Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1870 in South Annville Twp., Lebanon, PA. 2 The 1870 census recorded John Gehlbach, saddler, 36, living with wife Maria, 26; Laouisa, 9; Henrietta, 8; Emma, 2. Also in the home is Clara Rank, 12. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
2. Census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3 The 1900 census recorded John H. Gelbach, laborer, 64, born Jun 1836, living with wife Mary M., 58, born Apr 1842, and daughter Gertrude G., 18, Mar 1882. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Mary's father was born in Scotland.
Maria married John Henry Gelbach. (John Henry Gelbach was born on 17 Jun 1836 in , Lebanon, PA 3 and was christened on 2 Oct 1836 in Annville: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.)
1 <i>Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940</i> (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26D-5LF Reuben Beicher and Emma M. Gelbach, 1886; citing reference , FHL microfilm 21460.
2 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZP2-2QM Emma Gehlbach in household of John Gehlbach, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 32, family 241, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552860.
3 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M33G-PP6 entry for John H Gelbach, 1900.