HENCH, WILLLIAM (1834 - 1905)

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Watsonville Pajaronian (January 14, 1905)
William Hench
Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville

Death of William Hench
Veterans of the Civil War Closes Eyes at the Last Call "Taps"

William Hench, of Pajaro, whose death is chronicled in this issue, while not of long residence in the Pajaro valley, was a man whose integrity, kindness and genial disposition brought him many warm friends.

He was born in Miami Co., Ohio, May 7, 1834, and with his parents moved to Iowa Co., Iowa in 1842. It was there that his early life was spent. In 1861 he answered the call of his country and served as a private in Company G 7th Iowa Volunteers.

In 1866 he married Catherine L. Haverly who, with his six children survives him. He came to California in 1885 and settled near Suisun, in Solano county. From there he went to San Joaquin county and remained for some time, but about three years ago came to this valley and located near Pajaro, where he died. During his lifetime he was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Besides a widow the relatives surviving him are three daughters, Miss Ida M. Hench of Pajaro, Mrs. Carrie E. Fritz of Corralitos, Mrs. Etta L Curtis of San Francisco, three sons, John M., of Chicago, Will B., and George M., of this valley, and a sister Mrs. Mary Hale of Cedar Rapids Iowa.

The funeral will take place from the family home at Pajaro at 2:30 p.m. , Sunday, July 16th.

Date of Birth: 1834-05-07

Date of Death: 1905-14-01

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz County

Plot: 18-Dec

Date of Marriage: 1866/

Spouse: Haverly_ Catherine L

Religion: Me

Last City: Watsonville

Native of: OH

Enlisted: 1861/07/18

Discharged: 1862/07/26

Military Unit: IA_ 7 Inf_ Co G

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: R-Koszta_ M/O-Corinth MS

GAR#: M26

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: PAJ 1906/05/31

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0451


Nelson, Robert L. “HENCH, WILLLIAM (1834 - 1905).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133427. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.