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Henry M. Henricksen, the senior partner of the firm of Henricksen & Jacobson, wholesale jobbers in groceries, in Racine, is classed with the progressive young business men of this city in which his entire life has been passed. He was born in Racine, September 12, 1888, and is a son of Peter and Cena (Nielsen) Henricksen, both of whom were natives of Denmark, in which country they remained until 1886 and then crossed the Atlantic to the new world, settling in Racine. During the early period of his residence in this country the father followed farming and lived on the Rapids road conducting, a berry farm, but for the past twenty years he has been connected with the Horlick Malted Milk Company.
Reared under the parental roof Henry M. Henricksen began his education in the district schools and afterward continued his studies in the public schools of Chicago. He started in the business world as clerk in a grocery store and was thus engaged until he began business on his own account as a jobber in groceries. In this connection he has built up a trade of large and gratifying proportions being senior partner in the firm of Henricksen & Jacobson, wholesale jobbers, handling groceries, butterine, butter, eggs and cheese, with a trade that covers both Racine and Kenosha counties.
On the 27th of April, 1914, Mr. Henricksen was married to Miss Edna L. Christensen, and they have a son, George Milton. Mr. Henricksen votes independently and in matters of citizenship maintains a progressive attitude, supporting all those plans and measures which are of most value to his community. He holds membership with the United Commercial Travelers and with the Commercial Club and that he is deeply interested in the moral development of the city is indicated in his membership in the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church and in the Young Men’s Christian Association. His life is an expression of high and honorable principles and his purposes find practical fulfillment.