Henss Family

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Wm and Katharine Henss 1900Our Henss Family is descended from Iowa German, Mennonite and Amish settlers as well as Swedish and Norwegian innkeepers and farmers. The Henss branch of our family arrived in Henry County, Iowa from Germany in the mid-1850s. Our Johansson family branch arrived in the Chicago area of Illinois in the early 1900s.

Most of our Henss’ have their roots in Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK. The Johanssons, as you might guess, are primarily rooted in Scandinavia.

We are still discovering and learning about our family and our roots. If you have any information to share, please use our contact page to let us know.

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  1. Sally Williams Crafts
    18 September, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    I’m Randy Williams sister, our mother was Betty Jane Henss Williams, we have alot of pictures of the Henss family, also of the Johnson family, and some of the Allen family. I would like to see the pictures that are password protected if that is possible..I’m also going to send your website to cousins one would be Edward Henss’s daughter, and Richard Henss’s daughter. All of us have been looking into the Henss family….I know in our pictures we have a picture of William and Katharine (Kaemmer) Henss. Hope you will get back to me. You have lots of information on your website…Thank You

  2. Mark Rabideau
    18 September, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    Hi Sally

    Becky (Henss- my wife) and I will email you when we get back later this evening or tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by ManyRoads, we look forward to sharing information.


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