The Families of Adam Keith

Manufacturers, Merchants, and Artisans


A pioneer carriage maker


Henry A. Millhouse [1847-1918]


Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Balthasar Keith2>Peter Keith3>Balser Keith4>Balser W. Keith5>Rhoda [Keith] m. [Daniel] Rand6>Sarah A. “Sadie” [Rand] m. [Henry A.] Millhouse7

Chillicothe Constitution Chillicothe MO 22 Jan 1918


“Henry A. Millhouse Answers Final Call

Passed Away At Home On Cooper Street Tuesday

Was a Pioneer Carriage Manufacturer--Body Will Be Take to Keota, Iowa for Burial.


Henry A. Millhouse, a pioneer carriage manufacturer, died at his residence, 1115 Cooper street Tuesday morning shortly after seven o'clock of ulcer of the stomach and hiccoughs. Short funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday evening at 5:30 o'clock and Wednesday night the body will be taken to his old home in Keota, Ia., where funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in the family lot at Keota.


Mr. Millhouse was up town Wednesday afternoon of last week. When he returned home he complained to Mrs. Millhouse of not feeling the best. While he did not feel well, his illness was not of such a nature to compel him to go to bed until Monday morning when he was seized with the hiccoughs. Everything in the medical profession was tried to check them but to no avail Monday afternoon his condition became alarming and later Monday hemorrhages started which caused his death Tuesday morning.


The deceased was a native of Germany, having been born in the province of Hesse-Cassel, November 2, 1847. He came to America when a boy of 12 years old, going to Muscatine, Ia. He learned the carriage maker and blacksmith trades in Wilton Junction, Ia. and worked at his trades in Moscow and Muscatine, Ia. For a time he was assisting his father in Washington, Ia., in building houses.


When the town of Keota, Ia. was established in 1872, he opened the first blacksmith shop in the town and built the first buggy ever made in Keota. He borrowed the money to build his shop and by hard work and careful management he accumulated wealth and at the time of his death owned three large farms in Iowa and his home place in this city. ...


Mr. and Mrs. Millhouse came to Chillicothe eight years ago from Parsons, Kas., where they disposed of a large farm. Since coming here Mr. Millhouse has taken an active part in the I.O.O.F. and Knights of Pythias lodges of which he was a member. Early in life he united with the Lutheran church of which denomination his mother was a member.”