Biography of Frederick Campman
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





FREDERICK CAMPMAN, a highly respected and well known resident of Boggs township, Clearfield county, Pa., where he owns a farm of 100 aóres, in addition to a comfortable residence at Wallaceton, has lived retired since 1905, having been very actively engaged in general farming for a number of years previously. He was born in January, 1832, in Germany, and was twelve years old when he accompanied his parents, Anthony Campman and wife, to America.

Anthony Campman brought his family to the United States in 1844 and settled first in Maryland, moving from there to Pennsylvania, and while living in Mercer county his death occurred. His wife had died before leaving Maryland. They had the following children: Frederick; Henry, who is deceased; David; Timothy, who died while serving as a soldier in the Civil war; and Caroline, who was married first to a Mr. Mull, and secondly to a Mr. Kelly.

Frederick Campman attended school before he left Germany and after reaching the United States was variously engaged, being of a very industrious turn. In 1864 he enlisted for service in the Civil war, becoming a member of Co. F, 88th Pa. Vol. Inf., 3rd Div., 3rd Brig., Fifth Corps, and was in the army about nine months, fortunately escaping all serious injury. In 1870 he came to his present farm in Boggs township and followed agricultural pursuits continuously until he retired.

In 1853 Mr. Campman was married first to Miss Esther Mange, who died in 1870, the mother of four children, Henry, David, Mary Ellen and Elizabeth. In 1871 Mr. Campman was married secondly to Miss Mary E. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Campman are members of the Roman Catholic church. In politics he is a Democrat and has served as tax collector and also as borough treasurer. He is a valued member of the G. A. R. Post No. 90 at Philipsburg, Pa. Mr. Campman had his own way to make in the world and acquired property and gained the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens through his own efforts. He has contributed of his means to schools and churches and when chosen for public office has performed the duties of the same with care and honesty.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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