I am researching the Henninger and Fager families in Mason County, Illinois. Reuben Henninger's second wife, Catharine Bell Fager Henninger, is my great great grandmother, and Catharine's son Charles Fager, who married his step sister, Susan Henninger, is my great great uncle. I would be interested in sharing information about these families.
I did notice that you had Franklin Henninger married to a Catharine Bell. Is it possible that this Catharine is Reuben's second wife as mentioned above? They were married on October 11, 1848 in Harrisburg, PA on one of his return trips after Susannah died, and they came back to Mason County to live. I believe that Franklin was married to Lydia Musselman in 1849, and they are buried together in the Heston Cemetery in Mason County, Illinois. This is based on information that I found in the Havana library and at the Heston cemetery.