Wayne County Biographies

Part of the Indiana Biographies Project

Henry Crivel

Henry Crivel, foreman of the foundry of Gaar, Scott & Co., was born in Hanover, Germany, Oct. 12, 1828, a son of Henry and Mary Crivel. His father was by trade a blacksmith, and in early life he learned the same trade. He was educated in his native country, and when seventeen years of age came to the United States and located in Richmond, Ind., where he worked at his trade, with the exception of two months, till 1847. He then went into the shop of Gaar, Scott & Co. to learn the molder's trade and has since been in their employ, and since 1858 has been foreman of that department. He thoroughly understands his trade in all its details, and is an efficient and trustworthy workman. Mr. Crivel has represented the Fourth Ward of Richmond in the City Council. He is a member of Webb Lodge, No. 46, F. & A. M.; Herman Lodge, No. 199, and Hermania Encampment, No. —, I. O. O. F. He was first married to Louisa Shofer, who died leaving four children. He subsequently married Ellen Besselinari. They have six children. Mr. and Mrs. Crivel are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

History of Wayne County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884. Volume 2