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History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887

Samuel  Althouse Biography

Samuel K. Althouse, farmer, P. O. Dublin, is a great-grandson of Daniel Althouse, who came from Germany and lived in Bedminster, where he owned a large tract of land. He was accidentally killed whlle coming home from Philadelphia with his team.

His son, Martin, was grandfather of Samuel. He had a farm near Keller's Church, in this township and also worked as a mason.

Hls wife was Catharine Sigafoos. Both are buried at the Tobickon church. They had a numerous family, many of whom died young, and Martin, Levi, and Tobias after reaching maturity.

Those now living are Mathias, in Quakertown, aad Silas, in Bedminster township.

Tobias, father of Samuel K., was born in 1808 and died January 18, 1886. He was a blacksmith by trade. For thirty-eight years he was absent from the township, but returned four years before his death, which took place in the house of Samuel K. He was a soldier in the Mexican war and also in the civii war.

His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of John Kramer, of this township. She died in 1848. Their children were: Catharine, deceased; Reuben, living in Minneapolis, Mlnn.; and Samuel K., who was born June 11, 1887. He as brought up to farming, And from 1865 to 1860 was a teacher. In 1865 he bought his present home. November 26, 1860, he was married to Sarah Ann, daughter of Enos Crouthamel. She was born July 26, 1887, They have had six children : Sarah, who died in childhood; Albert C., who is a teacher; Mary C., Emma C., Edwin 0., and Reuben C., living with their parents.

Mr. Althouse has held several township offices, and is now county auditor. He is a member of the Tohickon Reformed church and is a thoroughly honest and trustworthy man.

Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania; J.H. Battle; Warner & Co.; 1887.

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