A Guide to the Henkel family records, 1838-1903 Henkel family records 28040

A Guide to the Henkel family records, 1838-1903

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 28040


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
28040
Title
Henkel family records, 1838-1903
Extent
15 cu. ft. (137 volumes)
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Henkel family. Records, 1838-1903. Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 19 April and 17 July 1973.


Biographical Information

The Henkel family of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, was a prominent family of Evangelical Lutheran ministers and printers. Paul Henkel (1754-1825) moved with his family to New Market in 1790, and the next year established St. Davidsburg Church. He also established churches in Augusta County, Virginia, and was one of the founders of the Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. His missionary journeys took him into Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He left a large number of descendants, many of whom were ministers, physicians, printers, and merchants. He married Elizabeth (Negeley) Henkel (1757-1843) on 20 November 1776 and they had nine children. Many of the family members were buried in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery near New Market, Virginia.

Solomon Henkel (1777-1847), son of Paul and Elizabeth Henkel, practiced medicine in New Market. He also served as postmaster and operated a printing press with his brother Ambrose (1786-1870), who was also a writer and Lutheran minister. Solomon married Rebecca Miller (1780-1854) on 9 September 1800. Their children included: Helena (1801-1823), Seorim (1803-1804), Sylvanus (1805-1830), Samuel Godfrey (1807-1863), Siram Peter (1809-1879), Simeon Socrates (1811-1812), Silon Amos (1813-1844), Solomon David (1815-1872), and Solon Paul Charles (1818-1882).

At various times the Henkel brothers were involved in the dry goods store in New Market and the mill at Plains Mills in Rockingham County. The store was known at different times as Silon A. Henkel and Company; Solomon D. Henkel and Brothers; J. H. Tinsinger and Henkel; Henkel, Koiner, and Company; D. S. Henkel and Brothers; and L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

Samuel Godfrey Henkel was a physician and married to Susan Koiner (1810-1905). Silon Amos Henkel was a physician and married Elizabeth Shaffer (1822-1894) on 18 August 1842. Solomon David Henkel (1815-1872) married Sarah Bowman (1816-1902) on 11 June 1840, daughter of John and Catherine Minnick Bowman. Solon Paul Charles Henkel was a physician and married Anna Maria Miller (1827-1911) on 25 November 1847. Both Silon Amos and Solon Paul Charles attended the University of Pennsylvania medical department.

Siram Peter Henkel (1809-1879) married Margaret Koiner (1820-1899) on 30 June 1835. They had thirteen children including Louis Philip (1837-1904) and Julia Annette (1859-1911). Louis Philip married 5 April 1872 to Anna Maria Moore (1837-1919) and was a merchant in New Market (L. P. Henkel and Brothers). Many members of the family resided at Plains Mills. Julia Annette Henkel married 26 December 1883 to Joseph Homer Tinsinger (1853-1938). In the 1890s Joseph operated a general store with members of the Henkel family.

Noah Isiah Henkel (1814-1885) was the son of Ambrose Henkel(1786-1870) and was a merchant in New Market. He married 8 November 1836 to Mary Magdalena Zirkle (1816-1896).

Scope and Content

Business records, 1838-1903, of the Henkel family of New Market, Virginia, including accounts, cash books, daybooks, inventories, ledgers, and minute books. The records document the many business and agricultural interests of the family including a general store in New Market, farms, New Market River Bridge Company, mill in Plains Mills, and scales owned by several family members.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: General Store [New Market, Va.], 1838-1903 Series II: Plains Mills [Rockingham County, Va.], 1856-1894 Series III: Miscellaneous, 1868-1903

Contents List

Series I: General Store [New Market, Va.], 1838-1903.
Boxes: 1-39
Extent: 39 boxes (9.75 cu. ft.).

