|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1885|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1968|
Mary Louisa Ruth was born December 19, 1885, in Durham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Milton Deemer Ruth and Amanda Campbell Trauger. She was also the granddaughter of Peter Shaffer Ruth & Lucy Ann Deemer, as well as Joseph and Sarah Campbell Trauger. On November 30, 1905, in Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, she was married to John Rentzheimer Bachman, son of Titus Overbeck Bachman and Mary Jane Rentzheimer. They were the parents of 3 children: baby boy who died in infancy, Irene Ruth and Joan Louise Bachman. Mary passed away September 10, 1968, in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and was buried in Hellertown Union Cemetery, Hellertown. Mary Louisa Ruth Bachman was my great-grandmother. She died when I was 4 years old.
Obituary for Mary Louisa (Ruth) Bachman from the Bethlehem Globe Times, September 10, 1968:
"Mrs. John R. Bachman. Mrs. Mary L. Bachman, 82, of 243 E. Church Street, formerly of Hellertown, died this morning in Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. She was the widow of John R. Bachman. Born at Durham, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Amanda Trauger Ruth, and was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Hellertown. She was also a member of the Women's Guild of the Church, the Ladies of Golden Eagles of Hellertown, and Calypso Chapter 163 of the Order of the Eastern Star of Bethlehem. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene Parsons of Allentown, and Joan Louise Bachman, at home; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Boehm, of Hellertown; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Lester S. Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden Street."
Obituary for Mary Louisa (Ruth) Bachman from the Allentown Morning Call, September 11, 1968:
"Mrs. Mary L. Bachman, 82, of 243 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, died yesterday in Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. Born in Durham, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Amanda (Trauger) Ruth. She was the widow of John R. Bachman. Formerly of Hellertown, she was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Hellertown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene Parsons of Allentown, and Joan Louise Bachman, at home; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Boehm of Hellertown; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Lester S. Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden Street, Bethlehem. Viewing will be tomorrow night."
Milton Deemer Ruth (1856 - 1940)
Amanda Campbell Trauger Ruth (1859 - 1944)
John Rentzheimer Bachman (1884 - 1951)*
Infant son Bachman (1906 - 1906)*
Irene Ruth Bachman Parsons (1912 - 1973)*
Joan Louise Bachman (1926 - 1996)*
Plot: Plan 1, Section 2-A, Row 4
Maintained by: Gregg Freese
Originally Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88951630