Go to Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Diana, Goddess of the Hunt for Ancestors!
Go to Every-Name Index
Every-Name Index
Gertrude BAKER
Aravesta STRAUB
Husband:  Henry SCHWEITZER
Birth:  16 Jul 1825, Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA
Death (æ 88):  1913, Freemansburg, Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA
Occupation:  merchant
Office:  first Secretary, Village Council of Freemansburg
Father:  Mr. SCHWEITZER, b. ca. 1780s/90s, PA
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__, b. 1794/5, PA
Wife-1:  Gertrude BAKER
Birth:  1827/8, PA
Father:  Nathan BAKER
Marriage-2:  1859
Wife-2:  Aravesta STRAUB
Birth:  Jun 1839, Bath, Northampton Co., PA
Death (æ 83):  1922
Father:  Samuel STRAUB
Mother:  Mary __?__
Children with Gertrude BAKER born in Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA:
1.  Mary Amanda SCHWEITZER, b. Jun 1847
2.  Wilson Henry SCHWEITZER, b. 1851/2; m. Anna S. REISS

Mary is said to have married Charles F. HAMMOND, but she was still single at the age of 62, in the 1910 census.

Children with Aravesta STRAUB born in Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA:
3.  Estelle Elizabeth SCHWEITZER, b. Sep 1859
4.  Edward Samuel SCHWEITZER, 29 Jul 1862, Freemansburg; m. 15 Nov 1914, Kansas City, MO, Pearl GILLETTE; resided Omaha, NE; no issue
5.  Minnie Rebecca SCHWEITZER, b. 11 Nov 1864; d. by 1870
6.  Samuel SCHWEITZER, b. 11 Nov 1864; d. by 1870
7.  Harry A. Seymore SCHWEITZER, b. 6 Sep 1867, Freemansburg
8.  Martha A. SCHWEITZER, b. 1873/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Freemansburg was founded ca. 1760 in Bethlehem Twp., but it was not incorporated as a Borough until 1856):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #46 of 87):  Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA, p. 254B, 67/83, enumerated 5 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Hy Schweitzer 25 M   Mer???? 1000 Pa
G Schweitzer 22 F       "
M Schweitzer  2 F       "
Ch Schick 24 M   Clerk   "
E? Heller 25 F       "

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 18):  Easton P.O., Freemansburg Borough, Northampton Co., PA, p. 181, PN 171, 1239/1273, enumerated 18 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Schweitzer 34 M   Gentleman 4000 500 Pa
Aravesta   " 22 F         "
Mary       " 12 F         "
Wilson     "  8 M         "
Estel      " 10/12 F         "

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #11 of 19):  Freemansburg P.O., Freemansburg Borough (Dist. 291), Northampton Co., PA, Roll 1381 (Book 1), p. 326B, PN 10, 79/79, enumerated 11 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Schweitzer Henry 44 M W Commission Merchs?   9000 Penna
__________ Aravesta 31 F W Keeping House    100 Penna
__________ Mary A 22 F W       Penna
__________ Estella E 10 F W       Penna
__________ Edward S  7 M W       Penna
__________ Harry ?  2 M W       Penna

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):¤
Census Place: Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film #1255161; NARA Film #T9-1161; Pg 311A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Henry SCHWEITZER Self M M W 52 PA Farmer PA PA
Allavesta SCHWEITZER Wife F M W 42 PA Keeping House PA PA
Wilson Henry SCHWEITZER Son M S W 29 PA Farm Laborer PA PA
Estelle E. SCHWEITZER Dau F S W 20 PA   PA PA
Edward S. SCHWEITZER Son M S W 18 PA Drugist PA PA
Harry S. SCHWEITZER Son M S W 12 PA At Home PA PA
Martha A. SCHWEITZER Dau F S W  6 PA   PA PA
Elizabeth SCHWEITZER Mother F W W 85 PA   PA PA

6a.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Population Schedules were destroyed.

6b.  Joseph H. Werner.  1891.  Inhabitants of Northampton County as furnished by the Census Bureau at Washington, D.C., in the Eleventh U.S. Census, 1890 (online at "Rita's" web site):
Bethlehem Tsp. (sic), Monocacy & Eastern District, Northampton County, 1890...

