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Re: Charles H. Pennypacker 1894 Chester County PA
Posted by: Sherry Johnson (ID *****6657) Date: October 14, 2005 at 14:32:21
In Reply to: Charles H. Pennypacker 1894 Chester County PA by Ellen Curtis of 152

Charles H. Pennypacker and Gov. Samuel W. Pennypacker were second cousins (Ah, the wonders of technology!) and shared common ancestors Matthias Pannebecker and Mary Kuster. I have the following reference that mentions both men in your query.

Town and Country [newspaper] Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.
"Saturday - July 8, 1905 COUNTY ALUMNI MEETING Public school alumni organizations in all parts of the county are arranging to attend the annual outing and reunion of the Montgomery County Alumni Association, on Thursday, July 13, in Plymouth Park. In the morning at 11 o'clock the business meeting will be held, and at two o'clock in the afternoon a musical and literary program will be presented, the chief feature being an address by Chas. H. PENNYPACKER, the unique Burgess of West Chester. During the two years that he has been Burgess Mr. PENNYPACKER has attracted almost as much public attention as his cousin, the Governor. He is a gifted orator, and his quaint sayings, striking epigrams and unconventional wisdom have been quoted far and wide, and have caused the newspapers to bestow on him the title of the "Sage of West Chester." His address at the Alumni outing will be his first speech in Montgomery county. Plymouth Park is situated on the Chestnut Hill and Norristown trolley road, a short distance east of Norristown."
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA.

I also have the article below that was actually written by Gov. Pennypacker in his genealogy manuscript compiled between 1874-1880.

Pennypacker, Samuel W., Genealogy of the Pennypacker family: including those bearing the names of Pennypacker, Pennybacker, Pennebecker..., unpublished manuscript, Pennypacker Mills, Rt. 73 & Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473.
"Charles H. Pennypacker b. April 16, 1845...He was admitted to the Chester County bar Jany 31, 1870 and in practice has been very successful. In the very celebrated Udderzook case he was counsel for the Insurance Companies and the conviction of the defendant was mainly due to his exertions. He's also counsel for the plaintiffs in most of the cases arising out of the Pickering Valley accident. He's an effective stump speaker and has once been a member of the State Central Committee of the Republican party. He takes an interest in science having a large collection of fresh water and other shells and is a member of the Chester county Microscopical Society, an honorary member of the Liverpool Microscopical Society, and is also a member of the Historical Society of Penna.
[Margin note: Burgess of West Chester, Pa.]."
Manuscript individual #1694.

Sherry Johnson

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