History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
Names and Page # Index



 Transcribed August 2008 by Thera; tsh@harborside.com; as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, http://pagenweb.org/~bucks/biographies/bucksindex.html 

Name and Page Number (as posted on index page)

Alderfer, John K.  597

Alderfer, John M.  597

Alderfer, Joseph   597




    John K. ALDERFER.  It is probable that the Alderfer family was established in Pennsylvania at an early day, although there is little definite information concerning this fact.  It is known, however, that Joseph Alderfer, grandfather of John K. Alderfer, removed to Bucks county from Salford township, Montgomery county, and it was in the latter locality that John M. Alderfer, the father, was born on the 14th of March, 1831.  He was but nine years of age at the time of his parentsí removal to Hilltown township, where he was reared to the occupation of farming, and after he had attained his majority he purchased land in Hilltown township and began farming on his own account.  He also engaged in the commission business for many years, dividing his attention between the two lines of business activity.  He married Elizabeth Krout, who was born June 22, 1835, and throughout the period of their married life they resided on a farm, the fatherís death occurring on the old homestead, October 30, 1888, while his wife died on the 30th of December, 1903.  They were the parents of the following children:  Henry, who married Mary Ann Rosenberger and had nine children; Catherine, deceased; Joseph, who married Annie Wisler and had six children; Mary K., who was born November 3, 1859, and died September 28, 1878; Lizzie, wife of Benjamin George; John K., Samuel, who married Mary Allebach and had two children, one of whom is deceased; Willie, who was born April 18, 1867, and died October 26, 1872; Amanda, born January 21, 1869, died June 8, 1872; Harvey, married Hannah Swartz; Sallie K., married Joseph R. Landis and has three children; Malinda K., married Mahlon D. Detweiler, and has six children; Abraham, married Ella Walters and has three children.

    John K. Alderfer was born upon his fatherís farm in Hilltown township, March 6, 1863, and was there reared, being trained in the work of the fields, while during the school sessions he pursued his education in the public schools of the neighborhood.  In 1894 he purchased a farm in his native township, and has since given his attention to its further development and improvement.  He exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party and is a member of the Mennonite church.

    Mr. Alderfer was married, September 19, 1885, to Miss Susan D. Rickert, a daughter of Valentine and Lizzie (Drizzle) Rickert.  They have four children:  Irvin R., born February 16, 1889; Lizzie R., June 15, 1891; Mahlon R., September 9, 1894; and Ida, June 13, 1901.



Text taken from page 597 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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