Benninghoff, Martin L.

Submitted by mercercounty on Sun, 09/26/2010 - 18:13

MARTIN L. BENNINGHOFF, farmer, post-office Greenville, was born in Cherry. Tree Township, Venango Co., Penn., August 31, 1850. His father, Martin Benninghoff, is a native of Clearfield County, Penn., born March 16, 1828, and a son of John Benninghoff, a sketch of whom will be found in the chapter on Greenville. Martin Benninghoff grew up in Venango County, and was there married, October 10, 1855, to Anna Mary Gahring, a native of Germany, who is the mother of nine children: Martin L., George H., Jacob G., Anna E. (deceased), Julia A., John M., Joseph L., Frederick W. and Jeremiah. In the spring of 1865 Mr. Benninghoff purchased his present homestead in West Salem Township, upon which he settled the following October, and where he has since resided. Our subject grew up in West Salem, and received a common-school education. He was married September 19, 1878, to Miss Lizzie, daughter of Levi and Nancy (Saul) Kamerer, a native of this county, who has borne him one child, Eva E. Mr. Benninghoff and wife are members of the Reformed. Church, and in politics he is a Republican. In 1882 he located on his present homestead on the Greenville and Orangeville road, and has since been one of the leading young farmers of West Salem.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1168

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