I am a HENSEL descendant and researching one of the branches that went to Northern California. I believe that ROBERT HENSEL (b. abt. 1860) may have been the first of this branch to go to Humboldt County. According to the index on-line in the book LIVING WITH THE GIANTS (Index) – HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA By EVELYN McCORMICK 1984, there is a Robert HENSEL listed on page 41. Does anyone have this book so I can find out what the entry says?
His nephew Robert Lyman Hensel and wife Blanche (Mowery) HENSEL had a child(William, deceased in 1999)in Humboldt County in 1936.
I have lots of information on the ancestors of these CA HENSEL's and would like to share what I have and find out more.