Biography of Dr. Henry Lapp

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Lapp, Henry, M. D., Clarence, was born in the town of Clarence, February 9, 1836, and is a son of Rev. John Lapp, who came to the town in 1828 as a Mennonite minister. He later became bishop of the district comprised of the whole of New York State, and continued to officiate as such throughout his life. He married Barbara Kurtz. He died in 1878 and his wife in 1888. They had twelve children, six of whom are living. Dr. Lapp attended the Williamsville Academy four years, after which he studied medicine in the office of Dr. O. K. Parker of Clarence. He then took a course at the Albany Medical College and later was graduated from the Buffalo University in 1865. After graduation Dr. Lapp returned to Clarence and associated himself in practice with his preceptor, Dr. Parker, which partnership continued until Dr. Parker's death in 1872. Dr. Lapp has been an eatnest Republican and taken great interest in the town and county. He served as school commissioner from 1869 to 1873 and was one of the organizers of the Clarence Academy in 1857, which in 1869 was merged into a Union school. In 1871 Dr. Lapp was made president of the School Board of Clarence and has continued in that capacity since. He is an active member of the County Medical Society and has been honored with its presidency, besides being one of the curators of the University of Buffalo for the past twenty years. Dr. Lapp is at present surgeon for the West Shore Railroad, and in 1896 Hanover College gave him the degree of A. M. In 1869 Dr. Lapp married H. Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Mabel B. Bardine of Caynga county, N. Y., and they had three children.



Source:
Our Countty and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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