Biography of F. P. Badger
Potter County, PA Biographies

F. P. BADGER, merchant, Mills, was born at Loon Lake, Steuben Co., N. Y., June 21, 1847, a son of Francis and Electa L. (Tompkins) Badgero, who settled in Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1854 His father was a native of Livingston county, N. Y., and a carpenter by trade; was reared in his native county, and when four years of age became partially blind from cataracts. He erected many prominent cottages and buildings in Livingston and Ontario counties, N. Y., which were marvels to those who knew him and of his affliction. He was for many years a resident of Steuben county, N. Y., but has been a resident of Harrison township. Potter Co., Penn., since 1854, where he worked at his trade more or less up to 1884, and is now conducting a small farm. Though of slight build and weighing but 136 pounds, he has performed some wonderful feats of strength, at one time lifting 2,200 pounds dead weight, on a wager of $100, winning the money. He has two children: F. P., and Mary (Mrs. John Blanchard), a music teacher. F. P. Badgero was reared in Harrison township from the age of seven years. He worked with his father for a number years at the carpenter's trade, and is a natural born mechanic. He has conducted a general store at Mills since 1885, and has also been engaged in farming, owning a farm of 200 acres adjoining his father's. He has been married twice. His first wife was Adelaide, daughter of Barber and Sarah (English) Phillips, by whom he has three children living: Theresa (Mrs. John Beaubien), Eva and Clara. His present wife is Laura, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth (Boucher) Sanders, of West Union, N. Y. They have two children: Laura M. and Edna E. Mr. Badgero is a member of the I. O. O. F. He has been assessor of Harrison township two years, and in politics he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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