Henry Hetzel

Henry Hetzel came to Rose Valley in 1903. He and his wife, Mary, lived next door to William Price in a little house designed by Price as an example of “the home of the democrat”. He rented part of the Old Mill and set up a work shop for metal and wood, where he designed and built much of the furniture for his house. The Hetzels were thoroughly involved with the community, her name appearing frequently on committees regarding entertainments in the Guild Hall, and he serving as secretary of the Rose Valley Association from 1903-1910 and secretary of the Folk from 1905 through 1910.


Sources: Exhibition of Rose Valley Art and Handicrafts 2001
History of Rose Valley, vol.1
Chronicles of the Folk and Minutes of the Rose Valley Association