Josef Buri
(About 1771-)
Agatha Limberger
(About 1783-)
Joseph Scherer
(1783-)
Maria Anna Hinterskirch
(1791-1860)
Ferdinand Buri
(1819-)
Maria Anna Scherer
(1820-)
Hubert Bury
(1857-1912)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl

Hubert Bury 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  • Born: 25 Apr 1857, Heidenhofen, , BW, DEU 3 8 16
  • Christened: 20 May 1857, Donaueschingen: Katholisch, Villingen, Baden-Württemberg, DEU 17 18
  • Marriage (1): Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl on 25 Jun 1884 in , , , DEU 1 2
  • Died: 27 Jun 1912, Fountain Hill: St. Luke's Hospital, Lehigh, PA at age 55 8 13 16 19
  • Buried: 1 Jul 1912, Emmaus: Moravian Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 8 13 16

   Another name for Hubert was Hubert Buri.17

  Birth Notes:

On 6/4/1975 his son, Martin, wrote a letter to Hubert's grandson, Hubert H. Bury, stating that Martin's father Hubert was born and raised in Berlin, Germany but of British parents from Exeter, England who held a minor diplomatic post in Germany for the British Crown. Martin had learned this through a jeweler in Philadelphia who sold him a ring with the family seal of the Burys from England. However, the elder Hubert on his 1910 Census listing reported he and his parents were born in Germany.

  Death Notes:

He is listed on his death certificate as Herbert Bury.

  Burial Notes:

The undertaker was J. Sterner of 116 S 8th Street in Allentown, PA.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He had a residence in 1885 in Annaberg, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, DEU. On the passenger list on the ship Eider in 1885, the city of origin for Hubert is listed as Annaberg, Germany.

2. He immigrated on 18 Jul 1885 to New York, New York, NY. 20 Hubert immigrated with his wife Martha and first daughter Helen on the ship Eider, sailing from Bremen, Germany, last from Southampton, England, arriving on 18 Jul 1885 in New York.

In the ship's passenger register are:
Burg, Huber, age 28, laborer, from Annaberg, Germany
Burg, Martha, age 18, wife, from Lennep, Germany
Burg, Helene, age 2 months, from Lennep, Germany

They were likely traveling with others, because the names right above theirs are also from Annaberg, the only others from that village on this large ship:

Weber, Lina, age 27, wife, from Annaberg, Germany
Weber, Martha, age 3, child, from Annaberg, Germany
Weber, Johanne, age 3 months, child, from Annaberg Germany

Heinz, Johanne, 32, wife, from Annaberg, Germany
Heinz, Alfred, 4, child, from Annaberg, Germany

The Eider was a new ship built in 1883. It was a 4722 gross ton iron built vessel, built by John Elder & Co. of Glasgow, for Norddeutscher Lloyd. Her dimensions were length 429.8 ft x beam 47 ft, straight stem, two funnels, four masts, single screw and a speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 120-1st class, 130-2nd class and 1,000-3rd class passengers. She was launched on 15 Dec 1883 and left Bremen for Southampton and New York on her maiden voyage on 19 Mar 1884. She left Bremen on her last voyage on 31 Jan 1892 and stranded on Atherfield Ledge, Isle of Wight, was refloated and scrapped.

3. He had a residence in 1886 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA.

4. He worked as a Like his father Ferdinand and his brother Hugo, Hubert was a jeweler. He opened a store in Shenandoah. In 1887 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 16

5. He worked as a Shenandoah: Bury Hubert, jeweler, 122 1/2 N. Main in 1889 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 21

6. He worked as a Shenandoah: Bury Hubert, watchmaker, 122 1/2 N. Main in 1891 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 22

7. He worked as a Shenandoah: Bury Hubert, watchmaker, 122 N. Main in 1893 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 23

8. He received his citizenship on 13 Jan 1894 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA.

9. He worked as a Shenandoah: Bury Hubert, watchmaker, 16 1/2 Main in 1895 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 24

10. Newspaper: Evening Herald: H. Bury Jeweler Moved, 9 May 1895, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 25 Removal.
H. Bury, the jeweler, changed his place of business to the Owens' building, on South Main street, recently vacated by Daniel and Dodson, and is prepared to receive orders for all kinds of repairing in the jewelry line, which he will do promptly and on reasonable terms.

