Andrew Gresly


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1. Rosanna Schrum

2. Margaret Sophia Schroeder

Andrew Gresly 2 3

  • Born: 1801, , , Baden, DEU 2
  • Marriage (1): Rosanna Schrum
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Sophia Schroeder on 5 Oct 1858 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 27 Nov 1882, York, York, PA at age 81 2
  • Buried: York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of 4 Jan 1803 and , , Baden, DEU.

2. He immigrated in 1833. 2

3. He appeared on the census in 1850 in York, York, PA. 4 The 1850 census recorded Andrew Gressley, butcher, 47, living with wife Rosanna, 47; Henry, 16; John, 14; Rosanna, 12; Anthony, 9; George, 7; Charles, 5; and Catharine, 2. The parents were born in Germany and their children in Pennsylvania. Andrew's real estate was valued at $10,000.

4. He appeared on the census in 1860 in York, York, PA. 5 The 1860 census recorded Andrew Gressley, master butcher, 57, born in Baden, Germany, living with wife Sophia, 35, born in Hanover, and their children born in Pennsylvania: Charles, 11; Catharine, 10; Mary, 9; and Jane, 11 months old. Andrew's real estate was valued at $13,400.

5. He appeared on the census in 1880 in York, York, PA. 6 The 1880 census recorded at 227 West Market Street: Henry J. Gresley, butcher, 46, living with his second wife, Mary H., 30, who married Henry after she divorced her first husband, Elias Beecher. Living in their home are step-children: Emma M. Beecher, 14 (whose future husband Charles Kurtz is listed below); and Elmer B. Beecher, 6; and the Gresley children: David A. Gresley, 20; Bertha L. Gresley, 14; and 12-year old twins Nellia G. and Robert J. Gresley. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Living at 219 West Market Street is Henry's father, grocer Andrew Gresley, 77, and Henry's step-mother, Sophia, 53, and their children: Mary, 28; Jennie, 20; Ella, 19; Lizzie, 17; and Andrew, 11. Andrew was born in Baden, Germany, and Sophia in Hanover, Germany, and their children in Pennsylvania.

On the same census page at 215 West Market Street: William H. Kurtz, leather and malt manufacturer, 57, living with wife Julia, 37; Charles, clerk in malt house, 23, who later marries Emma Beecher ; and daughter Julia, 21. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also in the home are servants Catharine Foust, 37, and Amanda Riegraff, 19.

Andrew married Rosanna Schrum. (Rosanna Schrum was born in 1803 in Yardley, WOR, England, GBR,2 4 died on 18 May 1853 in York, York, PA 7 and was buried in ork: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA, USA 2 7.)

Andrew next married Margaret Sophia Schroeder on 5 Oct 1858 in York, York, PA.1 (Margaret Sophia Schroeder was born on 10 Jun 1825 in Hanover, , NS, DEU,8 died on 4 Mar 1903 in York, York, PA 8 and was buried in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 8.)


1, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 306. Online image 11. Andrew Gressley to Sophia Schroeder.

2 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1898, page 1. Henry J. Gresly is Dead.

3, 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.), Death Certificate 55741. Mary Ann Gresly. Father: Andrew Gresly. Mother: Rosanna Schrum.

4 1850 United States Census, Henry Gressley in household of Andrew Gressley, York borough, North ward, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 12, NARA microfilm publication M432.

5 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: York Division 1, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1199; Page: 1059; Image: 344; Family History Library Film: 805199.

6 1880 United States Census, Charles Kurtz in household of William H Kurtz, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 306A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

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