WILBERT ENGLE is a son-in-law of Henry Moninger, who was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1790, and coming to Washington county at the age of twenty years, finally located near the Lutheran settlement on the place now known as the "Mike Moninger" farm, which he afterward bought. Henry Moninger's education was received in the subscription schools of his day, and he was considered a well informed man, one possessed of an unusual amount of good judgment. He was united in marriage with a Miss Hess, of Amity, this county, and the following named children blessed their union: John, born 1810; George, 1812; Mary, 1814; Henry, 1816; Andrew J., 1818; Susanna, 1820; Jacob, 1822; Catherine, 1825; Sarah, 1827; and Elizabeth, 1832; one child died in infancy. The children of his second marriage, with Miss Sarah Hughes, of Washington county, were Robert M., born in 1844, died young; James A., in 1848, and Emma C., in 1850. One child died in infancy unnamed. Mr. Moninger was engaged in buying and selling land, farming and stock droving. He was remarkably energetic and persevering, as was evinced in the fact that when seventy-five years of age he moved with his family to Brooke county, W. Va., and there purchased 600 acres of land, upon which he died in 1864. He was originally a Whig, and afterward a Republican, and though always willing to give any possible aid to his party, was no office seeker. In religious connection he was an honored member of the Disciple Church at Lone Pine.
Mrs. Emma C. (Moninger) Engle was born in Chartiers township, and remained with the family in West Virginia and Washington county, Penn. She attended school at Washington, Lone Pine and at Pleasant Hill Seminary. She prepared for the vocation of a teacher, but having met with an accident in 1868 was compelled to abandon that profession. Like her sister, Elizabeth, who was a graduate of Olome Institute, Canonsburg, Mrs. Engle was a close student and is an excellent scholar. In April, 1891, she became the wife of Wilbert Engle, a prominent young citizen of Lone Pine, Amwell township. Wilbert Engle was born in Washington county, where he has always resided. He is a son of William and Catherine Engle, and was educated in the common schools. Mrs. Engle is an eager reader of current literature, for from 1868 to 1888, during the period of her lameness, she read many of the standard works and much of all that was good in modern publications. Mr. Engle farms during the summer and mines coal during the winter. Both are devout members of the Church of Christ at Lone Pine. Mrs. Engle and her brother James are the only representatives of this large family, who have resided at home within the period covered by her memory, and both are living at Lone Pine.
Text taken from page 783 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed May 1997 by Jack McNatt of Valrico, FL as part of the Beers Project.
Published June 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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