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Sarah Charlotte "Charlotte" Keerps Buck
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1838, Germany
Death: Aug. 23, 1921
Washington County
Ohio, USA

The couple had at least 15 children: Louisa "Lucy," Kathryn "Katie" -- sisters who married Smith brothers -- Mary D. (Schantz), Caroline, Lena (Oberg, Brinkman, Ball), Carman/Harmon, Harvey (possibly same person as Carmon/Harmon), John (married Sarah), John Anton (married Pinkerton), Paul Karl John, Emma, Ella Bellene (married Wilson), Dorothea Henrietta (Pinkerton, possibly related to John Jr.'s Pinkerton wife), Lyda/Lidia (West), William, Anna (Houser) and Charles W. (Some others may not have survived. Verification is still under way.)

On the back of an old picture postcard depicting the Putnam house, before it was enclosed in Campus Martius Museum, a child of this couple's daughter Mary Buck [ later married Schantz of Akron ] pencilled:

"Mother's name Mary Buck, daughter of John Buck. Uniontown PA. Moved his family here [ meaning picture on the card ] in 1831. Mother lived here when a child of 11 years of age [ about the 1860s ], now fixed up as a museum. Put in a brick building build [ sic ] by my uncle John Smith." [ The John C. Smith who married the sister Katie of that Mary Buck was, indeed, a Marietta bricklayer who bricked many Marietta landmarks, such as Campus Martius and the post office. ]

Lucy Buck Smith is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Katie Buck Smith is buried in Eastlawn cemetery. There also is another John Buck in Oak Grove, but that connection is yet unclear -- There is more than one Buck family there.

The family finds her un-etched death date and tombstone motto "Gone but not forgotten," sadly ironic, and wonders whether to fix it or leave it.

Marietta Times Monday, Oct. 24, 1921, Page 5:

Mrs. Sarah C. Buck, 83, familiarly known to a great number of Marietta people as “Grandma,” died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Smith, 111 Lancaster St., at 7:30 Sunday evening, of hardening of the arteries.

Mrs. Buck was born in Germany and came to Marietta when she was 8 years old [ but census and immigration age reports differ ]. She had since made this place her home. Her husband, John Buck, died 13 years ago.

The deceased was a member of the Gilman Avenue M.E. [ Methodist Episcopal ] Church. Previous to her last illness, which lasted less than a month, she had been unusually active for a woman of her age.

Two sons and six daughters survive. They are John and William Buck, Mrs. Lyda West, Mrs. A.H. Smith and Mrs. John Smith, all of Marietta; Mrs. Mary Shantz of Akron. A brother, Charles Keerps of Parkersburg, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Lauer [ Caroline ] of Marietta also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the resident at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Rev. F.O. Weld will officiate and burial will be made in Oak Grove.

The 1838 birth date given in the obituary (matching the death certificate) might be in error, or else, there are errors relative to reports with her sister Amalie (also called Emily, Maria and Mary in other records).

Her father's immigration records indicate he immigrated in 1843-1844, which also is what Sarah Charlotte's 1900 and 1900 census reports on herself report. If she WAS age 8 at immigration, her birth date would have been 1836 -- and, thus, age 14 for the 1850 census.

The family's 1850 census, however, shows two immigrant daughters, older daughter Emilie (Amalia, Maria and Mary in other church records), as age 12 (but having a tombstone citing birth in 1839, which would be age 11), followed by Charlotte, age 10 (or having a birth date of 1840 rather than the 1838 on her stone). OR, census and tombstone on Amalie (buried as Mary) is incorrect, if Charlotte really was the older sister of the two. The given birth days were October for Amalie and August for Charlotte, so they were not twins or born nine months apart in the same year.

Given that Amalia was out of the home first, married and having children (in the church record) by 1870 while Charlotte was longer in the home seems to indicate that Charlotte was the younger of the two, as the 1850 census reported. If that version is so, Sarah Charlotte would have been age 4 for immigration, rather than 8.

Her son Charles' death record cites that his parents were both born in Ohio, but that report (presumably from his wife) was in error.
Family links: 
  Gottfried Kerbs (1803 - 1876)
  Dorethea E. Dunsing Kerbs (1815 - 1888)
  John A. Buck (1835 - 1910)
  Mary D Schantz (1860 - 1927)*
  Lena Buck Ball (1864 - 1936)*
  John Buck (1865 - 1934)*
  Ella Wilson (1871 - 1946)*
  Lydia Buck West (1875 - 1923)*
  Lucy Buck Smith (1878 - 1940)*
  Catherine Buck Smith (1880 - 1951)*
  Charles William Buck (1891 - 1928)*
  Sarah Charlotte Keerps Buck (1838 - 1921)
  Anton Kerbs (1839 - 1914)*
  Mary Keerps Stahl (1839 - 1918)*
  Caroline Kerbs Lower (1845 - 1926)*
  Leonard L Kerps (1845 - 1903)*
  Charles Kerps (1846 - 1923)*
  Henry A Keerps (1854 - 1902)*
  George W. Keerps (1856 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Washington County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 12
Created by: Sue Patterson Miller Smi...
Record added: Aug 20, 2012
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Sarah Charlotte Charlotte <i>Keerps</i> Buck
Added by: Sue Patterson Miller Smith
Sarah Charlotte Charlotte <i>Keerps</i> Buck
Added by: Sue Patterson Miller Smith
Sarah Charlotte Charlotte <i>Keerps</i> Buck
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