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
Published November 2006 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb
pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/