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|jkosackcrosby||RE: Sophia Bassler|
My husband's dear brother-in-law was Ron Bassler (1940-2005).
Looks like we share some common ancestors from Martin Orth in Lawrenceville, Pgh, PA. Andrew Orth was my great, great grandfather. Thanks so much for sharing here, I have learned a lot from the names you have entered.
There does seem to be some confusion with all the Martin Orths. Martin born in 1805 actually died Oct. 14, 1883. I found his obit in a Pgh paper in the library. He and his wife Rachel are not buried at Allegheny Cemetery. I am still trying to locate their place of burial.
The 2 Martins (and wives) buried in Allegheny are:
Martin Orth who died in 1916 is the above's son. He was born March 1847 died Oct 1, 1916 in Dorsey, Monongalia, WV. He was married to Kate E. Weaver Orth (June 9, 1857 to Nov 30, 1945). They are buried in the same plot.
The other Kate E. Orth who was buried 1/31/1877 is in the same plot as my Andrew Orth. I don't know who she is, but I suspect she was a child of Andrew and Sarah Harris Orth.
The other Martin Orth buried in Allegheny is my great grandfather (Jan 1870 - July 8, 1932). He was married to Emily Parker Orth who died in 1913.
If you have questions let me know (this is all very confusing, hope I made it somewhat clear LOL). I can send you sources for my info if you wish. I also have added some photos I took of a few of the Orth graves when I visited Allegheny this summer. Nice to find you, I have not come across any other Orth descendants researching this family.