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George S Hennigh
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1823
Big Spring
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1904
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA

George is a Civil War veteran who served in Company C of the 206th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

His wife's maiden name was Smitten. She was a daughter of Hannah Thompson and Archibald Smitten. After Archibald Smitten's 1856 death, his widow, Hannah Thompson Smitten, married a Mr. Denver about 1862.


George Hennigh Octogenarian and Civil War Veteran Died Last Saturday Morning. George S. Hennigh, a respected citizen of North Punxsutawney, aged 80 years, died of bronchitis Saturday morning, February 27, and was buried in the Mahoning Union Cemetery at Marchand, Monday afternoon, at one o'clock, Rev. C.W. Miner, pastor of the Punxsutawney M.E. Church, officiating.

Although Mr. Hennigh had retired from the active pursuits of life many years ago his condition did not become alarming until about five weeks ago when he became afflicted with a severe cold. His malady finally developed into bronchial trouble and despite the efforts of his friends and physicians he grew gradually weaker.

Mr. Hennigh was born in Boiling Springs, near Bellefonte, Center[sic] County in 1823 and at the age of ten years came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hennigh to this county where they settled on what is now known as the S. Taylor North farm. When a young man he learned the blacksmith trade at Smicksburg, Indiana county, and in 1844 opened the first blacksmith shop in Marchand.

In 1862 he moved onto a farm in Canoe township where he resided until 18 years ago when he came to Punxsutawney.

In June 1863 Mr. Hennigh volunteered his services to his country and was enlisted in Company C. 206th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. The captain of the company was W.C.Brown. The regiment was with Grant's forces at the time of the fall of Richmond and was the first to enter the capital of the Confederacy after Lee's surrender. During his army life which extended over a period of 11 months he was stricken with typhoid fever which left him physically unable to perform hard manual labor ever after. He was a member of the G.A.R. until he became too much enfeebled to attend meetings.

Mr. Hennigh cast his first vote for president James K. Polk and ever after voted the democratic ticket. Mr. Hennigh was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was always regular in attendance until a few months ago.

In 1846 the deceased was married to Miss Evaline B. Smitten, who survives him, the result of the union being eight children, six of whom, five sons and one daughter, also survive their father, as follows: Luther, of Burnside; John, of South Dakota; Dr. George B. Hennigh, of Troutville; Charles G.; William; and Mrs. John Jenks, of this place.

Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased at 11 o'clock Monday, J.C. Fackiner, the undertaker, being in charge of the remains.

The above information is compliments of psb (#47005577)
NOTE: Boiling Springs, PA is in Cumberland County. Bellefonte is the county seat for Centre County and is located in Spring Township. There is a town in this area called Big Spring. However, on the 1820 census, George's parents were already living in Haines Township, Centre county.
Family links: 
  Eveline B Smitten Hennigh (1827 - 1912)*
  Luther H Hennigh (1849 - 1906)*
  John Y. S. Hennigh (1852 - 1916)*
  Hannah Jane Hennigh Widdowson (1853 - 1884)*
  Sallie Hennigh Jenks (1855 - 1931)*
  Charles G Hennigh (1859 - 1917)*
  Charles Henneigh (1859 - 1917)*
  William W Hennigh (1866 - 1937)*
  Mary Elizabeth Hennigh (1868 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship

George S.
July 5, 1823
Feb. 27, 1904
Co. C. 206th Regt. P.V.I.
Marchand Cemetery
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: 109
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Originally Created by: J Rowan
Record added: Oct 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30607301
George S Hennigh
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George S Hennigh
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