History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887
Anthony Effrig Biography
Anthony H. Effrig, farmer and cattle-dealer. P. O. Dublin, is a son of Anthony Effrig, who was born in Elsnss, Germany, in 1811, and died in Lansdale, Montgomery county, October 8, 1884. He came to this country when a young man, locating in Plumsteadville, working at his trade of blacksmith.
Two years afterward he bought the shop where Crouthamel's store now is, in Hagersville. Seven years later he bought it farm not far front there, on which he lived twenty-two years.
Anthony H. was at this time in Haycook, and his father went there and lived with him for seven years, and then followed his son back to this township, staying with him two years, when he went to Lansdale, where he died,
He was married in in Hagersville to Catherine Hartman, who is now in her 77th year, and is living with our subject. Their children are: Catharine, deceased; Samuel, in Lansdale; Paul H., in Kansas City; Emanuel H. in Philadelphia; and Anthony H., who was born March 16, 1840. When 20 years old he bought from his older brother, Samuel, a farm near Dublin, on which he lived two years, then bought a farm in Haycock, on which he lived three years, then sold it and rented a lot, on which he lived a year.
He then bought a farm in Hatfield, Montgomery county, where he lived three years, when he sold it and bought his present home.
Mr. Effrig has, besides being a farmer, given great attention to dealing in cattle, and is to-day the heaviest cattle dealer in the township. In three months of 1886 he shipped 718 head of cattle to market. December 8, 1864, lie was married to Sydney L., daughter of George Drumbore, of Rockhill. She was born January 12, 1841. Their children are George Howard, Anthony Franklin, Maggie Catharine, Alice Jane, Barbara Ellen, Emanuel Horace, and Joel Evan, all living with their parents. Mr.
Effrig Is one of the enterprising citizens of the township, and is well spoken of by his neighbors. He and his wife are members of the Tohickon Reformed church.
Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania; J.H. Battle; Warner & Co.; 1887.
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