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Transcribed biography of Leroy C. Hensel

LEROY C. HENSEL - Was born in Fairfield County, near Columbus, Ohio, on July 14, 1884, the son of Henry A. and Mary A. (Born) Hensel, both of whom were natives of Ohio. Henry Hensel spent his early life in farm work, and when thirty-five years of age became a minister of the United Evangelical Church; he had charges in many places in Ohio, including Canton and Youngstown. To this marriage were born Leroy, Lucinda, and Pearl G. Leroy C. Hensel attended the public schools of Fairfield County, Ohio, and graduated from the Louisville High School of Louisville. Ohio, in 1903. Following this he taught school in Stark County, Ohio, until 1905, and subsequently entered Otterbein College at Westerville, Ohio. He received his degree of A. B. from that institution in 1909. After two years in business he entered Western Seminary, where he graduated in 1914. From 1917 to 1920 he took post-graduate work in the University of Chicago. His first active work in the commercial field was as a salesman for the Powers-Higley & Company of Valparaiso, and he represented this concern for a number of years following his graduation from Otterbein. On the completion of his studies in Chicago he became identified with the Lewis E. Myers & Company as sales manager in the western division; in 1921 he was elected secretary of that concern, which position he still holds, and he was elected assistant treasurer of the company in 1926. Mr. Hensel has served as secretary of the Children's Foundation of Valparaiso, Indiana, from the date of its founding in 1921. Mr. Hensel was married August 26, 1913, to Anna M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Lewis, both of whom were natives of Wales and settled in Youngstown, Ohio, after coming to America. To Mr. and Mrs. Hensel was born a son, Robert Lewis, on August 26, 1918; he is now attending the Gardner Public School in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 525-526

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