Joseph W. Matz


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1. Emma T. Zimmerman

Joseph W. Matz 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 16 Mar 1857, Shillington, Berks, PA 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Emma T. Zimmerman on 9 Apr 1881 in Reading, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 12 Apr 1921, Reading, Berks, PA at age 64 4 5
  • Buried: Gouglersville: Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: 9NZ6-VZB.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 3 The 1900 census recorded Lillie Beecher, 19, daughter, living with her parents, Joseph W. Matz, 45; and Emma, 41. Also in the home are Willie Matz, 18; Charles, 16; Maggie, 6, and Joseph's sister Lizzie Reitz, 47. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Obituary: Reading Times: obituary of Joseph M. Matz on 13 Apr 1921 in Reading, Berks, PA. 5 MATZ. Following an illness from dropsy, Joseph M. Matz, 65 years old, died at 1.25 Tuesday morning at his home, 820 Franklin street. He was a carpenter by trade and for the past 10 years had been employed at the Penn foundry at Hill Crest. Mr. Matz was born in Shillington and was the son of the late Daniel and Christina (Wolfinger) Matz, of that place. The Reformed church, of Gouglersville, numbered him amongst its members.
Besides his widow (nee Zimmerman) he is survived by two daughters and one son: Tillie, wife of John J. Beechert; Margaret, wife of Omer G. Brown, of Kane, and William, of Reading. There are also five grandchildren and a sister, Elizabeth, of Brecknock township.

Joseph married Emma T. Zimmerman on 9 Apr 1881 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 (Emma T. Zimmerman was born on 12 Jun 1859 in , Berks, PA,3 7 died on 16 Jan 1943 in Shillington, Berks, PA 7 and was buried in Gouglersville: Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks, PA 7.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Joseph Matz and Emma Zimmerman, 1881.

2, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, John J. Beechert and Lillie Matz, 1900.

3 1900 United States Census, Joseph W. Matz, 1900.

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5 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 13 Apr 1921, page 3. Obituary of Joseph Matz.

6, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Berks > Reading > Trinity Lutheran Church, baptism of Lillie Matz, parents Joseph & Emma nee Zimmerman.

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