[Borough of Perkasie - History] [Silverdale School] [History Of the Tohickon Church]

Dates of organization and what the area was known as are important when researching. There is history relating to this area and the four surviving children of William Penn.

Borough erected in 1876 from southwestern East Rockhill Township. The name comes from the Manor of Perkasie.

Perkasie and Blooming Glen were first known as Perkasie, and when a railroad station was established in the year 1869 the name of Perkasie was adopted for the new station. In 1870 or 1871 the post office was also established under that name. Perkasie Manor: The property upon which the Diehl kilns are located, also Perkasie, Sellersville, Hagersville, Blooming Glen and Silverdale was known as Perkasie Manor.  **Bucks County Historical Society Bulletin (Vol1 - 4)

1929 Perkasie had seven churches.
50th Anniversary - **Perkasie Borough 1879-1929

The Manor of Perkasie was one of William Penn's several manors in Bucks County and contained 11,462 acres. It was part of the present Hilltown and East Rockhill Townships. 3

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The Proprietary's Manor of Perkasie, containing ten thousand acres, partly in Rockhill township, was surveyed and laid out prior to 1708. A section of the township is still called Perkasie, and a flourishing village of this name has grown up within a few years on the upper part of the manor. The manor lands were opened to purchase and settlement about 1735. About this time Jacob Stout a German immigrant, came into the township and purchased a tract of land in the manor, covering he site of the village of Perkasie. Abraham Stout, a member of the convention of 1790 that framed the state constitution of Pennsylvania , who was born ion the premises in 1740, remembered seeing the Indian boys of the neighborhood shot birds with arrows. Jacob Stout, the first settler, died in 1771, and was buried at Stout's graveyard, on the south-west end of Perkasie. Abraham Stout, the son, died in 1812, and his remains were buried at the same place. Within a few years the large stone barn which Jacob Stout built about 1752 was turned into a sash-factory, but was burned down in the fall of 1875. Before the fire the walls were apparently as sound as when put up. Since then mr. Kramer has erected a large brick building, suitable for carrying on any kind of business. Among the purchasers of manor lands of Richard Penn, in 1776, was John Benner, one hundred and thirty eight acres. The same year Benner conveyed to John Shellenberger, of Hatfield, Montgomery county, which was probably the first coming of the family of this name into this county. In 1779 the property was again sold to Conrad Shellenberger of Rockhill.

Between 1740 and 1750 three brothers and a sister, named Groff, immigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania. Jacob was engaged to a young girl, who came over in the same ship, and they were married on their arrival. Soon afterward he purchased a tract of land in Rockhill, where they settled down and spent their lives. he became the owner of several hundred acres, and Sellersville is built on a portion of this tract. He was the father of four sons, john, Peter, Jacob, and Henry. John bough a farm adjoining his father's, which partly remains in the family, Peter went to Lancaster county, where his descendants are living, John moved down toward the central part of the county, and was, no doubt, the immediate ancestor of the Groffs of New Britain, and Henry, the youngest son, born about 1758, took part of the homestead farm where he lived and died, and at his death left the acres to his children. Part of it remains in the family. Henry was the immediate ancestor of David Groff, of Sellersville, In 1755 a tract of sixty-six and three quarter acres was surveyed to Samuel Iden, on the Tohickon, by virtue of a warrant. 1


bullet Jeremiah Langhorne
bullet James Logan
bullet W. Allen
bullet John Chapman
bullet Thomas Hudson
bullet Dennis Rotchford
bullet Joseph Kirkbride

Perkasie Manor

The Manor of Perkasie was one of William Penn's several manors in Bucks County and contained 11,462 acres. it was surveyed and laid out by Thomas Fairman about 1708. 2

Ref: Town and Country Newspaper
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
Saturday - July 15, 1905


