Jacob Smith
(Abt 1792-)
Sarah
(Abt 1804-)
William Smith
(1823-1896)
Fietta Werner
(1826-1893)
Syletta Felty Smith
(1848-1925)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Lewis Riegel

2. John A. Gerber

Syletta Felty Smith 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 5 Apr 1848, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 1 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Lewis Riegel
  • Marriage (2): John A. Gerber
  • Died: 24 Dec 1925, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA at age 77 3 4
  • Buried: 27 Dec 1925, Orwigsburg: Kimmel's Evangelical Free Church, Schuylkill, PA 3 4

   Another name for Syletta was Seletha Smith.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 6 The 1850 Census recorded household #32: Peter Smith Sr, farmer, age 60, living with his wife Catherine, 60; Wm., 15; and Hannah, 13.

Next door is Peter Smith Jr., laborer, 34, with wife Catharine, 26; James, 6; and Lewis, 6, twins.

The previous household to Peter Sr. is his son William Smith, 46 [error, should be 26], laborer, with wife Fietta, 23, Emeline, 5; Syletta, 3; and an unamed infant, 3 months.

On the same census page, household 38 is Jacob Smith, laborer, 58, with wife Sarah, 46; Jacob, 26; Emanuel, 23; Henry, 17; Susannah, 15; Amanda, 13; and Matilda, 9. [He is Peter Sr.'s brother?]

Household 40 is John Smith, 35, laborer, with wife Matilda, 26; David, 8; Rebecca, 5; Dianna, 2; and Sarah, 4 months old when the census was recorded on 26 Sep 1850.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7 7 The 1860 census recorded related Smith and Riegel families living as neighbors.

Household 306 is Elijah Smith [sic, should be Elias], black smith, age 28. His wife Catherine is 18 [she is the sister of his first wife Pasella Riegel who died in 1857]; and daughters Lizzie 3 [by Elias' first wife] and Priscilla 1. His real estate was valued at $350 and personal estate $150.

Household 310 is William Smith, farmer, 36, with wife Fietta, 34; Emaline, 14; Celetta, 12; Alfred, 9; Thomas, 5; Messura, 3; and Elixander, 11 months when the census was recorded on 18 Jun 1850. Also in the home is farm laborer Peter Spence, 61. William's real estate value is $5700 and personal estate $352.

Household 312 is farmer Daniel Riegel [father of the girls who married Elias Smith], 56, with wife Mary, 56; Lewis, 16; Susannah, 14; Elizabeth, 11. Also in home is servant Elizabeth Sholler, 18, and Joseph Shoppell, 11. Daniel's real estate value is $5000 and personal estate $400.

Household 313 is Joseph Smith, famer, 39, with wife Catherine, 21, and son Francis, 9 months. His real estate is $1200 and personal $152.

Household 314 is Peter Smith Sr., occupation gentleman, 75, with wife Catherine, 65; son Henry, farmer, 30; William, farm laborer, 25; and Hannah, 20. Peter's real estate was $1200, personal $100, and Henry's $3000 and $712.

Household 316 is Peter Smith Jr., farmer, 44, with Catherine, 38; and twin sons Lewis and James, farm laborers, 16. Peter's real estate value is $1200 and personal $165.

Household 324 is John Smith, farm laborer, 45; with wife Matilda, 37; David, 18; Susannah, 14; Sarah, 12; Charles, 6; George, 5; Mary 3; and Franklin, 8 months. John's real estate is $600 and personal $100.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg.

3. appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1870 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 8 8 The 1870 census recorded related Smith households living near each other.

Census Household # 6 was William Smith, farmer, 45, living with wife Fietta, 42; Albert, 19; Thomas, 13; Bella, 11; Alexander, 8; William, 6; Lucretia, 4; and Salem, 1. Also in the home is farm laborer Peter Spears, 73. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg. William's farm was valued at $4500 and personal estate $700.

Household 15 is Lewis Rigel, farmer, 25, with wife Seletta [nee Smith], 22; and son Edward, 3.

