Finding aid of the Henry Bense Papers C057712

Finding aid prepared by C. Miller
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
pkeats@californiapioneers.org
July 12, 2011


Title: Bense, Henry, Papers
Identifier/Call Number: C057712
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 Folder
Date (inclusive): 1849-1899
Abstract: The folder contains a letter from E.D. Judd & Co. in Alameda dated Feb. 23, 1899, regarding papers belonging to Henry Bense. The documents include; a request for safe passage of Henry Bense to California, documents of Henry Bense’s membership to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and discharge papers from the U.S. Army and the Veterans Home of California.
creator: Bense, Henry, 1815-1898

Biographical/Historical note

Henry Bense was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 24, 1815. Before leaving Boston, he was trained as a firefighter and a hatter. Bense came to California on the Canonicus in 1849 in pursuit of gold mining success. He volunteered to fight for three years for the Union in the Civil War. Afterwards, he returned to Crescent City and worked as a farmer and lived by himself in a log house on a timber claim. Bense then moved to San Francisco. He died on October 9th 1898 in Alameda after having left the Soldiers’ Home in Yountville. He was a member of the Society of California Pioneers.

Related Archival Materials note

Institutional records Obituary Records (vol. 7, pg. 22) Archives Record (vol. 1, pg. 71) Mortuary Record (1892-1906 pg. 99)

Donor

Gift of E.D. Judd, Feb. 23, 1899

Scope and Contents note

The folder contains a letter from E.D. Judd & Co. in Alameda dated Feb. 23, 1899, regarding papers belonging to Henry Bense. The documents include; a request for safe passage of Henry Bense to California, documents of Henry Bense’s membership to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and discharge papers from the U.S. Army and the Veterans Home of California.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection open for research

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restictions on access

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army -- History --Civil War, 1861-1865.
Veterans Home of California