ALEXANDER BURGSTRESSER, farmer, P.O. Erwinna, is a grandson of John Burgstresser, who lived and died in this township in 1812, and was a soldier in the revolutionary war. His son, George, the father of Alexander, was a carpenter by trade, and later bought the farm now owned by his son Samuel. He died near Headquarters. Tile was a justice of the peace for many years, and had in a great degree the confidence of his neighbors, who entrusted him with the settlement of many estates. He was a member of the Reformed church of NOCKAMIXON. He married Hannah Ruth, by whom he had thirteen children. Those now living are: Elizabeth, Anna, Hannah, Joshua, Samuel, Joseph, George, Jonas and Alexander, who was born September 8, 1822. On his marriage he rented the place where he now lives, which he afterward bought. December 2, 1845, he married Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Derr) Knecht. She was born in New Jersey May 12, 1827. They have had three children: Jacob, George W. and Noah (deceased). Mr. Burgstresser has been school director and collector of school taxes. He and his wife are members of the Reformed church. Battle's History of Bucks County
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