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GEORGE W. LERCH

GEORGE W. LERCH holds a foremost place among the enterprising business men of Bedminster township. He is a grandson of David Lerch, who was a farmer in Northampton county, where he died. His son Samuel was born in that county July 15, 1823, and moved to Tinicum township when a young man, settling on a small farm. He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Reformed church, in which he served as a deacon for many years. He married Sarah, daughter of Peter Shull, of Tinicum, and they were the parents of three sons: Clinton, who resides in Tinicum; Samuel, who lies in Lambertville; and George W., mentioned at length hereinafter. Mrs. Lerch died in 1867, and her husband survived her many years, passing away in 1891.

George W. Lerch,, son of Samuel and Sarch (Shull) Lerch, was born March 9, 1854, in Tinicum township, and in his fourteenth year began to earn his living by farm work. In 1873 he apprenticed himself to Reuben Hunsberger, of Bedminsterville, in order to learn the tinsmith's trade. Three years later he purchased the business of Mr. Hunsberger, and has since conducted it with signal success. He belongs to the Junior Order of American Mechanics and the Knights of the golden Eagle. In politics he is a Democrat, and takes an active part in the affairs of the organization. he is a member of the reformed church. Mr. Lerch married, November 1, 1880, Anna, born July 31, 1859, daughter of Elias Strouse, of Tinicum, and four children have been born to them, three of whom are now lving: Howard W., Edna F., and Carrie E. All these children reside at home wit their parents. Both as a business man and a citizen Mr. Lerch is recognized as one of the leaders of the township in progress and reform.

Text taken from page 385

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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