Schweitzer Henry S 65 -- Aravesta 52, Mary 43, Estella 18

7.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #60 of 62):  Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., PA, Roll 1446 (Book 1), p. 103B, SN 24, SD 3, ED 97, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 22 23 24 25 26 27
509 515 Schweitzer Henry Head W M July 1825 74 M 39     PA PA PA Y Y Y O M H
    __________ Aravesta Wife W F June 1839 62 M 39 7 4 PA PA PA Y Y Y      
    __________ Mary A Dau W F June 1847 52 S       PA PA PA Y Y Y      
    __________ Estelle E Dau W F Sept 1859 40 S       PA PA PA Y Y Y      

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #63 of 74):  Bethlehem Twp. (Western Dist.), Northampton Co., PA, Roll 1380 (Book 2), p. 198A, SN 7A, SD 7, ED 66, enumerated 26 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 26 27 28
132 134 Schweitzer, Henry Head M W 84 M2 51     PA PA PA Eng Own Income Y Y O M H
    __________, Aravesta Wife F W 72 M1 51 7 6 PA PA PA Eng None Y Y      
    __________, Estella E Dau F W 50 S       PA PA PA Eng None Y Y      
    __________, Mary A. Dau F W 62 S       PA PA PA Eng None Y Y      
Living next to Robert G. SCHWEITZER (æ 39, b. PA, wife Gertrude C.).

9.  Addison Erwin Sheldon.  1931.  Nebraska: The Land and the People.  Vol. 3.  Lewis Publ. Co., Chicago:
p. 323 Samuel E. Schweitzer is secretary and treasurer of the Nebraska Power Company, which represents one of the most important of public utility services in this state, and the offices of which are maintained in the Electric Building in the City of Omaha...

Mr. Schweitzer is a scion of one of the old-established and sterling German families of the Keystone State, which he is able to claim as the place of his nativity.  He was born at Freemansburg, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1862, and is a son of Henry and Aravesta (Straub) Schweitzer, both likewise natives of Northampton County. Henry Schweitzer was born on a farm near Freemansburg, that county, and it was on this ancestral homestead that he passed the closing period of his life, his death having there occurred in 1913, after he had attained to the venerable age of eighty-eight years.  Henry Schweitzer gave the greater part of his active life to farm industry, but he was for several years engaged in the coal business in New York City, as was he also for a time at Allentown, Pennsylvania.  His was the distinction of having served as the first secretary of the village council of Freemansburg. His wife,

p. 324 who was born in Bath Township, Northampton County, was eighty-three years of age at the time of her death.  The paternal grand-mother of Samuel E. Schweitzer of this review attained to the remarkable age of ninety-six years.

[Two paragraphs about Mr. Schweitzer's career, etc., of no genealogical importance.]

In Kansas City, Missouri, on the 15th of November, 1914, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Schweitzer and Miss Pearl Gillette, who is remotely of the same ancestral line as the Gillette of safety-razor fame.  Mr. and Mrs. Schweitzer have no children, but in their attractive home at Eighty-fourth and Loveland Drive, they delight to welcome their many young friends, as well as those of their own generation, Mrs. Schweitzer being a popular figure in representative social activities in Omaha

"Bath" is a borough, not a township.  It is surrounded by Allen Twp. on the north, south, and west and by Upper Nazareth Twp. on the east.  Freemansburg is in Bethlehem Twp.; it has since become engulfed by the City of Bethlehem.

Contact Home
Table of
Everything I have is online at this web site.  I have no further information, so please don't write asking me if I do.
On the other hand, if you feel I've made an error, please don't hesitate to notify me, but in which case,

please include a link to the page you are referencing.
There are over 18,000 pages on this web site, and I simply don't remember every page, much less every person on every page.

"The Cloud" is double-speak for "dumb terminal on a main frame." Been there; done that. Never again.
You are giving away not only your privacy, but control of your data, your apps, and your computer to a corporation. Is that really where you want to go?
The IT guys on the big iron hated the Personal Computer because it gave users freedom and power; now they've conned you into being back under their control.
Table of Contents
Go to Table of Contents
Privacy Policy ______
Every-Name Index
Go to Every-Name Index