|Birth: ||May 4, 1842|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1905|
From "The Pierre Gerardy Family in America" by Evelyn Potter Park, 1979, p. 82:
Susan Huss' family emigrated to America from Luxembourg where the mother, Angeline, died in 1853. They had five children: Michael, Bernard, Susan, Katherine, and Conrad. Conrad also died in Luxembourg. Susan went to live with a family named Miller, who came to America, bringing Susan with them. Susan became homesick to see her family and in 1869 she went to Kansas. By then her father had married Elizabeth, and his second family was composed of George, John and Barbara.
[She was married to Gabriel Gerardy on Jan. 11, 1870, and they lived on a farm near Geary, Doniphan county, Kansas.] Gladys Hudson and Agnes Cordonier Turley recalled these interesting details about Gabriel and Susan Gerardy's home. The house faced south with three large rooms downstairs and three upstairs. The living room was on the west side and was made of rock with plastered walls. Since it is different from the rest of the house, it may have been the original home with the rest added at a later date. The dining room was in the middle and the kitchen on the east side.
Windows dominated the front of the house with four large paned windows downstairs and five large dormer windows upstairs, with the door in the middle downstairs. The windows had wide window sills, which held flowers most of the time. The only other windows were downstairs on the north side and were narrow windows near the ceiling.
In one corner of the living room there were corner shelves from ceiling to floor. Books and knick-knacks were kept there. There was also a shelf between the two south windows in the living room on which was a clock decorated with black filigree and underneath the shelf there was a picture with a black lace frame. There was a "homemade" table with books and playing cards where Gabriel played solitaire in his later years. Under the table was a trunk that was brought from France, which was always kept locked. There was also a bed. One side folded up and the other side down so it made a divan or could be adjusted to make a bed. The boys all played violins so there were several on another table. And, of course, there were a few chairs .
The dining room had a large table with a long bench against the wall. It also contained a sewing machine and a washstand. The stairway ascended to the upstairs from the north wall of the dining room. The bedrooms were furnished mostly with beds and trunks. The kitchen had a corner cupboard for dishes. The chimney started about half way up the wall with a shelf built around it There was a cellar under the house offering protection from storms as well as storing produce from the farm.
The farm itself had a large orchard and a grape vineyard. There was also a pond large enough for boats and fishing. There was a very large barn west of the house built on two levels. The lower level had large sliding doors , one of which fell on Susan and caused her death. Near the house was a corn crib. On the north side of the house were several large maple trees and a persimmon tree. There were always lots of flowers--iris, peonies, lilac and rose bushes.
Gabriel Gerardy (1832 - 1916)*
Gabriel Gerardy (1870 - 1948)*
Michael Gerardy (1872 - 1955)*
Bernard Gerardy (1873 - 1951)*
Mary A. Gerardy Cordonier (1875 - 1944)*
Frank Gerardy (1877 - 1913)*
John Gerardy (1878 - 1962)*
Sophia C. Gerardy Younglove (1880 - 1950)*
Julia Gerardy Miller (1882 - 1942)*
George Gambetta Gerardy (1884 - 1959)*
Nicholas Gerardy (1886 - 1890)*
Created by: Darrell Brown
Record added: Oct 29, 2012
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