11. He worked as an Allentown City Directory: Bury Hubert, watchmaker, 623 Gordon, h do in 1899 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 26

12. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Salisbury Twp., Lehigh, PA. 27 The 1900 Census for Salisbury Township in Lehigh County lists Hubert Bury, age 43, born Apr 1857 in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation jeweler, renting his home. He was married for 16 years to Martha A., wife, born Oct 1867 in Germany, parents born in Germany. In 1900 she had born seven children, four of whom were still living.
With them is daughter Helen C., born Apr 1885 in Germany, age 15, single. Helen, Hubert, and Martha all immigrated in 1886. All can read and write English. Also in the home are three children born in Pennsylvania: Frank H., born Aug 1886; Violet P., born Jun 1892; and Martin H., born Oct 1898.

[Note for researchers: Hubert is indexed in this census as Burg, not Bury, although the handwriting of the census taker clearly wrote Bury. His immigration is incorrectly reported as 1886, but should have been 1885. Further, on the ship's passenger list his name appears as Burg, not Bury!]

13. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: H. Bury Robbed, 27 Jul 1900, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 28 ATLANTIC CITY THIEVES.
H. Bury, watchmaker for C. A. Sterner, No. 715 Hamilton Street, while spending his vacation at Atlantic City, met some very nice people. He found that making their acquaintance cost him $100 in cash and his $200 watch.

14. He worked as an Allentown City Directory: Bury Hubert, watchmaker, C A Sterner, res Mountainville, Martha in 1901 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 29

15. He resided at Allentown City Directory: Bury Frank H, cashboy, h 1222 Gordon; Bury Hubert, watchmaker, res 1222 Gordon. Martha A.; Violet P., Martin in 1903 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 30

16. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Hubert Bury, musician at anniversary party, 16 Jun 1903, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 31 Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Steward, of No. 334 North Twelfth street, observed the fifteenth anniversary of their wedding by pleasantly entertaining a large number of guests last evening. The parlors were prettily decorated with palms and flowers. An elegant supper was served. The guests were entertained with phonograph selections and a concert of zither selections rendered by Guido Sach, of Catassauqua, and Hubert Bury, of this city.

17. He resided at Allentown City Directory: Bury Hubert, watchmaker, res 1222 Gordon. Martha A.; Violet P., Martin in 1904 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 32

18. He resided at 1222 Gordon St., Allentown, PA on 24 Jul 1904 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 33

19. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: An Expert Watchmaker, 24 Apr 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 34 Hubert Bury, the expert German watchmaker, well known to many in this city, has severed his connection with a large watch house of Philadelphia and has returned to Allentown where he is connected with Harry I. Kistler, manufacturing jeweler, of 715 Hamilton street, second floor.

20. He appeared on the Ward 10 Precinct 1 census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3 Hubert Bury is shown living at 537 Seventh Street as a boarder in the household of William Herb living with Herb's family. Hubert's marital status is listed as Wd for widowed. His place of birth is listed as Germany, plus his parent's place of birth is also listed as Germany. The date this was recorded was April 15, 1910. His occupation is jeweler in a watch repair shop.

21. He resided at 537 Seventh Street in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 35

22. Cause of Death: Hubert died from myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle. He was hospitalized from June 24th to June 27th, 1912 and died at 6 A.M. That morning., 27 Jun 1912, Fountain Hill: St. Luke's Hospital, Lehigh, PA.

23. His obituary was published in the Allentown Morning Call on 28 Jun 1912 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 36 Hubert Bury, a well known jeweler, died at 6:10 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Luke's Hospital, South Bethlehem, aged 55 years and 2 months. He had been a great sufferer from stomach trouble and went to the hospital on Monday for treatment. Undertaker Sterner removed the remains to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. H. Benfield, No. 229 North West street, this city.

The deceased was born in Germany and came to America 26 years ago. For 10 years he was in the jewelry business, when he came to Allentown. For a time he was employed by Faust and Sterner and later he opened a jewelry store on Seventh street, near Gordon. Mr. Bury was an expert watchmaker and repairer having learned the trade in Germany, Switzerland and England. His wife died years ago and he is survived by four children, Mrs. H. Benfield and Martin Bury, of Allentown; Mrs. Fred Hale recently of Detroit, and H. Bury, of Northampton. There are also two brothers, Frank, an officer in the custom house, New York, and another brother living in Ohio.

24. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: funeral of Hubert Bury, 1 Jul 1912, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 37 BURY -- In St. Luke's Hospital, South Bethlehem, Jun 7, 1912, Hubert Bury, aged 55 years, 2 months and 2 days.
Funeral services at the residence of his son-in-law, H. Benfield, 229 North West St., this city, on Monday at 1.30 o'clock p. m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. Interment in Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus, Pa.

25. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Flowers at Bury Funeral, 3 Jul 1912, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 38 The flowers at the funeral of Hubert Bury who was buried Monday afternoon, were: Pillow of roses, carnations, Easter lilies and sweet peas, inscribed "Father," children; wreath of carnations, roses and sweet peas, neighbors; sweet peas, granddaughter Myra; carnations and ferns, Mr. and Mrs. Saeher, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Jacob and family, Carl and Rosa Pretzelka; sago palms and carnations, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Guenther. A slumber robe was presented by the children. Rev. R. M. Kern officiated. Interment took place at the Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus. The pallbearers were Messrs A. M. Musselman, Mr. Musselman, C. F. Gehringer and P. H. Eisenhard.

26. Letter: 2006. 39 Helen Hale Barnes, granddaughter of Hubert Bury, wrote her family history in a letter in January, 2006:

The history of Hubert Bury and Martha Papenkuhl began in their native Germany.

Hubert in his youth was a Roman Catholic, serving his priest as an acolyte. At one point in his maturity he went to Switzerland where he studied gemology and watchmaking. It was probably during this period that he met Martha, fell in love and planned to marry her. There was a conflict here in that she was a Lutheran, so Hubert solved the problem by dropping out of the Catholic church and married the 18 year old young lady.

Their first child, Helen, was just an infant when they emigrated from Germany to America and settled in New York City. Hubert had a fine position as a diamond setter for Bailey Banks and Biddle.

They learned about German speaking residents living in the coal mining towns of Pennsylvania and decided to locate there, first in Hazleton then on to Shenandoah. This was where Edith was born, the infant sister who died of pneumonia. It was a bitter cold winter and the snow so deep that the undertaker agreed to keep the body until grave diggers could prepare a burial site. Violet and Frank were already part of the family.

Hubert had opened a jewelry store in Shenandoah and business was so successful he decided to establish a branch in Shepton. Of course this required a manager and Hubert came each week to check on supplies and sales. All went well until he came one weekend to find an empty shop - all stock and cash were gone. The culprit was never found.

Before this tragedy, Aunt Helen said there were some very happy gatherings of friends each Saturday evening for music and dancing. Martha played the mandolin and Hubert was accomplished on the zither, quite an expert to the extent he was 1 of 4 experts across the country able to teach it.

Also during this period of success, Martha planned to visit her homeland and take Helen along. Unfortunately, Helen became ill with typhoid and was too weak after recovery to make the trip; Violet was given the honor.

The sad episode in the coal region prompted Hubert to move his family to Allentown, where he opened a shop on N. 7th St. I know your Uncle Hubert has a photo of him with family member at this store front. How much I regret never having pressed Aunt Helen for dates and details about their lives, but in my youth such things didn't seem important to me.

To my knowledge, Martha had 5 pregnancies when it was apparent she had a serious health problem. She was in her early thirties and sought the help of a physician. The family learned later that uterine cancer was responsible for her declining health. Her doctor recommended that the family relocate somewhere in the country - fresh air and a new environment might be good for her.

They rented a small house with a barn on the property along a road leading from Allentown to Emaus (now spelled Emmaus). The house still stands and is occupied; the mail box has #2732 painted on the roadside box today. Soon after the family settled there, a man knocked on the door saying he had a farm nearby with an orchard and fields of vegetables. He was looking for help and noticed young people in the household. Your grandfather Frank was the only one available for the work and he did so for a short time. That "farmer" was Jacob Barnes who fathered 2 sons, Douglas and Harold, and built the very large stone house in which I've lived now for 62 years!

Little did I realize that as I grew up I'd be living here as Mrs. Harold Barnes. The coincidence of this history was unknown to me until our marriage and Aunt Helen (a widow) was invited to live with us.

Martha's health didn't improve in the country, but the house had a summer kitchen which gave her great pleasure - she was an excellent cook. Shortly after their move, Mother Bury decided it was time to decide on a church membership somewhere and the closest was Emaus Moravian Church. That's how they became Moravians and Helen met Charles Norman. In her 18th year they were married and purchased a home about a mile from the 2732 house toward Emaus.

Charles was a fine and energetic young man employed by the railroad with a goal to reach higher positions through earned promotions. The couple had been married less than a year when a R.R. official knocked on the door to say Charles had been crushed to death between 2 freight cars. In the family photo I've sent you, she is wearing her black mourning dress and a young widow of 19 years.

