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Henry Herbert Barnhart was born May 11, 1895 at the family home, Mansfield, Illinois the fourth child of Henry Jackson Barnhart and Mary Bartlett Barnhart. He spent his early childhood on the family farm until 1906, when the family moved to 1005l East Oregon Street in Urbana (later moving to 707 West Illinois Street) to be near the Urbana public schools and the University of Illinois for further education of the children.
His early interest lay mainly in baseball in which he captained his team during high school and earned his numeral, pitching for the Freshman Varsity team at the University of Illinois. His scholastic training was in science, which he continued in the College of Agriculture at the University,
December 8, 1914 at Crawfordsville, Indiana, he was married to Jessie Amanda Grove, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Clove of Urbana, Illinois. Jessie's maternal ancestors came to this country fromScotland and Ireland because of religious differences with the Catholics of that period. They settled in Wheeling, West Virginia, and established Fort Henry on the family settlement. Among these people were the historically notable persons: Colonel Zane, Betty Zane, Colonel Shepherd, and Louis Pretzel. Her father's people came from Holland and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
In 1915, Herbert and Jessie established their family home on a farm south of Urbana. Here they reared their family of five: Donald Herbert, Mary Beatrice, Mildred Jean, Geraldine, and Henry Harrison, all of whom they sent to the University of Illinois. During the timet hat his children were in school, Herbert served on the district school board and the high school board.
Herbert maintained his early interest in athletics, having organized and coached teenage baseball in his community. He also sponsored and coached an E.I, League team.
He has taken an active interest in progressive farming and has received community recognition as one of the earliest to apply contour farming methods to his farm. He has soil-tested his entire farm land and applied appropriate corrective soil-building techniques until he has doubled the fertility of his land, and his farms rank among the most fertile in Central Illinois.
Herbert and Jessie are members of the Philo Presbyterian Church. He is highly respected by his neighbors, and his considered opinion is held in high regard by all who know him. (David A. Blocher 5 May 2006)
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 World War I Draft Registra tion Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Herbert H Barnhart
City: Not Stated
Birthplace: Illinois;United States of America
Birth Date: 11 May 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
1920 United States Federal Census 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Herbert Barnhart
Home in 1920: Philo, Champaign, Illinois
Age: 24 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Jessie
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Herbert Barnhart 24
Jessie Barnhart 25
Donald Barnhart 2 0/12
Mary Barnhart 2/12
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Philo, Champaign, Illinois; Rol l: T625_298; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 30; Image: 619.
Social Security Death Index Social Security Death Index
Name: Henry Barnhart
Last Residence: 61801 Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States of Ameri ca
Born: 11 May 1895
Last Benefit: 61801 Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States of Ameri ca
Died: Sep 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1959-1960 )
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana , Champaign County, Illinois