Timeline

Key events related to Henry Clarence Schlarb (and Olive Elizabeth Emerson)

1892

1917 WWI draft card says he was born in Chili, Ohio (Coshocton County) August 17, 1892.   His WWII draft card also states 1892. He was the only son of five children.

1900

Federal Census states he was living in Coshocton, Ohio; age 7. His father Jacob (age 33) is listed as having been born in Germany (probably Hamburg).

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John, sitting in front, with wife Mary Linedecker. Jacob is probably back row, second from right.

1910

Federal Census states he is living in Holmes County, Ohio; in Mechanic Township.

The Taylor Years (1914-1918)

1914

Henry graduated from the Taylor Academy (June 1914 article). June 11 Fort Wayne Gazette.
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Entered Taylor University as a Freshman.

From 1914 until at least 1916 he was listed as a student preacher at Millgrove United Brethren Church. Spent summer of 1915 preaching and farming in Millgrove, Indiana (Echo 6-15-1915).

His grandfather John may have died 12/1/1914 (b 1842).

1915

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1916

1916-17 President of the Prohibition League at Taylor. Also Junior Class President.

Got his first car in the summer of 1916,  putting down some silver dollars. Ministered at Montpelier, Ohio (United Brethren Church).

1917

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May 1, 1917 – Henry publishes an article in the Taylor University Echo entitled, “College Men and the War“.

June 5th, 1917 – completed his draft registration card and listed “on grounds of being teacher” for not having to be drafted. He was a student at Taylor University in Upland, IN at this time. He was the Junior Class President in 1917.

WWI Draft record also says he was employed by the United Brethren Church, Montpieler Circuit No. 2 at the time.

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4 Sept 1916 article in The Çall-Leader (Elwood, Indiana) says that Henry has been appointed as pastor of the United Brethren Church in Elwood for the ensuing year.

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1918

Henry graduated from Taylor University; Upland, Indiana. Henry was a German instructor at Taylor from 1918 – 1919; which is apparently how he met Olive Emerson. Ministered at Marion, Christy St.
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A 1919 article says Taylor University is a Methodist College and has an enrollment of 150 students. The campus occupies ten acres.

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The Bonebrake Years at Dayton (1919-1922)

1919

Olive graduated from Taylor University; Upland, Indiana.

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Henry his studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton.

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Seminary Bulletin, 1913, Volume IX

2 Sept 1919 The Richmond Item says Henry has been assigned to the Lynn U.B. Church. https://www.newspapers.com/image/37461792/?terms=henry%2Bschlarb

1920

June 8, 1920 – Marries Olive Elizabeth Emerson. They were married in Gibson County, IN.

1922

Graduated from Bonebrake Theological Seminary (also known as United now)

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1923

Eleanor Jane is born April 6, 1923.

The Indianapolis Years (1926 – 7 Sept 1930)

1926

Mary Joan is born May 13, 1926.

Started ministering at Indianapolis at First Church (6 Sept The Indianapolis Star), First United Brethren Church.

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1961 obituary says he served at Brookside United Methodist in Indy.

See 29 Aug 1927 – The Indianapolis Star
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1927

26 April 1927 article (The Indianapolis Star) says Henry is pastor of First Friends Church in Indianapolis.
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June 1927 – https://www.newspapers.com/image/37461792/?terms=henry%2Bschlarb

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Assigned to University Heights Church (Indy).
29 Aug 1927 The Indianapolis News.
https://www.newspapers.com/image/37432430/?terms=henry%2Bschlarb


The Anderson Years (1929-1935)
First Evangelical United Brethren Church

1929

A Sept 1928 article says he was assigned to Colonial Tabernacle for 1929.
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Henry is pastor of the First United Brethren Church of Anderson, according to 22 Aug 1929 The Star Press (Muncie).  A June article says he already pastor of the church.
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1930

Federal Census records state he lives in Madison County, IN (Anderson Township).

From 1930-1934 Henry ministered in Richmond, Indiana. Article below says he came to Richmond September 7, 1930.

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Friday, Sept 5, 1930 – The Richmond Item newspaper

1931

Son, James Arthur is born August 6th 1931.

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Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN 31 August 1931

Henry pastors First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Richmond. 200 North 11th Street.
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The church is now called First UMC of Richmond.

1932

Henry pastors First United Brethren Church in Richmond.
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August 1932, article reports Henry is returned to Richmond Church.
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1933

Still pastoring in Richmond.
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The Terre Haute Years (1935 – 1957)
Breden Memorial and North Union

1935

June, he is still pastoring in Richmond.
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Ministered at Terre Haute, Breden Memorial.  Henry seems to have moved to Terre Haute and took the assignment at Breden Memorial and North Union, where he served for 22 years.

1942

WWII draft card, n.d.  States he was living at 2311 So. Center St., Terre Haute (Vigo) Indiana.

Employer was Breden Memorial Church, 2230 So. Seventh St. Terre Haute, IN.   (812) 232-6468 b 
(812) 232-6468 
(Map)

1943

Henry is awarded an honorary doctorate from Indiana Central College on 30 April 1943. http://archives.uindy.edu/digitized_docs/Commencement/1943.pdf

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1945

Approximate time of Henry’s stroke.

1950

25 Nov 1950 – The Terre Haute Tribune
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1957

Henry and Olive return to Anderson. Serves at Bailey Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church.

The Wilkinson Years, retired (1961 – 1981)

1961

Retiring in July, Henry & Olive moved to Wilkinson and joined Wilkinson United Methodist Church.

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Anderson Herald, 23 July 1961
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1963

Oct 14, 1963 – Anderson Daily Bulletin
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1970

50th wedding anniversary with Olive.

1981

2 April – Henry Clarence Schlarb dies. His last residence was listed as Wilkinson, Indiana.

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