Biography of W. C. Nenninger
Cambria County, PA Biographies





W. C. Nenninger, supervising principal of schools at Expedit, is a prominent citizen of Cambria County. He was born at Shippensburg, Pa., Oct. 22, 1896, and is the son of George and Edna (Railing) Nenninger.

George Nenninger is a prosperous farmer of Shippensburg, where he owns and operates a farm of 107 acres. He was born at that place in August, 1870, and is the son of Fred and Emma (Clever) Nenninger, natives of Germany, and early settlers of Pennsylvania. Fred Nenninger, deceased, is buried at Jacksonville, Pa. His widow resides near Shippensburg. Edna (Railing) Nenninger was born near Shippensburg in 1869 and is the daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Fogelsonger) Railing, of England, both of whom are deceased and buried at Shippensburg. George Neninger is a Democrat and an active member of the Church of the Brethren at Shippensburg. Six children were born to George and Edna (Railing) Nenninger; J. Earl, lives at Harrisburg, Pa., where he is identified with the Harrisburg Railway Company; W. C., the subject of this sketch; C. Lester, Edna, Emma, and Elizabeth, all at home.

After completing his early education in the schools of Southampton Township, Cumberland County, Pa., W. C. Nenninger was graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1916 and from Shippensburg Normal School in 1918. He spent the following two years in the employ of the Harrisburg Railway Company, after which he served as principal of schools in Washington County, Md. In 1921 he was appointed principal of schools in Bedford County, Pa., and the following year came to Expedit, where he became a member of the faculty. Mr. Nenninger has served as supervising principal since 1926.

In politics Mr. Nenninger is identified with the Democratic party. He holds membership in the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge No. 315 Shippensburg and the Parent-Teachers Association.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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