History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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ALBERT C. ALTHOUSE, M. D. One of the active practicing physicians of Bucks county is Dr. Albert C. Althouse, of Bedminster township. Dr. Althouse is a descendant of Daniel Althouse, who came from Germany and settled in Bedminster, where he owned a large tract of land. Martin Althouse, son of Daniel Althouse, mentioned above, had a farm near Keller’s Church and also worked as a mason. His wife was Catherine Sigafoos, (sic…usually spelled Ziegenfus) and they were the parents of a large family, many of whom died young. Those who reached maturity were: Martin, Levi, Tobias, mentioned at length hereinafter; Mathias, and Silas. The parents of these children are both buried at the Tohickon church. Martin Althouse was accidentally killed while coming home with his team from Philadelphia.

Tobias Althouse, son of Martin and Catherine (Singafoos) (sic) Althouse, was born in 1809, and was a blacksmith by trade. For thirty-eight years he was absent from the township, but returned four years before his death. He served in the army during the Mexican War and also in the Civil war. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Kramer, of Bedminster, and their children were: Catharine, Samuel K., mentioned at length hereinafter, and Reuben. The mother of these children died in 1843, and the father expired January 13, 1885, in the home of the oldest son. 

Samuel K. Althouse, son of Tobias and Elizabeth (Kramer) Althouse, was born June 11, 1837, in Nockamixon township, and was about six years of age when his parents moved to Bedminster. From 1855 to 1860 he was engaged in teaching, and in 1865 purchased the farm on which he lived for the remainder of his life. Three years ago he retired from active labor. He has held the township offices of assessor, auditor and clerk, and has also served one term as county auditor. He is a member of the Tohickon Reformed church. He married, November 25, 1860, Sarah Ann, born July 26, 1837, daughter of Enos Crouthamel, and they were the parents of the following children: Albert C., mentioned at length hereinafter; Mary, who is the wife of Edwin J. Rumer, of Bedminster township; and Reuben, who is a resident of Washington, District of Columbia. 

Albert C. Althouse, son of Samuel K. and Sarah Ann (Crouthamel) Althouse, was born April 7, 1863, in Bedminster township, and received his primary education in the common schools, afterward attending the Sellersville high school and the West Chester State Normal School. At nineteen years of age he took up the profession of teaching, which he practiced for six years, and during this time began reading medicine under Dr. Daniel P. Moyer, of Dublin. In the autumn of 1889 he entered Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, from which institution he received in the spring of 1892 the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He immediately opened an office in Pineville, where he practiced for eight years, and in 1900 moved to Dublin, where he has built up a large practice. He is a member of the Bucks County Medical Society and the State Medical Association. He also belongs to the Knights of the Golden Eagle. He is a member of the Reformed church at Dublin. Dr. Althouse married, October 10, 1894, Ida, daughter of Jonas H. Lear of Tinicum township, and they have three children: Harold Lear, Georgie Neta and Jessie Beulah.

Text taken from pages 366-367 of:

Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III 

Transcribed August 2000 by Thera Schwenk-Hammond; tsh@harborside.com; http:// www..rootsweb.com/~schwenk as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html  

Published October 2000 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/


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