Henry R. Groff
(1856-1940)
Isabella Gerhart
(1864-1930)
Edith Estella Groff
(1884-1957)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Harry Sullivan Bicher

Edith Estella Groff 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 4 Nov 1884, Cumru Twp., Berks, PA 2 3 4 6
  • Marriage: Harry Sullivan Bicher on 3 Aug 1907 1 2
  • Died: 18 Jun 1957, Reading, Berks, PA at age 72 2 3 4 7
  • Buried: 24 Jun 1957, Gouglersville: Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks, PA 3 4

   Another name for Edith was Stella Groff.6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 6 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.

2. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Mohnton, Berks, PA. 1 Harry S. Bicher, teamster in a bakery, age 25, is living on Summit Street with wife Stella A., also 25. They were married two years and have no children.

3. She appeared on the census in 1920 in West Reading, Berks, PA. 8 The 1920 census recorded at 559 Chestnut Street: Harry S. Bicher, insurance agent, 35, living with wife Edith, 35; and John H., 9. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. She appeared on the census in 1930 in West Reading, Berks, PA. 9 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.

5. She appeared on the census in 1940 in Reading Twp., Adams, PA. 10 The 1940 census recorded living at 520 N. Front Street: Harry S. Bicher, metal worker sign shop, 55, living with wife Edith E., 55; John H., inside salesman office of electrical supply, 29; Margaret, 26; grandson John H. Bicher, 9; and father-in-law Henry R. Groff, 83. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Cause of Death: severe dehydration due to severe Parkenson, 18 Jun 1957, Reading, Berks, PA. 3

7. She resided at 520 N. Front Street, Reading, Pa. On 18 Jun 1957 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3


Edith married Harry Sullivan Bicher, son of John Moyer Bicher and Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer, on 3 Aug 1907.1 2 (Harry Sullivan Bicher was born on 3 Mar 1885 in Voganville, Lancaster, PA,2 11 12 13 died on 18 May 1947 in West Reading, Berks, PA 2 12 13 14 and was buried on 23 May 1947 in Gouglersville: Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks, PA 2 12 13.)


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Mohnton Boro, Series: T624 Roll: 1313 Page: 79.

2 Bicher, John M., b. 1851, Bicher Family Bible & Records (In possession of John H. Bicher Jr.).

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 50272. Edith E. Bicher. Father Henry R. Groff. Mother Isabella Gerhart. Spouse Harry S. Bicher.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137870766.

5 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.

6 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.

7 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 50272. Edith E. Bicher.

8 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania. Enumeration District: 0149; Description: West Reading borough.

9 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.

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.

11 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Cumru Township, Page 218.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137870678.

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 42060. Harry S. Bicher. Father John Bicher. Mother Eliza M. Bitzer. Spouse Edith E. Groff.

14 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 42060, Harry S. Bicher.



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