Adam John Tretter
- Born: 26 May 1878, Germany
- Marriage: Magdalena Wertz circa 1902 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA
- Died: After 1948, Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA
Another name for Adam was Adam.
The 1900 Federal Census for Lancaster County, PA, Ward 2, District 46, page 301A, dated June 1900 records Adam Tretter (May 1878 - Germany/Germany/Germany) as a servant in the residence of Stanislaus Sister (March 1844 - Germany) at 405 East Orange. Adam indicates he immkigrated in 1895. [This researcher believes the "Sister" surname is actually referencing "Sister" as a religious calling in that the "assitants" listed next to Stanislaus are all female (including Stanislaus, and sisters: Eusebis (Oct 1854 - NY), Des Victoires (June 1843 - Michigan), Celeste (Jan 1846 - Germany), Angelus (March 1850 - Ireland), Florence (Dec 1868 - PA), Wendelin (Jan 1868 - Germany), Jane Frances (Oct 1873 - Indiana), and Jolinda (Aug 1878 - Massachusetts). Cross referencing this location with the 1880 census reveals that the Sacred Heart Academy is located on East Orange. Sister Stanislaus is the Principal and the other sisters are teachers ... in 1880 there are 5 other teachers/sisters and 18 boarding students.]
The 1900 Federal Census for Lancaster County, PA, Ward 2, District 45, page 279A, dated June 6, 1900 records Maggie Wertz (March 1880 - PA/PA/PA) as a servant in the home of Adolp and Emilie Albert at 113 North Lime Street.
The 1910 Federal Census for Lancaster County, PA, District 81, page 37A, dated April 22, 1910 records Adam Tretter (30 - Germany/Germany/Germany) with his wife Maggie (30 - PA/PA/PA) and children Mary (6), Anthony (4), and Harry (2) living at 122 Locust Street. Adam immigrated in 1893 and has been married to Maggie for 7 years. They have had 3 children.
The 1930 Federal Census for Lancaster County, PA, Ward 2, District 49, page 33A, dated April 2, 1930 records Adam J. Tretter (50 - Germany/Germany/Germany) with his wife Maggie (50 - PA/PA/PA) and children Mary M. (27), Anthony J. (24), Harry (22), Joseph W. (19), George (16), Katherine E. (13), and Frederick E. (12) living at 120 Sherman Street. Adam immigrated in 1894 and has been married to Maggie for 27 years. Adam is an Electrical Engineer in General Practice.
The 1938 Polk's Lancaster City Directory records the following members of the Tretter family:
Adam J. Tretter (Maggie) eng PP&LCo h 120 Serman
Anthony J. Tretter paperhanger r 120 Sherman
Catharine E. Tretter bkpr r 120 Sherman
Geo Tretter lab r 120 Sherman
Harry J. Tretter USA r 120 Sherman
Fredk E. Tretter lab r 120 Sherman
Jos W. Tretter (Cath A) formn Lime Paper Tube Mfg Co h 313 E Chestnut
The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for John Adam Tretter dated April 26, 1942 lists his date of birth as May 26, 1878 in Germany. He is working at PA Power & Light and living at 120 Sherman Street in Lancaster, PA. The person who will always know his address is his son, Anthony Tretter of the same address. His physical description is 5' 5 1/2", 185 lbs with blue eyes, brown hair and light complexion. He signs his name Johan Adam Tretter.
The 1948 Polk's Lancaster City Directory records the following members of the Tretter family:
Adam J. Tretter h 120 Serman
Geo Tretter r 120 Sherman
Harry J. Tretter carp r 120 Sherman
Fred E. Tretter (Betty L) lab Raub Supply Co h 136 S Queen
Jos W. Tretter mach Thriftmaster Products Corp r 236 1/2 E Lemon
Adam married Magdalena Wertz circa 1902 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA. (Magdalena Wertz was born in Mar 1880 in Pennsylvania and died after 1938 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA.)