Biography of John W. Pape
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JOHN W. PAPE was born in Richmond, Wayne Co„ Ind., August 5, 1848; his parents, William C. and Mary C. Pape, removed to Tipton County in 1860, and settled on a farm about four miles southwest of Tipton where they still reside. John grew to manhood in the counties of Tipton and Hamilton, enjoying good opportunities for acquiring both a German and English education; he engaged in carpentering for some years, and also spent a short time in the harness trade, after which he drove a dray for two years; he then commenced his present business of saw milling and lumbering, and he also owns and runs a steam threshing machine during the summer; he is doing a good business; he is a Democrat, and takes an active interest in politics; he was married in Hamilton County, Ind., May 9, 1811, to Miss Mary A. Urban, by whom he has had four children, viz.: Christina M., Albert, Ferdinand A., and one deceased, Harmon W.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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