History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887

William Beuhrle Biography

William Buehrlew, farmer and huckster, P. O. Keller's Church, is a son of Joseph Buehrle a native of Baden, Germany, who was a martyr to his republican principles. He was revenue tax collector for the duchy of Baden, a high and honorable office which he held for many years, but on account of his connection with the republican movement which culminated in the rebellion begun at Baden in 1848, he was deprlved of his office and of most of his property, and in 1846 came to the land of freedom, bringing his family with him.

He settled in Tinicum township, and bravely adapting himself to his changed circumstances, began again, a trait which has characterized his children.

His children were : Robert, who is now superintendent of scheols in Lancaster county; Emeline, wife of Jacob Steeley, of Nockamixon township; Emma, wife of Titus Applebach, of Bethlehem; and William, who was born in Baden in 1884. He began life bravely when quite a young boy, crossing the mountains with a pack on his back. For twenty-one years he boated and turned his hand to anything that promised remuneration. Subsequently he bought the farm of Dietrich Knoppel in this township, on which he lived for five years, farming and dealing in cattle. He then resold it to Mr. Knoppel and bought his present home, where he carries on the same business.

September 16, 1856, he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel Freiling, of Warrington township. She was born in 1842. To their union seventeen children have been born, of whom three are deceased. Those living are : Hannah, wife of Nathan Beer, of Plumstead township; Lottie, wife of William O. Myers, of this township; Rosa, wife of J. Edwin Seheetz, a merchant at Keller's Church; Frederick, living with his brother-in-law Myers; William, with Edwin Fluck; Joseph, with Dietrlch Knoppel; Samuel, with Gideon S. Rosenberger; Annie, with her uncle at Lancaster; Lawrence, with Reuben High; Robert, Charles, Jacob, Henry, and Lillie Elda at home.

While in Tinicum Mr. Buehrle was on the school board, and is now on the school board in this township.

He is emphatically a self-made man, and deserves great credit for the manner In which he has worked his way up to his present position, as well as for the manner In which he has brought up his numerous family, to all of whom he has given advantages which he himself never had.

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

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