History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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The BUEHRLE family of which Frederick F. BUEHRLE is a representative had its origin in Germany. His grandfather, Joseph BUEHRLE, was a native of Baden, and entertained strong Republican principles as opposed to monarchical ideas. He served as revenue and tax collector for the duchy of Baden for a long period, but on account of his connection with the Republican movement which culminated in the rebellion begun at Baden in 1848 he was deprived of his office and of most of his property, and in 1846 he sought a home beyond the Atlantic in the "land of the free." Bucks county was his destination and he established his home near Easton, where he began boating on the Lehigh and Delaware canal. Later he purchased a farm in Tinicum township, Bucks county, where he spent his remaining days, devoting his attention to agricultural pursuits. The conditions of his life were very greatly changed from those of his German home, but he made the best of the circumstances and became a loyal and valued citizen of the Keystone state. His children were: Robert, who is now superintendent of schools in Lancaster city; Wilemine, who married Jacob STEELEY, a resident of Nockamixon township; Emma, who married Titus APPLEBACH, of Bethlehem; Josephine of Bethlehem, who was married twice; first to Jacob KROUSE, and two years after his death to James WILLIAMS, both of Tinicum.

William BUEHRLE, son of Joseph BUEHRLE, was born in Germany in 1834, and when a lad of twelve years left his native province of Baden in company with his mother and crossed the water to the new world. His educational privileges were somewhat limited, for it was necessary that he earn his own living at an early age, his father's property having been confiscated in Germany, so that it forced him to begin business life anew in the United States. When quite a young boy William BUEHRLE crossed the mountain with a pack on his back and he was still quite young when he secured a position on the Delaware canal, following that business continuously for twenty-one years. The careful husbanding of his resources enabled him in that time to save enough money to purchase a small farm in Tinicum first and later he bought one belonging to Dietrich KNOPPEL in Bedminster township. He resided thereon for five years, devoting his energies to general agricultural pursuits and to dealing in cattle. He then sold the property to its former owner and bought another farm, where he continued to engage in the tilling of the soil until twenty years of his life had been given to agricultural pursuits. At that time he turned his attention to merchandising at Quakertown, but when two years had passed sold out to his son William. Since that time he has been engaged in canvassing for books of various kinds. A Republican in his political views, he has ever been deeply interested in the issues and questions of the day, keeping well informed on political conditions of the country. He served as a school director in Tinicum township for two years and in Bedminster township for six years. William BUEHRLE was married on the 16th of September, 1856 to Miss Mary Ann FRYLING, a resident of Warrington township. She was born in 1842 and by her marriage became the mother of nineteen children: William; Hannah, wife of Nathan BEER, of Perkasie, Rockhill township; Charlotta, who married A. O. MYERS, of Portland; Federick F.; William F.; Rosanna, who became the wife of John Edwin SCHEETZ and after his death married Joseph HAGER; Samuel, Joseph, Robert, Lawrence, Harry, deceased; John Edward, deceased; Benjamin Franklin; Annie, the wife of Charles BOWMAN; Lillie, Mary Ann deceased; and three who died in infancy.

Frederick F. BUEHRLE was born in Tinicum township, Bucks county, November 14, 1861, and pursued a common school education, entering upon his business career in the capacity of a clerk in the store of D. B. CROUTHENEAR, of Ridge. On leaving that employ he turned his attention to farming, which he has since followed in connection with the butchering business and fence building. His life has been characterized by unfaltering industry and has been crowned with a fair measure of success. In politics he is a stanch Republican, active in the work of the party, recognized as one of its local leaders and at the present writing in 1904 is spoken of as a candidate for sheriff. He belongs to the Lutheran church at Kellers, Pennsylvania, and is the champion of all measures that have for their object the upbuilding [sic] and substantial improvement of his county.

Frederick F. BUEHRLE was married to Miss Annie BEWIGHOUSE, the only daughter of Isaac BEWIGHOUSE, and they now have two children: Sarah B. and Mary Ann.

Text taken from page 377 of:

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

Transcribed October, 2000 by Donna J. Kling of Pennsylvania as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published October 2000 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/

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