John Tobias
(Cir 1810-1885)


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Mary Rapp

John Tobias

  • Born: Cir 1810, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Mary Rapp
  • Died: 23 Apr 1885, Bern Township, Berks Co., PA. at age 75

bullet  General Notes:

The 1860 Federal Census for Bern Township, Berks Co., PA, page 51A records John (50-PA) and Mary (45-PA) Tobias with children Eliza (23), Kelly (20), Ellen (18), Mary (13), Sarah (10), Henry (23), John (17), Jacob (15), and Herman (4).

see notes on son Herman for 1870 census facts.

[Montgomery's History of Berks County PA]
John H. Tobias, son of Jonathan and Catharine, was born in Bern township, on the old Tobias homestead. He followed farming on this property all his life, and was most successful. When the Bushong bank failed he lost his deposits, amounting to $12,000. In 1836 he married Mary Rapp, born in 1814, daughter of Henry Rapp. She died Jan. 5, 1892. They had nine children, namely: (1) Elizabeth, born March 6, 1837, died Feb. 4, 1902. She married (first) Franklin Noecker, by whom she had four children, Elizabeth, Frank, Mary and Sally, and (second) Lewis Schmehl. (2) Henry, born April 21, 1838, married Catharine Yarnell, had children -- Mary, Annie, Lewis, Hiram and Harry; and died in August 1905. (3) Catharine, born Dec. 20, 1839, married Charles Noecker, of Bern township, and had two children, Charles and John. They moved to Reading, where Mr. Noecker died. Mrs. Noecker died Nov. 25, 1900. (4) Ellen, born March 31, 1841, died Dec. 23, 1904, married Romanus Hafer, of' Temple, and their children were: Alice, Adam and Mary. (5) Jonathan, born in September 1843, married (first) Ellen Maderie, and had children--Sallie, John, Harry, Edward, James, Minnie and Raymond. His second wife was Kate Olinger. (6) John, born March 10, 1845, was killed May 2, 1882, while working in a stone quarry at Leinbachs, in Bern township. He married Isabella Shalter, and had children--Charles, Kate, Lizzie, Rosa and Thomas. (7) Mary, born Oct. 15, 1846, married Amandon Dundore, and had two children, Lilly and Harry. (8) Miss Sarah was born May 18, 1849. (9) Herman R. is mentioned below. In politics Mr. Tobias was a Democrat. The family belonged to the Reformed Church.

On John's parents:
[Montgomery's History of Berks County PA]
Jonathan Tobias, second son of Ludwig, was born in Bern township May 3, 1773. He married Catharine Hain (born July 12, 1778, died April 3, 1845), and among their children were: John H.; Samuel; Maria, who married Henry Fleicher; Rebecca, who married Benjamin Reber; Elizabeth, who married Henry Body; and Eliza, who married Benjamin Haas.
Eplers Cemetery List
[Translation courtesy of Richard Emlin Reed]
Page 14
#291 Hier/ Ruhet die gebeine von/ Jonathan Tobias/ er war geboren/ den 3 Mai 1773/ verheirathete sich mit/ Catharina Hahn/ den 1 April 1796/ lebt in der ehe/ 47 jahre u. 2 tage/ und zeugte mit ihr/ 3 sohne und 4 tochter/ er sterb/ den 23 April 1855/ in einen alter von/ 81 jahre 11 monat u. 20 tage/
#291. Here rest the bones of Jonathan Tobias he was born the 3 May 1773 married with Catharine Hahn the 1 April 1796 lived in matrimony 47 years & 2 days and begot with her 3 sons and 4 daughters he died the 23 April 1855 in an age of 81 years 11 months & 20 days


John married Mary Rapp. (Mary Rapp was born circa 1814 in Pennsylvania and died on 5 Jan 1892 in Bern Township, Berks Co., PA..)

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