R. DANENHOWER was born in Willow Grove PA on June 27, 1835. He first
came to Camden in 1857. He enlisted as a private with Company C, 12th
Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers in 1862, and was promoted to corporal on
October 1, 1864, and sergeant on February 1, 1865. He served alongside
his brother-in-law, Sergeant
Virgil Willett, another Camden resident who would be involved in the
grocery business after the Civil War.
Danenhower returned to Camden after the war. In 1866 opened a grocery
store at 428 Kaighn Avenue. He soon opened a large store at
1201-1203-1205 Broadway, and went into the wholesale grocery business in
1880, in which he was very successful. George Danenhower moved from
Camden to Beverly NJ in 1893, but continued in business in the city.
From 1897 to 1900, Thomas S.
Pancoast was in his employ.