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Henry John Lewis, youngest child of Gustave F. and Maria E. (Voight) Klube, was born in Geneva, July 10, 1859. He was educated in the Geneva public schools, and upon leaving the high school he learned the saddlery business under the direction of his father. In 1877, when but eighteen years of age, he engaged in the saddlery trade for himself, built up a profitable business and followed it for more than thirty years, or until his death, which occurred May 7, 1908. A man of progressive ideas he could always be depended upon to assist in establishing public improvements, and he was especially interested in increasing the efficiency of the fire department, having been a charter member of the Folger Hook and Ladder Company, of which he was treasurer. He affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and preserved his good standing in the local lodge until its disbandment. In politics he was a Republican. He attended St. Peter’s (Protestant Episcopal) Church.
Mr. Klube married, October 31, 1894 Carrie Isabell Buffington, of Geneva. Children: 1. Martha Louise, born February 21, 1896, is now (1910) attending a private school. 2. Gustave R., born February 5, 1900. 3. James Martin, born May 21, 1903.