The Loomis family at an early date emigrated from the north of England.  William, one of several brothers, settled in Nantmeal twp, in this county.  His son, John, Married Faithful Strickland, a sister of Judge Nimrod Strickland.  Their son John married Rebecca Davis, who had 5 sons and 3 daughters.  Of these, the second son and 3rd child was Davis K Loomis, born Aug 27, 1847.  In addition to the public schools, he attended the Oakdale Academy at Pughtown, and afterwards the Normal School at Millersville, Pa.  He then taught school in East Vincent and in Berks Co, and later clerked for DS Taylor, a merchant in Spring City; he then embarked in mercantile business at East Vincent post-office, under the name of Loomis and Hiestand, where he was postmaster 2 years.  He then moved to Philadelphia, and was engaged in a fancy grocery-store, where he remained till 1876, when he removed to Nantmeal village, where he has since resided, busily engaged in the mercantile business.  In 1878 he was a candidate n the Rep. county convention for prothonotary, and came within 2 votes of securing the nomination.  In 1876 he was appointed postmaster, and resigned in 1878.

Mr. Loomis was married 1-2-1873 to Mary L, daughter of John and Sarah Latshaw, of East Pikeland twp, by whom he has 2 children, Sarah Rebecca and Ora Kate.  In East Nantmeal twp, the first of the Loomis family to buy land was William, who, on 4-20-1797, purchased 2 tracts.