Household 16 was Henry Smith, farmer, 35, living with Sarah, 22; and sons who were farm laborers: John, 19; Charles, 17. Also in the home is domestic servant Lana Neiswind, 22. Henry's farm was vlaued at $9000 and personal estate $1200.

Household 17 was Joseph Smith, farmer, 46, with wife Catharine, 33; son Francis, 11; Catharine, 7; Amanda, 5; and son Joshua, 3. Joseph's farm value $2000, personal estate $400.

Household 19 was William Smith, farmer, 35, with wife Louisa, 24; and Elizabeth, 3. His farm value was $3000 and personal estate $600.

Household 22 was James Siegfried, laborer, 22, with wife Emaline [nee Smith], 24; and daughter Maria, 2. They are in James' father's home: Israel Siegfried, 53, and his wife Maria, 53. Israel's farm is worth $2500 and personal estate $800.

Household 23 is David Smith, laborer, 28, with wife Caroline, 17. He has no land value and personal estate was $500.

Household 25 is Peter Smith, farm laborer, 52, with wife Catharine, 48; and son James, laborer, 27. Peter's land value is $600 and personal estate $100.

Household 26 is Matilda Smith, 45, widow, with son William, laborer, 19; Mary, 13; Lewis, 7; and Elizabeth, 5. Her land value is $1200 and personal estate $200.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg.

4. She appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1880 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 9 9 The 1880 census recorded William Smith, farmer, 56, living with wife Fietta, 52; Alexander, 19; William, 17; Christianna, 14; Salem, 11, and William's brother, Emanuel, 47.

Next door is William's son, Alfred, farmer, 30, with wife Maria, 19, son Morris, 9 months old born in Aug 1879, and his brother, Thomas, farm hand, 27.

On the same census page is Joseph Smith, 11, a servant in the home of Lewis Riegle, 35, and his wife, Sylletta, 30, who is William Smith's daughter, with her children Edward, 13; Arabella, 4; and daughter Neide M., 1.

Their neighbor is farmer Henry Smith, 50, widowed, living with his niece, Mary Smith, 22; and three servants.

The next household is James Siegfried, 30, living with wife Emaline, 32, who is William Smith's daughter, with her children Maria, 11; and sons Abner, 5, and Alvin, 2.

Two households later is Peter Smith, farmer, 62, living with wife Catharine, 65; and son James, 36.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Cause of Death: carcinoma of breast, 24 Dec 1925, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA. 3

6. Residence: W. Independence St., Orwigsburg, PA on 24 Dec 1925 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA. 3


Syletta married Lewis Riegel, son of Daniel Riegel Sr. and Maria Magdelina Fisher. (Lewis Riegel was born on 24 Mar 1844 in , Schuylkill, PA,10 11 died on 30 Jan 1896 in , Schuylkill, PA 10 11 and was buried in Orwigsburg: Kimmel's Evangelical Free Church, Schuylkill, PA 10 11.)


Syletta next married John A. Gerber. (John A. Gerber was born on 9 Feb 1847 in , Schuylkill, PA,12 died on 9 May 1915 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA 12 and was buried in Orwigsburg: Kimmel's Evangelical Free Church, Schuylkill, PA 12.)


Sources


1 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1180 Book 1, Page 406.

2 Fermanis, Arlean - afermanis@sprynet.com, Behler, Paul, Holzer and Related Families of Schuylkill County (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=aferm&id=I03071).

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 122401. Syletta Smith Gerber. Father William Smith. Mother Fietta Werner. Spouse John Gerber. Informant Edward Riegel.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65133450.

5 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Roll 1448 Book 1, Page 660a.

6 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Series: M432 Roll: 828, Page: 159. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4CT-SJS Peter Smith, West Brunswick, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 33.

7 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXR9-T2R West Brunswick, Schuylkill, PA, Pages 38-40, Dwelling Houses 306 to 324.

8 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTQ-CN7 William Smith, Pennsylvania, United States; citing pages 1-4, households 6-26.

9 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWVZ-QPN William Smith, West Brunswick, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 242, sheet 249B.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65133429.

11 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65133429.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136800582.



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