John Groh
(About 1815-)
Lydia Feick
(About 1816-)
Lucetta Groh
(1840-1909)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Pvt. Reuben Beecher

2. Jacob Pott
3. Samuel Blottenberger

Lucetta Groh 2 3 4

  • Born: Jul 1840, , Berks, PA 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Pvt. Reuben Beecher in 1862 in , Berks, PA
  • Marriage (2): Jacob Pott about 1864 in , , PA
  • Marriage (3): Samuel Blottenberger about 1879 in , , PA 1
  • Died: 29 May 1909, Quentin, Lebanon, PA at age 68 4 6
  • Buried: 2 Jun 1909, Quentin: Bismarck Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 6

   Another name for Lucetta was Louisetta Groh.7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Upper Bern Twp., Berks County, PA. 5 The 1870 census recorded Reuben Becher, occupation daily laborer, age 7, living with his mother, Lucetta Pott [indexed as Port], 31, who married Jacob Pott, coal burner, 33, following the death of Reuben's father at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Living with them was his half-brother, John Pott, 6. They are living on the property of Lucetta's father, John Groh, 55, coal burner, and his wife Lydia, 54, and their children. The post office was Rehersburg.

2. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA. 8 The 1880 census recorded Samuel Blottenberger, day laborer, 32, living with wife Lucetta, 30; and son Daniel, age 5 months born in January, 1880. Also in their home is step child Anna Heisey, 2. Living next door is Jacob Blottenberger, 66, with wife Mary, 64, with their daughter Caroline, 19; and son Joseph, 22. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. She appeared on the census in 1900 in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded Samuel Blottenberger, day laborer, 52, born Apr 1848, living with wife Lucetta, 60, Sep 1840; son Daniel, railroad laborer, 23, Nov 1877; son David, at school, 15, Jan 1885. Also in the home are two boarders who are Lucetta's younger brothers: boarder Jacob Groh, day laborer, 39, Jul 1861; and boarder Davilla Groth, ore miner, 41, May 1859. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Samuel and Lucetta were married for 21 years. She had birthed 3 children and 2 were alive in 1900.

4. Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach, 29 May 1909, West Cornwall Township, Lebanon, PA. 6

5. Her obituary was published in the Lebanon Courier: obituary of Mrs. Lucetta Blattenberger on 1 Jun 1909 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9 Bismarck Woman Dies.
Mrs. Lucetta Blattenberger Passes Away Aged 68 Years.
Mrs. Lucetta, wife of Samuel Blattenberger, of Bismarck, died there on Saturday afternoon at 3.45 o'clock of a complication of ailments, aged 68 years, seven months and 29 days. She was ill about three months.
Mrs. Blattenberger was married twice her first husband's name having been Biecher. Her maiden name was Groh. Her second husband and the following sons survive: Reuben Biecher, of Lebanon; Daniel and David Blattenberger, of Bismarck.
Two brothers, Jacob and Davilla Groh, of Bismarck, and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Dietzler, of Bismarck and Mrs. William Dohner, of Mt. Pleasant, also survive.
The deceased was a member of Bismarck Reformed church.

[Note: Bismarck today is renamed as Quentin, Pa.]

6. Her obituary was published in the Lebanon Daily News: Mrs Lucetta Blattenberger on 1 Jun 1909 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10 Mrs. Lucetta, wife of Samuel Blattenberger, of Bismarck, died on Saturday afternoon of senile debility, aged 68 years. She is survived by her husband and three children, Reuben Beicher, daniel and David Blattenberger; six grand children and one great grand child. Two brothers, Jacob and Davilla Groh; and as many sisters, Mrs. Jessie Ditzler and Mrs. William Dohner, also survive. Her maiden name was Groh and she was thrice married.


Lucetta married Pvt. Reuben Beecher, son of John Beecher III and Susan Schmitt, in 1862 in , Berks, PA. (Pvt. Reuben Beecher was born on 14 Sep 1840 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA,11 12 13 14 died on 26 Jul 1863 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA 12 13 14 and was buried in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 12 13 14.)


Lucetta next married Jacob Pott about 1864 in , , PA. (Jacob Pott was born about 1837 in , , PA 5 15.)


Lucetta next married Samuel Blottenberger about 1879 in , , PA.1 (Samuel Blottenberger was born on 1 Apr 1848 in , , PA,1 16 17 died on 28 Sep 1917 in Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA 17 18 and was buried on 2 Oct 1917 in Quentin: Bismarck Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 17.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M33P-KLQ Samuel Blottenberger, West Cornwall Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241428.

2 Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940 (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26D-5LF Reuben Beicher and Emma M. Gelbach, 1886; citing reference , FHL microfilm 21460.

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 7424. Reuben F. Beicher. Father Reuben Beicher. Mother Lucetta Groh.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132110917.

5 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Upper Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1308; Page: 458B; Image: 434; Family History Library Film: 552807.

6 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 46251. Lucetta Blottenburger. Father John Groh. Mother Lydia Fike.

7 Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 45.

8 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Cornwall, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Samuel Blottenberger.

9 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 1 Jun 1909, page 6. Obituary of Mrs.Lucetta Groh Biecher Blattenberger.

10 Lebanon Daily News, 1 Jun 1909, page 3.

11 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 428.

12 Epler's Church Cemetery, Bern Township, Berks County, PA (Family History Center Microfilm 0387834), FHC Microfilm 387834, Page 31.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63230650.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Reuben Beecher.

15 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZL2-JMY Jacob Pott, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 50, family 365, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552807.

16 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M33P-KL4 Samuel Blottenberger, West Cornwall Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 69.

17 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 98072. Samuel Plattenberger [sic]. Father Jacob Blattenberger. Mother Mary Shultz. Informant Daniel Blattenberger of Minersvillage, Pa.

18 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 28 Sep 1917, page 5.



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