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
Hendrickson received his early education in the common schools of
that township, and at the age of fourteen was employed by T.G.
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
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,
Our subject is a member of F. & A.M., Lodge No. 290, of
of Mercer County, 1888 page 907-908
and Submitted by Janet Stanko