Biography of Henry H. Houpt
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Houpt, Henry H., was born in Dryden March 4, 1814. His father, Philip T. Houpt, came to the county about 1800, and bought a farm near Dryden village. Henry H. was educated in the common schools, and finished at Ovid and Cortland Academies, receiving a State certificate for scholarship. After leaving school he taught, and for several years was superintendent of the Seneca county schools. In 1884 he gave up teaching and came to Dryden, buying a farm known as the old Houpt homestead, where he now resides. At the age of twenty eight he married Catherine P. Smith, daughter of Jacob Smith, of Seneca county, and they have had two children, a son and a daughter. Mrs. Houpt died in 1883 after a life of usefulness. Mr. Houpt held the office of loan commissioner for Tompkins county for twelve years, justice of the peace and other minor offices, and is now engaged in practical farming and fruit culture.

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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