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Henry Greenhoe, 1819-1904, and his wife, Hannah Wise Greenhoe, 1819-1907

              Greenhoe and wife Hannah (Wise)

Henry Greenhoe was born on 6 June 1819 in Ohio, probably in Chippewa Twp., Wayne county, where his father, Michael Greenhoe, is listed in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 census. Henry was the youngest of 13 children born to Michael and Otilia (Seebold) Greenhoe. His family had moved from what is now Union County, Pennsylvania, shortly before Henry was born. Henry grew up on his father's farm in Chippewa Twp. and became a farmer himself after he married. Henry married Hannah Wise on 12 August 1840 in Summit County, Ohio, probably at the home of her parents in Norton Twp. Note that Henry's older brother, Michael, had married Hannah's older sister, Barbara, in December of 1839. Also note that other members of the Greenhoe family had married into the Wise family (the Greenhoe and Wise families had lived near each other in Pennsylvania before moving to Ohio -- for an excellent history of the Wise and related families see the book, "Millers and Wheelwrights: the Penn's Creek Wises of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan and the related families of Bair, Goss, Greenhoe, Rearick, and Seebold" by Kensall D. Wise, 2004.

Hannah Wise was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Null) Wise. They moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio about 1813. Hannah was the 4th of nine children and was born on 22 November 1819 in what is now Summit County, Ohio (Summit Co. was formed in 1840 from portions of Medina, Portage and Stark Counties). Hannah grew up in Johnson's Corners, a small community in Norton Twp. about 9 miles southwest of Akron, which is where her father was a wheelwright.   

Henry and Hannah married in the fall of 1840 and by 1850 they were farming in York Twp., Medina County, Ohio. By 1860 they had moved to Florence Twp., Erie County, Ohio, and about 1866 they moved to Michigan and settled near Sheridan in Evergreen Twp., Montcalm County, where they are listed in the 1870 and 1880 census. In 1900 they were in Richland Twp., Montcalm Co., with the comment: "supported by son". Their great-granddaughter, Theresa (Hoyt) Wolverton, rembembered both Henry and Hannah. She reported that when Henry and Hannah were elderly they stayed with each of their children for a short time. They came to stay with Theresa's grandparents when she also lived with them. The photo above is from a tin-type owned by Theresa. Henry and Hannah and several members of their family were buried in Evergreen Cemetery east of Sheridan.  
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