History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
ABRAHAM GEORGE MOYER
A type of the well-informed and energetic business man who is essential to the well-being of any community is Abraham George MOYER, of Quakertown. He belongs to a well known family, the various branches of which are scattered through Bucks county.
He is a grandson of Samuel MOYER, who was a resident of Hilltown. Joseph Hunsicker MOYER, son of Samuel MOYER, before mentioned, was born May 22, 1840, on the homestead in Hill town township, and until his eighteenth year attended the public schools of his district. His life was devoted to agricultural pursuits. He married Elizabeth YODER, daughter of Abraham and Mary (YODER) George, the former a farmer of Milford township, who had obtained his education in the subscription school. The other children born to himself and his wife were: 1. Charles, who married a MOYER. 2. Jacob, who married and lives at Milford Square. 3. Benjamin, who married and is a resident of Spinnerstown. 4. Daniel, who is a farmer at Milford Square and has been twice married, his second wife being Mary, daughter of Jacob SHELLY, of Milford township. 5. Anna, who is the wife of Abram LEATHERMAN, of Plumsteadville.
Mr. and Mrs. MOYER were the parents of the following children: 1. Mary, who married Jacob RUSH, son of William and Mary (MOYER) RUSH, of Bedminster township, and lives on the Moyer homestead, near Plumsteadville. 2. Emma, born May 24, 1865, became the wife of John BERGSTRESSER, of Haycock township, and died in 1904, leaving four sons: Abel B., Howard, Daniel, and Elton. 3. Abraham George MOYER mentioned at length hereinafter. 4. Daniel born in May, 1870, married Maggie, daughter of Henry SOUDER of Soudertown, and lives at Perkasie. 5. Elizabeth, born in 1872, became the wife of John, son of William and Maria (MOYER) STAUFFER. 6. Catharine, born in 1874, married Henry C., son of the Rev. John and Mary BEIDLER, of Rosedale Valley, and lives at Allentown. 7. Adeline, who is the wife of John FLUCK, and lives at Lansdale. 8. Joseph WILSON died in infancy. Mr. Moyer, the father of the family, died at the comparatively early age of forty-six, passing away February 20, 1886, on his own farm in Plumstead township.
Abraham George MOYER, son of Joseph Hunsicker and Elizabeth Yoder (GEORGE) MOYER, was born April 4, 1867, on his father's farm in Hilltown township. When he was one year old his father purchased a farm of fifty-eight acres near Plumsteadville, and there the family took up their abode. On this farm, which had previously been the property of Tobias RICKERT, Abraham George rendered valuable assistance, at the same time attending the district school. He left school in his eighteenth year and was not yet nineteen at the time of the death of his father. The farm was then sold, and Mr. Moyer became a pupil in the West Chester State Normal School. After teaching for a time in a school near Dublin, he went to Plumsteadville, where for four years he was engaged in the creamery business. He then devoted four years to a mercantile business at Milford Square, and at the end of that time purchased the Milford Square creamery which he conducted for five years. His next venture was to build a creamery in Milford township, which he still owns. In 1900 he purchased from Enos R. ARTMAN the store which he now occupies, and which was then conducted by his brother-in-law, Henry BEIDLER. On this site he is now doing a thriving business. The confidence reposed in Mr. MOYER by his fellow-citizens is demonstrated by the fact that he has been chosen by them to fill the office of committeeman for Shelly district, and that while a resident of Milford township he served for one year as school director, resigning his position when he moved to Quakertown. In his political principles he is a Republican. He and his family are members of the Mennonite church at West Swamp, in which he served as superintendent of the Sunday school from 1896 to 1900.
Mr. Moyer married, November 26m 1887, Hannah OBERHOLTZER, daughter of Levi and Mary (OBERHOLTZER) FRETZ, the former a farmer of Plumsteadville. Mrs. MOYER received her education in the district school. The family of Mr. and Mrs. MOYER consists of the following children: 1. Willis, born April 23, 1891. 2. Pearl, born February 12, 1893. 3. Edna, born November 28, 1895. 4. Elizabeth, born November 27, 1898. 5. Joseph, born June 16, 1901. It is to be believed that these children will prove worthy heirs of the good qualities a well as of the good name of their ancestors, and that they will live to do credit to their native county.
Text taken from page 220, 221 of
David, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed June 2002 by Donna J. Kling of Pennsylvania as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published June 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/