biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
HENRY SARVIS, who is residing in Pleasant Grove Township; was born in the State of Indiana, July 31, 1844. He came to Iowa in 1856 with his parents, and settled in this county, where his father entered some land. He continued to reside upon the farm, performing the duties and labors incident to that occupation until he reached his majority, and then tackled the problem of life on his own account. June 14, 1857, he was united in marriage with Miss Celia Guilliams, and to them three children have been born: John W. is at Oskaloosa; Sarah E. is the wife of Cyrus Vermilion, of this township, and Emma M. lives at home. In his political leanings Mr. Sarvis is Democratic. He was once a member of the Baptist Church, and was for seven years a preacher and teacher of the doctrines, held by that denomination, but he has since embraced the doctrine of universal salvation. He holds the position of School Director in his district. He owns a farm of sixty-eight acres of good land, which is under good cultivation and finely improved. Mr. Sarvis is a man whose literary attainments are much above the average. He is studious and thoughtful, a good reasoner and fluent talker, and is fully able to entertain and instruct an audience. In character he is irreproachable, and enjoys the highest esteem of his friends and neighbors.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy