Henry Clansing, boot and shoe maker, Jeffersonville, is a native of Germany, born August, 1836, where he was reared, educated and learned his trade. He came to the United States, in 1860, and located in Cincinnati where he remained one year, then came to this place where he married Miss Joanna Roth, September 16, 1865; two children is the result of this union: Louis H. and John G., both living.
Mr. Clansing served two and a half years in the late war, in Company K, 20th O. V. I. At the siege of Vicksburg, he received a severe wound: a ball entering his mouth, knocking out teeth, and passing out at the back of his head just below the brain. When he came to the United States he had only about $15.00; by industry and good management however, he has bought a good house, in which he now lives, and a large store room and shop. His wife has nine acres of land on the corporation line of this village. Mr. Clansing is a good workman and a respected citizen.
From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County