Springfield Township History of Bucks County, PA

The Springfield Township Historical Society (Bucks County, Pa.) was founded in 1980 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1984 to "enrich the lives of the residents of Springfield Township by assisting them in researching the history of their homes and families; and to promote and encourage the interest and preservation of the history of the township." Located in a renovated 1892 one-room school house, the Society's archival holdings comprise materials dating from 1789 to the present. Materials relating to various township residents and organizations include original photographs, manuscripts, family papers and business records, deeds, and oral histories. There are also genealogy and subject files with newspaper clippings, research notes, and narrative histories.

Mission: Act as a source for those looking for history on Springfield Township, Bucks County, PA

09/23/2018

Update on this page:
I have pretty much lost all trust in Facebook during the past several months. As a result, I will not be starting any additional pages regarding history or anything else for that matter.
However, I will continue to leave these old photos up for your enjoyment.
Patricia

PS This page is not in contact with the Springfield Township
Historical Society. Please don't ask me to contact them for you as I know longer have phone numbers,names, or emails to do so.. Thanks for your understanding!

03/29/2018

Update March 29, 2018

Hello Face Book Folks,

Recently, Face Book admitted that personal information from those who joined and posted on Face Book was collected and used by data collection agencies without the permission of those who had their information "collected."

With this new information, I no longer feel confident posting additional information on this page as I had planned to do in the last post. The page will remain up in its current form but new information will not be added to it.

Instead, a new WordPress website is under development which will contain the media planned for this Face Book page. This website will allow greater privacy to everyone who visits because it is owned and managed by me and me alone. I never sell names and information about subscribers to anyone! Thus, there won't be any secret data collection hiding in the shadows waiting to collect which links you click on, as there is with Face Book.
I will be back with more information about the new, more secure way to celebrate our local history!

Have a Joyous Festival!
Have a Happy Easter!

---Patricia Jamann

02/19/2018

This page will be changed to "Springfield History" within the next few days...I would like to add photos of historic Upper Bucks County outside of Springfield Township in the future. Anyone who would like to have their historical photos posted here, please email me at [email protected]. I will let you know when the page is complete and fully functioning. Let me know what you would like to see here as well!😀

Springfield Township History of Bucks County, PA
02/19/2018

Springfield Township History of Bucks County, PA

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02/19/2018

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Plowing through snow in The Liberty Bell Trolley, Zion Hill, PA, unknown dateThank you to all who have enjoyed this Face...
12/31/2017

Plowing through snow in The Liberty Bell Trolley, Zion Hill, PA, unknown date

Thank you to all who have enjoyed this page
which began on October 19, 2014.

This is the last post for this page.

The page will stay up until January, 15, 2018. No new posts will be added after today.

Happy New Year!

-Patricia Jamann

Ice skating on Cook's Creek by the Triple Arch Bridge in Pleasant Valley, PASpringfield High School Class of 1910
12/28/2017

Ice skating on Cook's Creek by the Triple Arch Bridge in Pleasant Valley, PA
Springfield High School Class of 1910

Snowy Springtown, Circa 1950
12/26/2017

Snowy Springtown, Circa 1950

Merry Christmas to You!
12/24/2017

Merry Christmas to You!

Fun in the snow at the Rau Home, east of Springtown, PA, circa 1926
12/21/2017

Fun in the snow at the Rau Home, east of Springtown, PA, circa 1926

The Triple Arch Bridge over Cook's Creek, Pleasant Valley, PA with Dr. John Jacob Ott standing to the right.
12/19/2017

The Triple Arch Bridge over Cook's Creek, Pleasant Valley, PA with Dr. John Jacob Ott standing to the right.

Unfortunately, we don't have a date for this photo which was taken on State Road by the Oppenlander Farm, "Looking towar...
12/17/2017

Unfortunately, we don't have a date for this photo which was taken on State Road by the Oppenlander Farm, "Looking towards Coopersburg."

Truck abandoned at the Rocky Valley Quarry.
12/14/2017

Truck abandoned at the Rocky Valley Quarry.

Rocky Valley Quarry No. 2 owned by the Coopersburg Granite Company, 1923-1974
12/12/2017

Rocky Valley Quarry No. 2 owned by the Coopersburg Granite Company, 1923-1974

Zion Hill Hotel"Early tavern and inn proprietors listed the sign as 'Green Tree.' Today this building is an apartment ho...
12/10/2017

Zion Hill Hotel

"Early tavern and inn proprietors listed the sign as 'Green Tree.' Today this building is an apartment house located on Old Bethlehem Pike, Zion Hill."
-Kathleen M. Sharrer Litzenberger, 1992

Stoney Point Store:"Built by Issac Burson in 1758, this is the third oldest tavern and inn found in Springfield Township...
12/07/2017

