Biography of Crist Crape
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Crape, Crist, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, June 20, 1848. He is a son of Joseph and Margaret (Snyder) Crape, who came to America in 1850 and settled at Glass House where Mr. Crape was employed in the glass factory. He afterward engaged in farming which he followed until the fall of 1862, when he enlisted in Co. D, 10th N. Y. Vols. He returned to his home in August, 1863, and died about ten days after. Mrs. Crape died in 1891. February 1, 1868, Crist was married to Henrietta, daughter of Henry and Harriet Warger, who came from Germany in about 1840. Mr. Warger was a mason by trade, and lived and died in Sand Lake. Mrs. Warger died in 1883, after which Mr. Warger resided with Crist until his death, which occurred Ain 1893. To Mr. and Mrs. Crape have been born four children, all of whom are at home; they are Libbie, Maggie, Charles, and Harry. Mr. Crape commenced his business career as a peddler, and then for several years was in the lumber business at Sand Lake, and in 1880 bought the Central Hotel which he has greatly enlarged and improved and where guests will always receive the best of accommoda tion. Mr. Crape has been assessor for four years and supervisor for one year. He takes a great interest in schools and has been for ten or twelve years trustee of the Sand Lake school. He is a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M., Interlachen Lodge No. 541, I. O. O. F., of Rensselaer Encampment, No. 96, and also P. of I. or Wynantskill.

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


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