History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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FRANK L. KNOLL.   Among the enterprising business men of Perkasie is Frank L. KNOLL, undertaker and cabinetmaker.  He was born in New Britain township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, on January 31, 1862, and is of German descent, being a son of Lewis and Hannah (TREFFINGER) KNOLL.  Lewis KNOLL, father of the subject of this sketch, is a son of Charles T. KNOLL, and was born in Germany in 1827 and came to America June 1, 1844, at the age of seventeen years.  He had learned the trade of a locksmith in Germany, and after his arrival in Bucks county learned the blacksmith trade at Newville, New Britain township.  He followed the latter trade at Mt. Pleasant, Hilltown township, Bucks county, for about twenty years, and then removed to Lansdale, Montgomery county, where he still resides.  He married Hannah, daughter of Frederick TREFFINGER, also of German descent, she having been born in Germany, February 23, 1830.  She died November 4, 1892.  Lewis and Hannah (TREFFINGER) KNOLL were the parents of five children, viz.: Charles, of Perkasie, who married Susan RICKERT; Frederick, deceased; Mary, wife of John S. BARNDT, of Line Lexington; Amanda, wife of Milton HAINES; and Frank L., the subject of this sketch.

            Frank L. KNOLL was reared and educated in Hilltown township.  Early in life he learned the trade of a carpenter and cabinet maker with Francis SELLERS, whose daughter he subsequently married.  In 1888 he started in the undertaking business at Silverdale, and in 1894, removed to Perkasie, where he has since followed that business.  He is a member of the Hilltown Reformed Church, and politically is a Democrat.  He filled the office of chief burgess of Perkasie for six months and then resigned the office.  He married December 27, 1884, Emeline SELLERS, daughter of Francis and Emiline (FRANTZ) SELLERS, and they are the parents of two children; Florence, born October 1, 1889, and Idella, born July 1, 1891.  


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

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