OLIVER H. MELCHOR, clergyman, P.O. Springtown, was born December 23,   1848, in Bedminster township, but moved to NOCKAMIXON township when   but two and a half years old. He is a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchor, natives of Pennsylvania. His early life to the age of   eighteen years was spent working on a farm in Bucks county, after   which he attended the select school of David W. Hess for one year;   this, with a liberal education from our public schools, enabled him   at the age of 19 to teach school, which he did in Nockamixon for two   years, and for two years longer at Durham. He was the first to   organize a Sunday school at Melchor’s school-house in Nockamixon which was known as the Melchor Sunday school, and another at the   Monroe school-house, which was in Durham township. After this he   entered the Doylestown English and Classical seminary, where after   four terms he graduated in 1872, and entered the Lafayette college   the same year, where he remained two years longer. He entered   college at Gettysburg in 1875, and graduated in 1876, subsequently   entering the Theological seminary at that place, where he took the   full three years’ course, and graduated in 1879. He then entered   upon his duties as pastor, his charge embracing the Lutheran   churches at Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield and Springtown.

Mr.   Melchor preaches both in English and German. He was married October   14, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Montfort, a native of Adams county, Pa.

  Their children are: David M., born December 12, 1881; William T.,   born May 6, 1884; and Charles C., born August 14, 1885. Mrs. Melchor   was a graduate of the Millersville Normal school, and was principal   at the Female seminary at Gettysburg. She taught school for several   years in Adams county, and one year in Bucks county. Mr. Melchor is   a strong prohibitionist, and has done much to promote the cause of temperance.  Battle's History of Bucks County 


1930 United States Federal Census

Oliver Melcher
Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania

Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Melcher

  1. Oliver Melcher 49
  2. Mary Melcher 44
  3. Herbert Melcher 19

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