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Absalom Biery
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1835
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1912
Rockland
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

Absalom Biery, was born April 13, 1836 on a farm near Allentown, Lehigh County. After completing his schooling he applied his self to master the woodworking business, and became an expert therin. He was frequently employed to complete finer grades of woodwork for churches and fine houses, etc. When he was one year old his parents removed to a farm near Emlenton,Venango County, where they purchased a tract of six hundred acres of wild land, but which, in
addition to its natual fertility, was underlaid with rich deposits of ore. On this farm he passed his boyhood and early life until he had reached his majority, and helped his father clear the land. He was one of a large family of children, three girls and eight boys, all of whom turned to and did their bit in turning the wilderness into a home. At that time they used to go to Pittsburgh to do their shopping and made a two day's trip of it, one day in and the next out. He married there in 1858, Sophia C. Giering, born at Emmaus, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1839. She lived
there until she was sixteen years of age, and then came with her parents to Venango county,where they settled about six miles from Emlenton, and became the owners of mill property. After his marriage Mr. Biery established himself on this mill property and carried on his trade of carpenter for a number of years, walking to Oil city and carrying his tools, a distance of eighteen miles. He later purchased a farm situated within four miles of Franklin, PA which afterwards
produced oil. After the death of his first wife, in 1892, he married Nettie Miller, of Washington, PA who survived but a few months. He then came to live with the Mr. Biery of this sketch,remaining for a time, but was a third time married after which he settled at Rockland, PA where his death occurred in 1913. His children were as follows: Elmer L., Alice A., Herbert L; James E; and Carrie E. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Biery (1800 - 1881)
  Esther Hetty Schlatter Biery (1795 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophia Giering Biery (1839 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Alice Alberta Biery Biery (1863 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Reuben Biery (1817 - 1884)*
  John Biery (1819 - 1897)*
  Mary Ann Biery Shaner (1822 - 1886)*
  Daniel Biery (1824 - 1897)*
  Helena Biery Shirey (1826 - 1900)*
  Tilghman Biery (1828 - 1876)*
  Angaline Biery Shirey (1830 - 1915)*
  Absalom Biery (1835 - 1912)
  James Solomon Biery (1839 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brandon Cemetery
Brandon
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
Originally Created by: Cindy Ruditis
Record added: Aug 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57353638
Absalom Biery
Added by: Cindy Ruditis
 
Absalom Biery
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