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Henry H. Glenn, one of Topeka's well-known business men and very highly esteemed citizens, was born at Philipsburg, Center County, Pennsylvania, February i, 1833, and is a son of George and Sarah (Hartsock) Glenn.
Mr. Glenn was educated in the common schools of his native locality and removed as far West as Illinois in 1857. He was still in that State when the Civil War broke out and he enlisted for the three years service, in September, 1861, entering Company C, 34th Reg., Illinois Vol. Inf., under Col. E. N. Kirk. Two months later he was appointed quartermaster sergeant. After one year of service he was taken ill and was so sick that his life was despaired of. His comrades demanded his discharge from their colonel without his knowledge and the report was sent on to the headquarters of the department. Being delayed by red tape and having been overlooked in the various business affairs of the official quarters, the discharge did not arrive for three months and by that time he had entirely recovered.
It was a unique situation. The colonel was aware of his mathematical accuracy and desiring his services appointed him civilian clerk in the brigade commissary department. Therefore he continued in the army through the whole of his term of service, doing as necessary and as important work as if he had been out on the field. When Sherman started on his "March to the Sea," Mr. Glenn, by the advice of his superior officer, boarded the last train for the North and thus arrived unexpectedly. He is a member of Lincoln Post, No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic, of Topeka.
In 1888 he came to Kansas and conducted a mercantile business at Leavenworth for three years and then came to Topeka. Here he has been in partnership with his son in conducting "The Fair" and has but lately disposed of his interest.
Mr. Glenn was married February 8, 1855. to Elizabeth C. Gorazier, who is a daughter of Henry and Mary (Beck) Gorazier, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. They had the pleasure of celebrating their "Golden Wedding" on February 8, 1905.
They became the parents of four children, two of whom died in infancy, the survivors being Jessie E. and William C. The former married G. R. Bothwell, a mining broker of Salt Lake City, Utah, and they have had seven children : Ina G., who is in her second year at Leland Stanford, Jr., University, California; Zayda, Charlotte, Roy and Floyd, all attending school in Salt Lake City, and two who died in infancy. William C. Glenn has been and still is engaged in business enterprises with his father, He married Margaret Aument and they have two children : Charlotte M. and Harry A. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn are valued members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Name: GLENN, HENRY H. Rank: PVT. Company: C. Unit: 34 IL US INF.
Personal Characteristics. Residence: BRADFORD, LEE CO, IL. Age; 29. Height; 6'. Hair: BROWN. Eyes; BLUE. Complexion; LIGHT. Marital Status; MARRIED. Occupation; FARMER. Nativity; CENTRE CO, PA.
Service Record. Joined When: OCT 1, 1861. Period: 3 YRS. Remarks: TRANS TO NON COM STAFF AS QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT.