Daughter of George Lauck and Matilda (Seigfried)Lauck. Bertha and her husband J.Harry McElwee had no children. She was survived by a sister Daisy Irene Hamilton, and a brother Charles Albert Lauck. Bertha and family ran a boarding house in Shamokin, near the railroad station. Her husband Harry worked for the railroad. She was a member of Railroad Ladies Auxillary.