Three men spread-eagled in front of the guard tent of the Second Regiment was the unpleasant sight which greeted the eyes of the visitors to Robert E. PATTISON Camp, at Perkasie, on Monday morning. The three men were placed under arrest during the night for being unruly and mutinous. They resisted arrest and it was only after a severe struggle in which several officers, including Col. BROCK, assisted, that they were subdued and fastened securely by having their wrists and ankles tied to tent pegs driven in the ground. They were released when the police detail went to work and were set to task digging a ditch, which was needed. One of them, James DUFFY, who seemed to be the ringleader of the crowd, refused to work, and began to fight the guard. He was taken back to the guard tent and spread-eagled again, this time with his face to the ground. The other two, Walter P. DOWING and Charles V. BARRETT, submitted and worked faithfully until it was time to take them before a summary court-martial which had been ordered. The three men were tried and found guilty of mutinous conduct and other infractions of the regulations. They were sentenced to be dishonorably discharged and to be drummed out of camp. The latter part of the sentence was carried out on Tuesday afternoon. It was learned that the three men had enlisted only four weeks before the regiment went into camp. The trio are wanted in Philadelphia and should have appeared in Court there on Monay to answer to a charge of assault and battery on an old man who keeps a grocery store on Ridge avenue. Sunday night was a bad one for the element which does not like to obey the laws. Chaplain HOYT, of the Sixth, heard that gambling was going on in the tents where some of the negro cooks sleep. He found a good big crap game in full operation. There was a pile of money and the player who had the bones was just crying out "come seben," when the tent flap was thrown back and the chaplain stood revealed. He ordered the money to be thrown down. When this had been done the chaplain confiscated the dice box, but not being posted about the game, neglected to seize the dice. He read the negroes, a lecture and notified them that a repetion of the offence would result in their being driven out of camp.


