History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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ABRAHAM H. WAMBOLD, deceased, of Sellersville, was born in that town, then a part of Rockhill township, June 21, 1844, a son of Noah and Hannah (Haertzell) Wambold, both natives of Rockhill and descendants of the earliest German settlers in that locality. George Wambold, the pioneer ancestor of the family, came to America from Germany, arriving at Philadelphia, September 24, 1737, in the ship “St. Andrew’s Galley,” and located in Salford township, Montgomery county, removing soon after to Franconia township. In 1742 he purchased a tract of land near the site of Sellersville, which he later conveyed to his son John, who died there in 1793. Abraham Wambold, another son, settled on adjoining land about the time of the revolutionary war, and erected a tannery, and, purchasing considerable other land adjoining also operated a mill on the northwest branch of the Perkiomen creek, flowing through Sellersville. In 1812 he removed to Franconia township, where he died about the year 1832. He and his wife Louisa were the parents of six children: Abraham; Magdalena, who married George Reller; Catharine, who married Abraham Leister; Samuel; Mary, who married George Leidy, and Henry. The tannery and a large part of the land became the property of his son Abraham, who conducted the tannery during his whole life, dying March 4, 1848. He married Hannah Kramer, a descendant of another old family in that locality, and reared a family of five children, viz: Noah; Catharine, wife of Charles Weikel; Mary, wife of Charles Schwenck; Aaron K., and Edwin.

Noah Wambold was born on the old homestead and on arriving at manhood became a partner with his father in the management of the tannery, and at his father’s death inherited it, with a large portion of the homestead, and lived there all his life, dying July 2, 1890. He was an active business man, and a deacon and elder in the Lutheran church. He married Hannah Hartzell, and they were the parents of eleven children, viz: Abraham H., the subject of this sketch; Amanda, wife of Samuel Slotter; Henry; Zachariah; Noah; Josiah; Edwin; Hannah; Benjamin Franklin, and two who died in infancy. The mother died in December, 1879.

Abraham H. Wambold was born and reared on his father’s farm, and always lived on the old homestead, having purchased it from his father. He was a deacon of the Lutheran church for sixteen years. In politics he was a Republican, and always took an active part in local affairs as well as in church work. He married, October 13, 1865, Elizabeth Appenzeller, daughter of David and Mary (Bean) Appenzeller, who was born June 28, 1846, and they were the parents of three children: Mary Louise, born June 9, 1866, died May 21, 1879; Benjamin Franklin, born February 15, 1870; and Charles Stahley, born 1875, died 1879. Benjamin Franklin Wambold married, December 20, 1893, Carrie Dannehower, daughter of John and Sarah (Shellenberger) Dannehower, and their only child is deceased. Abraham H. Wambold died near Sellersville, February 1, 1900, aged fifty-five years.

Text taken from page 404

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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