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From: "Emmert Bittinger" <>
Subject: RE: Nininger
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 16:27:06 -0500
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 3:52 PM
Does any one know anything about this man, his parents, wife or children,
where he lived at, etc.
Brethren At Work June 19, 1883 page 7
Christian Nininger departed this life, May 17th, 1883. He was born Dec. 8th,
1808, in Virginia, but lived for a number of years in Kansas. For the last
three years he has been a resident of Oregon. He come to this place nearly
one year ago, where he lived up to this death. He had complained for a day
or two of feeling ill, but was not so sick but he could be about the house as
Wednesday night, about one o’clock, he complained of feeling chilly, and
got up to start a fire. Sitting down on a chair, he suddenly fell forward,
and when his wife had lifted him into the chair, she found that his spirit
had fled to Him that gave it. He was buried on Friday.
In his short stay here he had gained many warm friends, who regret his
sudden death. He leaves a family of several children and a dear companion to
mourn their loss; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. May the lord
cheer them on their way. E. R. Wimer
REPLY FROM E. BITTINGER,
Dennis, The Brethren Nininger family was established in the Roanoke Virginia area, but I am not sure which county. Maybe Franklin or Roanoke County. Members of the family remain Brethren to today. A Mr. Nininger was chairman of the Bridgewater College Bd of Trustees, for many years, and a building on the campus is named Nininger Hall. Beyond that, I do not have any details on the background of this family. However, the Niningers of Roanoke area would have more information. Emmert.