Biography - George Culp

George CULP, furniture, Nokomis, born in Jefferson County, Ohio, November 28, 1821, son of Adam and Nancy (WRIGHT) CULP, he, a farmer, born in Pennsylvania July 5, 1795, moved to Ohio about 1812, where he raised fourteen children by two wives, and died there October 20, 1865; she, born in Jefferson County, Ohio, September 20, 1795, died there March 15, 1837. Subject received a common school education; worked at the carpenter's trade and furniture business; has continued to manufacture furniture since his arrival in Nokomis in 1855, and keeps in stock a full line of superior goods. He was married, in Jefferson County, Ohio, September 12, 1844, to Elizabeth EASTERDAY, born in Jefferson County, Ohio, April 27, 1823, daughter of Christian and Ann Marie (STEMPLE) EASTERDAY, he, born October 18, 1789, in Frederick County, Md., died September 29, 1875; she, born in Morgan County, Va., March 7, 1791, died July 6, 1875. Subject had nine children, seven now living - Benjamin F., Barbara (now wife of C. F. TINDALL), Loretta K. (deceased), Adam C., Amos L., James A., Leora F., Lillie M. and Martin William (deceased). Mr. CULP is a member of the Lutheran Church; a Democrat, and is a strong advocate of temperance. The name CULP was of German origin, and was originally spelled Kalb, then changed to Kolp, and afterward to Culp. Baron De KALB, of Revolutionary notoriety, was of the same genealogy. Baltza CULP, grandfather of subject came to the United States from Germany about the close of the Revolutionary war.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 319.

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