History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887

Reuben Crouthamel Biography

Reuben B. Crouthamel, merchant, P. O. Hagersville, is a grandson of Jacob Crouthamel, whose father came from Germany, and who was born In Bedminster in 1787, and died there in 1888.

His son, Enos, was the father of Reuben B. and was born In Franconia, Montgomery county, where his parents lived a short time, in 1807. He died in 1886, aged 78. He learned the trade of a wheelwright and worked at it in this township, where he also owned a farm not far from the Presbyterian church, on which he lived for forty-two years preceding his death.

He was a prominent member of the Tohickon Lutheran church, of which he was both deacon and elder, and he deservedly stood high in the community.

His wife was Mary Ann, daughter of Daniel Bartholomew, who was born In Haycook, And Is now about 80 years of age. Their children were : Sarah, wife of Samuel K. Althouse, of this township; William, living In Doylestown; Daniel B., a merchant in this township; Mary, wife of A. D. Stover, of Buckingham township; Jacob, who keeps a hotel at Pipersville; and Reuben B., who was the oldest of the family, and was born In Tinicum December 17, 1884. At tea age of 19, he went into the store of Levi O. Mickley, at Church Hill, in Rockhill township. A year and a hall later he went into another store there where he remained for two years, than was at Keller's Church a year, when he returned to Church Hill, and ten months later (in 1869) bought out his employer, Reading C. Haefler.

In 1874 he sold out and came to his present location at Hagersville.

November 17, 1861, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Shive. She was born February 11, 1811, They have seven children Mary S., wile of Philip S. Cressman, hotel-keeper at Perkasie j Lizzie S., wife of Philip Umfried, of the Cross Keys hotel; Abbie, Erwin, Ella Winter, Stella, and Sallie Irene at home. All the family except the younger ones are members of the Tohickon Lutheran church, of which he is an elder.

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

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