Records, 1838-1903, of a general store in New Market, owned by several members of the Henkel family. All of the ledgers were not identified so it is unknown if these records belonged to one or several stores. Ledgers were identified at different times as Silon A. Henkel and Company; Solomon D. Henkel and Brothers; J. H. Tinsinger and Henkel; Henkel, Koiner, and Company; D. S. Henkel and Brothers; and L. P. Henkel and Brothers. Most of the volumes relate to L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

Included are account books, cash books, day books, and ledgers. Information found includes name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, form of payment, amount owed, and amount paid. Items sold include dry goods, molassas, clothing, tobacco, spikes, shoes, meats, liquor, bacon, oil, and other sundry items. Forms of payments include cash, credit, labor, and barter of items such as butter, eggs, and chicken.

Alphabetically by title.

  • Box 1
    Account book, 1850-1855.

    Accounts with wholesalers.

  • Box 1
    Account book, 1860-1871.

    Includes New Market hay and cattle scale account book and accounts with merchants for purchases of shoes, coal, tobacco, flour, and other dry goods. Also includes dates of the arrival Union troops in New Market, list of flour furnished to soldier families, sale of flour to Shenandoah County clerk, and flour mills, 1864-1865.

  • Box 1
    Account book, 1869-1872.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers accounts with wholesalers. The receipts were pasted in a volume on top of a Register of Conscripts from the 10th Congressional District and Special Orders, 1863-1864. The Register of Conscripts was microfilmed and is available on Misc. reel 5495, LVA Acc. 43957.

  • Box 2
    Account book, 1870-1873.

    Accounts with wholesalers. Indexed.

  • Box 2
    Account book, 1872-1874.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers account with wholesalers. Includes an inventory of stock of goods, 1872-1873. Indexed.

  • Box 2
    Account book, 1874-1876.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers account with New Market bank.

  • Box 2
    Account book, 1889-1894.

    Accounts with wholesalers.

  • Box 2
    Account book, 1891-1899.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers accounts with wholesalers.

  • Box 2
    Account book, nd.

    Accounts with wholesalers.

  • Box 3
    Bank book, 1885-1887.

    Silon A. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 3
    Bank book, 1889-1891.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 3
    Cash book, 1885-1886.

    S. A. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 3
    Cash book, 1887-1889.
  • Box 3
    Cash book, 1889-1891.
  • Box 4
    Day book, 1856-1858.
  • Box 5
    Day book, 1861-1862.

    Solomon D. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 5
    Day book, 1862-1865.

    Solomon D. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 5
    Day book, 1865-1866.
  • Box 6
    Day book, 1865-1867.

    Solomon D. Henkel.

  • Box 6
    Day book, 1866-1867.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 7
    Day book, 1867 August-1868 July.

    Solomon D. Henkel.

  • Box 7
    Day book, 1867 December-1868 November.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 8
    Day book, 1868 July-1869 January.

    Solomon D. Henkel.

  • Box 8
    Day book, 1868 November-1869 November.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 9
    Day book, 1869 January-August 1870.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 9
    Day book, 1869 November-1870 November.

    Solomon D. Henkel.

  • Box 10
    Day book, 1870-1871.
  • Box 10
    Day book, 1871-1872.

    Solomon D. Henkel and Silon A. Henkel.

  • Box 10
    Day book, 1872.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 11
    Day book, 1872-1873.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 11
    Day book, 1873-1874.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers Day Book B.

  • Box 12
    Day book, 1874 June-October.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 12
    Day book, 1874 June-December.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 12
    Day book, 1874 December-1875 March.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 12
    Day book, 1874-1878.
  • Box 13
    Day book, 1875-1876.

    Frank L. Henkel, Cowan's Station.

