The Hencken House

In 2009 Wildwood Historical Society purchased the Hencken Place property and accompanying buildings to create a new center for the group’s meetings and activities.

Henry Hencken, son of Martin, married Sophia Bohning in 1852 and purchased this property.  A few years later it appears that Henry began renting and operating the Paffrath store when “Dutch Charley” returned to Europe for a visit.  Henry’s father, as well as his brother Frederick, operated a store in Fox Creek, the next town to the East on Manchester Road

Currently the WHS rents the house to a private tenant.  The rental income assists in underwriting costs for the organization.  If you have any inquires about the house please contact us here.