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Jacob-Elizabeth Dauber - Berks & Monroe Co.'s Pa
Posted by: Louise Myers (ID *****0566) Date: February 26, 2010 at 11:56:27
In Reply to: Jacob-Elizabeth Dauber - Berks & Monroe Co.'s Pa by Darrell Berger of 133

Dear Darrell,

Abraham Dauber is my great grandfather on my maternal side.
He married Martha Jane Wagner around 1890 during the month of May.
They had two daughters, Minnie Dauber (born in March 1892 and who is my mother's mother) and Ruth Dauber (my great aunt). Abraham died in 1905 of, "consumption" when his girls were only 14 and 7 years old. His wife never remarried.
Minnie Dauber died at 65.
My mother, now age 91, told me that many Daubers and Dauberts are buried at the Swiftwater cemetary in Monroe County ("to the left as you enter") and that, "the church nearby may have some more information."
She remembered that Elizabeth spoke no English, but didn't know which language she did speak ("maybe German"). I found this (German) to be odd because of my own DNA test results. She also told me that very little was known about the origins of the Dauber family.
She said that David was killed in the Civil War and that, "Uncle Charlie moved away."
My grandmother was raised as a Protestant.
What's most mysterious is that Abraham Dauber and Martha Wagner eloped to Binghamton, N.Y. and neither my grandmother (Minnie) nor my mother knew why. Could this union have been a religiously mixed marriage? It was NOT a shotgun marriage.
I do have one question for anyone reading this post. Were the Daubers or Dauberts originally from Hungary and, were they Jewish?
If Abraham Dauber's family were Hungarian Jews, Abraham converted to Christianity when he married my great grandmother.
My mother has had breast cancer, and Ruth got the same disease in both breasts when she was in her 40's. So, I'm wondering if these women have/had the Ashkenazi BRCA1 & BRAC2 genes.
Sincerely,
Louise (louisebird@hotmail.com)


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