George B. Henning

Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George B.

When George B. Henning was born in 1809, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Conrad Henning, was 58 and his mother, Magdalena Bair, was 46. He married Rebecca Morris on 18 April 1839, in Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Paris Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Smithfield Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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George B. Henning
Rebecca Morris
Marriage: 18 April 1839
Morris Henning
Dallas Henning
William Benton Henning
Homer Henning
Florence Henning
Mary Henning
Cynthia Henning
Lewis A. Henning
Alma S. Henning

Spouse and Children

18 April 1839
Stark, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Age 37

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Dutch, and Danish: from a pet form of Hans or Heinrich .2 English: in part the German, Dutch, or Danish name (see 1), but possibly in some cases a variant of Scottish Hanning .3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in Trøndelag. The first element is of uncertain origin, possibly from hein ‘whetstone’; the second element is from Old Norse vin ‘meadow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Henning, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Geo B Henning, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George B Henning, "United States Census, 1870"

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