Notes for HENRY J ALMS:

Son of George W and Elizabeth (Smelzter) Alms.
Born: December 6, 1820 in Bell Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 16, 1894 in Unknown.
Buried: Maysville Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Maysville, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Census: 1860 - Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
1870 - Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
1880 - Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Married: Frances "Fannie" Kier September 15, 1857 in Unknown.

Henry J. Alms was reared in Westmoreland County, where he received the limited education of the old subscription schools of that day, but, by reading and observation since leaving school, he has acquired a vast amount of information and is a well-informed man. Leaving school, he worked for ten years in coal-mines, was a boatman on the river for three years and then learned the trade of blacksmith. In 1856 he came to Kiskiminetas township, where he purchased a farm of seventy acres near Maysville and followed blacksmithing until 1882, when he engaged in his present business of farming.

Henry J. Alms is a member of the Lutheran church, in which he served as an elder for several years. He is a conservative democrat in politics, has held township offices and by honest, energetic and persistent labor has acquired a competency.

(Source: Biographical And Historical Cyclopedia Of Indiana And Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania; Published by, John M. Gresham & Co., Managed By, Samuel T. Wiley, Historian And Editor, Nos. 1218 and 1220 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, 1891)