|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1809|
|Death: ||May 5, 1896|
OBITUARY of Mrs. Margaret Hennigh
Mrs. Margaret Hennigh was born in Dauphin County, Pa., July 26, 1809; her maiden name was Margaret Peace. In 1822 [sic] she was united in marriage to John Hennigh, and became the mother of nine children-six sons and three daughters. Only two are now living, John Hennigh, Jr. of Punxsutawney, Pa., and Samuel Hennigh of Kansas City, Kan., her youngest born, with whom she has lived almost continuously since the death of her husband. In 1861, her husband and one son offered their services to their country and later were followed by three other sons, leaving her at home with her youngest, then a mere lad. It may truly be said of her that she offered her all on the altar of her country. One son was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness, another son and the husband died soon after the war, it is believed from injuries received and exposure endured in the service. Only one daughter grew to womanhood and she was the mother of Milton M. Jamison who lives southeast of Louisburg. Mrs. Hennigh (or "Aunt Peggy" as she was familiarly called by many beside relatives) died on the 20th anniversary of the death of this daughter.
In 1886 she came west stopping first in Benton County, Mo., afterward living in Allen and Miami counties in Kansas, until three and a half years ago when she removed with her son to Kansas City, Ks., where she died of heart disease May 5, 1896, in the 87 th year of her age. Although it was known that she had heart trouble and had been poorly for some time yet the death messenger came so suddenly it was a great shock to her friends. She united with M.E. church many years ago in Pennsylvania and has ever since lived a consistent Christian life. Her remains arrived from Kansas City, Wednesday, accompanied by her children, Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Hennigh, and Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 the funeral was conducted in the M. E. church by Rev. C. W. Bailey assisted by Rev. J. C. McElroy of the Presbyterian church. The text chosen, Job 5:26 was without intention the same used at the funeral of her sister-in-law, (Catherine Bell),the mother of D.L. Bell, by whose side she now rests.
Mary Margaret Hennigh Jamison (1839 - 1876)*
May 5, 1896
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