Hubert Bury
(1857-1912)
Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl
(1866-1904)
Elias Henry Knerr
(1849-1909)
Sarah Isabella Diehl
(1854-1941)
Frank Henry Bury
(1886-1959)
Katie Isabelle Knerr
(1884-1972)
Myra Estelle Bury
(1911-2011)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dr. William Henry Behringer Jr

Myra Estelle Bury 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 5 Sep 1911, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 2 6
  • Christened: 22 Oct 1911, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Dr. William Henry Behringer Jr on 17 Jul 1939 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1
  • Died: 24 Dec 2011, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 100 3 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Baby Baptized, 24 Oct 1911, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4 On Sunday noon the first born in the family of Frank H. Bury and his wife Katie I. (Knerr) Bury received the name of Myra Estelle. The baptism was performed by the pastor of the family Rev. Robert M. Kern, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bury at 30 North 11th St., a very delightful dinner followed at which the pastor and his wife were the invited guests.

2. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 8 The census recorded renting at the rear of 1114 Oak Street: Frank H. Bury, credit clerk at wholesale coal company, 34, living with wife Katy I. Bury, 35; Myra E., 8; Hubert H., 7; Betty M., 4 years 11 months; Adell J., 2 years 6 months; and Isabel M., 3 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany.

3. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9 The 1930 census recorded owning a $12,000 home at 1240 Turner Street: Frank H. Bury, assistant credit manager at cement company, 44, living with wife Katie I., 45; and children Myra E., 18; Hubert H., 17; Betty M., 15; Adell J., 12; and Isabel M., 10. Also in the home was mother-in-law Isabel Knerr, 76. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany. The household had a radio.

4. She worked as a teacher on 17 Jul 1939 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 1

5. She resided at 26 N. West St., Allentown, PA on 17 Jul 1939 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 1

6. She had a residence on 17 Jun 1959 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 5

7. She had a residence on 10 Aug 1972 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 7

8. Her obituary was published in the Allentown Morning Call: obituary of Myra E. Behringer on 28 Dec 2011 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3 Myra E. Behringer passed from this world into the Lord's arms on Christmas Eve. She celebrated her 100th birthday in September at a family celebration in Pittsburgh where she lived near her daughter, Pastor Janet Grill.

She was born, raised, and lived most of her life in Allentown. She later lived in Manhattan, NY, Hightstown, NJ, and Pittsburgh. She enjoyed life until the evening of her death.

Myra's passion for life was evident in her love of God and of people. She was the most sincere, nonjudgmental, and gracious person we have ever known.

Survivors: Daughter, Pastor Janet Grill and husband, Pastor Keith Grill of Pittsburgh; sons, Lewis Behringer and wife, Rosann of Allentown, Jess Behringer and wife, Susan of Annapolis, MD; brother Hubert Bury of Allentown; eight grandchildren and eight and one-half great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Dr. William H. Behringer. Services: On Thursday, December 28, 11 a.m., St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh. Contributions: May be made in her memory to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 304 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.


Myra married Dr. William Henry Behringer Jr, son of William H. Behringer Sr. and Anna Frances Neisser, on 17 Jul 1939 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.1 (Dr. William Henry Behringer Jr was born on 3 Feb 1915 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA,10 11 died on 22 Oct 1978 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 10 11 and was buried in Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 11.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFWS-GFX William H. Behringer and Myra E. Bury, 1939.

2 Beacher, Isabel Bury, Records of Isabel Bury Beacher (Her family calendar).

3 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 28 Dec 2011, page A-16. Obituary of Myra E. Behringer.

4 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Oct 1911, page 5. Baptism of Myra Estelle Bury.

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

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM8L-HV4 Myra Behringer, 24 Dec 2011.

7 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 11 Aug 1972, page 15. Obituary of Mrs. Katie I. Bury.

8 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Allentown Ward 7, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1588; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 512.

9 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2063; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 357.0; FHL microfilm: 2341797.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

11 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=150717716.



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