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Free Genealogy Biography of Salem Rupert
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Salem Rupert

Salem Rupert, farmer, P. O. Lancaster; was born in Armstrong County, Pa., in 1840, and was raised in that county. In his early years of manhood, followed farming and coal-mining.

In 1864, he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 139th Regiment, as a recruit, and joined the command just before the battle of the Wilderness, and was wounded in the left thigh by a musket ball. On his recovery, was assigned to the Invalid Corps; was stationed at Pittsburg, then transferred to Harrisburg, Pa., and was discharged at the latter place July 12, 1865, when he returned to Armstrong County and engaged in farming, and, in 1872, moved to Kansas, settling on Section 36, Town 5, Range 18, Lancaster Township, Atchison County.

He now owns 280 acres of land, eighty acres under cultivation, the balance in tame grasses. In 1866, was married in Indiana County, Pa., to Miss Susan Altman, and has five children, viz., Mary, Agnes, Lulu, Nola and Zenus.

Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883

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