HEDENBERG, George Dubois

HEDENBERG, George Dubois

Male 1871 - 1951  (79 years)

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  • Name HEDENBERG, George Dubois 
    Born 15 Oct 1871  Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    living at 34 Walnut St. and working as a retail coal and wood dealer 
    Census 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Biography

    • GEORGE D. HEDENBERG, Milton, a coal merchant, is doing business under the firm name of Hedenberg & Son. This business is of about ten years standing, during which time it has grown from a small coal yard to one of the largest and best equipped plants in this section.

      The Hedenbergs are of Swedish descent, the American branch having come to this country in the early Colonial days and settled in Perth Amboy, N.J., from which point the family became widely scattered.

      Charles J. Hedenberg, grandfather of George D., was born in Tennessee, and being of a roving disposition, resided in many parts of the United States. He was active in the Texan Revolution against Mexico, as well as in the Civil war. Shortly before the latter period he came to Pennsylvania, and he died in Danville in 1871. To him and his wife, Mary Ellen, were born the following children: Charles J., James M., Mary Augusta, Frances V. and William J., and one son that died in infancy.

      James M. Hedenberg, father of George D., was born in Houston, Texas, Jan. 5, 1847. Coming north with his parents, he resided in Philadelphia, Pa., from which place he enlisted, at the age of sixteen years, in Company G, 192d Regiment, P.V.I. After the war he entered the University of Pennsylvania to study medicine, but on account of ill health gave it up. Later he went into partnership with his father in the drug business in Danville, Pa., continuing there until 1872, when he entered the employ of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. He was stationed first at Williamsport, Pa., being transferred thence to Milton, in 1873, as agent, which position he filled for twenty-five years. He was largely instrumental in the extension of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad branch into the center of the town. In 1898 he was transferred to Philadelphia, and he served there until his resignation in 1902 on account of failing health. He returned to Milton and made his home there until his death, which occurred Aug. 20, 1910.

      On June 1, 1870, James M. Hedenberg married Susan R. Hiestand, daughter of John and Susan (Hoover) Hiestand, who, with two children, George D. and Charles L., of Madison, Ga., survived him. He was a member of Milton Lodge, No. 256, F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Consistory of the Valley of Philadelphia, and of Post No. 2 G.A.R., of Philadelphia.

      George D. Hedenberg was born Oct. 15, 1871, at Danville, Pa. He was educated at the Milton public schools and started work in the employ of the United States Express Company, at Milton. Later he became chief clerk in the Milton station of the P. & R. Railroad. In the year 1898 he enlisted in Company C, 12th Regiment, P.V.I. After the close of the Spanish-American war he entered the employ of the P. & R. Railroad Company, and was stationed at Port Reading, N. J., being later transferred to Rutherford Transfer, Harrisburg, Pa. In 1903 he came back to Milton, where he has since been engaged in the coal business.

      George D. Hedenberg married Nov. 20, 1902, Anna M. Heinen, daughter of Henry J. and Anna (Mann) Heinen, of Milton. They have three children, George D., Elisabeth M. and Juliette L. Socially Mr. Hedenberg is a member of Milton Lodge, No. 256, F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Consistory of the Valley of Williamsport, S. Hepburn Pollock Camp, No. 121, S. of V., and the B.P.O. Elks Lodge, No. 913.
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living at 34 Walnut St. and working as a retail coal merchant 
    Census (desc) 1930  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 311 N Front St. and working as a coal dealer 
    _UID DD80EC5B5745024BACB55F8127E50BDABFE6 
    Died 1951 
    Person ID I71  Milton Families
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2012 

    Father HEDENBERG, James M.,   b. 5 Jan 1847, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1910, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother HIESTAND, Susan R.,   b. Feb 1848, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1870 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HEINEN, Anna Marie,   b. 16 Dec 1872, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1939, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1902 
    Children 
     1. HEDENBERG, George D. Jr.,   b. 1905, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1956  (Age 51 years)
     2. HEDENBERG, Elizabeth M.,   b. 1907, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. HEDENBERG, Juliette L.,   b. 1911,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 2 Ward 2.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 1 Ward 2.

    3. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 406.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 2 Ward 1.