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Lydia Gemberling Parks
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1824
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1906
Williamsport
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA

Lidia (on her birth certificate) Gemberling was a member of one of the oldest families in the area. Her father was Philip Gemberling one of the early pioneers to settle in Synder County. Her mother was his second wife, Judith Fetter (Fetterin, on daughters birth cert). She married John Parks on May 9th 1843. They had two sons and three daughters; Calvin, Charles Benjamin, Esther, Martha Jane and Mary. At the time of her death she was the last surviving mother of a member of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 147th Co. G. which fought in the Civil War.
From the Snyder County Tribune, May 12, 1892. "On the evening of the 9th inst., the children and friends of John Parks and wife, who reside on High St., this place, tendered them a surprise. The event being the 49th anniversary of their wedded life. The affair was a grand success, the aged couple were completely taken by surprise when the large concourse of friends and acquaintances crowded in upon them and took complete possession of their homes. A chair was presented to the groom and a dress to the bride. Feeling and appropriate remarks were made by Rev. Haas. Refreshments were served in abundance and a pleasant evening was passed. At a late hour the guests returned to their homes wishing the old couple many more returns of their wedding day anniversary."
She was the last surviving mother of a member of Co. "G" (Civil War). 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Gemberling (1773 - 1859)
  Judith Fetter Gemberling (1794 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  John Parks (1816 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  Calvin E. Parks (1844 - 1884)*
  Charles Benjamin Parks (1848 - 1909)*
  Mary E. Parks Romig (1850 - 1899)*
  Esther E. Parks Swineford Dunn (1851 - 1899)*
  Martha Jane Parks Bloomfield (1862 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philip Gemberling (1795 - 1870)**
  John F Gemberling (1797 - ____)**
  Catherine Gemberling Royer (1804 - 1885)**
  Samuel Gemberling (1806 - 1890)**
  Rebecca Gemberling Fisher (1813 - 1847)**
  Esther Gemberling Hare (1816 - 1886)*
  Paul Gemberling (1818 - 1883)*
  Amelia Gemberling Ott (1821 - 1855)*
  Benjamin Gemberling (1822 - 1824)*
  Lydia Gemberling Parks (1824 - 1906)
  Joseph V. Gemberling (1831 - 1890)*
  William H Gemberling (1837 - 1899)*
  Alfred P Gemberling (1841 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Selinsgrove
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jane Evertz
Record added: Jul 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72486795
Lydia <i>Gemberling</i> Parks
Added by: Mary Jane Evertz
 
Lydia <i>Gemberling</i> Parks
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Lydia <i>Gemberling</i> Parks
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