William Robert Epp, sales manager of the Eriez Stove & Manufacturing Company, is a prominent business man
of Erie. He was born at Fairview, Pa., Sept. 26, 1879, and is the son of Conrad and Pauline (Herbst) Epp.
Conrad Epp was born in Erie and his wife is a native of Wittenberg, Germany. He is a retired farmer and resides
at 1132 West 26th Street. To Mr. and Mrs. Epp were born the following children: Frederick W., deceased; George
S., lives at 1257 West 8th Street; Edward K, iivS at 1046 West 26th Street; Mrs. J. S. Hutchings, lives at 1132
West 26th Street; Albert S., lives at 1151 West 27th Street; Arthur D., lives at 902 West 26th Street; and William
Robert, the subject of this sketch.
William Robert Epp received his education in the schools of Fairview Township and in early life engaged in farming.
He served an apprenticeship at the blacksmith trade and spent six months harvesting and threshing in western Kansas.
He then engaged with the firm of Epp Brothers for eight years and for the past 18 years has been connected with
the Eriez Stove & Manufacturing Company.
On Dec. 17, 1903, Mr. Epp was united in marriage with Miss Nellie G. Dickson, a native of Erie, and a daughter
of Thomas H. and Elizabeth U. (McCrea) Dickson, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Erie. Mr. Dickson
died July 23, 1908, and his wife resides at San Diego, Cal.
Mr. and Mrs. Epp have a daughter, Ruth A., now a student at Fairfax Hall, Waynesboro, Va.
Mr. Epp is a Republican, a member of the Park Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the following lodges:
Keystone lodge No. 455, Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory, 32nd degree, Temple Royal Arch Chapter No,
215, Erie, Mt. Olivet Commandery No. 30 K. T., Zem Zem Temple and U. C. T. No. 216.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
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