Lincoln Township

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HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>
Lincoln Township was formed by the Somerset County Court out of the northwestern part of Somerset Township in 1890. It was named for Abraham Lincoln.

Some of the first settlers were Christopher Beam, John Bell, Michael Sipe and Henry Geiger.

The principal towns and villages are Bell, Harrison (Quecreek), Sipesville and Edie.

The area of Lincoln Township is about 24¼ square miles. In 1930 it contained 141 farms and had a population of 1,852 persons.

<center><strong>BIOGRAPHIES</strong></center>
<a href="/http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?720,543722,543722#msg-543722"><u>Christopher Beam</u></a> -- <a href="/http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?720,543723,543723#msg-543723"><u>John Bell</u></a> -- For more Lincoln Township biographies search <a href="/http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?720"><u>here</u></a>.

<center><strong>TOWNS &amp; VILLAGES</strong></center>
<strong>Bell</strong> is a small mining town in the northwestern part of the township. It was laid out by the Consolidation Coal Company in 1915.

<strong>Edie</strong> is a small village in the southern part of the township. It was started by John A. Friedline who opened a store there in 1888.

<strong>Harrison</strong> (Quecreek) is a small mining town in the eastern part of the township. It was laid out by Charles Harrison Jr. and John Brydon in 1913.

<strong>Sipesville</strong> is a small village in the northeastern part of the township. It was founded by Michael Sipe in 1820. Sipesville postoffice was established in 1851 and Levi Hoffman was the first postmaster. The postoffice has since been discontinued.