- Born: 16 Apr 1840, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania
- Marriage (1): Davis circa 1861
- Marriage (2): Thomas Dougherty circa 1865
- Marriage (3): John Horan circa 1875
- Died: 25 Apr 1914, Berks Co., PA at age 74
- Buried: 30 Apr 1914, Aulenbach Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA
Cause of her death was General Infirmity / Arteriole Sclerosis.
See general notes on her son, Thomas W. Dougherty, for 1870 and 1880 census facts.
It appears that Amanda had 3 husbands: Davis, Dougherty, and Horan ...
The 1900 Census for Reading, Ward 10, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, District 79, page 264B, dated June 1, 1920 records Ida I. Zeidlear (May 1862 - PA/PA/PA) [Ida is Amanda's daughter] and her husband, John Zeidlear (Aug 1851 - PA/PA/PA) and children Earl D. Zeidlear (June 1898) and Merian Zeidlear (Nov 1899) living at 417 S 11th Street. Also in the household are step children John S. Hill (Jan 1883), Bessie Hill (Aug 1885), Thomas W. Hill (Dec 1887), Paul Hill (Sept 1893), and Harrison Hill (July 1896). John & Ida have been married for 12 years and Ida has had 12 children of whom 7 are still living. John is a Brass Molder. Note: Zeidlear had been indexed as Jeidlear in this census record.
The 1910 Census for Reading, Ward 10, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, District 77, page 147B, dated April 22, 1910 records Amanda Horan (70 - PA/French/PA) with her daughter Ida I. Zeidlear (47 - PA/Wales/English) and her husband, John A. Zeidlear (50 - PA/Unk/Unk) and children Earl D. Zeidlear (11) and Eva G. Zeidlear (10) living at 1040 Cotton Street. Also in the household are step children Thomas Hill (20), Paul Hill (16), and Harrison H. Hill (13). The number of years for their present marriage is: John & Ida - 12 years; Amanda -30 years. Ida has had 13 children of whom 5 are still living while Amanda has had 5 children of whom 3 are still living. John has been married once, Ida twice [Hill & Zeidlear], and Amanda 3 times [Davis, Dougherty, & Horan].
The 1920 Census for Reading, Ward 8, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, District 77, page 93A, dated January 7, 1920 records the widow Ida Zeidlear (56 - PA/Wales/England) with sons Paul Hill (26 - PA), Harry H. Hill (22 - PA), and Earl D. Zeidlear (21 - PA) as well as son-in-law Clinton I. Ganter (22 - PA) and Ida's daughter, Eva G. Ganter (20 - PA).
The following is a likely records for Amanda and her mother. Note the Davis children:
The 1860 Census for Pottsville North West Ward, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, page 494A, dated June 16, 1860 records Helen Beady [Ready] 43, Amanda Beady 21, Caroline Beady 20, Alfred Beady 19, Henry Beady 18, Emma Beady 14, Thomas Davis 2, Mary Davis 1/12
... all born in PA
On the same page there is a Davis family most of whom are born in Wales. Note the child, Ida Davis, listed in the 1880 census ... see general notes on Amanda's son with her 2nd husband, Thomas Dougherty.
Daniel Davis (36 - Wales), Ann Davis (36 - Wales), Winifred Davis (14 - Wales), Daniel Davis (11 - Wales), Morgan Davis (8 - Wales), Thomas Davis (5 - Wales ), and Jane Davis (3 - PA).
The 1870 Census for Pottsville South Ward, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, page 337B, dated July 21, 1870 records Helaine Reedey (51 - PA) with Emma Reedey (22 - PA) and Ellen Sellinger (5 - PA).
The 1870 Census for Pottsville North Ward, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, page 252A, dated August 18, 1870 records Daniel Davis (51 - Wales), Ann Davis (48 - Wales), Daniel Davis (19 - Wales), Morgan Davis (16 - Wales), Thomas Davis (15 - Wales ), Jane Davis (12 - PA), Rees Davis (9 - PA), Joseph Davis (8 - PA), and Hiram Davis (6 - PA). Daniel is a Puddler.
The 1880 Census for Pottsville North Ward, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, District 223, page 405A, dated June 9, 1880 records the widow Helen Reedy (60 - PA/PA/PA).
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1924
Name: Amanda Horan
Residence: Berks Co. Alms House
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1840
Birth Place: Schuylkill County
Death Date: 25 Apr 1914 at Aulenbach Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA
Death Place: Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania
Burial: April 30, 1914
Father Name: Johan Horan
Father Birth Place: Lehigh County
Mother Name: Helen Herns
Mother Birth Place: Lehigh County
Certificate Number: 39958
Informant: O. H. Bush of Shillington, PA
Amanda married Davis circa 1861. (Davis was born circa 1840 in Wales and died circa 1863 in Pennsylvania.)
Amanda next married Thomas Dougherty circa 1865. (Thomas Dougherty was born circa 1825 in Maryland and died circa 1874 in Berks Co., PA.)
Amanda next married John Horan circa 1875. (John Horan was born circa 1848 in Pennsylvania and died circa 1892 in Reading, Berks Co., PA.)