Biography of Oliver Akin
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Akin, Oliver, was born in East Greenbush September 9, 1856, and is a son of Frederick W. and Ann (Doughty) Akin, he a native of Greenbush and she of Dutchess county. The grandfather, William Akin, came from Dutchess county and purchased a large tract of land in Rensselaer county near Greenbush. Mr. F. W. Akin was reared in Greenbush and has always followed farming. He died in 1879 and his wife died in 1878. After the death of Mr. Akin the farm was carried on by a son of Frederick W. who carried on a large milk business. He died in 1892. Oliver was reared on his father's farm, and in 1884 he married Josephine Prepenbrink, daughter of Frederick and Johanna Prepenbrink, natives of Germany, came with his family to America when quite young. He was a decorator and upholsterer by trade. To Mr. and Mrs. Akin was born one daughter. Mr. Akin now carries on the homestead farm of 125 acres of land and keeps about fifty cows.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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