Biography of Peter P. Carl
Madison County, NY Biographies





Carl, Peter P., p. o. Chittenango, a highly esteemed and widely known citizen of Chittenango, was born in that village in 1834. His father was Andrew Carl, by trade a blacksmith, who came here from Danbury, Conn., in 1830. Peter Carl learned the wagon making trade at Canastota in 1850 and 1852; during the latter year he established himself in business in Chittenango. In July, 1862, he enlisted as second sergeant in the 157th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers; served as wagon master in Siege's 11th Corps until September 1, 1862, and was promoted to A. Q. M. S., September 1, 1863, and served until the close of the war. Mr. Carl then resumed his business in Chittenango, where by enterprise and integrity he has built up a large trade in wagons, etc. One son is engaged in the business with him, Randall Carl, now thirty eight years of age. Mr. Carl's first wife was Louisa S. Plank of Chittenango, who died in 1870, leaving three children. He was married again in 1878 to Lizzie Barnes. Mr. Carl has for forty six years been chief engineer of the local fire department and from 1870 to 1877 was trustee of the village. In 1870 Carl's Opera House was erected, a handsome and commodious structure, still owned and managed by himself. It is the only public hall of consequence in the locality, and capable of accommodating nearly 500 people.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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