Biography of George H. Traver
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Traver, George H.-The Travers are descended from old German stock; the grandfather, George Traver, came from Germany about the middle of the eighteenth century. Henry H. Traver, father of George H., was born at Rhinebeck, N. Y., and always resided there. His wife was Christina M. Schultz; both died in Rhinebeck. George H. Traver was born in Rhinebeck in 1818, and was educated in the public schools and at Rhinebeck Academy. He taught school for a number of years and in 1858 came to his present farm of 260 acres which he received in exchange for a farm in Rhinebeck. Here he resided with his devoted wife, whom he married in December, 1842. Mrs. Traver died May 20, 1884. Their children are John H., Oscar N., Arthur I., William G. and Emma F. Mr. Traver has been a Republican since the organization of the party and is a firm believer in, and strict adherent to its principles. He has been road commissioner, town clerk and justice of the peace. Squire Traver's name is known and honored throughout the county.


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