Christopher Stenger

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CHRISTOPHER STENGER, of Ford City, Armstrong county, proprietor of the "Fifth Avenue Hotel," is a well-known young business man of that place and also has interests in his native city, Pittsburgh. He belongs to a family of German extraction, Adam Stenger, his grandfather, having come to America with his family from Frankfort, Germany, in 1855. He settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he and his wife both died, his death occurring when he was fifty-five years old, and hers in 1890. He was a butcher by occupation. Three of his children still survive: Annie, who is living in Pittsburgh; Martin, of Pittsburgh, and Adam, of Baltimore, Maryland.

Martin Stenger, son of Adam, was born in 1847 in Frankfort, Germany, and came to America with his parents. He attended public school in Pittsburgh and later learned the butcher's trade, which he followed all his active life, at present living retired. He and his wife are members of the Catholic Church. Of the children born to their union five are living: Martin, who is a butcher in Pittsburgh; Joseph, a hotel man at Webster, Pa.; Christopher; Rose, at home; and Emma, wife of John Miller, of Pittsburgh.

Christopher Stenger, son of Martin, was born Jan. 14, 1875, in the Sixth ward of Pittsburgh, and received his education in the Catholic schools there. He learned his father's trade, that of butcher, and commenced the business on his own account in 1897, being associated with his father for several years and also with J. W. Grove, in the meat trade. In 1910 he came to Ford City, where he has since owned and operated the "Fifth Avenue Hotel." In this connection he has become very well known in the borough, though a comparative newcomer. He was one of the organizers of the North Side Packing Company, which has a plant valued at $35,000 located on Spring Garden avenue in Pittsburgh, and has been president of this company for the last three years. His business ability and qualifications as a manager have been demonstrated in every capacity in which he has been called upon to act in his various connections, and he has made his enterprises prosper by strict attention to his interests and application to everything he undertakes. He is a member of the Catholic Church.

Source: Page 818, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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