Notes for Appolonia GRAEF


"Anna" in 1880 census
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Figuring YOB:
1880 census on June 12, 1880, age was 51 --> 1829
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Came to this country from Germany with her husband Jacob in 1854.
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According to the Cedar Hill Cemetery, book 1-A, December 16, 1850-August 27,
1909: her age at death was 72y 7m 4d. From this information, her birthday
would be June 24, 1827.
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Newark American Tribune, Jan. 30, 1900
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MRS. APPOLONIA GRAFF WEBER HAS PASSED OVER THE RIVER
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Death touched her and she slept. Such was the peaceful ending to the long life
of Mrs. Jacob Weber of 51 Stanbery street, who passed away at her home, Sunday
at 3:45 o'clock, after an illness of a month with a complication of diseases,
aged 71 years and 6 months.
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The funeral takes place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, the Rev.
Michael Schleiffer, pastor of the deceased, aided by the Rev. Frank Granstaff,
officiating.
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Appolonia Graff was born in Waldheim, Germany, in July, 1828, and came to this
country with her husband, Jacob Weber, in 1854, locating at Newark, where they
have since resided, being among our most highly esteemed German-American
citizens. To them were born eight children, who survive, with the husband, to
mourn their great bereavement. The children are Antone of Pittsburgh, Charles
J. of Baltimore, Mrs. F. M. Parks [Parker] of Los Angeles, Cal.; Henry of
Portland, Ore.; and George, Lizzie, Will and Albert of Newark. Of those away
from town, Antone and Charles, the latter accompanied by his wife are at home.
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The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran church, and very active in
her work for the Master. She was one of nature's noble women, an affectionate
and true wife; a loving and tender mother; an earnest and zealous friend, full
of good works, and at all times prompt in charitable deeds, helping the
unfortunate and needy whenever their necessities an wants were brought to her
notice, and in all that she did exemplifying the saying of the Saviour
"Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these so ye did it unto me."
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Her death will be mourned by many, but the recollection of her life will be a
golden page in the book of memory of her friends.
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