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Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA



 


Notes: The area now known as Lower Salford, Upper Salford, Salford and Marlborough Township was originally one municipality known as Salford Township. As this area was too large to govern, and with most of the early settlers located in the lower section of the township, a resident named Jacob Reiff, acting on behalf of his neighbors, submitted a petition to the Philadelphia County officials to create what is now Lower Salford Township.

Our first residents were of Germanic descent, having immigrated primarily from Germany, Switzerland and Holland. As most of these settlers came from an agricultural background, farming was their means of livelihood. Additionally, due to their northern European ancestry, German (or one of the many dialects) was the language of nearly all of the families settling in our area.

Lower Salford grew along with its towns and villages - Harleysville, Mainland, Lederach and Vernfield - which usually sprung up with an inn or tavern and a general store at their center. Also located in the towns and villages were the necessary craftsmen, such as tinsmiths, harnessmakers, weavers and carriage-makers. Along streams, grist mills were built to burn the farmers' grains into fine flour and meal. Water-powered mills cut trees into lumber.

One of the most dramatic events to affect the residents of Lower Salford Township occurred in the 1850's when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania revised the public school system and required all teaching to be done in English. Until this time, local residents and churches built their own one-room schoolhouses and hired Pennsylvania Dutch speaking teachers. The transition to an English speaking culture was slow and many residents of our community continued to speak Pennsylvania Dutch as their primary language well into the 20th century.

After WWII, Lower Salford saw the beginning of the transformation from a farming region to a growing suburban community. The old general store gave way to a grocery store, then progresses to become a supermarket. The local insurance company grew, banks expanded their financial services to assist the individual and local businesses and traffic lights began to appear at major intersections.

- http://www.lowersalfordtownship.org/history/

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City/Town : Latitude: 40.2754758333333, Longitude: -75.3808052777778


Birth

Matches 1 to 50 of 144

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Ziegler, Beulah Mae  5 Dec 1908Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I33867
2 Wampole, Susanna K.  8 Aug 1870Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I86038
3 Tyson, Mary  17 Apr 1752Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88659
4 Tyson, Joseph  1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14921
5 Tyson, Andrew Z.  18 Oct 1803Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I90576
6 Tyson, Abraham R.  20 Sep 1828Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I106617
7 Stauffer, Gertraut  1742Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16482
8 Souder, Mary  11 Jun 1791Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10016
9 Shisler, Robert G.  15 Oct 1911Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I33869
10 Schumacher, Jacob  27 Jul 1754Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88658
11 Reiff, Joseph  7 Dec 1833Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9076
12 Reiff, Joseph  6 Jan 1803Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9071
13 Reiff, Joseph  3 Jul 1779Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15949
14 Reiff, John  31 Dec 1837Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9078
15 Reiff, George  14 Jan 1793Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14809
16 Reiff, George  23 Dec 1768Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10055
17 Reiff, Elizabeth  1 Nov 1775Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15948
18 Reiff, Daniel  28 May 1773Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15947
19 Reiff, Abraham  14 Aug 1839Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16083
20 Reiff  24 Sep 1836Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9077
21 Reiff  17 Oct 1832Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9075
22 Price, Hannah  4 May 1763Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9115
23 Nyce, Lizzie Wile  19 Feb 1884Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I36374
24 Moyer, Anna  9 Feb 1837Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16173
25 Lederach, Elizabeth  26 Sep 1759Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8974
26 Lederach, Anna  13 Aug 1799Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9019
27 Landis, Rev. Jacob  1 Oct 1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8924
28 Landis, Elizabeth M.  28 Oct 1875Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I27863
29 Landes, Johannes M.  1811Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14956
30 Landes, Jacob  23 May 1776Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I17949
31 Kulp, Elizabeth A.  29 Dec 1825Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I103878
32 Kratz, William  1793Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9050
33 Kratz, Valentine  5 Feb 1783Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9046
34 Kratz, John  27 Apr 1788Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9048
35 Kratz, Jacob  24 Jun 1798Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9051
36 Kratz, Isaac  13 Nov 1790Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9049
37 Kratz, David  24 Mar 1792Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9020
38 Kratz, Daniel  Abt 1780Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9045
39 Kratz, Anna  16 Jul 1780Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9091
40 Kratz, Ann  17 Nov 1778Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9044
41 Kratz, Abraham  25 Aug 1785Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9047
42 Kolb, Jacob F.  26 Aug 1805Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I104039
43 Keyser, Howard K.  14 Oct 1912Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I106602
44 Johnson, Joseph  13 Sep 1752Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I102133
45 Halteman, Samuel  2 Nov 1801Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24231
46 Halteman, Abraham  Abt 1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24232
47 Halteman  Abt 1814Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24235
48 Haldeman, Jacob K.  Jul 1764Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88523
49 Gorgas, Salome  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9730
50 Garges, Henry  27 Feb 1747Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24083