  • Box 13
    Day book, 1876-1877.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 14
    Day book, 1877-1878.
  • Box 14
    Day book, 1879-1881.
  • Box 14
    Day book, 1881-1883.
  • Box 15
    Day book, 1884.
  • Box 15
    Day book, 1885.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 March-May.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 May-July.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 July-September.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 July-1887 January.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 September-October.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 September-October.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 October-November.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 November-December.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 16
    Day book, 1886 November-December.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 16
    Day book, 1887 January-May.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1887 January-May.
  • Box 16
    Day book, 1887 May-August.
  • Box 17
    Day book, 1887 August-December.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 17
    Day book, 1887 August-1888 January.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 17
    Day book, 1887 December-1888 July.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 18
    Day book, 1888.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 18
    Day book, 1888.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 18
    Day book, 1888 July-1889 January.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 19
    Day book, 1889 January-June.
  • Box 19
    Day book, 1889 June 26-November 16.
  • Box 19
    Day book, 1889 June 27-November 14.
  • Box 19
    Day book, 1890 January 25-July 4.
  • Box 19
    Day book, 1890 January 27-June 25.
  • Box 20
    Day book, 1890 July 4-November 5.
  • Box 20
    Day book, 1890 July 7-November 7.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 20
    Day book, 1890 November 8-1891 March 6.
  • Box 20
    Day book, 1890 November 8-1891 March 6.
  • Box 21
    Day book, 1891 March-April.
  • Box 21
    Day book, 1891 April 12-June 15.
  • Box 21
    Day book, 1891 April 20-June 10.
  • Box 21
    Day book, 1891 June 6-December 1.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 21
    Day book, 1891 June 13-December 19.
  • Box 22
    Day book, 1891 December 2-1892 April 18.
  • Box 22
    Day book, 1891 December 19-1892 April 21.
  • Box 22
    Day book, 1892 April 21-17 September.
  • Box 23
    Day book, 1892 April 22-14 September.
  • Box 23
    Day book, 1892 September 19-27 February 1893.
  • Box 24
    Day book, 1892 September 19-28 February 1893.
  • Box 24
    Day book, 1893 March 1- July 7.

    L. P. Henkel.

  • Box 24
    Day book, 1893 March 11-28 June.
  • Box 25
    Day book, 1893 July 8-1 December.
  • Box 25
    Day book, 1893 July 8-6 December.
  • Box 25
    Day book, 1893 December 7-1894 May 24.
  • Box 26
    Day book, 1893 December 7-1894 May 25.
  • Box 26
    Day book, 1894 May 25- 1895 January 30.
  • Box 27
    Day book, 1895 January 31-25 December.
  • Box 27
    Day book, 1895 January 31-1896 January 30.
  • Box 27
    Day book, 1896 July 29-1897 May 17.
  • Box 28
    Day book, 1897 May 17-November 17.
  • Box 28
    Day book, 1897 November 18-1902 August.
  • Box 28
    Financial statement, 1850-1881.

    A Schedule of the Notes, Accounts, and a Settlement of the Partnership Transactions of Solomon D. Henkel and Brothers. Partnership is between Samuel G., Solomon D., Solon P.C., and Siram P. Henkel.

  • Box 28
    Inventory, cash book, and special accounts, 1875-1879.
  • Box 29
    Inventories and wheat and fertilizer accounts, 1879-1880, 1896-1897.
  • Box 29
    Inventory book, 1887-1888.

    L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 29
    Inventory and cash book, 1885, 1889.

    Inventory of goods of S. A. Henkel and Company to L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 29
    Journal, 1884-1891.

    Wagon Book B - Henkel, Graves, and Company.

  • Box 30
    Ledger, 1838-1851.
  • Box 31
    Ledger, 1854-1866.

    Indexed.

  • Box 32
    Ledger, 1865-1867.

    Indexed.

  • Box 32
    Ledger, 1867-1870.

    L. P. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 33
    Ledger, 1867-1872.

    Indexed. Solomon P. Henkel Ledger B.

  • Box 34
    Ledger, 1871-1880.

    Indexed. Includes Statement of Phosphates sold, 1879 (pp. 310-312).

  • Box 35
    Ledger, 1873-1874.
  • Box 36
    Ledger, 1875-1876.

    Henkel Koiner and Company.

  • Box 36
    Ledger, 1875-1879.

    Indexed. Franklin L. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 36
    Ledger, 1877-1879.

    Indexed. Wagon book B and Day book.

  • Box 37
    Ledger, 1877-1880.

    Indexed. D. S. Henkel and Brothers.

  • Box 37
    Ledger, 1885-1887.

    Indexed. L. P. Henkel and Company Ledger A.

  • Box 37
    Ledger, 1885-1889.

    Indexed. S. A. Henkel.

  • Box 38
    Ledger, 1888-1894.

