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 Sophara Josiah Affantranger

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Sophara Josiah Affantranger

  • Birth 7 Apr 1826 Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 4 Jun 1895 Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec. 3; Lot 76
  • Memorial ID 7938151

Son of Joseph J. and Josephine Maria Earnest Affantranger.
Husband of [1] ??, [2] Mary Ann Trace [3] Amanda Jane Tupper

S. J. AFFANTRANGER, livery and sale stables, Meadville, is a native of the Keystone State, and has seen as much of the globe as Gen. Grant, having been in every State and most of the Territories of the Union, has made three overland journeys to California, and has been in most foreign countries; he has been three times over the Atlantic Ocean, and has circumnavigated the globe, settling down at last in his native State. He is a quiet man, attending strictly to his business, in which he has been successful. He has been a frequent contributor to the newspapers of Meadville. He makes it a rule never to be in haste to be rich, great or wise. In politics he is a Democrat; is a member of the Town Council.

He was married first in Virginia, and again after the death of his first wife in 1862, having lived a widower sixteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Affantranger have four children—Celia, Virginia, May A. and Edward J. Our subject is a son of John and Josephine (Earnest) Affantranger, natives of Switzerland, and who had to work three years to pay the man who paid their passage to America. They had thirteen children, nine of whom grew up, our subject being the sixth. He first learned blacksmithing, at which he worked for several years. He then owned and conducted a carriage factory in Indiana for eleven years. Since 1873 he has lived in Meadville. He was born in this county, April 7, 1826, and here expects to stay until higher powers call him away.

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania: containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of Pennsylvania, statistical and miscellaneous matter, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885, page 709

Bio by: Kathleen B


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  • Created by: Karen J. Ahlgren
  • Added: 30 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7938151
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophara Josiah Affantranger (7 Apr 1826–4 Jun 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7938151, citing Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Karen J. Ahlgren (contributor 46590815) .