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 Amy Irene <I>Romberger</I> Strobel

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Amy Irene Romberger Strobel

  • Birth 7 Feb 1896 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1965 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 14662846

Daughter of Daniel H. Romberger and Minnie Kepler Romberger. Sister to Gilbert Allen Romberger and Edna Mae Romberger Gackenbach. Mother of the short-lived son Charles Harris Davies, she was also mother to Barabra.

Amy's first marriage was to Charles Davies. Prior to young Charles' birth, the 1920 census shows Amy and Charles married and living together at 21 9th Street in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. (North or south is not noted.) Charles is listed as sales manager for a stone company, which would be Romberger Cast Stone, our old family business. She is 23, he is 30, thus born about 1890. The census says he was born in PA to a Welsh-born father and Pennsylvania-born mother.

They appear together the next year in the 1921 Allentown city directory, living with her parents at 214 S Madison in Allentown. In the early years of their marriage, she worked in millinery (hat making), and he was a salesman for the family business begun by her father Daniel, Romberger Cast Stone. Together that year they had a son Charles H Davies who died young, living only for one day.

Some time after the couple lost their son, their marriage failed. Amy was remarried in November 1923 to Charles Strobel and by 1925 they appear in the city directory together. Her license for her second marriage states that her first marriage ended in divorce in April of 1923. She and Charles Strobel had a daughter, Barbara.

Amy's original name may have been Anna, which certainly sounds more like a name a German-descent couple might have chosen for her. The reason this is possible is that a 1919 application for a marriage license in Philadelphia was found between Charles Davies and Anna I. Romberger. Why it was applied for there and not in Allentown is subject to speculation at this time, and leads me to wonder if the couple felt her parents would object to the marriage.


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  • Created by: sr/ks
  • Added: 20 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14662846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amy Irene Romberger Strobel (7 Feb 1896–21 Jan 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14662846, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by sr/ks (contributor 46847659) .