|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1872|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1956|
Mary Ella was the sixth born of eight children to George B. Kiehl and Lavina (nee Trion). She was born in Ashland, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania. Mary Ella was very intelligent and was a book-keeper. She had a lot of Pennsylvania German sayings.
She was confirmed by Reverand E. Felton of the St. James English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ashland on March 30, 1888.
On September 13, 1903 she moved to Philadelphia and lived at 2907 Diamond Street in Philadelphia with her mother Lavina, sister Lavina, and brother Jake.
She was very good in mathematics in school as a child and learned bookkeeping, called "figuring work" in Ashland and Philadelphia. Did all the bills at home. She could add figures in her head. At the time she met Robert Bauchop she was a cashier at a store where she regularly went home with a perfect drawer; no shorts or overages. The owner suspected that she was "crooked" and gave her a couple of days off to check. Robert was an immigrant from Scotland and was working as a clerk at the same store.
Read Bible and newspaper everyday. Afraid of the telephone and wouldn't talk into it. She had strong opinions and didn't like men very much. She believed in Christian Science and often sat by the window. She gave a quarter to her grandchildren for each "A" on their report cards. She didn't want her daughters to date.
Mary Ella was religious and did not drink or smoke. She would get angry when drunks from the nearby tap room at the corner of 29th & Jefferson would find rest near her house. She would yell "get off my sidewalk, you dirty bums!" and would wash their puke away from the front steps with hot water.
Her grand-daughter recalls her home had a warm, welcoming feeling. Knick-knacks and decorative pillows in house. The family remained in the kitchen most of the time. The living room was used little. 10:30 at night the regular ritual at 1449 N. 29th St. was to have a silver pot of brewed tea, Saltine crackers and cream cheese. The family wouldn't get to sleep until after midnight. A wood bench sat in the kitchen.
Her daughter Florrie did most of the cooking. Mary Ella was very protective of her daughter Marion and would hold her hand at the dinner table.
Mary Ella was bedridden for awhile before she died of cerebral arteriosclerosis.
George B Kiehl (1837 - 1917)
Lavina Trion Kiehl (1847 - 1924)
Robert Bauchop (1859 - 1941)
Florence May Bauchop (1907 - 1948)*
Ruth Irene Bauchop McComb (1907 - 1991)*
Edith Marie Bauchop MacLachlan (1909 - 1984)*
Baby Bauchop (1911 - 1911)*
Marion Louise Bauchop (1912 - 2006)*
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
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