Paris Epler Beecher
Rebecca Guth
Harry George Meinel
Keziah Alverta Beecher
Anna Emily Meinel


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1. Jay Wiley Staub

2. Lewis Hiram Rhoads

Anna Emily Meinel

  • Born: 28 Jan 1891, Seven Valleys, York, PA 3 4
  • Christened: 26 Mar 1894, Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Jay Wiley Staub on 25 Jun 1907 in York, York, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Lewis Hiram Rhoads on 3 Jan 1916 in York, York, PA 2
  • Died: 8 Oct 1978, Bern Twp., Berks, PA at age 87

   Another name for Anna was Annie Emily Meinel.2 3 4 5 6

   FamilySearch ID: LDX2-ZXZ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 3 The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 30 S. Water St: Henry Minel, repair shop, 41, born Dec 1859, living with wife Kesiah, 45, sep 1855; Carrie, 11, Jan 1889; Annie, 9, Jan 1891; and Charles, 7, Sep 1893. Henry was born in Connecticut and his parents in Germany. Kesiah, her parents, and all children were born in Pennsylvania. Kesiah and Henry were married for 14 years and she had birthed 6 children, 3 alive in 1900.

2. Newspaper: York Dispatch: Marriages: Staub-Meinel - On Jun 25, 1907, at the parsonage, 714 West King st., by the Rev. George S. Sorber, J. Wiley Staub and Miss Annie E. Meinel, both of this city., 26 Jun 1907, York, York, PA. 1

3. Newspaper: York Daily: Rhoads - Meinel Wedding, 4 Jan 1916, York, York, PA. 5 Lewis Rhoads, of Reading and Miss Anna E. Meinel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Meinel, of West Market street, were married by Alderman Jacob Stager at his office yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads will reside in Reading.

4. Newspaper: York Dispatch: Rhoads-Meinel Wedding, 4 Jan 1916, York, York, PA. 7 Lewis Rhoads, of Reading, and Miss Anna E. Meinel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Meinel, 153 West Market street, were married by Alderman Jacob Stager in his office on West King street, yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads will make their future home in Reading.

5. Residence: on 4 Jan 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 5

6. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 8 The 1930 census recorded owning a $6500 home at 956 N. 11th Street: Lewis H. Rhoads, machinist in auto body works, 37, living with wife Anna E., 39, and daughter Dorothy E. Straub, cigar marker in cigar factory, 20. They and their parents were all born in Pennsylvania, except Anna's father in Connecticut.

7. Residence: 956 N 11th St., Reading, PA on 7 Mar 1934 in Reading, Berks, PA. 9

8. Census in 1940 in Reading, Berks, PA. The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 946 N. 11th Street: Lewis Rhoads, plumber helper for school board, 48, living with wife Anna, 49. They were born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

9. Census in 1950 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 The 1950 census recorded at 303 N. 13th Street: Annie E. Rhoads, domestic worker in private homes, 59, separated from husband. She was born in Pennsylvania.

Anna married Jay Wiley Staub on 25 Jun 1907 in York, York, PA.1 (Jay Wiley Staub was born on 14 Jul 1885 in York, York, PA,11 12 died on 28 Jun 1946 in York, York, PA 12 and was buried in York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 12.)

Anna next married Lewis Hiram Rhoads, son of Hiram J. Rhoads and Sallie A. Moyer, on 3 Jan 1916 in York, York, PA.2 (Lewis Hiram Rhoads was born on 24 Oct 1892 in Reading, Berks, PA,2 9 died on 10 May 1976 in Wichita, Sedgwick, KS 13 and was buried in Wichita, Sedgwick, KS 13.)


1 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 26 Jun 1907, page 1. Staub - Meinel Marriage.

2, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Lewis H. Rhoads and Annie E. Meinel, 1916.

3 1900 United States Census, Henry Minel, York city Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 190, sheet 5A, family 105.

4 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 ( Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 301. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, PA.

5 The York Daily (York, PA), 4 Jan 1916, page 7. Rhoads-Meinel Wedding.

6, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Dorothy Esther Geraldine Staub, Birth 29 Mar 1910 in York, York, Pennsylvania, Father Jay Wiley Staub, Mother Annie Emily Staub.

7 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 4 Jan 1916, page 8. Rhoads - Meinel Wedding.

8 1930 United States Census, Lewis Rhoads Reading PA.

9, Pennsylvania, WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948 (World War I Veterans Service and Compensation File, 1934–1948. RG 19, Series 19.91. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg Pennsylvania), Lewis H. Rhoads, SN 1787170. Application 246827 image 567 of 3908.

10 "1950 United States Census," Annie E.Rhoads, Reading PA.

11, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), Jay Wiley Staub, born 14 Jul 1885.

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