Stoney Point Store:

"Built by Issac Burson in 1758, this is the third oldest tavern and inn found in Springfield Township. the early tavern sign was 'Three Tuns' named after an England Tap House."
-Kathleen M. Sharrer Litzenberger. 1992

Closest Google link : https://buff.ly/2zm5hvg

Mease Farm, Slifer Valley Rd., Sleigh Ride, date unknownHixson Sleigh Ride, 1940
12/05/2017

Mease Farm, Slifer Valley Rd., Sleigh Ride, date unknown
Hixson Sleigh Ride, 1940

East (?) Springtown School Photos...1948-1949
12/03/2017

East (?) Springtown School Photos...1948-1949

Joseph Cressman Home on 1500 Gruversville Rd., built in 1833 by John GruverGoogle maps link: https://buff.ly/2Adu4P2
11/30/2017

Joseph Cressman Home on 1500 Gruversville Rd., built in 1833 by John Gruver

Google maps link: https://buff.ly/2Adu4P2

Class Photos from Springfield High School when it was located above Weierbach's General Store in Pleasant Valley. Photos...
11/28/2017

Class Photos from Springfield High School when it was located above Weierbach's General Store in Pleasant Valley. Photos taken on property of Dr. John Jacob Ott, located on Old Bethlehem Rd, Pleasant Valley, next door to Weierbach's General Store. Circa 1904-1905, 1910 and date unknown.

Google maps link: https://buff.ly/2iAvbkI

Happy Thanksgiving from Bursonville, PA!
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Bursonville, PA!

Springfield Township Snow Storm...1930.
11/21/2017

Springfield Township Snow Storm...1930.

Remembering the last run of the Quakertown & Eastern Railroad,November 18, 1936.
11/19/2017

Remembering the last run of the Quakertown & Eastern Railroad,
November 18, 1936.

These are original maps of Springtown Water Lines, Circa 1895, showing many of the early property lines in Springtown, P...
11/16/2017

These are original maps of Springtown Water Lines, Circa 1895, showing many of the early property lines in Springtown, PA, and are located in Church School.

Personal Portrait -Edith Elizabeth Seifert, 1896-1971
11/14/2017

Personal Portrait -Edith Elizabeth Seifert, 1896-1971

Peppermint Road, Knechel Farm, Circa 1905
11/12/2017

Peppermint Road, Knechel Farm, Circa 1905

Early Springfield Township Veterans from World War II along with a reminder of the sacrifices made by the folks back hom...
11/09/2017

Early Springfield Township Veterans from World War II along with a reminder of the sacrifices made by the folks back home to support the troops during WW II...

"Unveiling of Roll of Honor dedicated to those residents of Springfield Township who served their country during World War II. Pictured at the unveiling in 1944 are an unidentified sailor, Leroy Fluck, Paul Kulick, Army Corporal Norman Frable and Petty Officer 2/0 George Zheltonaga."

Thank You to All Veterans residing in Springfield Township and elsewhere!

Early Palisades High School memories!
11/07/2017

Early Palisades High School memories!

Photos of the construction of Slifer Valley Road in Springfield Township, PA
11/05/2017

Photos of the construction of Slifer Valley Road in Springfield Township, PA

Post Office and Postal Delivery in  Springtown, PA
11/02/2017

Post Office and Postal Delivery in Springtown, PA

Happy Halloween from Springfield!The bridge leading to Ghost Mountain otherwise known as Cressman's Hill, Circa 1950's a...
10/31/2017

Happy Halloween from Springfield!

The bridge leading to Ghost Mountain otherwise known as Cressman's Hill, Circa 1950's and
Pleasant Valley's own Funeral Director, T Benner, showing off his new 1921 Hearse.

#4 Pleasant Valley, PAYost Mill
10/29/2017

#4 Pleasant Valley, PA

Yost Mill

#3 Pleasant Valley, PA Pleasant Valley Creamery, located on route 212...was also a Tannery, Ice House and Cheese Factory...
10/26/2017

#3 Pleasant Valley, PA

Pleasant Valley Creamery, located on route 212...was also a Tannery, Ice House and Cheese Factory. Tannery was owned by L. Ott in 1824. In the 1930's the Cheese Factory was owned by an Italian man from Philadephia. This early creamery sometimes handled up to as much as 15,000 pounds of milk daily. By 1940, it became a Garage and Service Station owned and operated by Linford Kramer. In 1970, his son, Gerald Kramer , was owner and started the Kramer Trucking Company which is still in operation there today." - 1993, Kathleen M. Sharrer Litzenberger
02:03 PM (EDT)

#2 Pleasant Valley, PAA snowy view from Route 212 in Pleasant Valley leading towards Richlandtown, PA.
10/24/2017

#2 Pleasant Valley, PA

A snowy view from Route 212 in Pleasant Valley leading towards Richlandtown, PA.

