History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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SAMUEL R. LENGEL, of Hilltown township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was born in Upper Bern, now Tilden township, Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1859, and is of German descent, his ancestors having been residents of that section for several generations.   The pioneer ancestor of the family, Johannes LENGEL, emigrated from Germany in 1737 and settled in Berks county, and his descendants are now widely scattered.  Paul LENGEL, the direct ancestor of Samuel R., was born in Berks county, and a tract of land was surveyed to him there in 1780.  His son, Johan LENGEL, was the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch.

            Peter LENGEL, son of Johan, married Marie SPISHER, and they were the parents of the following children: Maria, Susan, Adam, James, Paul, Peter, Eliza, Polly, William and Emanuel.  Adam, son of Peter and Marie LENGEL, was a farmer in Upper Bern township, where he was born in 1835.  He married Angeline RENTSCHLER, and they were the parents of eight children; Elmira, Samuel R., Adam, Catharine, Matilda, Franklin, James, and Wilson.  James LENGEL married Amelia MATHIAS.

            Samuel R. LENGEL was born and reared in Berks county, and worked on the farm for his father until the age of eighteen years, and then came to Hilltown, Bucks county, where he followed butchering and attended the Philadelphia markets.  In 1885 he purchased a farm of sixty-one acres, where he still resides.  He is a member of Souderton Lodge, No. 612, I. O. O. F., and of the Golden Eagle Castle at Telford.  Politically he is a Democrat, and takes an active interest in the councils of his party.  He was the party nominee for clerk of the orphan’ court in 1899, but was defeated at the polls with the rest of the ticket, the county then being strongly Republican.  Mr. LENGEL is a member of the Lutheran church.  He married Mary Ann HUNSBERGER, daughter of Isaac and Anna (BERGY) HUNSBERGER, of Hilltown, where Mrs. LENGEL was born.  Mr. and Mrs. LENGEL are the parents of four children-Isaac H., Gertrude, Melvin, and Adam.


Text taken from page 542


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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