History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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EDWIN K. HALDEMAN, one of the most popular men in the community in which he lives is Edwin K. HALDEMAN, of Chalfont.  He is a great-grandson of Christian HALDEMAN, one of three brothers who emigrated from Germany in quest of homes across the sea.  Christian settled in Warrington township, where many of his descendents still reside.

Daniel HALDEMAN, son of Christian HALDEMAN, was born in 1799, on the Haldeman homestead, situated on Pickerton road, in Warrington township.  This estate, which has now passed out of the possession of the family, has many interesting relics of past times, among them a corn-crib which was built one hundred and fifty years ago but is still in use and in a good state of preservation. Mr. HALDERMAN spent his life in agricultural pursuits.  He was a public-spirited citizen and a stanch Republican.  His church membership was with the Mennonite society in Doylestown.  He married Magdaline MYERS, and among their children was a son Charles, mentioned at length hereinafter.  Mr. and Mrs. HALDEMAN closed their long and useful lives rich in the love and respect of all who knew them. 

Charles HALDEMAN, son of Daniel and Magdaline (MYERS) HALDEMAN, married Mary, who was born August 31, 1826, in New Britain township, daughter of Simion KRATZ.  Their children were: 1. Sarah Ann, who married Henry M., son of William FRETZ, of Tinicum.   2.  Daniel, who married Ella, daughter of Christian HALDEMAN, and had three children, Edgar, Florence and Daniel.  3. Emma, who became the wife of Abraham G., son of Noah RUTH, of New Britain, and died in March, 1888, leaving one child, Mary H.  4.  Edwin K., mentioned at length hereinafter.  5. William, who is deceased.

            Edwin K. HALDEMAN, son of Charles and Mary (KRATZ) HALDEMAN, was born May 11, 1862, in Warrington township, and on October 12, 1893, entered the service of Abraham M. MOYER in order to learn the business of a butcher.  In the spring of 1896, after becoming thoroughly proficient, he purchased Mr. MOYERís business, including residence and buildings, and carries on a brisk trade both in the town and in the surrounding country.  His fellow-citizens have evinced their regard for him by choosing him to fill the office of school director for three years.   Politically he is a Republican.  He is a member of the New Britain Baptist church.  Mr. HALDEMAN married January 1, 1887, Emma J., daughter of Albert D. WILGUS, of Warrington township.  Mrs. HALDEMAN died April 6, 1893, leaving one child, Mabel W.  Mr. HALDEMAN afterward married Bertha, daughter of Harry F. and Mary JACOBY, and they have two children: Mary Mildred, born April 25, 1900; and Charles Herbert, born September 26, 1902.

Text taken from page 687 to 688 of: 


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

Transcribed December 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published December 2006 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages



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