#1 Pleasant Valley, PAPleasant Valley Garage built in 1920 by Calvin Bleam using concrete blocks that he made. It was a ...
10/22/2017

#1 Pleasant Valley, PA

Pleasant Valley Garage built in 1920 by Calvin Bleam using concrete blocks that he made. It was a Model-T Ford shop which then became Albert Sigman's Garage.

Walking Purchase Monument on Route 412, Springfield Township"An Indian Chief by the name of 'Strong Wolf,' from Philadel...
10/19/2017

Walking Purchase Monument on Route 412, Springfield Township

"An Indian Chief by the name of 'Strong Wolf,' from Philadelphia, stayed overnight at this early tavern (Opps Tavern/Mansion House ) after a full day of activities associated with the placing of the Walking Purchase sign. He went along to church with the Sharrer family the next day and talked to the people of the congregation before returning to Phila."
- 1991, Kathleen M. Sharrer Litzenberger
Note: There was a disagreement within the local historical community regarding the identity of "Opps Tavern", so I have included photos of both historic homes tagged as "Opps Tavern."

Valley Brook Farm, Sam Saylor, Springtown Hill Road,unknown date,
10/17/2017

Valley Brook Farm, Sam Saylor, Springtown Hill Road,
unknown date,

Amity School - Class of 1912Google maps Link:    https://buff.ly/2wQ3auU"(bottom) Row 1. Stanley Rinker, Russell Weierba...
10/15/2017

Amity School - Class of 1912
Google maps Link: https://buff.ly/2wQ3auU
"(bottom) Row 1. Stanley Rinker, Russell Weierbach, Mark Weierbach, Leon Winkler, Ralph Knoble Row 2. Harold Atherholt, arnold Koon, Elwood Koch, John Hrabina, Stanley Schmell, Winkler, Winkler Row 3. unknown, Helen Schreski, Stella Kemmerer, Elizabeth Schreski, Adelman, Adelman
Row 4. Arthur Schmell, Walter Schmell, unknown, Naomi Atherholt, Lena Knoble, teacher Edna Hindenach, Elsie Schaffer" (1997)

Barn in back of Nash Service is Springtown Fire Company's first Fire Station -1939Tonight starting at 6:00 PM, there is ...
10/12/2017

Barn in back of Nash Service is Springtown Fire Company's first Fire Station -1939

Tonight starting at 6:00 PM, there is an OPEN House at the Springtown Communty Fire Company!

Bring the family and come meet the dedicated volunteers at the firehouse located at:
3010 Rt 212
Springtown, Pennsylvania 18081

(610) 346-8383

Remembering the Springfield Volunteer Fire Company #1 who are still serving and protecting the residents of Springfield ...
10/10/2017

Remembering the Springfield Volunteer Fire Company #1 who are still serving and protecting the residents of Springfield Township and surrounding areas!

Here's their link: https://buff.ly/2wyXXHA

#4 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA
10/08/2017

#4 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA

#3 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PACyphert Log House, 3017 Drifting Drive, SpringtownGoogle maps link:  https://buff.ly/2v...
10/05/2017

#3 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA
Cyphert Log House, 3017 Drifting Drive, Springtown

Google maps link: https://buff.ly/2vWKHR4

"This log house, which was sided with wood in the early 1900's, was one of the oldest structures in Springfield Township. The house was once part of the Cyphert/Seifert farm and was later sold outside of the family. The house was sold and dismantled." - Photo courtesy of Gladys Koder (2001)

#2 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PAMeadowside Poultry Farm, 3189 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PAGoogle maps Link:       htt...
10/03/2017

#2 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA
Meadowside Poultry Farm, 3189 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA

Google maps Link: https://buff.ly/2wQgmQw

"Chickens roaming at Meadowside Poultry Farm are depicted on this postcard, circa 1900. John Strock and his parents, Wilson and Emma Strock farmed this property located uphill from the Old Homestead Dairy Farm. Today (2003) the farm is owned by John Madura."
Photo courtesy of Sarah Mindler (2003)

#1  Drifting Drive, Springtown, PAThe Seifert Farm on Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA, provided dairy products through a ...
10/01/2017

#1 Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA
The Seifert Farm on Drifting Drive, Springtown, PA, provided dairy products through a retail store located on the property.

Address

2165 Route 212
Coopersburg, PA
18036

General information

This page is here to allow residents and former residents, family members and friends of Springfield Township History an online location to view and discuss the history of Upper Bucks County in General and Springfield Township in particular. It is not part of any organization and is administered by Patricia (Pat) Jamann who grew up in Pleasant Valley, Springfield Township and who currently lives in what was the Dr. J. J. Ott home in Pleasant Valley.

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