History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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LOUIS AUGUSTUS HOGUET, for sixty years a public-spirited and influential citizen of Bristol, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was born May 5, 1822, in the city of Philadelphia, a son of Francis Augustus and Mary (COLLINS) HOGUET, who were the parents of six children; Josephine and Francis (twins), Louis Augustus, Adelaide, Lucien and Mary. Francis A. HOGUET (father) emigrated to America and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in business as a jeweler on a large scale. He is a descendant of a French ancestry, and was born and died in France.

Louis A. HOGUET attended the schools of Philadelphia, and after completing his studies learned the drug business, being employed in a wholesale and retail drug house, and at the age of twenty-two came to Bristol, Bucks county, and opened the first drug store in that section of the county. This was in the year 1844, and he conducted that business very successfully from that date up to the time of his decease, June 23, 1904. He was a man of excellent judgment a careful adviser, and one who had the full confidence of his business and social associates. He occupied a prominent position among the business men of the town of his adoption. He was one of the oldest directors of the Farmers’ National Bank, his term of service in this capacity being the longest of any in its history. He was treasurer of the Bristol Water Company, and sometimes called "its father;" was president of the Bristol Gas Company; and an ardent friend to all measures that in his judgment would improve the borough or be helpful to his fellow-citizens. He was for many years an active member of Bristol Fire Company, No 1 having been a charter member of this organization. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, affiliating with Bristol Lodge, No. 25. Ancient York Free and Accepted Masons, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Bristol. He was one of the originators and for many years the treasurer of the first Building and Loan Association in Bristol, the first meeting for organization being held in his store. He was a painstaking methodical man of business, his characteristics winning for him the confidence and esteem of the entire community.

On March 9, 1844, Mr. HOGUET married Mary Louisa MURPHY, of Philadelphia, and the issue of this union was the following named children: Thomas Henry, deceased, who was educated at Louisburg Seminary; Clara became the wife of J. Ross CALHOUN, whose father was Admiral Edwin CALHOUN, of the United States navy, deceased; Albert, deceased; William, deceased; Clifford, deceased; Ellen, who received her education at Chelton Hills, and became the wife of Winfield Scott WINTERMUTE, of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, and they are the parents of five children; Louis HOGUET; Clara, who became the wife of William R. Pierce, of Philadelphia; Edith, who became the wife of Louis CONANT, of Montevista, California, and they are the parents of one child, Emily; and Helen. Mrs. HOGUET, the mother of these children, die about 1860. On February 26, 1862, Mr. HOGUET married Maria HELLINGS, of Bristol, Bucks county, daughter of Joseph A. and Susan (RICHARDS) HELLINGS. The issue of this union was one child. Annie, born September 19, 1869, who was educated at St. Mary’s Hall, Burlington, New Jersey, and on October 23, 1894, became the wife of Richard Henry Morris, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, son of Captain Richard Henry and Alice (VANUXEM) MORRIS, now living at Germantown, Pennsylvania, and they are the parents of three children; Charlotte, born December 1, 1895; Richard Henry, born May 14, 1897; and Margaret, born September 1, 1898. This family is now living in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Test taken from page 241-242 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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