Chapter XXXIX Biographical Sketches – Nockamixon G. W. GRIM
…physician, P.O. Revere NOCKAMIXON, was born in Montgomery county in 1832. His great-grandfather, John Grim (a native of Prussia), with his wife, by the name of Fisher, and a family of twelve children, first settled on the present site of Norristown, Montgomery county, about the year 1700. The children grew up and scattered into Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill counties. The grandfather, George Grim, remained in Montgomery county and was married to Elizabeth Favinger, whose parents also emigrated from Prussia. He had one son and two daughters. The Dismant, of English and Irish extraction, whose family first settled in Upper Providence township, Montgomery county, in the beginning of the eighteenth century. Our subject is a son of this union. He remained at home with his parents until 14 years of age, when his father was killed on the Reading railroad. The following nine years were employed in stove moulding, teaching and attending school at Washington Hall, Trappe, Montgomery county. He received a good academic education, after which he took up the study of medicine and was graduated from Jefferson Medical college, of Philadelphia. In 1857 he married Elizabeth Koons, by whom he has had the following children: Ida, deceased; F. Harvey, a graduate of Jefferson Medical college; Warren, deceased; George Melvin, at home, also a graduate of Jefferson Medical college; A. Florence, now Mrs. Bigley; I. Webster, Frank S., Harry E., Cora B., Nora E., and James S. In 1859 Dr. Grim came to NOCKAMIXON township and has since been engaged in practice here. He also superintends the work on his farm. The family are members of the Reformed church, and the doctor is a democrat.
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