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George Wenger

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 714

    who is well and favorably known all over Shelby county, O., where almost his entire life has been spent, is one of the substantial farmers of Salem township, where he owns 240 acres of valuable land. He was born near Columbus, O., November 21, 1854, and is a son of Andrew and Magdalena (Billing) Wenger. Andrew Wenger and his wife were born in Germany. Both came to America in youth and were married in the United States. They came to Shelby county in 1856 and Andrew Wenger followed fanning here during the rest of his active life and
both he and wife died and are buried in Franklin township. They had the following children: Louisa, who is the widow of Samuel Harmon; George; Mary, who is the wife of C. E. Fogt; Sophia, who is the wife of Jacob J. Shilling; Andrew; and Lena, who is the wife of Benjamin Denning.
    George Wenger attended the district schools in boyhood and remained on the home farm until he was twenty-one years of age, starting out then for himself. He has made farming and stock raising his business and through industry and good judgment has been successful in his undertakings and is now numbered with the substantial men of his community. In addition to his large acreage in Salem township, he has a tract of twenty-five acres in Franklin township, and he is also a stockholder in the Fanners Telephone Company. On June 3, 1875, Mr. Wenger was married to Miss Sophia Barbara Fogt, who was born in Shelby county, a daughter of Jacob and Julia Fogt, both now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Fogt the following children were born: John H., Philip J., Peter, Samuel, Catherine, Julia Ann and Sophia Barbara. Julia Ann is the wife of Jacob Pfaadt, Catherine is deceased, and Sophia Barbara is the wife of Mr. Wenger. Mr. and Mrs. Wenger have four children: William E., Minnie. Emma J. and Laura, at home. William E. Wenger is a leading citizen of Shelby county and served for six years as county recorder. He married Alice Miller and they have two children: Esther and Wilma. Minnie is the wife of George H. Zimpfer and they have two children: Richard and Rosella. Mr. Wenger and family belong to the Lutheran church and he is a deacon in the same. In politics he is a democrat.

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