From A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family:
He was born in Perkiomen Towship, Montgomery County, Pa.
He had a meagre opportunity for obtaining an education, in those early years of the nineteenth century, by reason of poor schools and short school sessions. Notwithstanding these disadvantages, an inherent thirst for knowledge and diligent perseverance in study enabled him to acquire an education above average in his time.
He commenced life as a farmer. Afterward, with his uncle Anthony Vanderslice, he embarked in the lumber, grain, and coal business, at Black Rock on the Schuylkill River, several miles northeast of Phoenixville, in which occupation he continued many years.
He became more or less interested in civil and political affairs and was an enthusiastic admirer of Henry Clay. During the administration of Joseph Ritner, Governor of Pennsylvania, he was appointed Associate Judge, sitting at the courts of Norristown, where he presided a number of years.
As a man of ripe judgment, honored and respected, and of varied experience, he was looked up to and much consulted by his fellow-men.
He passed his years of threescore and ten, and was gathered home peacefully with his fathers before him.