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History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887

Abraham Bewighouse Biography

Abraham H. Bewighouse, farmer, P. O. Bedminster, is the grandson of Daniel Bewighouse, whese father came from Germany. Daniel was born in this township, near where his grandson, John, now lives. He was a farmer all his life and died on the place where he was born.

His son Christian, father of Abraham and John, was born in that place in 1791 and died in 1860. On his marriage he bought the place where John now lives and stayed there untll hls death.

His wife was Sarah Huntsberger, from Hilltown. She was born in 1797 and died in 1861. They had five children: Mary and Sarah Ann, deceased; Esther, living in Plumsteadville; John, and Araham H., who was born November 25, 1826. He lived at home until his marriage, when he took from the estate that part of the home farm which has been his home ever since, with the exception of two years spent in Telford, this county. September 17,1864, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Fretz, of Hilltown, where she was born July 16, 1826. They have one child, Pearson F., born May 14, 1868, who lives with his parents, and was married in November, 1881, to Laura Stover.

One of the oldest residents of the township, Mr. Bewighouse is known and respected by every person in It. He and his wife are members of the Deep Run Mennonite church.

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

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