PHILIP GROSSMAN, son of John F. and Christina
(Fass) Grossman, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany. He came to this country
with his parents in 1850, who located in Allegheny county, three miles
south of Pittsburgh, where his father died in 1860 and his mother in 1885.
Philip learned the trade of baker, and worked in various parts of the
country until 1861, when he settled in Franklin and started the first
bakery in the place. In August, 1861, he sold his business and removed to
Rynd Farm on Oil creek, and engaged in merchandising, where he remained
until the death of his father-in-law, John Minich, when he returned to
Franklin and purchased the brewery which he has since conducted. Mr.
Grossman was married in February, 1862, to Josephine, daughter of John
Minich, and by this marriage six children have been born: John F., Edward
F., Joseph P., Louisa, Victoria, and Philip, Jr. He is a member of the I.
0. 0. F., I. 0. R. M., and the A. 0. U. W., and in politics is a Democrat.
History of Venango County, Pennsylvania
: its past and present, including its aboriginal history, the French and
British occupation of the country, its early settlement and subsequent
growth, a description of its historic and interesting localities, its rich
oil deposits and their development, sketches of its cities, boroughs,
townships, and villages, neighborhood and family history, portraits and
biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc.,
Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890, page 837.
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