Biography of Conrad Wehnes
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Wehnes, Conrad, was born in Canada, April 2, 1856. He was educated in their public schools until he was ten years old. In 1866 the family came to the United States and located in Elmira. February 24, 1872, he entered the employ of the Lehigh Railroad Company and is now agent at Elmira, having succeeded the late J. S. Sheafe in that position August 1, 1891. July 5, 1883, he married Emma W., only daughter of Thomas and Emily Wellman, of Springfield, Pa. They have one son and two adopted daughters: Grove W., born August 18, 1884, and Grace and Nellie. His father, Michael, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, in 1825, and came to Canada in 1853. He married Catherine Ruppersberger, of his native place, by whom he had seven. children, four of whom survive: Conrad, Lizzie, Kattie, and Mary.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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