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Henkle, Enos M.

Born: 1811-02-11 Pendleton County, Virginia

Died: 1889-03-20 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1832-1889 Springfield, Illinois

When Henkle was eighteen, he moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he apprenticed to a carriage maker for three years. In 1832, he moved to Springfield, Illinois, where he established his own carriage manufacturing business. Soon afterwards, he married Jane Dickey, and together they had one child. Following Jane's death, he married Martha Condell on March 17, 1845, and they had four children. Henkle served as a Springfield alderman from 1843 to 1845, and he sat on the city council from 1851 to 1852. When his carriage factory burned in 1855, Henkle moved to Decatur, where he ran a mill and a paper manufacturing business. Thirteen years later, he returned to Sangamon County and built a paper mill in Riverton. Henkle retired when his mill burned to the ground. Politically, Henkle was a Republican. He was also a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Springfield.

History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 566; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 107; Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 2:1023-24; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.