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J. A. Kribbs


REV. J. A. KRIBBS, superintendent of the Orphan's Farm School at Zelienople, was born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, and was educated in the district schools, and the Zelienople Academy. He graduated from the Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, in 1868, and for ten years was pastor of the Lutheran church at Kittanning. In 1878 he came to Zelienople, Butler county, and had charge of two churches for three years. In the same year he became connected with the Orphan's Farm School, as superintendent, and has since filled that position with great satisfaction to the many friends of the institution. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, composed of two companies from Clarion county, one company from Armstrong county, and seven companies from Pittsburg and Allegheny county, under Colonel Allen, but afterwards commanded by General Pierson. The regiment was organized at Pittsburg, September 2, 1862, and Mr. Kribbs participated with his command in the great battles fought by the Army of the Potomac. He was commissioned first lieutenant of his company, and commanded it at the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, the Richmond campaign and Petersburg. Mr. Kribbs was married in 1872, to Miss M. A. Dinwiddie, of Philadelphia, In politics, he was a Republican, and is one of the highly respected citizen of Zelienople.

History of Butler County, 1895, pages 1088-1089


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