Isabella Gerhart
(1864-1930)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Henry R. Groff

Isabella Gerhart 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 26 Mar 1864, Brownsville, Berks, PA 4 6 7 8
  • Christened: 21 May 1864, Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 8
  • Marriage: Henry R. Groff on 3 Mar 1884 in Hamburg: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 26 Jul 1930, West Reading, Berks, PA at age 66 4
  • Buried: 29 Jul 1930, Gouglersville: Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks, PA 4

   Another name for Isabella was Isabella Gehret.9

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She had a residence on 3 Mar 1884 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 1

2. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 7 The 1900 census recorded Henry Groff, painter, 44 born May 1856, , living with wife Isabella, shirt maker, 36, Mar 1864; daughter Stella, 16, Nov 1884; and son Willie, 15, Nov 1885. Henry and Isabella were married for 16 years and she had birthed 2 children by 1900, both alive. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. She appeared on the census in 1930 in West Reading, Berks, PA. 6 The 1930 census recorded at 559 Chestnut Street: Harry S. Bicher, plumber gas company, 45, living with wife Edith E., 45; J. Henry, combstraightener in machine shop, 19; Margaret S., 17. Also in the home is father-in-law Henry R. Groff, 74; and his wife, mother-in-law Isabella, 66. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Harry owned his home, valued at $8000.

4. Cause of Death: paralysis agitans, 26 Jul 1930, West Reading, Berks, PA. 4

5. She resided at 559 Chestnut St., West Reading, Pa. On 26 Jul 1930 in West Reading, Berks, PA. 4


Isabella married Henry R. Groff on 3 Mar 1884 in Hamburg: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA.1 (Henry R. Groff was born on 14 May 1856 in Reading, Berks, PA,3 7 10 died on 26 May 1940 in Reading, Berks, PA 3 and was buried on 29 May 1940 in Gouglersville: Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks, PA 3.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 575. Marriage: Henry Groff and Isabella Gehort.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 50272. Edith E. Bicher. Father Henry R. Groff. Mother Isabella Gerhart. Spouse Harry S. Bicher.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 47962. Henry R. Groff. Father William S. Groff. Mother Elizabeth Rhoads. Spouse Isabella Gerhart.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 66570. Isabel Groff. Father Michel Gerhart. Mother Catherine Babb. Spouse Henry Groff.

5 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2V4-8H8 ), Isabella Gerhart, 21 May 1864; Christening, St. Jophn's Hains Reformed Church. Father Michael Gerhart, mother Catharine.

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2003; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 338.0; FHL microfilm: 2341737.

7 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3ML-TXC Isabella Groff in household of Henry Groff, Cumru township (south part) Angelica, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 36A, family 748.

8 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2V4-8H8 ), Isabella Gerhart, 21 May 1864; Christening, St. Jophn's Hains Reformed Church.

9 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMC8-Y5L Henry Groff and Isabella Gehret, 03 Apr 1884; citing Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 1465862.

10 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQJ7-QV9 Harry S Bicher, Ward 15, Reading, Reading City, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; enumeration district (ED) 70-92, sheet 5B, family 114, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3680.



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