Feb. 5, 1912 Sparrows Point Baltimore County Maryland, USA
Obituary published in the Lititz (PA) Record, Thursday, 8 Feb 1912, pg. 4, column 2.
"Mrs. Marguerite Albright. The death of Mrs. Marguerite Albright, widow of the late Reuben O. Albright, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Griffith Leibig, at Sparrows Point, Md., on Monday evening, following a brief illness of pleurisy. She was in the 81st year of her age. Deceased was a native of Germany and her maiden name was Marsh. Together with her husband she was a resident of this place for many years, Mr. Albright being a cabinetmaker by occupation. About thirty-five years ago the family moved to Lancaster, where Mr. Albright died about five years ago, since which time his widow resided at Sparrows Point. She was a member of the Lititz Moravian church. The following children survive: Rev. Samuel Albright, pastor of the second Moravian church, York; Amos, of Wilmington, Del.; Mary, wife of Abraham Brenneman, residing in Alabama; Emma, wife of Griffith Leibig, and Helen, of Sparrows Point. A brother, John Marsh, of Hopedale, also survives. The funeral will be held this after noon with services in the Moravian church at 2 o'clock, after which interment will be made by the side of her late husband in the Moravian cemetery. Rev. E. S. Hagen will officiate."
NOTE: Some family trees spell her maiden name (Moersch).
The following is from Find A Grave volunteer JeanD (member #4734905): Marguerite Albright was born on April 30, 1831 in Germany, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Beischer) Moersch. She died Feb. 5, 1912 and is buried in the God's Acre section of the Lititz Moravian Cemetery, Avenue 2 left, Row 27, lot 7. She was married to Reuben Orth Albright on April 4, 1852. They had 9 children.
There is some mystery concerning her coming to this country. Of her early childhood she had only misty recollections, but she did remember a visit from a richly dressed lady who gave her sweets and wept over her; and there was a sea-faring man who, by the promise of some nice presents, induced her to go with him to his ship. Whether she was sent on purpose or kidnapped, it is not known. But she had a good life in Lititz, first with the Samuel Sturgis family, later with the Petersons, and finally in the Sister's House. Everyone had a good word for her.