ⓘ Conyngham Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

                                     

ⓘ Conyngham Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Conyngham Township was formed in 1875 after breaking away from Hollenback Township. The first settler was Martin Harter who came in 1795. His immediate followers were James McNeil, James Santee, Philip Fenstermacher, John Andreas, Michael Weiss, John Fenstermacher, and Jeremiah Hess. These individuals, who were mostly of German descent, came from Northampton County. In 1804, the first white child was born in the township. His name was John Fenstermacher, Jr., the grandson of the first settler Martin Harter.

In 1797, Martin Harter built the first frame house. The first store was opened in 1805, Philip Fenstermacher. He built the first sawmill in 1811. Later the school was erected in 1813.

                                     
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