History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
Names and Page # Index


OLIVER A. FULMER, teller of the Perkasie National Bank, was born in Haycock township, Bucks county, October 4, 1862, a descendant of one of the oldest Pennsylvania German families of Upper Bucks. Daniel Fulmer was one of the first settlers in Bedminster and a large landholder there. Noah Fulmer, the father of Oliver A., was a farmer in Haycock township. He married Mary Elizabeth Ahlum, daughter of Jacob Ahlum, and they were the parents of seven children, the eldest of whom died in infancy. Those who survive are: Oliver A.; Wilson A., married Della Baltz, and has two children–Roy and Renie; Hannah, wife of Henry Stover; Carrie, the wife of Thomas Brunner; Jacob, married Alice Hartman, and has two children–Horace and Florence; and Jennie, wife of Preston S. Detweiler.

Oliver A. Fulmer was born and reared in Haycock, and received his primary education in the schools of that township. He later took a course in the State Normal School at Kutztown, graduating in 1885. He taught school for fourteen years, making a record of high efficiency as an instructor. He then took a special course at the University of Pennsylvania, and then filled the position of principal of the high school at Fox Chase, Philadelphia county, for one year, after which he returned to his home at Perkasie and was made principal of the Perkasie schools. He organized the high school there and was the principal for seven years. In February, 1901, he was appointed teller of the Perkasie National Bank, and still holds that position. He has always taken an active interest in the cause of education, and on his retirement from the position of principal of the high school was elected a member of the school board. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and politically he is a Republican. He is affiliated with the following lodges: Sellersville Lodge, No. 596, F. and A. M.; Telford Lodge, Knights of the Golden Eagle; and Perkasie Lodge, No. 246, Knights of Pythias. He married, September, 1885, Bertha Hoffmeister, and they are the parents of seven children: Verda, born February 26, 1890; Earl Leon, born November 18, 1891, died December 18, 1903; Mildred, born March 7, 1893, died March 8, 1893; Russell and Irma, twins, born May 19, 1895, died the same month; Hazel Grace, born March 30, 1897; and Dorothy Ethel, born February 16, 1899.

Text taken from page 406

Transcribed December  2002 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published January 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb

Published November 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb

Thank you to the volunteers to contributed the biographies. Nancy Janyszeski
Bucks County Coordinator
Web Page Developer
Nancy C. Janyszeski

PAGenWeb State Coordinator
Nancy Janyszeski


PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Western Counties)
Ellis Michaels

PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Eastern Counties)
Mary Ann Lubinsky

Site Previously maintained by Judy Jackson

If you have a homepage, a link, or wish to volunteer to transcribe information for the Bucks County PA website, email: NancyJanyszeski@yahoo.com.
All copyright laws are observed to the best of our ability. However if you feel something is on the site and infringes on copyright laws please contact the webmaster and let us know. Use of information is for Personal Genealogical purposes only.  Commercial publication of any such information is prohibited. All text and images are copyright by said contributors.
Copyright © by Nancy C. Janyszeski 2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011