Why Joseph Henry 1895?

We get many questions from you asking to explain our name Joseph Henry and the date 1895.

This is a story of our family's heritage that served as an inspiration for our rebranding from Medicine River Soap Co.

So the story really started in 1895 when having sold his few worldly possessions, Joseph (our great grandfather) traveled across the ocean from the Baltics to the shores of South Africa. He journeyed on covering over 1000 miles of rugged terrain with a friend, horse, compass, pistol and dreams of a better life in a new land to later set up an outpost supplying nomads and adventurers. 

Joseph and his son Henry – a boxer, a mining engineer and a Hurricane fighter pilot during WW2 are the original adventurers behind the brand "Joseph Henry 1895". 

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