Title: 1900 United States Federal Census
Page: Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 13, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1804; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 116.
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Note: Source WEH page 235, family moved to Jackson City, Jackson, MI. Was excellent violinist and violin builder, owned the largest music store in Cleveland, OH. Became very wealthy, lived by 1900 at Milwaukee, WI, moved to Chicago, IL where played in Kimball Hall, member Masons. His biography in "One Hundred Years of Music in America". died age 61, buried Greenwood Cemetery Chicago, IL 1900 United States Federal Census about Charline E Hendershot Name: Charline E Hendershot Home in 1900: Milwaukee Ward 13, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Age: 16 Estimated birth year: abt 1884 Birthplace: Ohio Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter Father's name: John C Race: White Occupation: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John C Hendershot 50 Ellinor W Hendershot 47 Florence MD Hendershot 24 Charline E Hendershot 16 Herald B Hendershot 10 Lucie E Hendershot 7 John Coryell Hendershot made and repaired violins. He was a violinist at Kimball Hall in Chicago. This was all accomplished during the last part of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. John Coryell Hendershot was the s/o Henry and Deborah (Coryell) Hendershot; g/son of William Scholl Hendershot and Mary Beavers Kitchen One of Our Own by Blair Hendershot I love to read about Hendershots in the news. The American woods are full of them. Surfing the Internet I found one more we all should know about. Cleveland B. Hendershot reported that Michael Hendershot 1674 was a violin maker by trade. There is no evidence that I know of that supports this. However I have seen where there were Hendershots that were violin makers, and Hendershots that played the violin. In fact, my granddaughter, Ariel, played the violin along with other stringed instruments. You can find many Hendershots that are into music of all kinds. That brings us to a Hendershot who was a noted violin fancier. Our Hendershot is John C. Hendershot, who was known by J.C. Hendershot. He was the son of none other than our famous Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock, Robert Henry Hendershott. John C. was born in Cambridge, Michigan on 20 May 1847. Along with his love and talent for music and violins, John C. was also mechanically talented. Some claimed that he was a mechanical genius. During his travels in his lifetime he had amassed a collection of some 50 violins, including Amati, Stradivarius, Maggani, Stainer and Klots, Petrus and Joseph Guarnerius, Matthias Albani, Ruggeri and many others. After years of researching and studying the materials, shapes, and designs that produced the best tonal qualities of violins in his collection he determined that balsam wood solved the problem in violin making, as it is the wood that possesses the wearing and lasting qualities so long sought for by violin experts. This is what gives violins a soul, something that most violins are lacking. John C. in his later life went into the violin business; first repairing them and later in making violins. A Mr. Nowell said, "Mr. Hendershot builds after the best models, and the nicety of his workmanship must be seen to be appreciated; delicate F holes, graceful scroll and neck and flowing lines are some of the characteristics of his art. The best of the profession are using his violins, and he showed me many warm letters lauding him and begging him to continue in his good work". Among professionals that used J.C. Hendershot's violins are, Remenyi, Jacbsohn of Chicago, George Lehman, and Miss Maggie Wuertz of Cleveland. Mr. Nowell was also to be an owner as soon as his order for a new Hendershot violin was filled. It is thought that for thorough workmanship, finish and even musical tone, Mr. Hendershot's are among the best violins now made, either in Europe or America. J.C'.s contribution to this art is another good reason why we can be proud to be in this Hendershot family. Thank you J.C. for being there for us, and living up to the standards we like to strive for. It is with regret that I report that J. C. Hendershot died on 25 June 1909 at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL. Now you know more of our story.
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