Henry was born in Switzerland.
He married Ruth Giles (nee Burnett) (born at Selwyn in 1875) at Shannon in 1904.
Ruth was first married to Samuel Giles and had two sons. Samuel was killed in an accident in 1903.
Henry & Ruth went on to have one son & two daughters. The 2nd Giles son used the Leger surname.
One son-in-law, Noel De Mey served in both WW1 & WW2. Another son-in-law, Frederick Barrett was in the Merchant Navy in WW2.
Henry signed the 1905 'Yes' Levin township petition. He also became naturalized in 1927.
He was an egg farmer, later a poultry farmer in Weraroa & then Stuckey St, Levin.