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Transcribed biography of Abraham Staffer

ABRAHAM STAFFER was born January 14, 1822 in Pennsylvania; he is one of eight children born to Abraham and Rebecca (Krider) Staffer of Pennsylvania. Young Staffer lived with his father until about twenty-seven years of age, receiving a common school education; he was married September, 1848, to Emily Brumbaugh, a native of Maryland; he now began running a threshing machine, and soon after, with his brother, bought a carding machine, carding wool for about three years. They now bought the Gosset Mill, owning that for about six years. Since that Mr. S. has built and ran threshing machines. In the spring of 1882, he bought three acres of land, his present home; he also owns a saw-mill in the Hughart settlement; he was Township Trustee and Postmaster for some time; he is a Greenback Democrat and is an intelligent man and good citizen; he has three children - Laura Gustafson, Mary E. Harris and Francis L. Blachly. Mr. S. has considerable inventive talent, and great taste for machinery, and has had three inventions patented - a saw gummer, the concave, and the cleaning apparatus of a thresher and a flour cooler; he engaged in steam boating on the Calumet River with three barges and a tug boat, but on account of a sand bar in the river the enterprise proved a failure; he is now running a saw-mill and a threshing machine.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 368

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