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Anna Gela Pfeiffer Görg
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1864
Kassel
Hessen, Germany
Death: Apr. 23, 1936
Hollis
Queens County
New York, USA

Folllowing her birth, Anna lived in Niederjossa, Germany, Outside of Bad Hersfeld. She was baptised in the Church of Niederaula on September 4, 1864. Her Godparent was Anna Gerber, daughter of Blacksmith Johannes Pfeffer, from Oberjossa.

She immigrated, at the age of 17, to America and New York City aboard the ship Elbe, Port of Embarkation: Bremen & Southampton, Manifest ID Number 36569. On April 24, 1882 she disembarked at the Port of New York City. No family members had accompanied Anna on her journey.

On October 30, 1887, Herr Heinrich Philipp Görg married Frauline Anna Pfeiffer in a German Church in New York City. The two witnesses to the wedding were Friedrich Lux (Cousin of the Groom) and Friedrich Curth (Cousin of the Bride). The name of Freidrich Curth was later anglicized to Frederick Kurth.

Heinrich and Anna had two children, Henry Conrad (1888-1917) and Oscar (1894-1951).

In the 1900 US Census, Henry P. Goerg, his wife Anna, and his two sons Henry C. and Oscar are listed as living at 576 Central Avenue in Brooklyn, Ward 28, Kings County, New York.

In the 1905 New York State Census; Henry, his wife “Annie and sons Henry and Oscar are listed as living at 1288 Hancock Street in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

In the 1910 US Census, Henry P. George, his wife, two sons, and a sister Helena were listed as living in Queens County, New York City.

Both Anna's husband Heinrich, and their oldest son Henry Conrad died from natural causes in 1917. Anna remained in her home with her son Oscar who now, as her only living son, had been released from active service by the US Army to care for his mother.

In 1924, Oscar married Helen Bell Mollenhauer, and the couple moved to a new house at 90-29 187th Place in Hollis, Queens County, New York. Anna, then 60 years old, moved to live with the newlyweds.

In 1925 or 1926 Anna traveled to Germany, presumably to revisit her homeland, and perhaps to see some of her relatives still living there. She returned to New York arriving on March 11, 1926 after sailing from the Port of Bremen Germany aboard the ship Bremen. She was accompanied on the trip by Conrad and Mary Kurth and their children, Conrad (Age 12) and Madeline (Age 8). The elder Conrad was Anna's nephew, the eldest son of Frederick Kurth and Catharina Kurth (Anna's deceased sister).

In April 1936, Anna died suddenly. The cause of her death was listed on her death certificate as a Coronary Occlusion.

Funeral services were held at the Hollis Funeral Home.

In the New York Times on May 5, 1936 the following was listed in the Wills for Probate listing for Queens County, New York:
GORG, ANNA (April 23). Estate, $5,000 real and $3,200 personal. To son, Oscar George of 90-29 187th Pl., Hollis, executor. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Heinrich Philipp Görg (1859 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Henry Conrad George (1888 - 1917)*
  Oscar George (1894 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
The Evergreens Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Mt. Hebron Section - MH-841-1A
 
Created by: Bob George
Record added: Aug 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114801294
Anna Gela <i>Pfeiffer</i> Görg
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Anna Gela <i>Pfeiffer</i> Görg
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Anna Gela <i>Pfeiffer</i> Görg
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