From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 272, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana
"FREDERICK JENNING was born in Saxony, Germany, August 23, 1835, and is the son of GODFREY JENNING, a carpenter. FREDERICK went to school in Germany between the ages of seven and fourteen, and was then apprenticed to carpentering for three years, two of which he served and then came to America, landing at New York October 24, 1854, and beginning work at Buffalo; he then worked at Plymouth, Michigan, and various other places, and May 15, 1856, located at Brookston, where he worked as carpenter for the New Albany and Salem Railroad for three years, and then enlisted, August 15, 1862, in Company F, Ninety-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three years, lacking two months, being mustered out at Washington and discharged at Indianapolis. His only injury was by a spent ball, in one of the many actions in which he took part, among them being the following: Atlanta, Vicksburg, Jackson, Mississippi, Mission Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, and others, making in all fifteen. September 14, 1865, he married MISS CAROLINE COTENENHAN, a native of Boone County, Indiana, and to this union have been born four children. MR. JENNING owns three lots in Brookston, on which are two dwellings, besides two outlots; also, thirty acres of adjacent land, on which his fine, frame dwelling stands. He is an Odd Fellow, and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."