company D, 12th Iowa Infantry, and served until Jan. 26, 1866.
At Muscatine, Iowa, on the 6th of November, 1872, the union of Mr. Bodman and Miss Mary Agnes Bensen was celebrated. The lady is a native of St. Louis, Mo., and a daughter of John Bensen. Three children were born to them, one son and two daughters : Louis V., born July 14, 1875; Estella died at the age of three months ; and Helen, born March 26, 1879.

Mr. Bodman is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the Muscatine Comman Council. For two years he served as Chief of the Fire Department, of which he has been a member for eight years, and his name has been enrolled as a member of Shelby Norman Post No. 231, G.A.R., and also of Muscatine Lodge No. 10, A.O.U.W. Mr. Bodman is an active and reliable business man, enterprising and public-spirited, and enjoys the fullest respect and confidence of his fellow-citizens
Family links: 
  Henry Vincent Bodman (1809 - 1881)
  Louis V. Bodman (1875 - 1949)*
  Helen Cecelia Bodman Welch (1879 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
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Saint Marys Cemetery
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.42596, -91.06317
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Record added: Oct 24, 2011
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Henry F. Bodman
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