Andrew J. Saupp, Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

1805: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Andris Saupp was born in 1805. This is harmonious with the information on his tombstone.

1833: The 2001 Whisker & Yantz book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" reports that Andrew Saupp emigrated from Bavaria and was joined in marriage with Elizabeth Sellers in 1833 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Bedford.

1834-1853: The 2001 Whisker & Yantz book reports that the records of that church document Andrew and Elizabeth Saupp's children as Sarah Elizabeth born in 1834, Andrew, Junior, born in 1835, Mary born in 1836, Thomas Cornelius born in 1840, Louis born in 1841, John born in 1844, William born in 1847, and Helen Cecelia born in 1853.

1835: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Andris Saupp purchased a lot in the borough of Bedford from Daniel Sill on February 12, 1835.

1835: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" identifies Andris Saupp as a whitesmith in 1835.

1841: The 1953 edition of Gluckman's "American Gun Makers" puts Andrew Saupp in the borough of Bedford in 1841.

1841: According to Kauffman's 1960 book "The Pennsylvania - Kentucky Rifle", Andrew Saupp is identified as a gunsmith in the 1841 tax roll of Bedford Borough.

1841-1844: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" identifies Andris Saupp as a gunsmith from 1841 to 1844.

1842: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Andris Saupp served as a Petit Juror in November of 1842.

1844: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a March 11, 1844 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for John Reiley.

1844 to 1855: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" associates Andris Saupp with Lot No. 155 in the town of Bedford during the years 1844 to 1855.

1845: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a November 1, 1845 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for John Mann.

1846: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a April 16, 1846 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for Conrad Border. The 2001 Whisker & Yantz book reports that in 1846 he was one of three individuals who performed repair work on the Bedford County courthouse.

1848: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a January 1, 1848 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for Captain Samuel Taylor.

1848: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a February 28, 1848 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for Casper Fluck.

1849: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" identifies Andres Saupp as a merchant in 1849.

1850: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a November 6, 1850 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for Jacob Albright.

1851: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references Andris Saupp in connection with a May 5, 1851 executor's bond at the Register and Recorder's Office for George King.

1854: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" reports that Andris Saupp was the Bedford Postmaster in 1854.

1855: Andrew Saupp is buried at the Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Cemetery (40.0173607, -78.5149078) in Bedford. His tombstone states "Andrew J. Saupp died Sept. 11, 1855 aged 49 yrs. 10 mos. 14 ds." His wife is buried there too, and the part of her side of the shared tombstone that I can states "Agnes wife of Andrew J. Saupp". She died November 5, 1872.

1860: According to the list of 1860 property owners in the town of Bedford that is included in the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania", Andrew Saupp was deceased by 1860:

The 2001 Whisker & Yantz book reports that Andrew Saupp appears in the tax rolls with various occupations, including merchant, postmaster, whitesmith, and gunsmith.

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