Henry Elias Ware
Henry E. Ware served a three-year enlistment as a private in the Union Army, Company E of the First Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment, from September 1861 to August 1864. This regiment served in Kentucky and Tennessee, fighting in a number of conflicts including Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. During his service, Ware suffered a gunshot wound but fulfilled his enlistment.
Following his return to Dayton, the Dayton City Directory lists Henry as a city fireman from 1866 to 1870 and an engineer from 1876 to 1893.
Henry married Caroline Ziesler on September 19, 1861 in Montgomery County, Ohio. The Ware family lived at 332 Johnson Street in the South Park Historic District. Henry died on June 22, 1894 due to rheumatism. Henry, Caroline and other family members are buried in Section 69 Lot 396.
Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s five oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio as you will see as you read through this new MostMetro.com series. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours Woodland offers free of charge. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD Campus. The Woodland Office is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. The Cemetery and Arboretum are open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. The Mausoleum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 937-228-3221 or visit the Woodland website.