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Henry Melcher
Birth: Feb. 11, 1836
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 10, 1918
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

♥ ♥ Great Great Grandfather ♥ ♥

181st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company A

Henry is the son of Conrad & Catharine Elizabeth Joy Melcher. He married Sophrona Root.


Henry Melcher, a former resident of Akron, passed away at the home of his son, Daniel Melcher, in Omaha, Nebr., on Friday, May 10, 1918, of asthma and complications, at the advanced age of 82 years, 2 months and 27 days. Mr. Melcher was born in Hocking county, Ohio, February 11, 1836, where he grew to manhood. He was a veteran of the Civil war, serving in Co. A, 181st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for about one year prior to the close of the war, when he received an honorable discharge from the service. After the war he and his family came west. He and his wife located in Akron about eighteen years ago, their son, Daniel, having moved here three or four years previously. He continued to live here until the death of his wife on August 26, 1905, since which time he has made a home with his children. Mr. Melcher is survived by five sons and two daughtersóDaniel, of Omaha, Nebr.; Warren and Chauncey, of Platte, S. D.; Wm., of Payette, Idaho; J. R., of Peck, Idaho; Mrs. Alice Colwell (formerly Mrs. Henry Holden, of Akron), of Peck, Idaho. Another daughter, Mrs. Chas. E. Gibson, formerly of Akron, died several years ago at Creston, Wash. Mr. Melcher is remembered here as a kindly and upright citizen, and the old friends join in sympathy with the bereaved family. Funeral services were held in Omaha the first of the week, and the remains were brought here Tuesday evening and interred beside his wife in Riverside cemetery Wednesday morning. Relatives who came were Daniel Melcher, of Omaha, and Warren and Chauncey Melcher, of Platte, S. D.
(Akron Register Tribune, Thursday, May 16, 1918)

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Family links: 
  Conrad Melcher (1810 - 1898)
  Catharine Elizabeth Joy Melcher (1808 - 1897)
  Sophrona Root Melcher (1840 - 1905)
  Frances Ann Bright Fickel (1840 - 1936)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Melcher Forbes (1859 - 1920)*
  William Melcher (1861 - 1928)*
  John Root Melcher (1863 - 1925)*
  Melissa Melcher Clark (1867 - 1889)*
  Daniel Melcher (1869 - 1931)*
  Clara Ethel Melcher Gibson (1871 - 1917)*
  Warren Morris Melcher (1877 - 1932)*
  Chauncey Orren Melcher (1880 - 1965)*
  Henry Melcher (1836 - 1918)
  William Jennings Melcher (1841 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Cheryl Hanson
Record added: Dec 25, 2007
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Henry Melcher
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