biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
HENRY J. SARVIS, a well-to-do farmer of Monroe Township, is the owner of 193 acres of good land, which is in fine cultivation, and provided with excellent improvements. He has prospered in his business and agricultural operations, and as a citizen, neighbor and friend, enjoys the confidence and esteem of an extended circle of acquaintances. Mr. Sarvis was born in Indiana, April 2, 1832, and came to Iowa with his parents in 1843. His father, Jonathan Sarvis, was a native of Kentucky, and is still living in White Oak Township, this county. His mother, Nancy (Wymore) Sarvis, was a native of Kentucky, and died in this county in 1863. When about thirty years of age the subject of this sketch was married, in 1862, to Miss Anna Basey, who was born in Washington County, this State, Oct. 27, 1839. Of this union there were born six children, as follows: Alice is deceased; Charles F. lives in Monroe Township; Frank and an infant child are deceased; Jessie and Edith are at home. Politically Mr. Sarvis is a Democrat. He was reared by parents who were members of the Christian Church, and his wife in religious belief is a Baptist.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy