Biography of Conrad B. Culp
Allen County, OH Biographies

CONRAD B. CULP, farmer, P. O. Allentown, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, June 13, 1819. being third in the family of thirteen children of Peter and Susan (Broucher) Cuipm, natives of Pennsylvania,who settled in Pickaway County in 1802. Conrad B. was raised on a farm, and early in life learned the trades of carpenter and joiner and shoe maker. He conducted a shoe store in Pickaway County about five years, and has worked more or less at the carpenter's trade for twenty years. In connection with his trades he has also owned a farm. Mr. Cuip was united in marriage, in 1842, with Sarah Duncle, who died in 1847 leaving to his care six children: Franklin (deceased), George D. (deceased). Mary S., JOhn (deceased), Jacob (deceased) and Peter S. (deceased). In 1850 he was again married, this time to Rachael Imler, who died in 1877, she bore him five children: Sarah C. (deceased), Rachael (deceased), Hannah J., Clement Brinlen and Harriet I. In 1847 Mr. Cuip went to Auglaize County where he bought a quarter section of wild land, built a water saw mill, and remained for eleven years, then removed to Lima, this county, and for two years was engaged in mercantile business and working at his trade. In the fall of 1860 he purchased his present property which was then in a state of nature, and which he has converted into a good farm, having placed the same under a high state of cultivation, it being the third farm he has cleared up in his time, one in Allen County, one in Auglaize County and one in Fairfield County. In 1877 he erected a large barn, at that time the best in the neigborhood. His education has been obtained in the common schools and in contact with the world. From the age of fifteen years he was catechised in the Lutheran Church until he united with the Christian tnion Church, of which he has been a consistent member for several years. His political sympathy is with the Democratic Party.

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