Biography of Pius F. Henning
Bronx County, NY Biographies





PIUS FRANCIS HENNING - The practical equipment that was the possession of Pius Francis Henning, when he established his present real estate business in The Bronx, one of the principal sources of the success that he has achieved, was his unlimited fund of practical information concerning the territory as a whole, and in particular with reference to property values and the suitability of estates for residential and business purposes. Upon this foundation and its gradual expansion, Mr. Henning has rendered his business indispensable in realty matters in this section of the city. Here he not only serves his patrons with great care and reliability in their home seeking and business building, but he has also won an enduring popularity as a business man and a citizen. He is a son of Henry Henning, a leather refiner, who was born in 1836 in New York City and died in 1872, when Pius F., the son, was but two years old, and of Mary (Uhline) Henning, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1839.

Pius Francis Henning was born October 6, 1870, at the Second Street residence of the family, in Manhattan, and he attended the public schools in Harlem, where his parents had moved when he was a child; afterwards he was a student in Manhattan College. When he was fourteen years old he began work for the E. G. Worley Electrical Supply Company at No. 125 Lexington Avenue, New York City, where for three years he served an apprenticeship in the electrical business; then for two years he was employed by the Hazazer & Stanley Electrical Construction Company, on Frankfort Street, Manhattan. Mr. Henning then accepted a position with Charles Corey & Son, a firm specializing in electrical equipment for boats, lighthouses, and such, continuing with that company for seventeen years.

Mr. Henning then established himself in the real estate business, opening his first office at the corner of Westchester Avenue and Havemeyer Street, The Bronx, a short distance from his present office, No. 2301 Westchester Avenue, to which he removed in September, 1924. His headquarters are accounted as among the best equipped in this part of the State. Mr. Henning, himself, has resided in this section for many years, and has aided very materially in the building up of The Bronx, and is one of the best versed men in values in the Unionport section.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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