1860  Tax List ROCKHILL Perkasie Borough erected in 1876 from southwestern East Rockhill Township
Charles T Boyer Rock Hill 1860
John Boyer Rock Hill 1860
Elias Bright Rock Hill 1860
E Brothers Rock Hill 1860
Peter A Brown Rock Hill 1860
James Buchanan Rock Hill 1860
Robert Buchins Rock Hill 1860
Tobias Buisey Rock Hill 1860
Elias Buisey Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Buisey Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Buisey Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Bussard Rock Hill 1860
Anna Button Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Button Rock Hill 1860
John Casgrove Rock Hill 1860
Levi Cassel Rock Hill 1860
Levi Cassel Rock Hill 1860
James Cassman Rock Hill 1860
Eduard Cerey Rock Hill 1860
Mary Charles Rock Hill 1860
Joseph Clymer Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Clymer Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Clymer Rock Hill 1860
Christian Clymer Rock Hill 1860
Mary Clymer Rock Hill 1860
Abrm Clymer Rock Hill 1860
G R Congregation Rock Hill 1860
William Cope Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Cope Rock Hill 1860
Reuben Cope Rock Hill 1860
Abraham   Cope Rock Hill 1860
Thomas Cope Rock Hill 1860
Allen Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Abram Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Jonas Cressman Rock Hill 1860
George Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Philip Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Enos Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Abraham S Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Henry Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Roudenbush W Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Henry Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Levi Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Henry H Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Joseph Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Norman Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Jacob R Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Elias Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Lewis Cressman Rock Hill 1860
E Cressman Rock Hill 1860
John Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Isaac Cressman Rock Hill 1860
Reuben Crouthamel Rock Hill 1860
John L Crouthamel Rock Hill 1860
Reuben Crouthamel Rock Hill 1860
John L Crouthomel Rock Hill 1860
John Danchower Rock Hill 1860
Jacob David Rock Hill 1860
Abraham Slight Rock Hill 1860
John Slutter Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Smith Rock Hill 1860
Henry G Smith Rock Hill 1860
George Smith Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Smith Rock Hill 1860
William Snyder Rock Hill 1860
Aaron Sorver Rock Hill 1860
Abraham Souder Rock Hill 1860
Noah Souder Rock Hill 1860
John Sower Rock Hill 1860
Simon Springer Rock Hill 1860
Henry Steer Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Stevenback Rock Hill 1860
Adam Stichler Rock Hill 1860
Peter B Stichler Rock Hill 1860
Ezra B Stickler Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Stoneback Rock Hill 1860
John Stoneback Rock Hill 1860
Robert Stoneback Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Stoner Rock Hill 1860
Enos Stout Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Stout Rock Hill 1860
Lydia Stout Rock Hill 1860
Jonas Stover Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Stover Rock Hill 1860
Jacob L Stover Rock Hill 1860
A J, Rev J Strasberger Rock Hill 1860
Joel Strawn Rock Hill 1860
John Stricker Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Stricker Rock Hill 1860
Nicholas Strohm Rock Hill 1860
John Strohm Rock Hill 1860
Joseph Strouse Rock Hill 1860
Reuben Strouse Rock Hill 1860
Joel Strown Rock Hill 1860
Abraham Stull Rock Hill 1860
Enos Stump Rock Hill 1860
William Styer Rock Hill 1860
Michael Sult Rock Hill 1860
N L Sutton Rock Hill 1860
N A Sutton Rock Hill 1860
John Swartzlander Rock Hill 1860
John Textor Rock Hill 1860
Moses Textor Rock Hill 1860
Jeremiah Thomas Rock Hill 1860
Eli H Thomas Rock Hill 1860
Henry Troxel Rock Hill 1860
David Trumbower Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Trumbower Rock Hill 1860
Tobias Trumbower Rock Hill 1860
George Trumbower Rock Hill 1860
Jesse Underkoffel Rock Hill 1860
Henry Wagner Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Walter Rock Hill 1860
Andrew Walter Rock Hill 1860
Michael F Walter Rock Hill 1860
William Waltz Rock Hill 1860
Henry Waltz Rock Hill 1860
Philip Waltz Rock Hill 1860
A K Wamambold Rock Hill 1860
Tobias C Wambold Rock Hill 1860
Henry Wambold Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Wambold Rock Hill 1860
David Wambold Rock Hill 1860
Noah Wambold Rock Hill 1860
E K Wambold Rock Hill 1860
Simon Wambold Rock Hill 1860
Jesse Wambold Rock Hill 1860
John Wambold Rock Hill 1860
James Wambold Rock Hill 1860
Charles Wasser Rock Hill 1860
Jeremiah Wattz Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Weber Rock Hill 1860
John Weidemoyer Rock Hill 1860
John Weidemoyer Rock Hill 1860
Tobias Weidemoyer Rock Hill 1860
George Weigel Rock Hill 1860
Charles Weigel Rock Hill 1860
Zeno Weil Rock Hill 1860
John Weil Rock Hill 1860
William Weil Rock Hill 1860
Henry Weisel Rock Hill 1860
C Weisel Rock Hill 1860
Samuel F Weisel Rock Hill 1860
Enos Wenhold Rock Hill 1860
Elizabeth Wenhold Rock Hill 1860
Abraham Wenhold Rock Hill 1860
Levi Wessel Rock Hill 1860
Adam Wetzel Rock Hill 1860
Charles White Rock Hill 1860
Wenda C Wieant Rock Hill 1860
George Wimmer Rock Hill 1860
Daniel Wimmer Rock Hill 1860
John Winhold Rock Hill 1860
Thomas Winhold Rock Hill 1860
Noah Winhold Rock Hill 1860
Frank Wolfinger Rock Hill 1860
Henry Worman Rock Hill 1860
John Wright Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Yeakel Rock Hill 1860
Henry Yeakel Rock Hill 1860
John Yodder Rock Hill 1860
John Yosts Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Zains Rock Hill 1860
John Zeigenfuss Rock Hill 1860
Widow Zeigenfuss Rock Hill 1860
Samuel Zingmaster Rock Hill 1860
George Zingmaster Rock Hill 1860
Frederick Zingmaster Rock Hill 1860
Jacob Zingmaster Rock Hill 1860
Ephriam Zingmaster Rock Hill 1860


Married Fifty Years

Mr. and Mrs. J. Adam Daubert have joined the ranks of the happily married couples in the Bucks County who havbe been wedded fifty years. They celebrated their golden anniversary; Saturday evening, at their home in Harvey avenue and look as though they might reach the diamond anniversary.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Daubert were born in Germany but came to this country when quite young. Mrs. Daubert (maidenname: Haubert) came to doylestown from New Orleans when her parents succumbed to the yellow fever in an epidemic, and here she met the man who was to be her husband, employed on the Express and Reform, of which paper he was afterward proprietor and editor for a number hears, founding the Mirror which was afterward run in connection with the German paper.
Of the eight children born of this marriage but two survive; Mrs. Otto Gissau, of Philadelphia, and Walter J. Daubert, of Doylestown.

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