Fifth child - Henry Valentine Wenzel (1860-1893)
Henry Valentine Wenzel was born on March 6,
1860 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was known as Val. Val
married Kate E Davis on December 22, 1886. She was born in Maryland on
April 6, 1862.
Baltimore City Directory - 1350 north Calhoun
Henry V Wenzel 1350 north Calhoun police
Val Wenzel died on July 1, 1893 at age 33. Around 1991, Essie Wenzel
compiled a book of Wenzel family data called “Wenzel”. In the opening of
the book she lists five snippets from the past that were almost
forgotten. One snippet reads as follows: “Like the policeman that was
kicked by the horse, or was it the robber that kicked him. He later died
from the kick.” With Val Wenzel being a police officer and dying so
young, I wonder if he was the one that died from the kick. Val is buried
at Loudon Park Cemetery. Kate Davis Wenzel may have died in the 1890s
based on a Wenzel bible entry for her death as 189_.