History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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AMANDUS HARTZELL COPE, one of the progressive farmers of Richland Center, son of Jacob and Julia (Hartzell) Cope, was born April 17, 1852, on a farm then owned and operated by his father in Richland township, near Richlandtown. The property consisted of forty acres, and was located on Applebachville road, near the line of Haycock township. Jacob Cope (father), son of Jacob and Julia Cope, was born in Rockhill township, Bucks county. He attended the subscription and public schools of the neighborhood, after which he served an apprenticeship at the trade of cigarmaker, which he followed for some time, and later turned his attention to farming. He married Julia Hartzell, of Rockhill township, and had issue: Euphemia, who became the wife of Jacob Allum, a farmer; Maria, who became the wife of Jonas Suyden, and they reside in Philadelphia; Aaron, married Savilla Gangawere, and they reside in Haycock township; Eliza, widow of Jacob Fluck, and resides near Richlandtown; Jacob, deceased; William, married Amanda Mace, and they reside at Tylersport, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania; and Amandus Hartzell Cope.

In 1860, when Amandus H. Cope was eight years of age, his parents moved to Haycock township, near Tohickon creek, where they purchased a farm containing eighty-five acres, which later became the property of Peter Horn. The family resided thereon for the long period of twenty-eight years. After his marriage Amandus settled on his fatherís farm and succeeded the latter in managing the same on shares, which he continued to do until the death of his father in 1884, when the property was sold to a Mr. Gross. Amandus then moved to a place near Richlandtown, where he remained for one year, and in 1886 purchased a farm of twenty-two acres of improved land, situated on Mill near Third street, Quakertown, which was formerly the property of Henry Hager. He still resides on this property, which he operates as a general farm, and in addition to these duties he attends the Philadelphia market. He casts his vote for the candidates of the Democratic party, but owing to the demands made upon his time by his business takes no active part in local affairs. Mr. Cope enjoys the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. November 6, 1875, Mr. Cope was united in marriage to Harriet Harding, who was born September 27, 1853, daughter of Reading and Emeline (Potts) Harding, farmers of Haycock township. Mr. and Mrs. Cope are members of the Reformed church at Richlandtown.

Text taken from p 322

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

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