Henry Lenker, farmer, was born in Washington Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1833, a son of Philip Lenker and Sally [Holtzman] Lenker.
The father, Philip Lenker, was born in Mifflin Township, and was reared a farmer. He followed that occupation in connection with weaving. He died on the old homestead farm in Upper Paxton Township and his wife preceded him in death some years. Their children were:
Catherine Lenker, deceased;
William Lenker, farmer, in Perry County;
John D. Lenker, deceased;
Edward Lenker, farming the homestead;
Salome Lenker, deceased;
David K. Lenker, farmer on the homestead;
Hannah Lenker, widow of Jacob Zimmerman;
Elizabeth Lenker, maiden lady;
Amelia Lenker, maiden lady;
Mary Lenker, wife of David Lark; and
Nathaniel Lenker, deceased.
Henry Lenker received his education in the public schools and was reared a farmer. He remained at home until his eighteenth birthday and then for a few months worked out in different parts of the state.
He was married at Berrysburg, Pennsylvania, by Rev. David Sell, 18 February 1858, to Miss Elizabeth Longabauch. Their children are:
Sarah Elizabeth Lenker, born 4 February 1859;
Charles Edwin Lenker, born 15 August 1860;
David Walker Lenker, born 19 October 1862;
Robert Natahniel Lenker, born 22 January 1865;
Henry Grant Lenker, born 4 June 1867;
Philip Melanethon Lenker, born 14 July 1870;
William Peter Lenker, born 18 August 1874; and
Mary Salome Lenker, born 16 April 1879.
After marriage he resided in Upper Paxton Township and removed later to Mifflin Township, returning again to Upper Paxton Township, locating on his present place, where he has since had his residence. He is a member of the Lutheran church.
The above information was modified/edited from Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896 by J. M. Runk and Company of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. A free download is available from the Internet Archive.
Findagrave Memorial #107304142. Henry G. Lenker died 25 March 1910 and is buried at the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Killinger, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.