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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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EDWARD ASURE, one of the best known farmers of Montgomery township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, was born in Bucks county, October 31, 1840. He is the son of Abraham and Tacy (Stradling) Asure, both natives of Bucks county.

Abraham Asure (father) spent the early portion of his life in Bucks county, but about 1860 removed to Montgomery township, where he engaged in farming, and passed the remainder of his life. He married Tacy Stradling, the couple having the following children: William, residing at Edge Hill; Edward, subject of this sketch; Anna M., widow of William Bender, residing in Philadelphia; Susanna, widow of Chalkley Kenderdine; George and Thomas, both residing in Jenkintown. Mr. and Mrs. Asure affiliated with the Society of Friends.

Edward Asure acquired his education in the public schools of the vicinity in which the family resided in Bucks county. From early boyhood he has been engaged in farming pursuits, in which he has been successful. He has been a farmer for more than forty years in Montgomery township. He has resided on the farm of sixty-two acres on which he now lives for more than thirty years. In politics he is an active Republican, being on many occasions a delegate to county conventions of the party, and has taken a very prominent part in their deliberations, being an efficient party worker. He has served as township auditor and as assessor, although the district has always been Democratic. He is a man of the highest integrity, stands well in the community in which he lives, enjoying the confidence of his neighbors.

Mr. Asure married Amanda, who died in 1866, daughter of Frederick Geisel, an old resident of the vicinity, of German descent. No children were born of this marriage. Mrs. Asure was a member of the Hilltown Lutheran church.

Amanda Geisel (Mrs. Edward Asure) was a daughter of Frederick and Frederica (Sheck) Geisel, and was born at Hilltown, Bucks county, November 15, 1845. Frederick and Frederica (Sheck) Geisel were both natives of Germany, born in the province of Wurtemberg. Frederick Geisel came to America in early manhood, locating in Philadelphia, where he worked at butchering. Later he removed to Line Lexington, Bucks county, where he purchased a farm and for a number of years was engaged in agricultural pursuits; he subsequently sold that farm and purchased a farm in Montgomery township, on which he resided for a number of years. The declining years of his life were spent with his son-in-law, Jacob Ulmer, at whose residence he died May 5, 1888. The children born to him and his wife are as follows: Caroline, wife of Henry Zollar, residing at Line Lexington; Christian, died from the effects of a wound received while serving in defense of his country in 1864; Hannah, deceased, wife of Jacob Ulmer; Annie, widow of George Swallow; Amanda (Mrs. Asure); Louisa, deceased wife of Sebastian Ebinger; William J., married Martha Madee, residing in the west; Frederick, married Mary Morgan, resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania; Franklin P., deceased, married May Bailey; Wilhelmina, wife of Ellwood Land, resides at Pottstown.

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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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