History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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W. ELMER SAVACOOL, of South Perkasie, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was born on the old homestead in Hilltown township, which has been the property of his ancestors for over one hundred and fifty years, and is still occupied by his parents, Jacob A. and Eva (STEELEY) SAVACOOL.

Jacob A. SAVACOOL, the father of William Elmer, was born on the old homestead October 9, 1850, and is the youngest son of Jacob and Lydia (SNYDER) SAVACOOL, whose ancestry is traced in preceding pages.* He was reared on the old homestead where he still resides, and was educated in the public schools of Hilltown township. Being the youngest of the family, he remained with his parents on the homestead, and at the death of his father in 1876 he purchased the homestead of ninety-four acres, and has always followed the life of a farmer. He is a member of the Lutheran church of South Perkasie, and in politics is a Democrat. He married, May 10, 1873, Eva STEELEY, of Tinicum township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and they are the parents of five children; William Elmer, the subject of this sketch; Stella; Emma, deceased; Ada and Jacob.

William Elmer SAVACOOL was reared on the old homestead and attended the Red Hill school, later entering the Sellersville high school. He remained on the farm with his father until the age of twenty-two years, and then removed to Hagersville, Bedminster township, where he lived for two years. He then removed to South Perkasie and entered the employ of his uncle, William B. SAVACOOL, in the mill and feed store, and five years later (in 1904) leased the plant of his uncle and now conducts the business for himself. He has always taken an active interest in local affairs, filling a number of local offices. He has been a member of the board of health of Perkasie borough and is now serving a term as school director of that borough. He is a member of Relief Circle, No. 57, Brotherhood of the Union, and religiously is affiliated with the Lutheran church of South Perkasie.

He married December 16, 1896, Clara MEYERS, born August 6, 1877, daughter of Abraham F. and Susanna (HIGH) MYERS, the latter deceased; and granddaughter of Joseph F. and Barbara (FRETZ) MYERS. Her great-grandfather Henry MEYER, was born in Bucks county, February 23, 1780, and died in Plumstead township, Bucks County, October, 1847. His wife was Elizabeth FRETZ, born March 24, 1807. John MEYERS, the father of Henry, was also a resident of Plumstead township, and was born in 1756, and died in 1814. His wife was Catharine SOUDER. William Elmer and Clara (MEYERS) SAVACOOL are the parents of two children Eva M. and William Russell.

*For ancestry of Lydia (SNYDER) SAVACOOL see sketch of Henry H. SNYDER.

Test taken from page 292 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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