Samuel Rupp

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SAMUEL RUPP (deceased) was for many years a well-known resident of Valley township, Armstrong County, where he filled several township offices. He was born near the Rupp Church in the Rupp settlement in Armstrong county. In 1866 he married Hanna Cravener, who was born March 4, 1842, at Blanket Hill, in Kittanning township, this county, daughter of John and Mary (Dunmire) Cravener, the former of whom was born east of the mountains, the latter in Armstrong county. Mr. Cravener was a blacksmith by trade and also followed farming. His family consisted of six sons and six daughters.

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rupp lived at Blanket Hill, on a farm until they moved to the farm in Valley township where Mrs. Rupp continues to make her home. Here they purchased sixty-two acres of land, on which there were some improvements. An old log house and stable which then stood on the place have been replaced by more modern structures, substantial and well kept up, and many improvements have been made during the time the Rupps have owned the property, which is now quite valuable. Mr. Rupp was a public-spirited citizen, ever ready to do his share to promote the general welfare or look after the business of the township, and he held various offices, performing his duties creditably and faithfully. He was a Republican in political sentiment. His death occurred in 1910, when he was seventy-two years of age.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Rupp: David, who is engaged in farming in Valley township; Mary, deceased; Lizzie, deceased; Thomas, who resides at Jeannette, Westmoreland Co., Pa.; Milton, who resides at Kittanning, this county, and one that died in infancy unnamed.

Source: Page 928, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Jeffrey Bish for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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