Henry H. Adams, proprietor of the woolen mills, Holmesville, Ohio, is a native of Lancaster County, Penn., born September 21, 1840, a son of John and Susannah (Beidler) Adams, natives of Pennsylvania, his paternal ancestors coming to this country from Germany about 1720, and his maternal ancestors from England.  His mother died in 1865; his father is still living in Pennsylvania.  They reared a family of thirteen children.

Henry H. was reared a farmer, but when fifteen years of age went to work in a woolen mill, an occupation he followed in his native State until 1870, when he came to Holmes County and erected his present mill at a cost of $1,500. He has a good business, being owner of one of the important enterprises of the town.  Mr. Adams was married June 17, 1866, to Susan Gillinger, a native of Franklin County, Penn., born in 1847. They have no children.  Mr. Adams and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; in politics he is a Republican, and has served his township as school director.


Biographical Record of Holmes County, 1889