ENNEY, GEORGE W., assistant foreman in the frog, switch and signal department, Pennsylvania Steel Company, Steelton, Pa., was born in Lancaster county, Pa., November 8, 1861. He is a son of George W. and Catherine (Lenheart) Enney. The paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Leah Wolf, and she was of German descent. The grandfather, John Enney, was born in White Hall, New York City. The great-grandfather was a Frenchman, and came to this country in 1772 and participated in the Revolutionary war under Washington. His name was George DeEnney, but after coming to America he no longer used the De. The elder George W. Enney was a foundry man, and followed the same line of work continuously until four years ago, when he retired. He was a native of Lancaster county. He worked in Harrisburg for about eleven years, and then went to Duncannon, Perry county, where he had charge of the blast furnace for eleven years. He next went to Harrisburg, remained one year, and then removed to Steelton, where he now resides. He was married, July 4, 1853, to Catherine, daughter of William and Jane Harman Lenheart, of Perry county. Their children are: William F.; Ellen Almeah, wife of Edward Doyle; Harriet, wife of H. J. Stimmel, and George W. Both parents were members of the Lutheran church.
George w. Enney, Jr., received his education in the public schools of Harrisburg, to which place his father removed when he was nine years old. At the age of seventeen he left school and began to learn the trade of machinist with the W. O. Hickok Manufacturing Company, after which he was employed by the Jackson Manufacturing Company, of Philadelphia, for two months. He next worked eighteen months for the Harrisburg Car Manufacturing Company, in the foundry and machine department. In the spring of 1885 Mr. Enney went to Owata, Minn., where he remained for about three months, working at his trade with Charles Burdick. The next twenty months were spent in the service of Althouse, Wheeler & Co., Waupan, Wis. On February 13, 1887, he commenced to work for the Pennsylvania Steel Company as a machinist. After serving for eighteen months in this capacity, he was promoted to the position of assistant foreman in the frog, switch and signal department, which position he fills with fidelity at the present time. Mr. Enney is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No.464, of the Masonic fraternity, Harrisburg; of Dauphin Lodge, No. 160, I. O. O. F., and also of Carthage Lodge, No. 194, K. of P., Steelton. He is a Republican, and takes a very active part in politics. He was married, December 4, 1881, to Lizzie, daughter of John and Catherine (Chalfant) Pelen, natives of Lancaster county. Their children are: Daisy, Maud, George, Jr., and Dewitt R. Mrs. Enney is a member of the Methodist church.
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Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –