Henry Bromley, merchant, and farmer on Sec. 27, Denver Twp., was born in Sandusky Co., Ohio, Jan. 1, 1847. His parents, George W. and Magdalena (Kasamoer) Bromley, were of English and German descent, and natives of New England. In 1856 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., where their son, Henry, was educated in the district schools. When the latter was 16 years of age he enlisted, Nov.21, 1863, in the 129th Ind. Vol. Inf., Co. A, of the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by W. H. Cole. He participated in six heavy battles: Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville and Kingston, N. C. He escaped without injury or imprisonment, and was honorably discharged Aug. 26, 1865. He returned home to Steuben County and purchased 20 acres of land in Scott Township, and then alternated between farm work and attending school until the fall of 1868, when he came to Michigan and settled in Kinderhook Township, Branch County. Jan. 6, 1876, he was married in Grand Rapids, to Miss Eliza Quincy, daughter of Joseph and Julia (McCarty) Quincy, natives of New York, who was born in the city of Rochester, March 11, 1855. He then returned to Indiana and worked on his land three years, after which he came to Newaygo County and settled on a farm in Denver Township. He purchased 45 acres of timbered land and has it all improved. In 1871-72 he owned and operated a sawmill in Montcalm County, this State.
In the spring of 1881, Mr. Bromley engaged in the mercantile business, and has a fast increasing trade. They have one child, Bertha, born July 10, 1879. Mr. B. is now Postmaster at Denver, and has been in Government employ for some time. In politics he is a Republican.