Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 1014 transcribed on July 19, 2001.

Henry H. Kern

HENRY H. KERN, who has rendered invaluable service as an advisory editor in the preparation of this work, is a native of Ohio, born at Cleveland in 1850. He came to Wyandotte county in 1872, locating on a farm about three miles northwest of Bonner Springs. He was early in life given to agriculture and horticulture, and the part he has taken in the advancement of these interests in the forty years residence in Kansas has had much to do with the fame of Kansas at home and abroad as among the best states in the Union. Mr. Kern not only has shown his ability as among the most successful farmers and fruit growers in the West, but his pride in his county and state has been illustrated in the many exhibits he has conducted at fairs and expositions. He was the first man to take an exhibit from a Northern state into the South after the Civil war, and he won first prize for Kansas in that exhibit at the Southern States Exhibition in Alabama in the late '70s. Before that he was assistant in charge of the Kansas exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. He was at the head of the Kansas exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition at St. Louis. At the Cotton States Exposition in New Orleans he was in charge of exhibits. He was asked to take charge of exhibits at the Paris Exposition in 1900, but declined to serve. Mr. Kern has done more perhaps than any other living man to tell the world of Wyandotte county's wonderful agricultural and horticultural resources. He is now director of exhibits for the Missouri Valley Fair Association, whose annual events have become world wide in scope. Mr. Kern has the best fruit farm in Wyandotte county. It is one of the best in the West. He has made a specialty of nursery stock and is successful in all his undertakings.

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