Born January 5, 1837, Ray County Missouri
Died November 11, 1922, Boise, Idaho
Henry Branstetter was born in Ray County Missouri on Jan. 5, 1837. He arrived in Boise in 1863. In 1872, Branstetter located on the southeast corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets, where he was fondly referred to as "Uncle Clay Branstetter" by area residents.
He served two separate terms as Sheriff in Ada County. He was receiver of public moneys in the United States Land Office at Boise during Grover Cleveland’s first Presidential Administration from 1885-1871. Ada County elected him to the State Senate the first general election after Idaho was admitted to the Union in 1890 and for two years he remained a member of the upper house of the general assembly. In 1892, he was again elected sheriff of Ada Country for the second term, serving from 1893-1895.
On Apr. 16, 1872, Henry married Mary Thews. They had a family of five children.