Henry F. Rees was born in Brooklyn, New York, December 16, 1848. In 1852 he came with his parents to Vermillion Township, Ashland, County, and located on land adjoining the farm of Clark A. Barton. His father died in 1862, and his mother in 1879.
The subject of this sketch was married to Barbara Baumann, of New York City, June 14, 1877. They have one child, a daughter, born September 7, 1879. Mr. Rees is farming the old homestead place. He is a man of literary taste, is a good neighbor, and a man well calculated to make a neighborhood what it should be.