Rapp, Arthur H.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Arthur H. Rapp was born in 22 APR 1920 on South Berne Road, South Berne, Albany, NY, the son of William Rapp and Anna Margaret Mayrhofer. His siblings were:[1]

  • Herman Rapp - Herman of South Berne
  • Joseph Walter Rapp - Joseph Rapp of Woorheesville
  • Agnes Attelia Rapp - Agnes Sisson of Carlisle
  • Dorothy Mary Rapp - Dorthy Roeder of Delmar
  • William Alfred Rapp
  • Helen Margaret Rapp - Ellen Raffery of Slingerlands
  • Edward Rudolph Rapp - Edward of Altamont
  • Josephine Anna Rapp - Joseph Rapp of Voorheesville


Military Service

Arthur H. Rapp was a sergeant in World War II in the US Army.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Arthur H Rapp[2]
Name: Arthur H Rapp
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: New York
State of Residence: New York
County or City: Albany
Enlistment Date: 5 Jul 1940
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Witchell
Branch: Coast Artillery Corps
Branch Code: Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in production of bakery products, n.e.c.
Marital status: Single, without dependents
Height: 68
Weight: 154


Marriage & Children

Arthur Rapp married Jennie Bradt. Their children were:

  • Patrica Rapp
  • Marlene Judith Rapp - Marlene J. Tiffany of Knox


1920 - 1979
Knox Cemetery
Photo by Donna Gwin

Arthur H. Rapp died February 23, 1979 at Albany Veterans Hospital, Albany, Albany, NY


Arthur H. Rapp Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — MArch 2, 1979

Arthur H. Rap Dies; Was G.E. Employee

EAST BERNE---Services held Feb. 26 (1979) for Arthur H. Rapp, 58, of Thompsons Lake; Road, who died Feb. 23 (1979) at Albany Veteran's Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Rapp was employeed at the General Electric Company as a lathe operator in the turbine division. He was formerly town supervisor in the Town of Knox. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Berne Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Jennie Bradt Rapp; a daughter, Marlene J. Rapp of East Berne; three brothers, Herman of South Berne, Edward of Altamont and Joseph Rapp of Voorheesville; and four sisters, Dorthy Roeder of Delmar, Agnes Sisson of Carlisle, Ellen Raffery of Slingerlands, and Josephine Nacwicz of Bowie, Md.

A memorial service was held Feb. 26, in the Thompson's Lake Reformed. Church, Rev. Peter Berry officated. Burial was in Knox Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the student supply fund of the Cobb Memorial School, or the Berne Rescue Squad.

Altamont Enterprise — MArch 2, 1979

Social Security

Arthur Rapp: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record[3]
Name: Arthur Rapp
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Thursday April 22, 1920
Date of Death: February 1979
Est. Age at Death: 58 years, 9 months
Last known residence:
City: East Berne
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12059
Latitude: 42.6215
Longitude: -74.0496
Location of Last Benefit Paid:
City: East Berne
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12059

Census Records

1930 United States Federal Census about Arthur H Rapp[3]
Name: Arthur H Rapp
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1920
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Berne, Albany, New York
Map of Home: View Map
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: William Rapp
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Anna Rapp
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Name Age
William Rapp 48
Anna Rapp 43
Herman Rapp 20
Dorthy M Rapp 17
Agnes O Rapp 15
William Rapp 13
Arthur H Rapp 10
Edward R Rapp 7
Helen Rapp 3
Joshephine Rapp 1
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Additional Media

Jennie B. Rapp KNOX — Jennie B. Rapp, was an outdoorswoman who took care of her neighbors. She died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Albany Memorial Hospital. She was 78.

"Jennie was an outdoors person," said her sister Madeline Bradt. She hunted, fished, and drove a snowmobile, said Miss Bradt. She learned these skills from their father.

Mrs. Rapp received medals in statewide fly-casting and badminton competitions, said Miss Bradt.

"She used to go truck camping," her sister said. "One year she went cross-country."

She was born in Knox on Aug. 7,1924, the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Bradt. She graduated from Berne-Knox High School in 1943 and attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Mrs. Rapp worked as a clerk for the federal government for many years. After her husband, Arthur H. Rapp, died in 1979, she began spending winters in Florida, said Miss Bradt.

"When she was able to, she helped some of her older neighbors by taking them to the doctor's," said her sister. When Mrs. Rapp became ill with cancer, her neighbors returned the favor, said Miss Bradt.

After being diagnosed, Mrs. Rapp set two goals. One was to see her younger granddaughter, Sarah Tiffany, profess her faith. The other was to see her elder grandaughter, Amanda Tiffany graduate, said Miss Bradt.

She accomplished both.

Mrs. Rapp is survived by a daughter, Marlene J. Tiffany of Knox; two sisters, Margaret Gilbert of Voorheesville and Madeline Bradt of Knox; and two granddaughters, Amanda and Sarah Tiffany of Knox. Arrangements were handled by Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. A memorial service was held Sunday at the Knox Reformed Church. Burial was in the Knox Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Caregivers, Post Office Box 599, Altamont, N.Y. 12009. — ByW.M.L.

Altamont Enterprise - September 5, 2002


  1. www.BerneHistory.com Family Files
  2. www.Ancestry.com One World Tree
  3. 3.0 3.1 www.Ancestry.com