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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


WILLIAM FLENNIKEN, meat merchant, who was born in Cumberland Township, July 30, 1838, is a son of John W. and Hettie (Wright) Flenniken.  His mother was born in Bucks County, Penn., and his father was a native of Greene County.  They were pf Scotch-Irish descent.  Mr. Flenniken’s ancestors were among the early settlers of Pennsylvania, coming to Greene County as early as 1767.  His father was a farmer; his family consisted of seven children—four sons and three daughters.  William was fifth in the family, and was reared on the farm in Greene County, where he remained until 1886.  He then came to Carmichaels, where he has since resided.  In 1863 he married Eliza A., daughter of William and Achsah (Smith) Hartman.  Mr. and Mrs. Flenniken are prominent members of the Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. Flenniken has served as trustee.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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