Biography of Henry Reppentine


Reppentine, Henry, one of the leading farmers and dairymen of Tonawanda, was born in Prussia in 1840, one of fifteen children born to Fred and Rachel (Haman) Reppentine. Fred, the father, was a railroad and canal contractor and builder. Henry Reppentine has spent his life as a farmer. He served in the Prussian army three years and was also a soldier in the Prussian and Denmark war, where he was the hero of nine battles, participating in every battle in which his regiment was engaged and was at the taking of Fort Duppel; he was also a soldier in the war with Austria, where he fought in the battle of Yetcheyene and Fort Kenelsgriff. In June, 1867, he came to America, arriving in Tonawanda, where he hired out to do farm work and after two years purchased a farm of forty acres, since which time he has devoted himself successfully to farming and dairying. He now operates a farm of 200 acres and since 1882 has conducted a dairying business in connection with his farming, retailing his milk in the village. In politics he is a Republican. In 1869 he married Margaret Hollar, daughter of Anthony and Barbara (Philips) Fix, and they had five children: Henry G., Joseph A., Margaret V., William S. and Frank P. Mrs. Reppentine had three children by her first husband: Josephine, Angeline and Mary; one child, Peter, died in infancy. In religion Mr. Reppentine is a Protestant. Mrs. Reppentine was reared in the Catholic faith and has brought her children up in the same faith. Mr. Reppentine is a member of the order D. O. H.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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