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Wagon & Carriage Makers

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  • James Sault (1847 - 1913)
    ...On the fifteenth day of February, 1865, James Sault was apprenticed William Hunter for three years, his father, also James Sault going his security in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars. Th...
  • Andrew Dillman (1751 - 1823)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for Pennsylvania with the rank of Private. DAR# A036109 Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank(s): PRIVATE Birth: 12-3-1753 BERKS CO PENNSYLVANIA Death: 5-21-1823 BRACK...
  • Hermanus Nicolaas Dempers (1832 - 1919)
    Death notice added
  • Hans Graff (1661 - 1746)
    Hans GROFF His date of death is often mistakenly written as 1740 because of the engraving on a plague. Notes from Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy Gateway * Father: Marx GRAF * Mother: Susanna KE...
  • Alexander Singer (1826 - 1915)

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"Blacksmiths and wheelwrights built the early wagons. The U.S. market for wagons expanded significantly in the 1800s. Large-scale production and factory complexes with dozens and even hundreds of employees eventually evolved in the production of carriages and wagons. The American Revolution, Civil War, other military conflicts, overall westward expansion of the country and the clearing of land for crops stimulated greater demand for wagons. The Conestoga wagon and other farm wagons were pulled by oxen or horses and were widely used even as early as the French and Indian War to transport weapons and supplies. The early Conestogas had five- or six-foot diameter wheels in the rear with 4-inch or wider iron rims."

Source: Wagon Makers & the Wheels of History by John Knarr, North Manchester Historical Society.