Springfield was organized in 1743.
The earliest purchase of land that has met our notice, although there were settlers there several years before, was made in 1737, when the tract on which Houpt's mill stands was surveyed to Hohn Hughes, but it was patented to William Bryan in 1758.
Names of families living there in 1743, German and English, namely: James Green, Stephen Twining, William Crooks, Brien Conniulin, Hugh Orton, Joseph Blair, Richard Jonston, Jacob Mason, Jacob Abel, Samuel Hillborn, John Leister, Christian Levy, Conrad Fahr, Peter Lester, John McCoy, Thomas Folly, Thomas Adamson, Joseph Bond, Joseph Unthank, Conrad Flores, James Williams, Peter Ashton, Christian Shock, Michael Dort, Peter Ademose, Thomas Blair, Michael Gold, Thomas, Lloyd, Michael Dillard, Christian Spug, Peter leatherman, Simon carey, John Greasley, George Hazeley, Daniel Stout, Stephen Acorman, Henry Hornel, Philip Roup, Jacob Maure, Jacob Huber and Michael Gould.
Springfield is not only one of the largest, but one of the most populous, townships in the county. In 1784 it contained 979 inhabitants, and 160 dwellings.
Bucks County is a class 2A county comprised of 23 boroughs and 31 townships.
Allentown in the year 1895
Wednesday, October 16, 1895
William Frankenfield, aged 82 years, died Thursday at his home in Springfield, Bucks County. The following children survive: Mrs. David Walp, Hottelsville; Mrs. David F. Hess, Bethlehem, Mrs. David Fluck, Richlandtown and Tobias Frankenfield of Allentown. The funeral was held yesterday.
BEAN PICKERS ON A STRIKE
A strike has been instituted among the string bean pickers of the H.S. MILL Canning Company, of Springtown, Bucks County. The Cannery is kept running by uprooting the bean vines and picking the beans therefrom inside of the factory.
Ref: Town and Country Newspaper
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
Saturday - July 30, 1904
|Springfield Mennonite Church (Circa 1753)
Surnames from a small graveyard contributed by: Donna Lindeman
Cornerstone: J Moyer / A. Sliefer 1824
Beihn, Beahn, Biehn
Moyer, Mayer, Meyers
Rauffman (Could be Kauffman)