Biography of Gustave H. Grabe
Potter County, PA Biographies

GUSTAVE H. GRABE, furniture dealer, Coudersport, was born in New York City in December, 1851, and in 1854, he with his parents, removed to College Point, New York, where he remained until his parents came to Eulalia township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1868, where the father engaged in farming and also worked at cabinet making. Herman Grebe, the father, was a native of Germany, and immigrated to this country about forty five years ago; in 1849, in New York City, he was married to Catharine Grabe, also a native of Germany. He died in 1870, and his widow now lives with her children. Their children were Gustave H.; Louise, now Mrs. Conrad Chrastain, of Keating township, Potter county; Anna, now Mrs. John Peck, of St. Jahnsville, Montgomery Co., N. Y.; Martha, now Mrs. Wencil Klasse, of Homer township, Potter county; and Theodore, now on the old homestead. Gustave H. started in business in 1881 as a dealer in furniture and as undertaker, in the same store he still occupies on Main street. Mr. Grabe for a time was at Duke Centre, McKean county, where he worked at his trade, that of carpenter and joiner, and soon after the fire at Coudersport, in 1880, returned and was engaged at his trade until he became established in his present business. He is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M. He married Emilie Breunle in 1878, and they have three sons: Herman F., Carlton A. and Almond R. Mr. and Mrs. Grabe are members of the Lutheran Church


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


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