HENRY A. MARXEN, one of the representative farmers of Wyandotte county, Kansas, residing near Piper, was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, November 17, 1866, a son of Marx and Eva (Ochs) Marxen, both natives of Germany. Further reference to his parents will be found in the biography of his brother, Adam Marxen, on another page of this volume.
Mr. Marxen was an infant when his father moved from Leavenworth to Wyandotte county and established the family home on a pioneer farm. Here he was reared to farm life, and here he has continued to live, engaged in agricultural pursuits. He raises the various crops common to this locality and has always given more or less attention to stock and the dairy business, in all of which he has been successful.
In 1890 Henry A. Marxen and Miss Alice Seichepine were united in marriage, and the fruits of their union are six children: Mrs. Clara Marquis, Gracie, Lee, Willie, Raymond, and Carl, and a little grandson, Henry James. Mrs. Marxen, like her husband, is a native of Leavenworth county, where her mother still lives on a farm with the youngest son. Her father died in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1897. Her eldest brother, Charles, has charge of the home farm. Another brother, Frank, who married Miss Clara Lamb, lives in Leavenworth county. She has two sisters: Mrs. Annie Polfer of Leeds, Missouri, and Mrs. Emma Walker, of Leavenworth county.
Mr. Marxen and his family are worthy members of the Catholic church. He has always given his support, politically, to the Democratic party, and has served efficiently in local office, having been township treasurer six years and township trustee two years. He has membership in the fraternal order of the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 6989.
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