Niagara County

1897 Biography - Peter J. Rabb

Rabb, Peter J., was born in Eggertsville, Erie county, April 4, 1841. His father, Adam Rabb, was born in Germany and came to the United States in 1836, settling in Erie county, where he remained until 1853, when he moved to Pekin and afterwards to Cambria. In 1865 he moved to town of Lockport and died December 22, 1894. Peter J. Rabb was educated in the common schools and in 1861 enlisted in the 23d N. Y. Vol. Artillery, under Capt. Ransom, and took part in the battles of Newbern, Whitehall, Kinston and many others, receiving an honorable discharge July 14, 1865. He then returned to Niagara county and in 1869 married Harriet, daughter of John Singer, and they have three daughters, Laura E., Dora M., and Ida L. Mr. Rabb is one of the representative farmers of his town, serving as town collector and takes an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions.

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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