Biography of Mrs. Christina Algart (w/o Philip)
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Algart, Mrs. Christina, widow of Philip Algart, an old resident of Lansing, was born in Canada in December, 1813. She is the daughter of Philip and Mary (La Bar) Peck, natives of Pennsylvania. They moved to Canada in 1801, and there lived fifteen years, then moved to Genoa, Cayuga county, where they spent their lives, the father dying in 1841 and the mother in 1873. Of their twelve children, three died young, and the others were: Sarah, wife of James Wagner, of Michigan; Mary, wife of Joseph Bower, of Lansing; Rachel, wife of Samuel Boyer, of Lansing; Elizabeth, wife of Barnabas Haws, of Genoa; Barbara, widow of John Snyder, of Genoa; Christine, as above; Susan, wife of Philip Kratzer, of Genoa; Daniel. Christine attended the common schools of Genoa, and in 1836 married Philip Algart, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1810, a son of Henry and Mary Algart. Philip was a shoemaker by trade, at which he worked for several years at Genoa, having in the mean time bought a small farm which he conducted later, abandoning the shoe business in 1868. He sold his land in Genoa and removed to Lansing, where he bought the farm of 100 acres on which he lived till November 8, 1891, the date of his death. He was a Republican in politics. He and wife had four children: Rachel, wife of Luther Sanford, of Ithaca; Willis P., who lives on the estate with his mother, and Lewis and Carrie, both deceased. Willis P. married Ellen, daughter of Samuel and Harriet (Goodyear) Knapp, of Genoa.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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