    Indexed. L. P. Henkel and Company.

  • Box 39
    Ledger, 1894-1903.

    Indexed. L. P. Henkel and Company.

Series II: Plains Mills [Rockingham County, Va.], 1856-1897.
Boxes: 40-43
Extent: 4 boxes and 1 volume on shelf (1.1 cu. ft.).

Records, 1856-1897, of Plains Mills, 1856-1894, a flour milling business located in Rockingham County, Virginia. Included are account books, day books, and ledgers. Entered in the volumes are charges for the milling of corn and wheat and sawing of lumber. The records also contains profit and loss statements, and wheat, flour, expense and cash accounts. Of note are entries in the account and day books containing names of workers, work performed, amount of time, and pay. Many members of the family of Siram Peter and Margaret Koiner Henkel resided at Plains Mills.

Alphabetically by title.

  • Box 40
    Account book, 1869-1874.
  • Box 40
    Account book, 1881-1883.
  • Box 40
    Account book, 1883-1884.

    Workers account book includes name of workers, work performed and amount of time, and pay. Work included thinning corn, making hay, and shucking corn. Workers were paid in money and food. Some workers boarded and included are notes on number of meals taken and cost per meal.

  • Box 40
    Account book, 1889-1891.

    Brickyard accounts, lumber for Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and stud book for horse Shannon.

  • Box 40
    Day book, 1856-1860.

    Day book of Siram P. Henkel, No. 1, Plains Mills Farm, Rockingham County, Virginia.

  • Box 41
    Day book, 1860-1868.

    Day book of Siram P. Henkel, No. 3, Plains Mills Farm, Rockingham County, Virginia. Includes entries for the Confederate States.

  • Box 41
    Day book, 1874-1878.

    Day book of Siram P. Henkel, No. 5, Plains Mills Farm, Rockingham County, Virginia.

  • Box 41
    Day book, 1874-1878.

    Milling daybook.

  • Box 41
    Day book, 1884-1887.

    Includes inventory, 1897.

  • Box 42
    Day book, 1887-1891.
  • Box 42
    Day book, 1889-1891.
  • Box 42
    Day book, 1892-1893.
  • Box 42
    Day book, 1893-1894.
  • Box 43
    Ledger, 1869-1877.
  • Box 43
    Ledger, 1869-1880.

    Henkel and Brothers.

  • Volume on shelf
    Ledger, 1888-1897.
Series III: Miscellaneous, 1868-1903.
Boxes: 44-45
Extent: 2 boxes (.5 cu. ft.).

Records, 1868-1903, including account books, ledgers, and minutes for various companies that were partly owned by members of the Henkel family or family members served on the boards. Includes a ledger for a grocery run by Henkel and Joseph Tinsinger, in-law; saw mill accounts; scale ledgers; and a minute book of the New Market River Bridge Company.

Of note is the minute book, 1868-1887, of the New River Bridge Company. The Company was incorporated in 1869 by W. M. Sibert, D. F. Kazey, A. S. Miller, Thomas Moore, J. B. Strayer, B. Z. Price, C. C. Henkel, and L. M. Henkel. The company was formed to construct a turnpike from New Market to New Market station on the Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas railroad, and to erect a bridge over the North Shenandoah River. In 1877 S. P. C. Henkel, Thomas Moore, Christian Shirley, D. F. Kazey, W. H. Rice, S.P. Shirley, and L. P. Henkel assumed partnership of the company.

  • Box 44
    Hay, millwork, and apple accounts, 1893-1895.
  • Box 44
    Saw mill accounts, 1890.
  • Box 44
    Scale book, 1887-1888.
  • Box 44
    Scale book, 1888-1890.
  • Box 44
    Scale book, 1898-1903.

    J. H. Rupp, weighmaster.

  • Box 45
    Tinsinger and Henkel ledger, 1889-1891.

    Indexed. Located in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Was J. H. Tinsinger and later Tinsinger and Henkel. Dealers in Fresh meats, sausage, lard, bacon, flour, also family groceries.

  • Box 45
    New Market River Bridge Company, 1868-1877, 1886-1887.

    Minute, ledger, and cash book.