N. E. Genung
Contributed by Annette Campbell

N. E. Genung was born in the town of Covington*, OTSEGO county, NY, in 1817, and is 
the eldest of eight children born to Azariah and Olive (Walker) Genung, both
natives of Otsego county, he born in 1788 and she in 1796. The grandparents,
Cornelius and Esther Genung came from Otsego to Milo, Yates county in 1818,
where they died. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Azariah Genung was a
wagonmaker by trade, but during the latter part of his life he followed the
carpenter trade. In 1830 he settled in the village of Bradford (Steuben county,
NY-AC), where he spent most of his life. He died in Waterloo, October 11, 1877,
and Mrs. Genung in 1872. In religion they were Baptists. At the age of fifteen
N. E. Genung commenced working at the carpenter's trade, at which he has been
principally engaged, and in 1850 he bought a farm in Bradford, where he has
since resided. In 1837 he married Sophia, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth
Leonard, and to them have been born thirteen children: Mary, deceased; Olive,
deceased; Henry, who was a soldier in Co H 189th NY Vols and died August 6,
1865; Augusta; Sophia; Bradford; Henry L.; Frank; George; Ann; Nathan; and
Richard, who died in infancy. Mrs. Genung died April 22, 1895. In politics Mr.
Genung has been a Whig and a Republican. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896
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