Cindy Maher shared a photo of her grandfather, Frederick alongside the Perkasie-Doylestown Auto Bus. Frederick was the driver of the bus and is seen with a woman believed to be his second cousin Dorothy Holtzman Sprague. Dorothy was the second wife of bus owner/operator C.L. Sprague.
Cindy’s aunt, Julia Holzerman likes to tell the following family story. Frederick Holzerman, who was from Coopersburg, met his wife Leila Rosenberger, a Perkasie resident, while driving the bus. It was love at first sight as Frederick and Leila married in December, 1921.
The auto bus owner/operator, C.L. Sprague, lived for a time in Perkasie. He was a long-time motorman for Lehigh Valley Transit on the Liberty Bell Route. He started the auto bus service around 1921 providing direct and quick transportation between Perkasie, Doylestown and towns in between. The bus service was discontinued in 1930.
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