HENRY S. KLOCK, one of the most prominent and successful businessmen
of Oneida, N.Y., was born in Manheim, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 2, 1832. Henry J. Klock, grandfather of Henry S., owned a very large farm in Manheim, and was for some time toll-gate-keeper at East Creek. He removed from there to Oneida County, and spent his last years in the town of Vernon. The father of Henry S. Klock was reared and married in Manheim, and resided there until 1841, when he went with his father, taking his family, to Vernon, Oneida County, where he bought a farm, on which he remained until his death, in 1891. He married Miss Eunice Easterbrook. She was born in Vermont, and died in Oneida in 1876. Four children were born of this marriage, namely: Andrew S., living in Vernon; Henry S.; Margaret E., wife of Simeon B. Armour, now of Kansas City; and Robert C., also a resident of Kansas City.
Our subject attended the public school in his district, but finished his education at Cazenovia Seminary. He lived with his parents until twenty years of age, when he formed a partnership with Simeon B. Armour and Edwin Wilder, and engaged in the manufacture of high wines in Stockbridge, Madison County, N.Y. He continued in this business for eight years, and then returned to Oneida, where he has since engaged extensively in buying and selling hops. In 1886 he formed a partnership with Willard H. Bennett to carry on the lumber and ice business, which they conduct at the present time. The ice is harvested from Crystal Lake.
Mr. Klock was married in 1862 to Miss Alma A. Rich, who was born in Stockbridge, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Klock have one son and four daughters; namely, Henry S., Jr., Martha F., Grace, A. Louise, and Eunice. Both parents and children are members of the Presbyterian church. While not an office-seeker, Mr. Klock takes more than a passing interest in politics, and does his duty toward the Democratic party, of which he has always been a strong adherent. As a business man, he is energetic, progressive, and successful. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oneida Savings Bank.
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