Henry Harrison Simmers was the second child and the first son of Francis Edward and Isabelle Simmers, who came to St. Paul Township, Stutsman County, in the Dakota Territory, in 1885. Henry was was born and raised in the Ypsilanti community.
Henry was married to Christine Marie Jessen at the home of Christine's parents, Lorens and Anne Jessen, in Section 34, Homer Township, in 1920.
Following their marriage, Henry and Christine made their home on the SW ¼ of Section 8, Winfield Township, where they spent the rest of their lives. Henry Harrison died in 1956. They had four children.