Henry L. C. Schrecengost


Henry L. C. Schrengost (deceased), who was a prosperous farmer in Wayne township, Armstrong county, for a number of years prior to his death, was born in 1858 and died in 1905.

Henry John Schrecongost, his father, was born in Cowanshannock township, Armstrong county, Pa., and eventually moved to Valley township, this county, where he bought a farm upon which he resided for some time. He then bought the farm in Wayne township, near Echo, upon which he spent the remainder of his life, dying there. To him and his wife Sarah (Kline), daughter of George Kline, were born these children: George, Henry L. C., Hannah, Mary, Susan, Della and Katie.

Henry L. C. Schrecongost lived and died upon his farm in Wayne township, where he owned a tract of 121 acres near Echo. He was a well and favorably known man in his community, where he commanded the highest respect of all who knew him. He married Minerva Jennie McIntire, daughter of George McIntire, and the following children were born to them: Charles K., Florence L. (wife of Harry Craig), Zora B., Henrietta (deceased), Burton J. F. and Bertha E. (twins), Ida F. and Sarah E. Mrs. Schrecongost continues to make her residence at the homestead with her family.

William McIntire, grandfather of Mrs. Jennie Schrecongost, lived in Armstrong county. He married a Miss Steffy, and their children were: John, George, Joseph, William and Stephen. After Mr. McIntire's death this widow married a Mr. Spence, by whom she had Thomas, Augustus and Elmira.

George McIntire, son of William, was born in Armstrong county, and settled in Cowanshannock township, near Echo, remaining there until his death, in 1892, at the age of sixty-two years. He was a blacksmith by occupation. His wife, Mary A. (McIntire), died in August, 1872. They had children as follows: Mary C., who married Jacob K. Milliron and (second) Wesley Neal; Angeline, who married Benjamin T. Geiger; John A.; Minerva Jennie, Mrs. Henry L. C. Schrecongost; Joseph H., a farmer of Cowanshannock township, who married Lela Travis; and Hannah E., who married O. S. Marshall, an attorney at law, located at Rural Valley, Armstrong county.

John A. McIntire, son of George, was born Sept. 3, 1858, and learned the blacksmith's trade, which he follows, his business being located at Echo. He married Sarah A. Beck, daughter of Simon Beck, of Echo, and they have had the following children: Wilda I., now the wife of Curtis E. Bouser [Bowser] (they have a son, Laird E.); Minnie, now the wife of George C. Schrecongost (they have children Sarah R. and Ruby E.); Laura M.; Mabel A., who died in infancy; Olive R.; Delvert J.; Hazel L.; and Lavern S.

On her mother's side Mrs. Schrecongost is a granddaughter of John McIntire, who was of Scotch-Irish descent. He removed to Armstrong county from Westmoreland county, and purchased a large farm near Echo, in Wayne township, passing the remainder of his life there, engaged in farming. His children were: John, who became a Methodist minister; Daniel S., who married Martha Lias, and died in 1893; Alexander, who died in Kansas; Altman, who died in Adams county, Ohio; Mary A., who married George McIntire, and died in Echo; and Catherine, who married John Wilson, and died in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.

Source: Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914

Transcribed March 2001 by Thomas P. Cunningham for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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