Biography of Paul Springer
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Springer, Paul, born in the town of Brunswick, February 2, 1826, is the son of Jacob and Mary (Smith) Springer, who had seven children, Maria, Paul, Jacob H. (died in April, 1896), George M., Charles, Daniel and John. Jacob was a native of Brunswick and a son of Jacob, sr., who was taken captive by Indians when fourteen years of age and carried to Canada, where he remained four years before he escaped. Martin; brother of Jacob, jr., was a member of assembly in 1832. Jacob, jr., was a public spirited man and took an active part in all affairs of his town. Paul in early life worked on the farm with his father. When about twenty one years of age he taught school three terms. December 18, 1850, he married Eveline Barringer and has two children: Henry F. (married Millie Colehamer and they have one child, Frank P.) and Etta, wife of H. Wilber Rayner, who have one child, Edith. Paul is active in town affairs. He has been supervisor, justice of sessions, justice of the peace, highway commissioner and trustee of schools twenty eight years.

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


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