Biographies beginning with "A"

Scott County, Minnesota

 

Apgar, Samuel was born October 26th, 1801, in Tompkins county, New York, where he lived until seventeen years of age, when he began learning the shoemaker and tanner's trade in Peruville; remaining there until 1824, then removed to West Groton, and two years later to Dryden, where he lived five years, and three years on a farm.  He then returned to Peruville and lived on a farm until 1852, when he came to Shakopee and kept a small house for travelers.  In the spring of 1852 he made a claim adjoining the present site of Shakopee, and lived there until 1875, when he sold, and has since resided with a daughter.  In New York, September 26th, 1824, he married Melinda Perry, who died in June, 1874.  Ten children were born to them.  The living are Sarah, Milo B., Adrian E., and Uphias I.

From the book, History of the Minnesota Valley,

 

Armstrong, Arthur was born November 12th, 1828, in Ireland.  When three years of age he went with his parents to New York, and resided in Clinton county until 1865.  when he was fifteen years old his father died, and in 1865 he moved to Clayton county, Iowa, with his mother and family.  In 1873 his mother died, and he removed to Chaska, Minnesota, where he worked at his trade as cooper until 1875; since that date he has been a resident of Shakopee.  Elizabeth Cuscade, of Canada, became his wife February 24th, 1862.  They are the parents of six children:  William J., Robert R., Wilbert D., Arthur L., Joseph F., and Mary M.

From the book, History of the Minnesota Valley,

 

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