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From: "Frank Weihs" <>
Subject: Re: [HENNEY] Henney
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 11:45:42 -0700
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Thanks for sending the information. I checked my files and found that I did
have a Christopher II listed as a son of Christophel (the one who d. 1790).
The "II" makes more sense if the son was indeed listed as Christophel. I
suppose this is one of those transcription errors we hear about.
Christophel, Jr./Christopher !! was one of the brothers of my ancestor,
Phillip Henney. I would be interested in seeing the information that you
have on the siblings, and also in any tips you can give me about sources
that you have found to be useful. I have included a couple of paragraphs of
my notes for Christophel and for his son Christopher II/Christophel, Jr. on
the off chance that they may include a detail that you do not have. And
yes, I am interested in the information that you have on the siblings that
Following are my notes for Chrisophel, the earliest ancestor I have any
information about, and for his son Chritophel, Jr./ Christopher II:
Christophel Hennig served in Capt. Michael Moyer's Company, Sixth Battalion,
Lancaster County Associators in 1777. He was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary
War. The sons who served in the same company at one time or another with
their father: Christopher II. Private, 7th Class; (John) Adam, Private,
drummer; Frederick, Private, fifer; Hieronimus, Private. Documentation from
PA Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 4. pg. 367 & 681. Vol. 7, pages. 536-537. 3rd
Series, Vol. 23, pg. 352. (Info from Internet e-mail re: Henney Board)
Christopher Henney and Elizabeth are both buried in St. Jacob's Lutheran
Cemetery, in Stark Co., Ohio.
Henney is also spelled Hennig (German sp.), as well as Heney and Haney.
Revolutionary War Service: from "History of Centre County, Penna.," p.
"Christopher Henney served in Captain John Clark's company of militia in
1776 and on the frontier. He bought of John Nelley part of the John Smith
warrant and located on the place now owned by William Kerr. He removed with
his family to the West (Stark County, Ohio) in 1811 or 1812. His son John
remained in the valley and followed blacksmithing. His grandson, David,
follows the same pursuit at Potter's Mills."
>From "History of Centre County, Penna.," p. 15--"Christopher Henney
testified, "I bought the John Smith survey from John Nelley, who bought it
from General Potter. I have lived on it (1810) 15 or 16 years. Nelley lived
there 5 years amd McGrew lived there before the War. (The John Smith survey
adjoins Centre Hill and perhaps includes it.)"
p. 410--"near Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, Christopher Henney kept a
According to the Assessment Lists for Potter Township, Centre County, Penna.
Christopher was "removed" from the list in 1812. It was then that he moved
to Stark County, Ohio where he rounded out his years. (Spangler Collection,
Centre County Historical Library, Bellafonte, Penna.)
If you see any grievous mistakes, I would appreciate your alerting me.
Thanks for your help,