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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


LESTER KUGHN, merchant and farmer, Pine Bank, Penn., was born in this county, May 12, 1841, and is a son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Huffman) Kughn.  His father, who was of English and German ancestry, was born in Greene County, Penn., where he spent all his life as a farmer.  The subject of our sketch is the fifth in a family of eight children.  He was reared on the farm in Jackson Township, and received his education in the common schools.  Early in life he learned the carpenter’s trade, at which he worked for several years, and also farmed considerably.  He owns a good farm where he resides in Jackson Township.  Since 1884 he has been engaged in the mercantile business.  In 1863 Mr. Kughn married Ellen, daughter of John and Mary (King) Cole, and their children are—George, a carpenter; Mary A. and Elizabeth Jane.  Mr. and Mrs. Kughn are members of the Baptist Church, in which he is a deacon and has been superintendent of the Sabbath-school.  Mr. Kughn is a Democrat, and has served justice of the peace in his township.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 14 May 2008

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