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Abraham Beitler
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1785
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1866
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Page 233, "Descendants of Jacob Beidler", by Fretz, 1903:

"Abraham Beitler, b. in Chester co. PA, Mar 6, 1785; d. June 23 1866; mrd Mary Brower, daughter of Daniel and Frances Reiff Brower, about the year 1810. She was b. Nov 1, 1788, d. May 13, 1852. He settled on a farm near Pughtown, Chester co., where he remained until early in the twenties. Owing to the depreciation in the value of farm properties during the stringent times of 1820 to 1825 his property was sold, and he became landlord of the Black Bear hotel at Paoli. He removed from there about 1830 to the hotel and quarries at Howellville, Chester valley. It was here while superintending a blasting operation that, owing to a premature explosion, a rock fell upon him and crushed his right leg below the knee, resulting in its amputation. He used an artificial wooden limb the rest of his life and he became known far and near as the "man with the wooden leg". About 1835 he moved to Philadelphia and became landlord of the Western Market Inn, on Market street between 16th and 17th streets. The site is now occupied by the freight depot of the Pennsylvania RR. This stand was widely and favorably known to the farmers and market men of the adjacent counties, who were accustomed to put up at "Beitler's" on their weekly trips to the Philadelphia markets. He continued in this business until a few years before his death, when he was succeeded by his son Daniel. He was a man of large physical proportions, being over six feet in height and of large frame and weight in proportion. He and his wife were adherents of the Mennonite church, and they are both buried with some of their children in the Diamond Rock Mennonite burying ground in Chester Valley, not so far from Howellville.
Children: Lewis, Daniel, Hannah, Frances, Nathan, Sarah, Joseph, David, and John. 
Family links: 
  Mary Brower Beitler (1788 - 1852)*
  Nathan Beitler (1821 - 1838)*
  Sarah Brower Beitler Gibson (1823 - 1908)*
  John Beitler (1834 - 1854)*
  Abraham M Beitler (1853 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Diamond Rock Mennonist Cemetery
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Diana in Pelham, AL
Originally Created by: Dan Oh
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71520638
Abraham Beitler
Added by: Dan Oh
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