Le Van, Abram K., was born in the town of Lockport, N. Y., August 15, 1832, a son of Thomas and Mary (Kissinger) Le Van. Thomas Le Van came from Milton, Pa., in 1831, to Lockport, where he bought land and carried on farming; he also speculated some in land, buying farms in Cambria and other places, which he sold. Abram K. Le Van was reared on the farm in Lockport and has always followed farming, dealing extensively in fruit and grain. In 1852 he married Clarinda, daughter of Ezekiel Campbell of Cambria, and they have two children; Willis, farmer at Pendleton, and Rosalie, wife of Ovid Manning, a farmer in Pendleton. Mr. Le Van is a Republican and has been assessor for twelve years. He is a member of Pekin Lodge No. 41, A. O. U. W.
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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