Peter S. Graeff
(Abt 1830-1890)
(Abt 1834-After 1880)
Joseph Walter Graeff


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Mary Elizabeth Wertz

Joseph Walter Graeff

  • Born: 31 Oct 1866, Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Mary Elizabeth Wertz on 5 Aug 1884 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
  • Died: 20 Apr 1936, Philadelphia, PA at age 69
  • Buried: 24 Apr 1936, Aulenbach Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA

bullet   Cause of his death was Myocardial Weakness / Nephritis.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1870 United States Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks, Reading Ward 1, page 676 records Joseph (3) Graeff living with his parents Peter (40 - Butcher) and Elizabeth (36) Graeff. Also in the household are siblings John D. (18), Anna (17), Henry (14), George (13), Charles (11), Susan (5), and Willie (9/12).

The 1900 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks, Reading Ward 1, ED# 45, page 75A records Joseph W. (Oct 1866-PA) and Mary E. (May 1866) Graeff with children Carrie (Jan 1885), Ella (Dec 1886), Annie (July 1889), Ida (Jan 1892), Clarence (Feb 1896), Joseph (Feb 1896), and Kate (Mar 1899). Joseph and Mary have been married 19 years with 7 children. Joseph is a Hat Finisher.

The 1910 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks, Reading Ward 3, ED# 55, page 85A records Joseph (42) and Mary (43) Graeff living at 1018 Franklin Street. Also in the household is daughter Ella Haggen (22), son-in-law Harry Haggen (30) and their daughter Viola (5) as well as children Anna (20), Clarence (14), Joseph (14), Katy (11) and Willie (8) Graeff.

See general notes on his son, Clarence Wertz, for 1920 Census facts.

The 1930 Federal Census for Reading Ward 8, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, ED# 26, page 174B, dated April 8, 1930 records Joseph W. (63) and Mary E. (63) Graeff living at 947 Court Street. Joseph is a Laborer at Odd Jobs and has been married to Mary since age 18 (45 years).

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Joseph W Graeff (married)
Residence: 7642 Loretta Street, Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Hatter
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 69
Birth Date: 31 Oct 1866
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 20 Apr 1936
Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Burial: April 24, 1936 at Aulenbach Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA
Father Name: Peter Graeff
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Elizabeth Graeff
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Mary Elizabeth
Certificate Number: 35985
Informant: Clarence Graeff [son] at 7642 Loretta Street, Philadelphia, PA


Joseph married Mary Elizabeth Wertz, daughter of John Wertz and Carolina, on 5 Aug 1884 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. (Mary Elizabeth Wertz was born on 24 May 1866 in Reading, Berks Co., PA, died on 2 Jul 1941 in Philadelphia, PA and was buried on 3 Jul 1941 in Aulenbach Cemetery [Mount Penn], Reading, Berks Co., PA.) The cause of her death was Myocardial Degeneration.

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