DAVID F. ANGENY
DAVID F. ANGENY, a builder and undertaker of Danboro, belongs to
one of the old and honored families of Bucks county. Several generations
of the name have resided here, and have ever upheld the political and
moral status of the community and aided in the material improvement of
their localities. The grandfather, John Angeny, who lived and died
in Bucks county, followed farming throughout his entire business career.
He married a Miss Kerns, and they became the parents of two
children, the elder being John, of Philadelphia, now deceased.
Jacob, the younger son of John Angeny, was born in Bedminster
township, January 8, 1821, and in early life drove a team used in
connection with the conduct of a flour and feed business in Philadelphia.
He was thus employed for some years, after which he returned to Bucks
county and began farming on his own account, carrying on agricultural
pursuits until his death, which occurred on the 19th of December, 1891.
His life was ever upright and honorable and for a number of years he
served as a deacon in the Reformed church of Tohickon, in which he held
membership. He also made for himself a creditable record as a soldier of
the civil war. He married Miss Lydia Fluck, and they became the
parents of ten children: John H.; David F.; Clayton F.; Jacob F.; Mary,
the wife of John King; Anna, the wife of Harvey Fluck;
Katie, the wife of Ervin Fluck; Emma and Ida, twins, the former the
wife of Frank Smell and the latter of Asher Wycker; and
Amelia, who completes the family.
David F. Angeny, who was born in Haycock township, Bucks county,
September 21, 1857, is indebted to the public school system of the state
for the educational privileges he enjoyed. When fifteen years of age he
began earning his own living by entering upon an apprenticeship at the
carpenter's trade under Jacob Cope, of Quakertown, with whom he
remained for two years. He then began working for John Loux, who
was his employer for four years, and on the expiration of that period
began business for himself as a carpenter and builder in Dublin. Since
that time he has been identified with building operations in Bucks county.
About 1883 he removed to Danboro, and in connection with carpentering
established and conducted an undertaking business. He has a thorough
knowledge of the builder's art, and his excellent workmanship and fidelity
to the terms of a contract have gained for him a liberal and growing
patronage. His interest in community affairs prompts his co-operation in
many measures for the general good. He is a member of the Reformed church
Mr. Angeny has been married twice. He first wedded Sallie Leatherman,
and they became the parents of five children: Edwin L., born November 20,
1882; Christina Beatty, November 1, 1885; Willis L., August 6, 1887; Jacob
Warren, August 28, 1889; and Flora L., born March 4, 1892, died May 1,
1893; Mrs. Sallie Angeny departed this life August 13, 1892. For
his second wife David F. Angeny chose Miss Amanda Gross, a
daughter of Joseph L. and Mary (Landis) Gross. There are
three children by this marriage: Howard, born November 30, 1895; Clarence,
January 2, 1899; and Arthur, June 24, 1903.
Text taken from page 424
Davis, William W. H., A. M. History
of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing
Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed June 2003 as part of the
Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published July 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa.,
USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks