Cottonwood County MN Biographies-Henry Voshage
"History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties of Minnesota, 1916"
Henry Voshage is one of the farmers of Mountain Lake township, Cottonwood county, who believes in improvements, as the general appearance of his farm would indicate. He was born in Germany, December 5, 1865, and he is a son of Christian and Stena (Meyers) Voshage, both natives of Germany, where they grew up, married and established their permanent home, the mother still living there, but the father died some years ago. To these parents sis children were born, namely: Chris, Stena, Henry, Augusta, August and Ferdinand.
Henry Voshage spent his boyhood in Germany, where he received his education. He came to America about 1885, landing in New York on January 2. He went direct to Holland, Iowa, where he worked five years, then began farming near George, Lyon county, that state, later moving to another farm in the same locality, remaining there until 1900, when he came to Cottonwood county, Minnesota, locating on the farm which he now owns in Mountain Lake township, the place containing two hundred eighty acres, which he has greatly improved, erecting practically all the buildings. He is successfully engaged in general farming and stock raising, specializing on a good grade of Shorthorn cattle.
Henry Voshage was married in 1891 to Stena Shipper, a native of Holland. She is now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Voshage the following children were born: Minnie, Anna, Christ, Bertha and Tina (twins), Ella, Susie and Henrietta. They are all living.
Politically, Mr. Voshage is a Republican. He is a member of the township board and the local school board. He belongs to the Lutheran church.