ANGSTADT, GEORGE P., p. 1454
Surnames: ANGSTADT, HERMAN, FEGELY, HERRING, JAMES, HEPNER, HILBERT, WESSNER
George P. Angstadt, proprietor of the "Pennsylvania House." at Kutztown, was born in that borough, Oct. 13, 1868, a member of an early settled Berks county family.
Samuel Angstadt, the great-grandfather, was a farmer of Rockland Township. He married Catharine Herman, and their children were: Martin, Daniel, Peter, Dinah, and Angelina.
Peter Angstadt, son of Samuel, was born July 4, 1808, and he died Jan. 29, 1890. He was long sexton of St. John's Union Church at Kutztown, and was a very highly esteemed man in his community. He married Eliza Fegely, and they had the following children: John, James, William, Sarah, Louisa, Samuel, George, Emma, and Mary.
James Angstadt, son of Peter and father of George P., was born in August, 1841, and his death occurred Jan. 15, 1894, when he was aged fifty-three years. In his earlier life he was a brick manufacturer, but in his later life a butcher at Kutztown. His residence was on White Oak street. His widow, Mary (Herring) Angstadt, who still lives at the old home, was a daughter of John and Lydia Herring, of Greenwich township. Four children -- two sons and two daughters -- were born to James Angstadt and wife, namely: John H. of Kutztown; George P.; Lizzie (m. David James of Kutztown); and Mamie (m. Alvin J. Hepner, of Kutztown).
George P. Angstadt received his education in the public schools and when eighteen years of age began to learn the carriage painters trade from Charles Miller & Son, serving a full four years' apprenticeship. The effect of the paint on his health, however, was so injurious that he was obliged to abandon the trade. He then learned shoe making at the Keystone shoe factory, and there he worked for twelve years. On Jan. 3, 1900, he became proprietor of the "Pennsylvania House," which he has since conducted with great success. He is known all over the county for his turkey dinners and political feasts.
Mr. Angstadt's fraternal connections are with Castle No. 70, Knights of the Golden Eagles; Aerie No. 839, Fraternal Order of Eagles; and with the Sons of Veterans, Allentown. He and his family belong to St. Paul's Reformed Church. Mr. Angstadt is an active political worker, and since 1906 he has been committeeman from the borough. He has frequently been a delegate to the county conventions, and has held a number of local offices. His influence is a valuable asset to any candidate for office in the county.
On May 23, 1890, Mr. Angstadt was married to Miss Alice Hilbert, of Maxatawney township. Three children have blessed this union, namely: Ella M., a skilled musician, and a graduate of Keystone State Normal, class of 1908; Anna, a graduate of the borough high school. class of 1908, also a musician; and Marguerite J., a student in school.