BIEHN

FRANCIS BIEHN

…farmer, P.O. Richland Center, was born in 1826, in Richland township, and has always lived there. His grandfather was a native of Bucks county and his grandmother came to America from Russia at an early day. His parents, Enoch and Sarah (Herbert) Biehn, had eight children, of whom five are living, our subject being the oldest. Mr. Biehn was married in 1851 to Diana, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Weaver, who were from Lehigh county. They have had seven children, two of whom, Emma and Frank, are deceased. Those living are Ellen, Andrew, Sarah, Ann, Ida and Anna Ursella. Mr. Biehn remained on his father’s farm until he was 28 years of age, when he located on his present farm. He is a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics a democrat.

 

LEVI O. BIEHN

…county treasurer, P.O. Richland Center, was born in 1845. Michael Biehn, his grandfather, was a native of this county and had seven children. Samuel, his father, deceased in 1848, and Mary (Ort), his mother, is now living. They are the parents of five children, two of whom, Samuel and William, are deceased. Our subject was married in 1868 to Kate, daughter of Jacob and Deborah Clymer, of this county. This couple are the parents of six children: Edwin C. (deceased), Andrew C., Flora C., William M., Charles C. and Mary Deborah. At the age of 14 years Mr. Biehn learned the trade of a shoemaker, which occupation he followed till 1881, when he engaged in farming. He has always been a stanch democrat, and in the fall of 1886 his fellow-citizens elected him to the office of county treasurer, which position he fills in a creditable manner. He was a school director of this township for eight years and for six years agent for the Lehigh Insurance company. He is a member of the Reformed church.

 

MILTON A. BIEHN

…boot and shoe dealer, P.O. Quakertown, is the son of Michael M. and Catherine (Althouse) Biehn, the former a son of Abraham and Mary (Martin) Biehn, the latter a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Wert) Althouse. He was born at Bunker Hill (now Rich Hill), Rockhill township, this county, in 1851, the family originally coming from Germany. Mr. Biehn attended school during the winter months, and at the age of 14 years left school to learn the trade of shoemaking, which he followed till he reached the age of 20. He then engaged in the boot and shoe trade in the firm of Hinkle & Biehn, which existed one year. Mr. Biehn built his store property in 1873, and from 1874 to 1883 continued his business alone. At the expiration of that time he retired from business here and connected himself with a Philadelphia wholesale shoe house, but resumed the business at Quakertown in 1885, when the former partnership was resumed. In 1877 he married Sarah R., daughter of Benjamin R. and Lydia (Bartholomew) Edwards, of this place. They are the parents of three children: Nellie E., Harry E., and Grace E., deceased. Mr. Biehn has always been an active business man, and is familiar with all the details of his branch of industry. He is a member of the M. E. church of this place, and in politics is a prohibitionist.

 

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