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- Nicholas Henry Nenno , born 5 Jun 1837 in
Cheektowaga, New York. Baptized 6 Jun 1837 in St. Louis church, Buffalo, New York.
Occupation: carpenter and farmer; see biographical clip.
Married Barbara Forness on 15 Apr 1859 in
St. Bonaventure church, Allegany, New York.
Died 13 Feb 1890 in Allegany. Buried in St Bonaventure cemetery, Allegany.
Nicholas rescued a slave from the Allegany River near
Pittsburgh and trained him as a carpenter. Later he paid the man $800 to serve for him in
the Civil War. After the war, the black man took the name Nenno and moved to northeastern
New York state. This line joins Elizabeth Nenno Wilson;
through his son Victor Josef, and grandson Clyde Wm.; Family Photo
- Barbara Forness,
- John Nicholas Nenno, born 1860, died 1896
- William F. Nenno, born 1861, died 1940
- Mary M. Nenno, born 1862 , died 1938
- George L., born 1864, died 1939
- Michael W. Nenno, born 1866, died 1918
- Joseph J. Nenno, born 1867, died 1942
- Victor Joseph Nenno "The Drake", born 25 Jul 1869 in
Allegany, New York. Occupations: oil contractor in Bradford, Pennsylvania oil
fields; worker in the West Virginia and Ohio oil fields; operated the
Allegany Mills; founder of Victor J Nenno and Sons Oil Well Drilling Co.
Married Mary Ann Martiny on 25 Oct 1893 in
St. Nickolas church, Allegany, New York, having 8 children. Mary died in 1933, and
Victor remarried Augusta Hamm on 7 Feb 1935;
they had no children. Died 13 Aug 1947 in Allegany, New York, of massive stroke. Buried
in St Bonaventure cemetery, Allegany, New York.
Victor was shot in a bar room fight,
- Magdalene Catherine Nenno "Lena", born 1871, died 1911
- Francis A. Nenno "Frank", born 1873, died 1927
- Fredrick S. Nenno, born 1875, died 1943
- Charles J. Nenno, born 1877, died 1939
- Edward W. Nenno, born 1879, died 1940
Above information supplied through the efforts of Don Gentner