History of the APGAR FAMILY in America
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George Apgar


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  • Name George Apgar 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I000034  Apgar Family

    Father Friedrich Epgert 
    Mother Anna Eva Schaefer 
    Family ID F00004  Group Sheet

    Family ID F00023  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George, considered to be the youngest child of Fritz Epkert, has remained quite the unknown as far as the New Jersey records are concerned. His birth date was perhaps around the late 1750's or the early 1760's. According to our Western correspondents, the story of his life unfolds in this fashion:

      George became a scout for the wagon trains that were heading to lands in the Ohio River Valley. Fort Pitt, now known as Pittsburgh, was the western terminus of George's scouting activities. His duty was to go ahead of the wagon train to see if it was safe to proceed along those Indian-infested trails.

      George probably spent a few days at Fort Pitt, resting up, before going back East to join another wagon train. While he was in Fort Pitt, he married a lady there and had at least one son. His family stayed at Fort Pitt while George was on the trail. George probably influenced his nephew, Jonathan Apgar, to go West with one of these wagon trains. Jonathan settled in nearby Fallowfield Township, Washington County, PA where he and his family had a farm.

      All went well with George and his family until, on one trip, some Indians were waiting in ambush for him. They attacked and scalped him. He was probably buried either on the trail or near Fort Pitt. He is the only member of the first generation American-born Apgars not to be buried in New Jersey.

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