Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Grebs in:
 • Calvary Cemetery
 • Pittsburgh
 • Allegheny County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Harry "The Human Windmill" Greb
Birth: Jun. 6, 1894
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1926
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA

Hall of Fame boxer who was the Middleweight Champion from 1923-26. His career ring record was 264 wins and 23 loses with 12 draws. He was blind in one eye, but kept it secret most of his fighting career. He died during surgery to repair facial injuries from boxing and an accident. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Pius Greb (1860 - 1945)
  Anna Maria Wilbert Greb (1863 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred Greb (1901 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Mildred Greb, Edwards Wohlfarth (1919 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lillian Elizabeth Greb (1892 - 1908)*
  Harry Greb (1894 - 1926)
  Ida Mae Greb Edwards (1896 - 1984)*
  Harry Pius Greb (1899 - 1899)*
  Kathryn Greb Brink (1901 - 1948)*
  Claire Ann Greb Shannon (1904 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Died on the operating table while undergoing surgery to repair a fractured nose suffered in an automobile accident.
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section W, Lot 40, Grave 5
GPS (lat/lon): 40.41329, -79.92825
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 27, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6484
Harry The Human Windmill Greb
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Harry The Human Windmill Greb
Added by: Ggg Ddd
 
Harry The Human Windmill Greb
Added by: EJD
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 6, 2017

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
Rest in Peace, dear Harry. You were a treasure.
- gracedv
 Added: May. 29, 2015
There are 63 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 42 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service