Jefferson County, NY Pioneers


JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER HORNING FAMILY



1. ADAM HORNING was born around 1789 or 1790 somewhere in New York State. He was in the Town of Alexandria from about 1825 to about 1856, on the federal census of 1830, 1840, and 1850. His name was variously spelled HERNING, HORNING, ERNING there. He was in the war of 1812, received two land grants in Alexandria because of his service then. His time and place of death are unknown. Isaac ERNING with wife Rebecca, and children, and Adam ERNING age 60 in the household, are last found in Alexandria on the 1850 fed census. By the 1860 census, Isaac and family are in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, the family name was spelled HERNING, HURNING, and on a couple of census records, ERNNING and ERNING.

Adam Horning had a brother, Henry (Heinrich) Horning, who married Magaret Countryman, and had children Anna, Abraham, Heinrich, and others. The brothership is proved by an affidavit Adam wrote on behalf of Henry's widow, in which Adam states that Henry was his brother. The children's birth records, with notation as to who parents were, are recorded in the Lutheran St. Paul's Church in the Town Of Danube, otherwise known as The Geisenberg Church, formerly at Hallsville, in the town of Minden, Montgomery Co., NY.

ADAM HORNING married
ELISABETH (---)

Children, HORNING:

2 i MARIA HORNING

3 ii ANNA HORNING

4 iii ISAAC HORNING married REBECCA WORDEN

5 iv CATHERINE HORNING married (---) GODFREY

6 v JACOB HORNING

7 vi ?ADAM HORNING

Shirley Herning-Swaim
PO BOX 80045
Fairbanks, AK, 99708
For further information, contact:
Shirley Herning-Swaim

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