Among the earliest settlers of Germantown was Andreas Soupli, who was evidently a man of influence, being chosen sheriff of that corporation in 1691. On the Revolutionary muster-rolls of Philadelphia County are John, Isaac, Jacob, Andrew, Jonathan, Nathan and David Suplee. Peter Suplee, of Schuylkill twp was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and died of camp fever in the service a few months before his son Peter was born. The latter married Hannah East urn, to whom were born 9 children, of whom the following are living; Silas; Peter; C.E.; Margaret, married to Joseph Rapp; and Eliza, married to W.R. Kennedy.
C.E. Suplee, the 2nd son and child, was born July 30, 1804. He passed his boyhood on the farm and was educated in the common schools. When 18 years old he was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade, and after thoroughly mastering it carried on this business for 7 years, part of the time in Montgomery and part in Delaware County. He then worked 2 years as a journeyman. About the year 1834 he purchased of his father 100 acres, upon which he has since resided. On this he has erected nearly off the buildings, and has made many valuable improvements to the place. In 1827 he was married to Catharine, dau of Charles Jones, of Montgomery County, by whom he has had 7 children - Benjamin F., deceased, leaving a wife and 2 children; Mary J., married to William Stephens; Edwin M.; Hannah; Adaline, married to Abraham Delp; Sarah J.; and Esther Ann, married to Gideon Ruth. He has been school director and served in other local positions. His family are regular attendants of the Baptist church. He is a practical farmer, and has been for 40 years very largely in the dairy business. He is a Republican in Politics. His farm is situated about 2 1/2 miles from Phoenixville, in a region very early settled by some of his ancestors. He enjoys the respect and confidence of the community in which he lives.
(this sketch is accompanied by
pencil drawings of C.E. Suplee and his farm)