Born September 28, 1860
|James Henik, the owner of a fine farm of one hundred and fifty-five acres on section 31, Oxford township, devotes his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits with excellent success. He was born in Johnson county, Iowa. on the 28th of September, 1860, his parents being Michael and Josephine Henik, natives of Bohemia. Both are now deceased, however, passing away in Johnson county, this state.
James Henik was the ninth in order of birth in a family of eleven children, seven of whom still survive. When about seventeen years of age he secured employment by the month as a farm hand, being thus busily engaged until the time of his marriage, when he purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Hale township, Jones county. After operating this place for ten or eleven years he sold the property to his brother Joseph and bought his present farm of one hundred and fifty-five acres on section 31, Oxford township, to the cultivation and improvement of which he has since devoted his time and energies. He has erected most of the buildings on the property and in his farming interests has won a measure of success that entitles him to recognition among the substantial and enterprising agriculturists of the community.
In the year 1884 Mr. Henik was united in marriage to Miss Anna Wasoba, whose birth occurred in Bohemia in 1865. When about two years of age she was brought to the United States by her parents, Michael and Barbara Wasoba., who established their home in Oxford Junction, Iowa. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Henik have been born three children, namely: Frank, at home; Mary, the wife of George Dasonik, of Madison township; and Antony, who is still under the parental roof. The parents are widely and favorably known in this locality and their home is justly celebrated for its gracious and warm-hearted hospitality.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 180.
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