|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1831|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1914|
ELI KENDIG, commercial traveler, Erie, was born in Lancaster, Penn., Feb. 12,1831, son of Henry and Sarah (White) Kendig, natives of Penn., of German descent, and parents of ten children. Henry Kendig was a farmer, and came to Erie Co., with his family in 1831, dying in 1882.
Our subject was brought up on a farm, receiving a common school education and at the age of nineteen commenced the milling business, which he followed eight years.
Subsequently he entered the wholesale grocery business in company with C. Siegel &Co., in which he remained three years, chiefly in the capacity of traveller for the firm.
He was also engaged in the retail trade for several years in Erie.
He was married in Erie, in 1860, to Mary L., daughter of G.W. Colton of this city. By this union were born - George C., Anna G., J.F., and J.W.
Mrs. Kendig is a member of the Universalist Church, he of the I.O.O.F. and Knights of Pythias.
SOURCE: Bates, Samuel, ed. HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA... Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884 p. 915.
Henry Kendig (1800 - 1881)
Sarah White Kendig (1802 - 1892)
Mary L Colton Kendig (1840 - 1929)*
George C Kendig (1862 - 1932)*
Gertrude A Kendig (1865 - 1892)*
John F Kendig (1868 - 1931)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec 46, Block 3029
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