Martha died soon after this tragedy. Hubert tried to cover his grief by drinking to excess, and with his death, Helen was forced with a difficult future providing support and guidance for 2 younger siblings. The Bury family had left the country and were living on Gordon St. in Allentown and here Horace Benfield entered the picture. He proposed marriage and offered to help raise Violet and Martin.


Hubert married Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl, daughter of Johann Heinrich Papenkuhl and Emma Franziska Alwine Vogelmann, on 25 Jun 1884 in , , , DEU.1 2 (Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl was born on 19 Oct 1866 in Brandenburg an der Havel, , Brandenburg, DEU 1 2 20 27 40, christened on 15 Nov 1866 in Brandenburg an der Havel, , Brandenburg, DEU,1 2 died on 24 Jul 1904 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 33 40 41 42 43 and was buried on 28 Jul 1904 in Emmaus: Moravian Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 1 2 16 33 40 42.). The cause of her death was cancer.


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1 Moravian Historical Society (214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064-2209. (610) 759-5070. www.moravianhistoricalsociety.org), Letter 13 Apr 2006.

2 Emmaus Moravian Church (146 Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049-4009), Communicants, 17 May 1903.

3 1910 United States Census, Enumeration District 154, Visit 20.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Donaueschingen: Katholisch Kirch, Villingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 1810 - 1866 (International Genealogical Index (R) Batch #: C958703, Source Call #: 0890574, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1810 - 1866. Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 23, 2006), Batch #: C958703, Source Call #: 0890574, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1810 - 1866.

5 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 22, 2006), Batch #: C958703, Source Call #: 0890574, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1810 - 1866.

6 Lehigh County, PA Marriage Application, Father's name is listed on F.H. Bury's application to marry Katie Isabel Knerr.

7 Social Security Application Form, Form SS-5 for Martin Bury 159-05-0507.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17239698&.

9 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4N-7SK F. H. Bury and Katie I. Knerr, 1911.

10 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 56612. Frank Henry Bury. Father Hubert Bury. Mother Martha Poppenkuhl. Spouse/informant: Katie I. Bury.

11 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 1915 Jul 6, page 2. Marriage Licenses. William Christman and Violet P. Bury.

12 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4K-NKL William Christman and Violet P. Bury, 03 Jul 1915; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,080,232.

13 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 54793. Herbert [sic] Bury. Parents not listed.

14 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF4X-6VZ Horace N. Benfield and Helen Worman, 13 Jun 1905; citing Lehigh, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,080,096.

15 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 18 Jun 1959, page 55. Obituary of Frank H. Bury.

16 Hubert Bury, Letter from Hubert H. Bury, December 9, 2002.

17 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 22, 2006), Batch C958703.

18 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Donaueschingen: Katholisch Kirch, Villingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 1810 - 1866 (International Genealogical Index (R) Batch #: C958703, Source Call #: 0890574, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1810 - 1866. Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 23, 2006).

19 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Certificate 54793.

20 Glazier, Ira A. and Filby, P. William, editors, Germans to America (Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, Delaware. 1996.), Vol. 52, July 1885 - April 1886, Page 28.

21 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1889 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 302, online image 142.

22 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1889 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 301, online image 138.

23 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1893 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 314, online image 141.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1895 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 327, online image 169.

25 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 9 May 1895, page 1.

26 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1899 Allentown City Directory, printed page 143, online image 83.

27 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Salisbury Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1429 Page: 300.

28 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 27 Jul 1900, page 6.

29 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1901 Allentown Directory, printed page 154, online image 79.

30 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1903 Allentown Directory, printed page 86, online image 45.

31 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 16 Jun 1903, page 1.

32 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1904 Allentown Directory, printed page 88, online image 45.

33 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 25 Jul 1904, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Herbert Bury.

34 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Apr 1909, page 8.

35 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 17 Apr 2013), entry for Hubert Bury, person ID L8B8-2PS.

36 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 28 Jun 1912 edition, obituary of Hubert Bury.

37 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 1 Jul 1912, page 5. Funeral of Hubert Bury.

38 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 3 Jul 1912, page 9.

39 Barnes, Helen Hale, daughter of Violet Pearl Bury (Letters from Helen Hale Barnes. 2005-6.).

40 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17239704&.

41 1910 United States Census, Her husband's marital status is listed as Wd for widowed in the 1910 census.

42 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 29 Jul 1904, page 6. Funeral of Mrs. Martha A. Bury.

43 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 25 Jul 1904, page 8.



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