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Free Genealogy Biography of Hiram Paup
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Hiram Paup

Hiram Paup was born August 3, 1829, in Warrington Township, York Co., Penn., and is the eldest of the eight children of Valentine and Catharine (Raffensberger) Paup, natives of York County, Penn., and of English and German descent respectively, both deceased.

Valentine Paup, was a weaver by trade, but gave it up and went farming, which he followed until his death. Hiram, at the age of eighteen years, began learning the trade of blacksmithing, which he has followed, with the exception of a few years, until the present time. He came to Newberry Township in 1851, first locating in the country, and then in 1872, removed to Lewisberry where he has since carried on business.

In February, 1865, he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Ninety-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 192nd Regiment, and served as blacksmith until August 16, 1865.

In 1853, he married Phoebe A. Hoopes. They have had six children, of whom four are living: Emma J., Mary E., James M. (deceased), Catharine (deceased), Amanda A. and Marlette C. Mrs. Paup is a daughter of Daniel and Mary (Nicholas) Hoopes, of York County. Mr. and Mrs. Paup are members of the Evangelical Church. He is a Republican, and has been elected chief burgess of Lewisberry, and school director. He is a class leader in the church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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