Biography of Moore B. Knapp
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Knapp, Moore B., Stockholm, born in Stockholm, January 18, 1832, is a son of Moses Knapp, whose father John, was a native of New Hampshire, and there married and reared a family of five sons. Later he settled about a mile east of Bicknellville, N, Y. He died at Knapp's Station, in 1840. Moses Knapp was born in New Hampshire, and when a young man came to Stockholm with his parents. in 1828 he married Rachael, daughter of Peter Brasee, an early settler of Stockholm. In 1828 Mr. Knapp settled at what is now known as Knapp's Station, which was named in his honor. He was a fanner, owning 250 acres of land. In early life he was a Whig, but during the last thirty years of his life he was a Democrat. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Potsdam, and he and wife were Universalists, Mrs. Knapp died in 1840, and Mr. Knapp married second Julia Wetmore of Norfolk. Mr. Knapp died December 24, 1884. Moore B. Knapp was reared on a farm until nineteen years of age, and was educated in the common schools and in St. Lawrence Academy. He taught school for a time, and then for three years engaged as a clerk for Hitchins & Hall of Raymondville. In 1857 he came to Knapp's Station and erected the store building, which he now occupies. Here he has since, with the exception of eleven years, been engaged in the general merchandise business, in 1808 he built a steam saw mill and for eight years did a successful business. He also owns and carries on a farm of 100 acres. In 1857 Mr. Knapp married Louise D. Hale, a native of Norfolk, and daughter of Ira Hale, They had one daughter, Carrie A. Mrs. Knapp died in 1865, and in 1867 Mr. Knapp married Lucinda B. Berry, a native of New York, and they had two children: Edwin R. and Gertrude. Mrs. Knapp died in 1880. Mr. Knapp is a Democrat in politics. He is a member of What Cheer Lodge No. 680, F. and A. M., of Norwood, and I. O. O. F. of Norfolk. He is a member of the Congregational church of Norwood.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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