Rapp, Christian W., was born in Germany in 1835, and came to this country and settled in Newark, N. J., in 1854,
where he worked at his trade, that of a brewer, for one year, when he came to Troy and worked at the cooper business.
In 1859 he joined the New York State Militia in which he continued for ten years, five of which he was captain.
He was one of the old Capital police force of Troy, and afterwards on the Rensselaer police, of which he was captain.
He engaged in the meat business with Fred Epting, under the firm name of Epting & Rapp, and in 1886 became
proprietor of the entire business, which is now in charge of his sons. He served in the board of aldermen from
the 13th ward from 1875 to 1878 inclusive, and represented the same ward in the board of supervisors for three
years; also served as general assessor for nine years and two months. He is also a member of Apollo Lodge No. 13
F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter, Bloss Council, and Apollo Commandery, is a member of Oriental Temple of the Mystic
Shrine, and of Rhine Lodge No. 248 I. O. O. F., of the Mistletoe Grove No. 11, U. A. O. D., and is also a member
of the Knights of Pythias, and is a trustee of the German Hall Association. December 25, 1864, he married Amelia
Grose, of Troy, and his sons are A. Christian and Frederick L.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
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