Henry Maurer was born in Pennsylvania, near Hollidaysburgh, in 1792. In 1833, he came to Ashland County, and settled on the farm now owned by George Brubaker, in Lake Township; and was engaged in farming all his life. For several years he was justice of the peace, and also held the offices of trustee, clerk, and treasurer, and was highly respected in the community in which he lived.
He first married Hannah Cautner, who died in 1856. In 1862, he married Mary A. Smith.In 1864 he died, the father of nine children, only two of whom are living: Rebecca, wife of Daniel Metcalf; and Samuel, who married Mary J. Stow.