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Died

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Zielgler, Abraham  1841Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14634
2 Stauffer, Christian  1781Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I18103
3 Souder, Mary  9 Jan 1874Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10016
4 Reiff, Hans George  6 Jan 1726Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15854
5 Reiff, Anneli  1745Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6743
6 Oberholtzer, Elizabeth  30 Aug 1870Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24236
7 Moyer, Anna  6 Oct 1871Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I17738
8 Krey, Catherine O.  12 Mar 1807Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88540
9 Kratz, Anna  23 Feb 1861Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9091
10 Hunsicker, Catherine  6 Mar 1826Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9084
11 Godshalk, Elizabeth  12 Mar 1846Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I18207
12 Clemens, Sarah  1842Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10059
13 Clemens, Morris  12 Apr 1900Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I96149
14 Clemens, Mary  15 May 1852Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9092
15 Clemens, Jacob  1888Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9101
16 Clemens, Jacob  17 Aug 1887Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15325
17 Clemens, Jacob  22 Apr 1877Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16399
18 Clemens, Rev. Isaac K.  6 Jun 1895Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9095
19 Clemens, Henry O.  25 Sep 1890Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8922
20 Clemens, Henry A.  3 Oct 1928Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I27864
21 Clemens, Henry  9 Dec 1860Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9090
22 Clemens, Gerhart  1 May 1820Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9083
23 Clemens, Gerhart  1745Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6742
24 Clemens, Gerhart  Bef 1745Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9066
25 Clemens, George M.  30 Dec 1917Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I27873
26 Clemens, Garret K.  7 Mar 1890Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8783
27 Clemens, Daniel  21 Mar 1888Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15327
28 Clemens, Catherine  7 Mar 1890Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9094
29 Clemens, Anna  1793Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8702
30 Clemens, Pvt Abraham  15 Sep 1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6711
31 Clemens, Abraham  24 Apr 1776Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6715
32 Cassel, Yelles Johnson  10 Apr 1863Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I102428
33 Cassel, Susanna B.  10 May 1874Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I104038
34 Cassel, Catherine  4 Jan 1863Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I17816
35 Boorse, Barbara  5 Aug 1877Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88866
36 Bergey, Susanna  22 Mar 1878Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24165
37 Bergey, Michael  Bef 1789Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16341
38 Bergey, Mary  28 Oct 1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16345
39 Bergey, Rev. John  6 Dec 1865Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16367
40 Bergey, John  19 Jun 1804Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16340
41 Bergey, Jacob  5 Nov 1828Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I18206
42 Bergey, Jacob  25 Feb 1825Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14783
43 Bergey, Helena  15 May 1876Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24157
44 Bergey, Godshalk  11 Mar 1869Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15699
45 Bergey, David  1 Jul 1884Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14814
46 Bergey, Christian C.  24 Mar 1819Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10017
47 Bergey, Christian  3 Jan 1879Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24218
48 Bergey, Christian  20 Oct 1852Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10015
49 Bergey, Anna  5 Feb 1873Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I24099
50 Bergey, Aaron S.  5 Jul 1895Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16371

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Buried

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Kratz, Jacob  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9031
2 Clemens, Catherine  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9107
3 Bergey, Godshalk  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15699
4 Bachman, Catarrina  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6716

Alt. Birth

Matches 1 to 15 of 15

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Alt. Birth    Person ID 
1 Tyson, Mary  7 Apr 1752Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88659
2 Lederach, Elizabeth  26 Feb 1759Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8974
3 Hunsicker, Catherine  2 Jan 1744Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9084
4 Godshall, Jacob Kindig  1803Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14915
5 Clemens, Susanna  1766Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9138
6 Clemens, Susanna  1 Nov 1762Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9138
7 Clemens, George Bachman  20 Nov 1741Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6713
8 Clemens, Garret  Abt 1849Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8791
9 Clemens, Elizabeth  1 Feb 1773Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10056
10 Clemens, Catherine  Abt 1750Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9136
11 Clemens, Barbara C.  1 Jun 1737Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9063
12 Clemens, Abraham  1764Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I1534
13 Clemens, Pvt Abraham  31 Dec 1752Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6711
14 Bergey, Michael  Abt 1733Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16341
15 Bergey, Elizabeth  Abt 1746Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16346

Alt. Burial

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Alt. Burial    Person ID 
1 Clemens, Abraham  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6715

Alt. Death

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Alt. Death    Person ID 
1 Reiff, Anneli  1744Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6743
2 Clemens, Jacob Reiff  Jun 1782Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8700
3 Clemens, Abraham  24 May 1776Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I6715
4 Bergey, David  1 Jul 1887Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14814

Census

Matches 1 to 10 of 10

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Census    Person ID 
1 Rosenberger, Sallie  1910Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88809
2 Kindig, Abraham  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I84227
3 Clemmer, Harvey  1920Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88888
4 Clemens, Morris  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I96149
5 Clemens, John  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88865
6 Clemens, Jacob W.  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I96154
7 Clemens, Jacob  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15325
8 Clemens, Elizabeth  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I96155
9 Bergey, Catherine  1860Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9804
10 Bergey, Catherine  1850Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9804

Immigration

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Immigration    Person ID 
1 Stauffer, Christian  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16673

Residence

Matches 1 to 12 of 12

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Stauffer, Christian  1736Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I18103
2 Rosenberger, Elizabeth  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I77659
3 Oberholtzer, Elmer Ellsworth C.  1920Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I27841
4 Lederach, Henry  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I17910
5 Kratz, Isaac A.  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9052
6 Johnson, Charles  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10997
7 Custer, Elizabeth  1880Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10991
8 Clemens, Mary Ann  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I29728
9 Clemens, Henry  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9090
10 Clemens, Daniel  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15327
11 Brunner, Ida  1920Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I48900
12 Berge, John Ulrich  1726Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10019

Will and Last Testament

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Will and Last Testament    Person ID 
1 Reiff, Jacob  16 Oct 1802Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15933
2 Clemens, Gerhart  6 Aug 1813Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9083

Married

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Stauffer / Clemens  Abt 1744Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA F2944
2 Clemens / Cassel  17 Apr 1869Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA F4497
3 Bergey / Hunsberger  Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA F7595
4 Bergey / Cassel  1811Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA F4371

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