Friday, June 3, 2016

Ernest Charles Henninges



Ernest Charles Henninges was born on 12 July, 1871. He became a Bible Student c. 1891. He married Rose Ball on 11 September 1897. He died on 2 February 1939.

He was a Society director from 4 January 1896 to 2 January 1909. During this time he was the secretary/treasurer of the Society on two occasions.

The first occasion was from 13 May 1898 to 12 February 1900. He then travelled to the United Kingdom to organize a branch there. He was in Britain from April 1900 to November 1901 (and can be found in the British census for 1901). Back in the States he again became secretary/treasurer from 2 February 1902 to 24 March 1903. He was then on his travels again, first to organize matters in Elberfeld, Germany, from June to October 1903, and then in Australia, arriving in Melbourne on 10 January 1904. His replacement as a director in January 1909 officially severed his relationship with CTR.

(With grateful thanks to Bernard who supplied the picture and most of the dates)


3 comments:

Miquel Angel Plaza-Navas said...

E. C. Henninges had also a musical side... he composed several tunes that were included in McPhail's Songbooks. Most of them with text of her own wife.
He was a friend of M.L. McPhail from youth because they grew in the same place (Canton, Ohio) in the 1880s before know Russell's doctrines.


ZION'S GLAD SONS (1900)
Invitation to the saints. Song No. 22.
Beautiful light. Song No. 26.
Keep your armor bright. Song No. 41.
Our battle song. Song No. 46.
Confess the truth. Song No. 52.


ZION'S GLAD SONGS, No. 2 (1907)
Millennial Dawn. Song No. 8.
How happy will be that glad day. Song No. 17.
The Master and his servants. Song No. 18.
The desire of all nations. Song No. 26.
The hope of the world. Song No. 27
The Century's hymn. Song No. 58.


ZION'S GLADO SONGS (Complete) (1908)
Invitation to Saints. Song No. 22.
Beautiful light. Song No. 26.
Keep your armor bright. Song No. 41.
Our battle song. Song No. 46.
Confess the truth. Song No. 52.
Millennial Dawn. Song No. 68.
How happy will be that glad day. Song No. 77.
The Master and his servants. Song No. 78.
The desire of all nations. Song No. 86.
The hope of the world. Song No. 87
The Century's hymn. Song No. 113.
The Good Shepherd. Song No.136.
Peace, light and love. Song No. 140.
Joy cometh in the morning! Song No. 147.
Grace sufficient. Song No. 159.


SONGS OF COMFORT (1909)
Peace, light and love. Song No. 14.
I that speak am He. Song No. 18.
Devotion. Song No. 21.
Grace sufficient. Song No. 38.
The Good Shepherd. Song No.38.
How happy will be that glad day. Song No. 66.



He wrote also the text for:
ZION'S GLAD SONGS (Complete) (1908)
GLory, glory, glory! Song No. 131.

jerome said...

Many thanks for the extra information about Henninges' songwriting. In early 1932 he wrote McPhail's obituary (who had died in November 1931). Henninges mentions there how both he and McPhail first met and then attended their first convention in Allegheny 1891, where Henninges met his future wife, Rose Ball, for the first time.

Bernhard Brabenec said...

Ernest's father Emil Henninges was from Germany and also Rosa's father Richard Ball. Her mother came from Switzerland. I think booth, Ernest and Rosa, spokes german and so that's maybe one reason why Russell had sent them to Germany. Other german brothers around Russell which were also directors of the Society at this time was Albert Koetitz, Heirich (Henry) Weber, Jacob (James) A. Weimar