John William Borst
- Born: Feb 1855, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Mary F. circa 1877 in Reading, Berks Co., PA.
- Died: After 1900, Reading, Berks Co., PA.
John W. Borst' middle name of William came from a relative, Bob Borst, in a March 2011 email ... see general notes on Jacob Borst (1820 - 1890).
The 1870 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Reading, Ward 8, page 138 records Jacob (50-Bavaria-Machinist) and Catherine (48-PA) Borst with children Emma (23), John (15), and Jacob (13).
The 1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Reading, District 54, page 328B records John W. (25) and Mary F. (25) Boist [Borst] with son Charles (1) living with his widowed father Jacob (60-Germany) and daughter Emma C. (34) Boist [Borst] at 110 North 9th Street. John and his father, Jacob, are both listed as Machinsist.
The 1900 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Berks Co., Reading, District 71, page 208B records the widower John W. Borst (Feb 1856 - PA) with sons Charles J. (Oct 1878) and George A. Borst (June 1880). John is a Machinist while Charles and George are Dry Goods Salesmen. Also in the household is John's sister, Emma C. Borst (Sept 1846).
John married Mary F. circa 1877 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. (Mary F. was born circa 1855 in Pennsylvania and died on 1 Jul 1895 in Reading, Berks Co., PA..)