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



  • Detweiler, George  677

  • Detweiler, Isaac C. 677

  • Detweiler, Joseph   677

 Isaac C. DETWEILER.  Several generations of the Detweiler family have been residents of Bucks county.  The grandfather, George Detweiler, lived and died in this county, being engaged in general work through his active business career.  He married Miss Clemens, of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and their only child was John C. Detweiler, who was born in Montgomery county in 1814, and was brought to Bucks county by his parents when but two years of age.  Here he has spent his entire life engaged in general work.  In community affairs he is deeply interested, taking an active and helpful part in many of the movements.  He is now serving as a deacon in the Lutheran church of Dublin, Pennsylvania.  He married Miss Esther Crouthamel, and they became the parents of five children:  Isaac C.; Anna M., the wife of Charles Cassel, of Montgomery county; Esther Elizabeth, the wife of Daniel Leatherman; J. Aaron, of Philadelphia; and Elvina.

    Isaac C. Detweiler was born near Dublin in 1873, and pursued a common-school education.  In his youth he began farm labor, and was thus employed until eighteen years of age, when, thinking that he would find mercantile life more congenial, he entered the employ of John Bergstresser, at Pipersville, thus becoming a clerk in a general store, where he remained for a year and a half.  On the expiration of that period he went to Blooming Glen, Hilltown township, Bucks county, and for eight years was a salesman in the employ of Bishop & Brother.  The experience which he acquired through his industry and economy enabled him in 1901 to purchase the business of Daniel Gross at Danboro, where he has since conducted a general mercantile enterprise.  This has since become one of the best quipped stores in Bucks county, and Mr. Detweiler is justly accounted on of its most progressive merchants, making a close study of the desires of the public, and so purchasing his stock as to fully meet the varied demands of the trade.  His business methods are thoroughly reliable, and have gained him a desirable patronage.  Mr. Detweiler married Miss Ella May, a daughter of Reuben K. and Amanda Stover.  They have two children:  Willard S., born November 5, 1898; and Ruth S., born July 25, 1901.  The parents hold membership in the Lutheran church at Dublin, and Mr. Detweiler is a Republican in his political views.  On the 2d of January, 1901, he was appointed postmaster of Dansboro by President McKinley, as successor of Daniel Gross, and is now the incumbent of that office.  His official service and his mercantile interests make him a leading and representative man of his town.



Text taken from page 677 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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