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 Andreas “Andrew Gräd” Greth

Andreas “Andrew Gräd” Greth

Death 5 Jan 1811 (aged 90)
Burial Bally, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 30575417 · View Source
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Andrew/Andreas Gredt/Grett/Greth/Kredt from Lotharingia, Germany.

Aged 90 years, 1 week and 3 days

He was buried in the graveyard near the Church on January 8th 1811.

Please note: The Lortharingia territory consisted of Northern Italy to the Rheinland and areas of Saarland Rheinland to North Rhein Westfahlia all the way down to the Netherlands.

He was the son of Son of Andreas
Husband of Mary Magdelena
Father of (Maria) Barbari
Brother of John

He is buried in the graveyard near or behind the Church.

Please note: Most of the tombstones had been rearranged in the 1960's in a "U" shape and most of the tombstones were either next to the back of the Church or close by. The old stone wall was torn down but the tombstones are stack in order to height.

Andrew Grett and his wife Mary Magdelena Children were:

1. Andrew Grett Jr. born on July 17, 1755 and who died October 4, 1811, age 56 years, 2 months and 15 days. He married Elizabeth Henrich in the Chapel of St. Paul 1777. [Per "The Goshenhoppen Registers, 1741-1818," Reprint from Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, indexed by Elizabeth P. Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore, 1984; page 109: "Grett - Henrich: November 17, 1777, during Mass at Christian Henrich's house at Asperum Collem, Andrew Grett, single, to Elizabeth Henrich, Widow Riffel.

2. Michael Grett married Catharine Hartman in 1774.

3. John Grett married Elizabeth Seiffert/Sivert in 1776.

4. Maria Barbari (Grett)married Philip Seiffert/Seibert(Sauvert)Sivert Update note: "Cyphert" was his later Surname used.

5. Magdalena (Grett) Bauman

6. Nicholas Grett married Susanna (Dewald)Greth. Nicholas Grett and her husband Nicholas are buried on their own farm Perry Township, formerly of Windsor Township. Shoemakersville, Berks Co., PA.

Please note: Due to the various dialects of German the surname is spelled either: Gredt/Grett/Greth and in Germany Kredt/Kreth/Krett (noted that the Pope document has "Kredt" as the Surname.

Andrew's Blessing from Pope Benedict XIV and 25 others.

Andrew Gredt and the Blessing from Pope Benedict XIV
Most Holy Father Pope Benedict XIV
Andrew Gredt from Lotharingia, presently in Rome, and going home shortly humbly prays your holiness to kindly grant him and his blood relatives and in-law to the third degree incl., and also to twenty-five other persons whom he is free to name, the plenary indulgence, provided they are penitent and have confessed and received Holy Communion, and with sorrow speak the Holy name of Jesus at least in their hearts.

Please note: The reign of Pope Benedict XIV was from 1740-1758.

Please note: The original Certificate is written in the Latin language. The individual names listed on this Certificate are scribed in their own handwriting and are written in "old German" script.

Surname suggestions: (auch "Gräth", "Gräd", "Gred", "Gredt")

Submitter's note: Suggest this family was Frankisch family that settled into Bischmisheim, Germany. I would suggest further research in Kitzingen and Saarbruecken...also Böhringen, Turckheim,68230,Haut-Rhin,Alsace, Niederstotzingen

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  • Created by: Joseph
  • Added: 14 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30575417
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andreas “Andrew Gräd” Greth (26 Dec 1720–5 Jan 1811), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30575417, citing Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery, Bally, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Joseph (contributor 46929160) .