Biography of John J. Kaulback
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JOHN J. KAULBACK, son of William and Catharine (Caldwell) Kaulback, was born in Nova Scotia, February 14, 1825, and came when a child with his father to Boston, Mass., where he nearly attained his majority. In 1845 however he enlisted in the U. S. navy and was in service for two years during the Mexican war, being present at the bombardment and storming of several important fortresses. In 1848 he located in Syracuse and soon mastered the tanning and currying trade, and became foreman of the large tannery of Vanburen & Smith. In 1864 he engaged in the same capacity at Baldwinsville for H. P. Stark, and was also proprietor of a leather store in Syracuse. His connection with Waverly commenced in 1876 when he became superintendent of the A. B. Phillips & Co., tannery. He has since been superintendent for A. I. Decker and is now in the employ of the U. S. Leather Trust. In 1852 Mr. K&ilback married Sarah, a daughter of H. N. Root. They have three children living, Anna M. (Mrs. Prof. P. C. Wilson) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; John H. of Waverly, Helen M. (Mrs. Dr. Barth Smith) of Delaware, Ohio.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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