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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Febiger, Christian (search)
Febiger, Christian Military officer; born on Fuinen Island, Denmark, in 1747; rendered military service before entering the American army in April, 1775; was in the battle of Bunker Hill, where he led a portion of a regiment of which he was adjutant; accompanied Arnold to Quebec a few months afterwards, where he was made a prisoner; and served with great fidelity throughout the war He was conspicuous in the assault on Stony Point (July, 1779), leading one of the attacking columns; also at Yorktown, where he commanded the 2d Virginia Regiment, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. From 1789 till his death, in Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1796, Colonel Febiger was treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania.
t active and energetic men ever born in Cambridge. About 1830, he led a band of adventurers across the Rocky Mountains to Oregon; after his return, he engaged in the ice business at Fresh Pond, was one of the first shippers of that article to foreign or coastwise ports, and through life conducted that business with great skill and efficiency. He was not ambitious of public station, and held no municipal office except that of Selectman in 1843. Jacob the f. not long after he graduated (20 Sept. 1796), bought of his father eight acres bordering on Fresh Pond and erected the 4l Fresh Pond Hotel, which has always been a favorite place of resort. This establishment he attended personally until he accumulated a large estate, when he retired from active business, and leased the hotel to his nephew, Jonas Wyeth, who also retired with a satisfactory fortune about 1840, The elder Mr. Wyeth resided on the estate until 14 Jan. 1857, when he d. at the great age of nearly 93 years; his w. Eliza
t active and energetic men ever born in Cambridge. About 1830, he led a band of adventurers across the Rocky Mountains to Oregon; after his return, he engaged in the ice business at Fresh Pond, was one of the first shippers of that article to foreign or coastwise ports, and through life conducted that business with great skill and efficiency. He was not ambitious of public station, and held no municipal office except that of Selectman in 1843. Jacob the f. not long after he graduated (20 Sept. 1796), bought of his father eight acres bordering on Fresh Pond and erected the 4l Fresh Pond Hotel, which has always been a favorite place of resort. This establishment he attended personally until he accumulated a large estate, when he retired from active business, and leased the hotel to his nephew, Jonas Wyeth, who also retired with a satisfactory fortune about 1840, The elder Mr. Wyeth resided on the estate until 14 Jan. 1857, when he d. at the great age of nearly 93 years; his w. Eliza