History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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PETER L. KREISS, M.D., of South Perkasie, was born in Lower Salford township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1857, and is a son of Peter and Elizabeth (LEINDECKER) KREISS,  both natives of Germany, who emigrated to America soon after their marriage and settled in Lower Salford township.  Peter KRIESS  (sic) Sr., died in Lower Salford when, Dr. Kriess was a child, leaving four young children, viz; Henry L., of Allentown, Pennsylvania, who married Catharine KLINE, of Lower Salford; Mary L, of Schwenksville, Montgomery county; William, since deceased; and Peter L., the subject of this sketch.  Elizabeth KREISS, the widow of Peter, married (second) Joseph STEIGNER, of Kulpsville, Montgomery county, who is still living in Montgomery county, with a daughter by a former marriage.  During the later years of her life Mrs. STEIGNER and her husband resided with her son, Dr. Peter L. KREISS, at South Perkasie, where the former died in 1903 at the age of eighty-three years.

            Dr, KREISS, after the death of his father, was reared at Silverdale, bucks county, in the family of Christian MOYER.  He worked on the farm for Mr. MOYER until eighteen years of age, and then entered the general merchandise store of Jacob C. WISMER, at Silverdale, as a clerk, where he remained for three years.  Choosing the medical profession as his life work, he entered Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, from which he graduated in 1881, and on April 1, of that year located at Silverdale and began the practice of medicine.  After two years’ practice at Silverdale he removed to Florida, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he practiced until February, 1886, when he located at Manheim in the same county, where he followed his chosen profession until April, 1891, when he removed to South Perkasie, Bucks county, where he purchased a small farm of Frank WOLFINGER, and has since followed his profession with success.  In religion he is a member of the Church of United Brethren, and politically is a Republican.  Dr. KREISS married, September 11, 1880, Lizzie DETWEILER, daughter of Dr. Isaac and Lizzie (SWARTLEY) DETWEILER, and is a descendant of early German settlers in Bucks county on both the paternal and maternal side, and they are the parents of three children; Isaac D., Joseph D., and Sallie D. (See Isaac DETWEILER, in this work).

Test taken from page 518 to 519 of: 

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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