Samuel L Hendrickson




Samuel L. Hendrickson




SAMUEL L. HENDRICKSON, miller, post-office, Orangeville, Ohio.  The subject of this sketch is a son of Richard and Martha (Long) Hendrickson, she being a daughter of Samuel Long, of Mercer County, PA.  The father of our subject was born in New Jersey, and removed to Mercer County, PA in 1835, and settled in Hempfield Township, where he died in 1847.  His widow survives him, and lives with our subject, who was born in Hempfield Township April 6, 1839.  He was reared in Hempfield Township by his grandfather, who had settled in that township previous to the settlement there of the father of our subject.  Mr. Hendrickson received his early education in the common schools of that township, and at the age of fourteen was employed by T.G. Van Lew as a clerk in his store in Sheakleyville, where he remained until 1860, when he formed a copartnership with Dr. Packard, and engaged in the crockery and glassware business in Greenville, which they conducted until 1873, when the death of Dr. Packard occurred, and he was appointed his executor and had charge of his estate until 1879.  He then removed to his farm in Hempfield Township, and engaged in farming, where he remained until early in 1885, when he removed to Orangeville, and commenced operating his flour and grist-mill, which he had purchased in 1876.  Mr. Hendrickson was married May 12, 1864, to Teressa, daughter of Harvey Stephenson, of Gustavus, Ohio, and they have had born to them eight children:  George, Harvey, Richard, Katie, Clara, Samuel, Annie and Birt.  Our subject is a member of F. & A.M., Lodge No. 290, of Greenville.  

History of Mercer County, 1888 page 907-908

Transcribed and Submitted by Janet Stanko




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