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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  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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FREDERICK L. NADLER, who is engaged in the undertaking business in South Bethlehem, has the largest establishment of the kind in the city. He is a native of Germany, having been born in Berlin, September 26, 1854. His father, Lutric F. Nadler, was also a native of the Fatherland, where he is now living retired at the age of seventy-three years. He is a highly educated man, and a graduate of a law school in the Old Country, and for many years was Secretary of the Supreme Court. He visited our subject during the World’s Fair, but, returning to his old home, contemplates spending his declining years there. He is a devoted member of the Lutheran Church, and a man highly respected by all who know him. He fought as a soldier in the Revolutions of 1848, 1854, 1864, 1870 and 1871 as Major of the King’s army, and was wounded in 1864 and 1866. He was in the employ of the Government in some capacity for over half a century.

The mother of our subject, Mrs. Henrietta (Sellheim) Nadler, was also born in Germany, and departed this life there in 1885. She became the mother of twelve children, only four of whom lived to reach mature years. Frederick L., of this sketch, was the eldest of the family; George is District Judge in Berlin; Paul is engaged as a coachmaker in Philadelphia; and Otto is Clerk of the Court in Berlin.

Our subject received his education in the Korm Gymnasium, in his native city, and having a desire to come to America, in 1871 embarked on a vessel which landed him in New York City several days later. For six months he made a tour of the United States, and spent three years in Vera Cruz. He then returned to Philadelphia, and in 1879 located in Allentown, finding employment with a Mr. Heinback, an undertaker.

In 1884 our subject came to Bethlehem, and buying out the undertaking establishment of Ed Schaeffer, has continued in business ever since. In 1892 he built his present place of business at No. 129 West Fourth Street. He carries a large stock of undertaking goods, has two hearses, suitable teams and telephone connection. Mr. Nadler is a graduate of the College of Embalming at Brooklyn, N. Y., and is thus thoroughly fitted to carry on his large business.

In 1878 our subject and Miss Tillie De Long were united in marriage. The lady was born in Berks County, and is the daughter of Jacob De Long. Socially Mr. Nadler is an Odd Fellow of high standing, and is also a Royal Arch Mason and a Knight Templar at Bethlehem. Religiously he belongs to the First Reformed Church in this city, to the support of which he is a willing and liberal contributor. He is a strong Democrat in politics, and lends his voice and vote in its support.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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