Member Biography

William Audenreid 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1824-1825       6 Democrat
1825-1826       6 Democrat
1826-1827       6 Democrat
1827-1828       6 Democrat

COUNTIES: Berks, Schuylkill  


03/14/1793 - 12/02/1850

William Audenried (D6) Berks and Schuylkill Counties 1824-1828

Early Life:

William Audenried, born March 14, 1793, Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania; son of Lewis and Anna Christina Musche Audenreid; moved, family, East Schuylkill County; appointed, Governor Simon Snyder, justice of the peace, 1816-1821; elected, Auditor, Schuylkill County, 1818; unsuccessful campaigns, House of Representatives, 1820, 1821; commissioned, lieutenant-colonel, Pennsylvania State Militia, 1821; elected, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1822-1824; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1824-1828; married, Jane Maria Wills Audenreid, 1826, children, Isabella Wallace Audenried, Alexander W Audenreid, Lewis L Audenreid, William Gratton Audenried, John Thomas Audenried, Joseph Crain Audenried, Annie Christine Audenreid Coates, Jane Audenried Graff, George Albert Audenreid, Louise Catharine Audenreid Crosby; engaged, real estate, farming, lumber mills; moved, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died, December 2, 1850, (aged 57) Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Appointed, Governor Simon Snyder, justice of the peace, district numbered one, composed of the township of Brunswick, including the borough of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, 1816-1821.  

Elected, Auditor, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1818.

Unsuccessful campaigns, House of Representatives, Berks and Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania 1820, 1821.

Commissioned, Governor Joseph Heisler, lieutenant-colonel, 30th regiment infantry, Pennsylvania militia, 2nd brigade, 6th division, 1821. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1822-1824. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Berks, Schuylkill Counties, 1824-1828. 


Cox, Harold. Senate Members "A" ( Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

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History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: W. W. Munsell, 1881.

William Audenried (1793-1850) - Find a Grave Memorial