John R. Groh
(Abt 1813-Aft 1880)


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1. Lydia Feick

John R. Groh 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1813, , Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Lydia Feick
  • Died: Aft 1880

   FamilySearch ID: KH67-D5N.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Albany Twp., Berks, PA. 3 The 1850 census recorded John Grow [sic], 37, charcoal burner, living with wife Lydia, 34; Luella [sic mispelling of Lucetta], 10; Fayette, 8; Israel, 5; John, 3; and David, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in Upper Bern Twp., Berks County, PA. 4 The 1860 census recorded John Groh, shoemaker, living with wife Lidia, 45; John 14; David, 13; William, 11; Catharine Ann, 9; Sarah, 6; and Jacob, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $500 and personal estate $150. The post office was Shartelsville.

3. Census in 1870 in Upper Bern Twp., Berks County, PA. 1 The 1870 census recorded John Groh, coal burner, 55, living with wife Lydia, 54; son John, coal burner, 21; son Davilla, coal burner, 17; daughter Sarah, 12; daughter Matilda, 7, and son Jacob, 10. On the same property is another household with John's daughter, Lucetta, 31, and her husband Jacob Pott [indexed as Port], coal burner, 33; their son John, 6; and a stepson by Lucetta's first marriage, Reuben Beecher, daily laborer, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Living next door is John's son, Israel Groh.

4. Census in 1880 in Albany Twp., Berks, PA. The 1880 census recorded Joe Groe, laborer, 65, living with wife Lydia, 63; and sons John, 28; Davila, 26; and Jacob, 18. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

John married Lydia Feick, daughter of Michael Feick and Salome Merki. (Lydia Feick was born about 1816 in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks, PA 1.)


1 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Upper Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1308; Page: 458B; Image: 434; Family History Library Film: 552807.

2 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 2 Jan 1930, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Sarah (Groh) Dundore, father John Groh, mother Lydia Fike.

3 1850 United States Census, John Grow Albany Twp Berks Co Pa.

4 1860 United States Census, John Groh Upper Bern Twp Berks Co PA.

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