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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DANIEL M. BISHOP, a well-known farmer of Hatfield township, is a native of New Britain township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where he was born January 7, 1862. He is the son of Joseph and Susan (Moyer) Bishop. He was educated in the schools in the vicinity of his boyhood home, and on leaving school learned the trade of a carpenter, which occupation he followed until 1876, when he removed to Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and purchased a fertile farm near the village of Line Lexington, where he has resided ever since, conducting it very successfully. He married in 1885 Miss Mary Ruth, daughter of John and Catharine (Swartley) Ruth, of New Britain township. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Bishop: Stella, Harry, Wilson and Raymond. Mr. Bishop is an active Republican, working and voting in behalf of the candidates and policy of that organization. He and his family attend the Mennonite church, to which his ancestors for several generations have belonged. He is a good neighbor, a progressive citizen, and a man highly respected by the community in which he lives.

Joseph Bishop (father) was a native of Bucks county. He was born in 1813, and educated in the schools available to farmers’ sons in his day, there being little choice at that time in this respect. He engaged in the occupation of farming, which was that of his ancestors from the time they settled in the country, and followed it through life. He died in 1885, at the age of seventy-two years. He was a Whig, and later a Republican in politics and held the office of supervisor for many years. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He married Susan Moyer, of an old Bucks county Mennonite family. The couple had ten children, as follows: Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, Susan, Samuel, Jacob, Jonas, John, Enos and Daniel M., the last named being the subject of this sketch.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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