Otto Michael Henkel

6 September 1900–16 December 1939 (Age 39)
Hospers, Sioux, Iowa, United States

The Life of Otto Michael

When Otto Michael Henkel was born on 6 September 1900, in Hospers, Sioux, Iowa, United States, his father, George A. Henkel, was 37 and his mother, Catherine “Katie” Haub, was 25. He married Pearl Rose Leslie in 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Morton, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 16 December 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Otto Michael Henkel
Pearl Rose Leslie
Marriage: 1927
Otto M. Henkel Jr.

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    George A. Henkel


    Catherine “Katie” Haub




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Age 2

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 11

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Otto in entry for Robert Henkel, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"
  • Otto in entry for Otto Henkel, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"
  • Otto Henkel in entry for Otto Henkel, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"

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