Henry Mendlik, firm of Barnes & Mendlik, general merchandise, Manitowoc, is a native of Bohemia. He came to Racine County in 1854, with his parents. In 1857, they removed to Manitowac County, where he assisted his father on their farm. On the death of his father, the family removed to the city. He enlisted in 1862, Co. F, 26th Wis. Inf., served nine months, and was discharged on account of physical disability. He then came to Chicago, and clerked in a flour and feed store a few months, then returned to Manitowoc, was employed with Vilas & Co., as clerk about fourteen years, and had also been a member of this firm. In 1879, he became a member of this firm. He was married on May 30, 1876.
History of Northern Wisconsin (Manitowac County) 1881
(orig.), 1988 (recopy),
The Ralph W. Secord Press, Iron Mountain, Michigan.