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Martin Wenger

Male 1742 - 1815  (73 years)


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  • Name Martin Wenger 
    Born 2 Feb 1742  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10555581 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-232443 
    Died 23 Sep 1815  Greene Township, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Brinzer-Brainer Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I232443  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Family Anna Gingrich,   b. 19 Aug 1743, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 179, , Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Wenger,   b. 1780, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1834  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F63546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is a marker for him in this cemetery but possibly buried on his farm in Franklin Co in the Wenger/Siloam Cemetery.
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      Martin was the 1st Wenger in Franklin County. He had come to America with his parents in 1748, living in what is now the Jonestown area of Lebanon County until he moved to Franklin County.

      In Franklin County, he was a farmer and owned the hemp mill. He was also the fist supervisor of Greene Twonship. Martin is buried in Brinzer's Cemetery in Chambersburg, Pa, on the land which was once his farm. His 1st wife is buried next to him and it is presumed that his 2nd wife (Katherine Funck) is also. No headstone exists for Katherine. Numerous Wengers and their descendants are buried in the cemetery.

      Martin's name is listed among the children on the Hans Wenger Memorial at the Wenger Meeting House in Jonestown, Pa. That memorial was erected by Wenger. The names of the children of Hans who are presumed to be buried at the meeting house are marked with an *. Since Martin is buried in Brinzer Cemetery in Franklin Co., his name does not have an * on the memorial in Lebanon Co.

      Inscription
      Martin Wenger Gestorben Ten 28 Sep 1815 74 Jahr Alt

      Translation from German: Died on the 28th of September 1815, 74 years old

      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10555581

  • Sources 
    1. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10555581.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brinzer-Brainer Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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