Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Adam and Angeline Gerringer

NOT our direct line.  
Hoping to connect Angeline to  our Charles Smith

Angeline Gerringer was the brother of Charles Smith.  Angeline married Adam Gerringer.

1850 census
Name:Adam Gehringer
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1824
Birth Place:Pennsylvania
Home in 1850 (City,County,State):Liberty, Montour, Pennsylvania
Family Number:190
Household Members:NameAge
Adam Gehringer26
Angeline Gehringer25
Jane E Gehringer10

So Angeline was already married and living with her husband Adam in 1850, there will be no chance of finding her in a census listed with her brother Charles Smith, since the 1840 census doesn't list names, just numbers, of the children.

I have Adam's death notice - no mention of his inlaws in it. (Not that I expected to find it there!)  Adam died on June 8th 1881, of a heart neuralgia.  He was the owner of the City Hotel in Danville at the time.  

Angeline Smith was born in 1825 in  Pa., died May 26 1898
According to the 1880 census, both of her parents were born in PA as well.

A public tree on lists Angelines place of birth as Topton, Long Swamp Twp, Berks, Pennsylvania , but it's unsourced.  Another tree sources this info with the 1870 census, but I don't see that much location given under where she was born in that census..  so I don't know.  It's something to keep in mind.

More on Adam - 

"Local builder Adam Gerringer erected the City Hotel in 1872." - from notes on the Historic District of Danville Pa

Page 360 of Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties 
Tells about the White Swan Hotel, Adam Gerringers purchase of it and name change to the
 City Hotel, and notes that his son John K took over the hotel after his death.

Johann Adam Geringer [Parent]  was born  16 Aug 1790 in Bethlehem, Northampton, PA 
and was christened  30 Oct 1790 in Hecktown, Northampton, PA. 
He died  3 Oct 1864 in Liberty, Montour, PA and was buried  in Paradise Church, Turbot,
 Northumberland, PA. 
Johann married Hannah Catharina Kidd about 1819 in Northampton County, PA. 
He was counted in a census 1840 in Liberty, Montour, PA.

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