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Banta, Abram B.


        Abram B. Banta who for forty years has been identified with the grocery trade in Hackensack, is a son of John H. Banta and grandson of Henry W. Banta both of whom were life long residents of Hackensack. The father established the grocery trade on Main and Bridge Streets in 1846, and was identified with that stand until his death thirty-eight years afterward. In 1836 he was married to Lydia Bartholf, who is still living at the age of eighty-one years. Their children were, Henry; Jane T., wife of Thomas H. Camming; Abram B.; John; and Cornelius T.

    Mr. John H. Banta was at one time Sheriff of Bergen County.

        Abram B. Banta was born in 1842 and when seventeen years of age went into the grocery business, which he has followed ever since. In 1882, the Banta Brothers started their branch store at Passaic Avenue and Main Street. In 1866, Mr. Banta was married to Miss Rebecca Westervelt and five children have been born of this union.

James Van Valen, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1900