Ambrose V., son of John Hoening, was born in the town of Phelps, New York, November 19, 1842, and was educated there in the public schools. He has always followed farming for his occupation. He is one of the charter members of Pomona Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, of Phelps. Since 1863 he has been a faithful and consistent member of the Phelps Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has for twenty years been a trustee, for twenty-two years member of the official board and for ten years class leader. In politics he is a Prohibitionist. He married, March 21, 1871, Louise Hosford, born in Phelps, May 10, 1842, daughter of Ashbel and Emeline Hosford, of Saratoga Springs; her mother was born at Phelps. Children : I. Nettie T., born March 25, 1872, married Burton Hughston and had children : Carl and Hazel Louise Hughston. 2. Frank A., born May 22. 1880, educated in the public schools of Phelps and now (1910) associated with his father in the management of the homestead : married Carrie Hicks, daughter of Edward and Carrie Hicks; child, Marion Frances, born December 16, 1907.