Niagara County

1897 Biography - Edward Knapp

Knapp, Edward, was born in the town of Royalton, July 25, 1853. His father, Silas Knapp, came from Westchester county to Niagara in 1840, where he purchased a farm. He married Mary, daughter of Adelbert Penley, who was among the pioneers of the town, and he bought his land of the Hall & Lamb Co. Edward Knapp was educated in Lockport and for fifteen years followed farming. In 1892 he invented a patent bean picker, which he is now manufacturing in Middleport. In 1875 he married Ida, daughter of Seymour Compton, and they have one daughter, May. Mr. Knapp is one of the progressive men of his town, taking an intelligent and active interest in school and church work.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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