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Jun 07

Tombstone Tuesday–George Grauberger

George Grauberger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

George Grauberger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of George Grauberger, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

GRAUBERGER
George
Feb. 24, 1868
Oct. 14, 1939

George Grauberger was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 24 February 1868 to George Adam and Anna Marie (Schaefer) Grauberger.  George [Jr] was baptized 13 September 1868 with George Heffner serving as his sponsor.

George Grauberger [Jr]’s father was born in the Kingdom of Bavaria and immigrated to America about 1854. George’s mother was born in Hessendarmstadt and immigrated in about 1851. George’s parents married in 1858 in Franklin County, Ohio. [1] George’s father George [Sr] was drafted into the Civil War and served as a private in Co C, 122 Regiment, Ohio Infantry. [2] [3]

George Grauberger [Sr] moved his family to Blackcreek Township, north east of Chattanooga, by 1868, where George [Jr] was born in 1868. George [Jr] was confirmed at Zion Chatt on Palm Sunday, 6 April 1884.

The Graubergers lived on their 80 acre farm, located in the northeast corner of Section 20, along what is now Grauberger Road. The family was enumerated in Blackcreek in the 1870 census as Crawbarger and in their household: George, 45, Mary A, 36, John, 12, Elizabeth, 6. George, 2. [4]

The Grauberger household in 1880: George, 55; Anna M, 45; John A, 20; Elizabeth, 16; George, 11; Henry M, 9. All of their children were born in Ohio. [5]

In 1900 the family consisted of George, Anna, John A, George, Henry, and son Henry’s wife Emma (Baker) Grauberger. [6]

George’s father George [Sr] died 2 April 1902.

In 1910 George [Jr]’s mother Anna, a widow, was living on Eckles Pike [Eichler Pike?] with her two unmarried sons George [Jr] and John A. Also in the household was farm hand George Shafer, 28, and maid Leota Brandstetter, 21. [7]

In the 1916 Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Mercer County, Ohio, George is listed as a farmer who owned 165 acres in Blackcreek Township. He also had 5 horses, 10 cows, and an Indiana telephone.

In 1920 George, 50, single and a farmer, lived with his mother Anna, age 86, [8] while his brother John lived on another farm in Blackcreek Township.

George’s mother Anna (Schaefer) Grauberger died in Blackcreek Township on 11 July 1922. [9]

In 1930 George, 61, and his brother John, 69, lived together in Blackcreek Township on what looks like Grauberger Pike on the census page. Both brothers were single and George was listed as the head of the household. George farmed and his brother John was the owner and manager of a ditching operation. They indicated that they were both born in Ohio, their father was born in Bavaria, and that their mother was born in Hesse. [10]

According to Zion Chatt’s records, George Grauberger died 14 October 1939 of a heart ailment at the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 20 days. He was buried on the 16th and was survived by a sister-in-law, 1 nephew, and 4 nieces.

George is buried next to his brother John A., who is buried next to their sister Elizabeth (Grauberger) Stroebel and her husband Michael, who are buried next to their parents, George and Anna Grauberger.

 

[1] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2016), George A. Grauberger and Mary Schaeffer, 10 Jun 1858; from Franklin, Ohio, marriages, Vol. 7, p.122; from FHL microfilm 285144.

[2] 1890 U.S. Veterans Schedule, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 178, p. 2, line 3, Georges Grougbarger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 May 2016); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from NARA microfilm M123, Record Group 15.

[3] “United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 22 May 2016), George Grauberger, 1888.

[4] 1870 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, dwelling 94, family 94, George W Crawbarger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2016); from FHL microfilm 552742, from NARA microfilm M593, roll 1243.

[5] 1880 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 179, p.327A, line 30, George Granberger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2016); from NARA microfilm T9, roll 1048.

[6] 1900 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 74, p. 8A, dwelling 167, family 167, George A Grauberger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2016); from FHL microfilm 1241303, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 1303.

[7] 1910 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 107, p.2A, dwelling 33, family 33, George Granbarger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2016); from FHL microfilm 1375277, from NARA microfilm T624, roll 1214.

[8] 1920 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 124, dwelling 192, p.10A, George Gronbarger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2016); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 1418.

[9] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2016), Anna Marie Grauberger, 9 Jul 1922; from Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, deaths; from FHL microfilm 1992065.

[10] 1930 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 1, p.2B, dwelling 35, family 35, George Grauberger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 May 2016); from FHL microfilm 2341584, from NARA microfilm T626, roll 1850.

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