John Wertz
(1832-After 1900)
(1836-After 1900)
Mary Elizabeth Wertz


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Joseph Walter Graeff

Mary Elizabeth Wertz

  • Born: 24 May 1866, Reading, Berks Co., PA
  • Marriage: Joseph Walter Graeff on 5 Aug 1884 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
  • Died: 2 Jul 1941, Philadelphia, PA at age 75
  • Buried: 3 Jul 1941, Aulenbach Cemetery [Mount Penn], Reading, Berks Co., PA

bullet   Cause of her death was Myocardial Degeneration.


bullet  General Notes:

The Reading, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1876-84 records Joseph Walter Graeff married to Mary Elizabeth Wert on August 5, 1884. Researching census records show that the maiden name for Mary is most likely Wertz. The 1870, Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Reading, Ward 9, page 220B records John (37) and Caroline (34) Wertz with children John (10), Ella (7), and Mary (6). This is probably the correct family in that Mary Graeff names her first two daughters the same names as her mother and sister. In addition, Mary Wertz (16) is listed in the 1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Muhlenberg, District 31in the household of John (45) and Carolina (43) Wertz with siblings Ellen (17) and Kate (8).

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Mary E Graeff [Mary E Wertz]
Residence: 7242 Loretta Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 75
Birth Date: 24 May 1866
Birth Place: Reading, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 2 Jul 1941
Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Burial: July 3, 1941 at Reading, PA
Father Name: Thomas Wertz
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Caroline
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Joseph
Certificate Number: 60683
Informant: Ida Rausch [daughter] at 7242 Loretta Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


Mary married Joseph Walter Graeff, son of Peter S. Graeff and Elizabeth, on 5 Aug 1884 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. (Joseph Walter Graeff was born on 31 Oct 1866 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, died on 20 Apr 1936 in Philadelphia, PA and was buried on 24 Apr 1936 in Aulenbach Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Myocardial Weakness / Nephritis.

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