On August 15, 1901, a meeting of the citizens of the Borough of Souderton, Pa., was held in Borough Hall for the purpose of reorganizing a Fire Department. The Burgess, Mr. A. B. Benner, called the meeting to order, calling attention to the purpose and necessity of the meeting.
W.'F.--Goettler was Nominated and elected President pro tem. R. B. Goettler Was chosen Secretary Pro team.
Horace Souder made a motion to organize a Volunteer Fire Company and later merge it into a Charter Company. Harry Wendling moved and Clinton Matthias seconded that a committee of five be Appointed to invite firemen of neighboring towns, and gain Such information as might be deemed necessary and of benefit to a local Fire Company. Motion carried.
The President pro tem appointed Messrs. Harry Wendling, Clinton Matthias, Horace Souder, R. B. Goettler and Horace Heller. J. K. Allebach moved and John D. Delp seconded that another meeting be held Thursday evening, August 22, 1901. Motion carried. On motion the meeting adjourned. August 26. The election for permanent officers resulted as follows: President, Clinton Matthias; Secretary, R. B. Goettler; Treasurer, Levi Reeder. The election was by ballot as per motion.