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WILLIAM PAUL TRUMBAUER

WILLIAM PAUL TRUMBAUER, a prosperous farmer and old resident of Richland township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania , was born in Springfield township, December 17, 1865 , on the farm of his maternal grandfather, John Greup. He is a son of Henry and Sarah (Greup) Trumbauer, and grandson on the paternal side of George and Elizabeth (Kinsey) Trumbauer, and on the maternal side of John and Mary (Nuspickle) Greup. The Trumbauer family is one of the oldest in upper Bucks county, and has always held itself as one of the most intelligent and respected of that community.

            Henry Trumbauer (father) was born in East Rockhill township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania , July 12, 1844 , on the farm of his mother's people, then being operated by his father, and which consisted of seventy-five acres. He attended the district schools of the county until he was fourteen years of age, after which he worked on the home farm until he attained the age of twenty. The following four years were spent in learning the trade of stone mason with Ezra Moore, a contractor, who resided at what is now South Perkasie . For many years after the expiration of his apprenticeship he followed farming, and in 1897 sold the farm to hs son, William Paul, who now operates the place. He then removed to Quakertown, and there follows his trade of stone mason, from which he derives a comfortable livelihood. In September, 1866, he married Sarah Greup, daughter of John and Mary (Nuspickle) Greup, residents of Springfield township, Bucks county, where the former named is engaged in farming, and had issue: William Paul, mentioned hereinafter; Elizabeth, who became the wife of Milton Grout, and resides at Quakertown; Peter and Annie. The mother of these children having died, Mr. Trumbauer married in March, 1884, for his second wife, Elizabeth Fry, daughter of Joseph and Christiana (Campbell) Fry, of Springfield township.

            William Paul Trumbauer acquired the education the common schools of that period afforded, and during his spare time assisted his father with the farm work. In 1875 his father purchased the farm of John Johnson, in Richland township, near the Tohickon creek, where the townships of Haycock, East Rockhill and Richland meet, and it was on this farm that the early life of William P. was spent. He attended school until his seventeenth year, when he commenced his first regular employment, the quarrying of building stone, of which there were large quantities on his father's farm. Previous to 1898 he worked his father's farm on shares for three years, and in 1890 became a tenant farmer, following this occupation in connection with the quarrying of stone. Subsequently he became the owner of the paternal estate, which was purchased by his father in 1875, and this he now operates as a dairy and general farm, in addition to the extensive business he conducts in stone-quarrying. Mr. Trumbauer is a Democrat in politics, and is now (1905) supervisor of public roads of the southern part of Richland township. He is greatly interested in local affairs, and is an industrious, useful citizen. September 20, 1890, Mr. Trumbauer was united in marriage to Ida Christine Gross, born November 24, 1866, daughter of Edwin and Lydia (Fluck) Gross, for many years residents of Lower Saucon township, Lehigh county, from whence they removed to and settled in Springfield township, Bucks county. Six children were the issue of this marriage, as follows: Pearl , deceased; Stella, born June 14, 1893 ; Minnie Elizabeth, November 8, 1894 ; Laura Lydia, March 12, 1898 ; Mary Sarah, March 13, 1901 ; and Margaret, July 12, 1903 . Mr. Trumbauer, realizing the value of a good practical education, loses no opportunity to give his children the very best possible advantages along this line. Mr. and Mrs. Trumbauer are members of the Springfield Reformed church, at Pleasant Valley .

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Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed 2003 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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