Joseph Edward Hoenninger was born on July 20, 1915 to Edward and Mary Hoenninger who lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The family later moved to Oxford where they purchased the Oxford Hotel. Joseph was one of four children.
Joseph attended Temple University and majored in the science and industry.
Joseph entered active service in the Army on July 16, 1943, eventually becoming a First Lieutenant.
First Lieutenant Joseph E. Hoenninger died non battle on October 20, 1943, at Camp Carlson, Colorado.
Joseph is buried at Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Lancaster.