JOHN H. MENSCH, farmer, P. O. Marionville, was born in Northumberland county, Penn., January 29, 1828, a son
of Christian and Sarah (Hursh) Mensch, natives of that county, and who moved to Union county in 1839. His father
was born in 1801, and died in 1887; his mother died in 1878. They reared eight children: Stephen (in Union county,
Penn.), Lewis (in Centre county, Penn.) Elizabeth (Mrs. Silas Roadarmel, in Union county, Penn.), Druzilla (Mrs.
Daniel Harter, in Wayne county, Ohio), Mary Ann (in Union county, Penn.), Hannah (Mrs. Henry Strickler, also in
Union county, Penn,), Henrietta (Mrs. John Klingman, in Horthumberland county), and John H. The subject of these
lines carried on farming in Northumberland county. He was married, in 1860, to Miss Susanna C. Keller, daughter
of Henry Keller, of Columbia county, Penn., and settled on his present farm in Jenks township, Forest county, in
1874. Mr. and Mrs. Mensch are the parents of two children: Florence (Mrs. John Paul) and Lewis (at home). Mr. Mensch
is identified with the Democratic party, and has filled various township offices. He was formerly a member of the
Lutheran Church, but is now an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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