History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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AARON CLYMER DETWEILER. One of the representative citizens of Quakertown, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and a man who is held in high regard by his fellow townsmen and who takes an active interest in community affairs, is Aaron Clymer DETWEILER. Mr. DETWEILER is the grandson of Jacob and Magdalena (HEIST) DETWEILER, whose son Henry was born on the home place in Upper Milford township, Lehigh county, April 24, 1817. Henry DETWEILER was by occupation a boot and shoemaker but later relinquished his trade in order to follow farming. In 1845 he removed to Milford township, where he purchased a farm comprising seventy acres, which was formerly the Detweiler homestead. November 10, 1839, he married Anna CLYMER, daughter of Henry and Mary (SHAFFER) CLYMER, and nine children were born to them, five sons, one of whom was Aaron C. (mentioned at length hereinafter), and four daughters.

Aaron Clymer Detweiler, son of Henry and Anna (CLYMER) DETWEILER, was born August 6, 1842, on a farm then owned and cultivated by his father in Richland township, on the road leading from Quakertown to Spinnerstown. He was afforded but a limited education, received in the district school, which he attended irregularly until his twenty-first year. In the meantime he was engaged in cigarmaking and assisted his father with the farm work. In 1866 Mr. DETWEILER was married to Anme, daughter of John and Elizabeth Taylor, and settled at the home of his wife’s parents, where he remained for one year, after which time he removed to the Detweiler farm, which he conducted on shares for his father. He remained there until 1886, when he removed to Quakertown and engaged in the butcher and provision business, with his brother, Mahlon, continuing for nine years. In 1899 he was engaged as janitor of the Central, or High School, of Quakertown, in which capacity he is still engaged, and the duties of which position he acquits with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers. In politics Mr. DETWEILER is a Democrat, and has always taken an active interest in the affairs of that party. He is a member of the Trinity Lutheran church of Quakertown.

Text taken from page 685 of:

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

Transcribed November 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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