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The History of Holmesburg Bakery In Philadelphia, PA


“Harold W. Gouger was born in Bangor, Pennsylvania on April 25, 1904. a 1929, he married Katherine A. Henkel and became associated with his in-laws bakery business known as the Henkel’ s Bakery.  The Henkel’ s Bakery was a family business since May 1, 1900.  Harold Gouger took over the bakery and renamed it the Holmesburg Bakery.  Harold and Katherine Gouger ran the bakery for many years.  In 1962 their son George came to work in the bakery.  In 1970 he bought the business from his parents.  Harold W. Gouger led on March 20, 1974.  George Gouger continues to run the bakery today.  The Holmesburg Bakery still bakes the finest quality cakes and pies. It is refreshing to see that the family tradition still lives on at 7935 Frankford Avenue.”

-The Holmesburg Book Of Then And Now – Rudy F. DeFinis

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