WENRICK, Peter
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WENRICK, PETER, son of Francis and Elizabeth (Greiger) Wenrick, was born in 1773, near Linglestown, Dauphin county, Pa. His father’s family came from Germany and settled in what is now Lebanon county, Francis Wenrick subsequently removing to near Linglestown, where most of his family was born. Francis Wenrick was a soldier of the Revolution, had been at Brandywine and Germantown, and on the frontiers against the Indians subsequent to the massacre of Wyoming. He died about 1785, and with his wife was buried in Wenrich’s church graveyard. He had, besides his sons Peter and Phillip, several daughters. Peter Wenrick received a comparatively limited education, brought up on his father’s farm, which he continued to occupy until his election to the sheriffalty, when he removed to Harrisburg. He served in that office from October 19, 1818, to October 16, 1821, and was always considered a faithful and efficient officer. He died at Harrisburg, February 27, 1825, in the fifty-second year of his age. Mr. Wenrick married, February 2, 1796, Susannah, daughter of John Umberger, and their children were: John, Peter, Samuel, Francis, David, Joseph, Mary, who married a Mr. Sheafer; Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Minshall; Susannah, who married a Mr. Sloan; Sarah, who married a Mr. Scott; and Rebecca who married a Mr. Umberger.