Search for People
Lake and Reynolds Genealogy
We welcome your comments.
"Our Ancestors and Their Descendants"
presented by:
Susan and Barry Reynolds.
Contact Us
Articles
Famous People
Photographs of our Ancestors
Print Bookmark

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/

OpenStreetMap

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


Birth

Matches 101 to 144 of 144

«Prev 1 2 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
101 Johnson, Joseph  13 Sep 1752Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I102133
102 Keyser, Howard K.  14 Oct 1912Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I106602
103 Kolb, Jacob F.  26 Aug 1805Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I104039
104 Kratz, Abraham  25 Aug 1785Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9047
105 Kratz, Ann  17 Nov 1778Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9044
106 Kratz, Anna  16 Jul 1780Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9091
107 Kratz, Daniel  Abt 1780Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9045
108 Kratz, David  24 Mar 1792Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9020
109 Kratz, Isaac  13 Nov 1790Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9049
110 Kratz, Jacob  24 Jun 1798Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9051
111 Kratz, John  27 Apr 1788Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9048
112 Kratz, Valentine  5 Feb 1783Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9046
113 Kratz, William  1793Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9050
114 Kulp, Elizabeth A.  29 Dec 1825Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I103878
115 Landes, Jacob  23 May 1776Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I17949
116 Landes, Johannes M.  1811Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14956
117 Landis, Elizabeth M.  28 Oct 1875Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I27863
118 Landis, Rev. Jacob  1 Oct 1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8924
119 Lederach, Anna  13 Aug 1799Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9019
120 Lederach, Elizabeth  26 Sep 1759Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I8974
121 Moyer, Anna  9 Feb 1837Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16173
122 Nyce, Lizzie Wile  19 Feb 1884Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I36374
123 Price, Hannah  4 May 1763Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9115
124 Reiff  17 Oct 1832Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9075
125 Reiff  24 Sep 1836Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9077
126 Reiff, Abraham  14 Aug 1839Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16083
127 Reiff, Daniel  28 May 1773Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15947
128 Reiff, Elizabeth  1 Nov 1775Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15948
129 Reiff, George  23 Dec 1768Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10055
130 Reiff, George  14 Jan 1793Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14809
131 Reiff, John  31 Dec 1837Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9078
132 Reiff, Joseph  3 Jul 1779Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I15949
133 Reiff, Joseph  6 Jan 1803Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9071
134 Reiff, Joseph  7 Dec 1833Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I9076
135 Schumacher, Jacob  27 Jul 1754Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88658
136 Shisler, Robert G.  15 Oct 1911Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I33869
137 Souder, Mary  11 Jun 1791Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I10016
138 Stauffer, Gertraut  1742Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I16482
139 Tyson, Abraham R.  20 Sep 1828Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I106617
140 Tyson, Andrew Z.  18 Oct 1803Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I90576
141 Tyson, Joseph  1808Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I14921
142 Tyson, Mary  17 Apr 1752Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I88659
143 Wampole, Susanna K.  8 Aug 1870Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I86038
144 Ziegler, Beulah Mae  5 Dec 1908Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA I33867

«Prev 1 2 3


Many thanks to all who have contributed names, dates, photographs and stories. Corrections are always welcome.
Our research is ongoing and the validity of the information presented should be judged by the quality of our sources.

Our study includes our ancestors and their descendants (our cousins) and our cousins' spouses and their parents. The parents of our cousins' spouses will show as "A descendant is related to Susan or Barry" and their other children will not be included unless they are connected to our family.


Last Updated
November 6, 2019

This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG) © 12.2 written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2019 and modified by Barry Reynolds. Information is stored in MYSQL database tables and dynamically displayed.

Genealogy Database Maintained by Legacy 9.0
Hosted by SimplyHosting