(Abt 1821-After 1900)
Christopher married Sophia UNKNOWN about 1850 in Germany. (Sophia UNKNOWN was born about 1825 in Germany and died after 1900 in Harlem, Stephenson County, Illinois.)
1 1870 US Census (Harlem, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists C. Henke (age 48, b. Prussia), wife Sophia (age 44, b. Prussia) and children Frederick (age 18, b. Prussia), Wilhemina (age 15, b. IL), Henrietta [Hattie] (age 13, b. IL), Henry (age 12, b. IL), William (age 9, b. IL), Caroline (age 6, b. IL) and Elizabeth (age 3, b. IL), living in Harlem, Illinois. C. Henke is listed as a "farmer."
2 1900 US Census (District 98, Harlem, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Christopher Henke (age 77, b. May 1823, Germany), wife Sophia (age 73, b. Sep 1826, Germany) and children William (age 32, b. Sep 1867, IL) and Lisbeth (age 31, b. Feb 1870, IL), living in Harlem, Illinois. Christopher is listed as a "farmer," and indicates that both his parents were born in Germany. Sophia also indicates that both her parents were born in Germany. The couple both indicate that they immigrated to the U.S. in 1853, and Christopher indicates that he is naturalized. The couple indicates that they have been married for 48 years, and have had 7 children, 5 of whom are still living.