Jacob Kelchner Sr.
(Cir 1841-)
Sarah Batzel
(Cir 1851-)
Peter Noll
(1836-Cir 1904)
Catherine A. Moyer
Jacob Kelchner Jr.
Alice Noll
Mabel Edith Kelchner


Family Links

1. George Leo Hagen Jr.

2. John Edwin Schonour
3. Arrey M. Doerffling

Mabel Edith Kelchner

  • Born: 24 Jan 1892, Lower Heidelburg, Berks Co., PA.
  • Marriage (1): George Leo Hagen Jr. on 12 Apr 1913 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. 147
  • Marriage (2): John Edwin Schonour
  • Marriage (3): Arrey M. Doerffling circa 1926 in Reading, Berks Co., PA.
  • Died: Dec 1984, Reading, Berks Co., PA. at age 92

bullet  General Notes:

From the Nov 23, 1923 Reading Eagle:
Mrs. Frederick Markley, 326 Schuylkill avenue, reading in the Eagle of the plight of Mrs. George Hagen of Walnut street, war bride who fainted in a local cigar factory where she was employed, for want of food, recognized in the 22 year old telephone operator from Cologne, Germany, a dear friend of the days when she, too, lived in Cologne.
Mrs. Markley visited the office of Mrs. M. Florence Sidel, agent for the Humane Society where there was enacted a touching reunion of the two women from a far country. Mrs. Markley and the young bride, while in Cologne lived in the same neighborhood, within 4 blocks of one another.
George Hagen, Reading man, who met the German girl several years ago while he was with the United States army in Germany and who married her three weeks ago in New York upon her arrival in this country and then brought her to Reading, faces charges of non support surety of the peace. He will be given a hearing on Monday before Alderman Printz. It is alleged that he failed to provide for the support of his German bride and that although she went to work in a cigar factory and was earning sufficient money to take care of her own needs, he failed to provide her with food. When she collapsed at her place of employment she was weak from lack of nourishment.
The reunion between the forlorn bride and Mrs. Markley was quite touching. Mrs. Hagen speaks English well, for she was in the English division of the Cologne telephone exchange.
"For three weeks I have looked upon strange faces, not daring to call any person friend." said Mrs. Hagen. "Now I am happy."
Mrs. Sidel, the humane society officer, whose investigation resulted of the prosecution of the bride's husband, has arranged that Mrs. Hagen make her home with Mrs. Markey, who has been in this country 15 months, and is happily married. The two women are overjoyed at the prospect of living under the same roof. The Humane Society received numerous other offers from families that were eager to provide a home for Mrs. Hagen.

The 1937-1938 Reading, Pennsylvania City Directory lists
Hagen Mabel (wid Geo L) h804 Franklin

The 1943-1944 Reading, Pennsylvania City Directory lists Hagen Mabel E. smstr Community General Hosp r133 S 6th

1945 Boyd's Reading (Berks County, PA) City Directory Including Greenfields, Hyde Crest, Hyde Park, Hyde…
Mabel E. Hagen hsekpr Community Genl Hosp r133 S 6th

Interesting notes:
1) The Berks Co., PA Register of Wills reocrds the application for marriage for Mabel Edith Hagen to John Edwin Schonour on 11/10/1945 in Vol: 149, page: 267
2) The SSDI records:
John Schonour
SSN: 181-05-8525
Born: 15 Apr 1910
Died: Sep 1954
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
3) Mabel Schonour
SSN: 170-24-3636
Last Residence: 19603 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Born: 24 Jan 1892
Died: Dec 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Thus it appears that Mabel married a 3rd time ...

Reading Eagle - Dec 13, 1984, page 55
MABEL E. HAGEN SCHONOUR, 92, formerly of Sinking Spring, died Wednesday morning at 6:30 in Berks Heim [Nursing and Rehabilitation].
She was predeceased by two husbands: George L. Hagen in 1925 and John E. Schonour, on Oct. 9, 1961.
Born in Spring Township, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Alice (Noll) Kelchner.
She had been employed for many years as a housekeeper by Community General Hospital before her retirement.
She was a member of St. John's (Hain's) United Church of Christ, Wernersville.
Surviving are a son, Clifford Hagen, Hagerstown, Md.; a step-son, Herbert F. Schonour, and a stepdaughter, Grace L. Herbst, both of Sinking Spring; and two stepgrandsons and three stepgreat grandchildren.
The Lamb & Whitman Funeral Home, Wernersville, is in charge of arrangements.

See general notes on Alice (Noll) Kelchner where Alice dies from complications from child birth and her widowed husband married Alice's sister, Ida.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: Knitter in a stocking factory (1910).


Mabel married George Leo Hagen Jr., son of George Leo Hagen Sr. and Amelia Reisinger, on 12 Apr 1913 in Reading, Berks Co., PA..147 (George Leo Hagen Jr. was born on 16 Sep 1889 in Reading, Berks Co., PA, died on 7 Apr 1925 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. and was buried on 13 Apr 1925 in St. John's (Hain's) Church Cemetery, Wernersville, Berks Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Influenza.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Reading, Berks Co., PA. Register of Wills:
George L. Hagen Jr. married Mabel Kelchner on 12/04/1913 Vol: 37 Page: 582


Mabel next married John Edwin Schonour. (John Edwin Schonour was born on 3 Feb 1889 in Sinking Spring, Berks Co., PA, died on 9 Oct 1961 in Reading, Berks Co., PA and was buried on 12 Oct 1961 in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA.)


Mabel next married Arrey M. Doerffling circa 1926 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. (Arrey M. Doerffling was born on 11 Feb 1880 in Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin and died after 15 Jul 1944 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y..)

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