Sensenig (Sensenich, Senseny, Senseney) family name

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Sensenig (Sensenich, Senseny, Senseney), a Swiss name found especially among the Mennonites of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The ancestor of many members of the family was immigrant Jacob Sensenig, who married Maria Krey. Jacob's children married into the Wenger, Witwer, and Martin families. The Sensenig family is distinguished by an unusual number of physicians. One line had a doctor in every generation for five generations. In the Midwest the best-known member of the family was Aaron Stauffer Sensenich (1849-1919), a physician of Wakarusa, Indiana, whose son Roscoe L. Sensenich served as president of the American Medical Association. Arthur S. Sensenich's widowed mother took for her second husband Christian Good, a Brethren in Christ minister. The only members of the family to serve as Mennonite ministers in North America were in the Stauffer and Wisler branches of the church. Daniel S. Sensenig was a missionary (Mennonite Church) in Ethiopia.


Sensenig, Barton. The "Sensineys" of America. Philadelphia, 1943.

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1959

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Wenger, John C. "Sensenig (Sensenich, Senseny, Senseney) family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Sep 2020.,_Senseny,_Senseney)_family_name&oldid=119796.

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Wenger, John C. (1959). Sensenig (Sensenich, Senseny, Senseney) family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2020, from,_Senseny,_Senseney)_family_name&oldid=119796.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 501. All rights reserved.

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