Margaret Sophia Schroeder


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1. Andrew Gresly

Margaret Sophia Schroeder 2

  • Born: 10 Jun 1825, Hanover, , NS, DEU 2
  • Marriage (1): Andrew Gresly on 5 Oct 1858 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 4 Mar 1903, York, York, PA at age 77 2
  • Buried: York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in York, York, PA. 3 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.

2. Census in 1880 in York, York, PA. 4 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.

Margaret married Andrew Gresly on 5 Oct 1858 in York, York, PA.1 (Andrew Gresly was born in 1801 in , , Baden, DEU,5 died on 27 Nov 1882 in York, York, PA 5 and was buried in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA.)


1, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 306. Online image 11. Andrew Gressley to Sophia Schroeder.

2 Find A Grave,

3 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.

4 1880 United States Census, Charles Kurtz in household of William H Kurtz, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 306A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

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

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