History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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CORNELIUS W. LEIDY, who since 1883 has occupied his present farm in Hilltown township, was born in this township October 30, 1862 , his parents being Levi and Catharine (Weisel) Leidy. The father was born in Line Lexington, Bucks county, and when a young man learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed for fifteen years. He then purchased the Line Lexington Hotel, which he successfully conducted until his death, which occurred ten years later. To Levi and Catherine Leidy were born the following named: Frank, married Angeline Brey; Levi, married Lizzie Meyers; Cornelius W.; Kate, wife of William Knause; Lydia, wife of Daniel Bilger; Susan, who married Jacob Groman; and Anna Mary, deceased.

            Cornelius W. Leidy was a student in the Hilltown public schools in his boyhood and youth, and his educational training was supplemented by the practical work of the farm, as he assisted his father in the cultivation of the fields. He has always carried on the tilling of the soil since reaching man's estate, and in 1883 purchased the farm in Hilltown township which has since been his place of residence, and to which he has since devoted his energies until it is now a well improved and highly cultivated place. He manifests a public-spirited interest in community affairs, and gives his political support to the Democracy, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the German Reformed church. Mr. Leidy was married March 1, 1882 , to Miss Annie Preisendance, a daughter of Jacob and Hanna Preisendance. They now have one child, Jacob, born June 18, 1884 .

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

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