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Re: Dotterer tragedy / Phila PA
Posted by: Janice McCarty (ID *****5562) Date: April 11, 2008 at 10:54:51
In Reply to: Dotterer tragedy / Phila PA by john disque of 87

Is this the Evelyn who was born about 1918 in Pennsylvania? Norristown Ward 2, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania? If so, she had a brother Dennis age 10 in 1920 and Sister Anna age 8, Katherine age 5.
Harry was 38 [b. 1882] and Katherine 33. His mother is listed as born in Pennsylvania. His father as born in Pennsylvania. Her parents also.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Norristown Ward 2, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1604; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 133; Image: 651.

I see that in 1930 they were in Philadelphia and also there was a Thelma Dotterer age 20; Anna Swartley age 18; Leroy Swartley age 23 and her sister Kathryn age 15 and Evelyn of course was 12.

Harry may be this one....
Name: Harry Dotterer
Home in 1900: Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Milton
Mother's Name: Rebecca
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Milton Dotterer 50
Rebecca Dotterer 52
Wm Dotterer 22
Harry Dotterer 19
Pearl Dotterer 18
AND-
Name: Harry F Dotterer
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Age: 28
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0124
Visit: 0002
County: Montgomery, Norristown
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Catharine K 23 Pennsylvania
Daughter Thelma E NR Pennsylvania
1 non-relative

Harry F Dotterer 28 W Pennsylvania Montgomery, Norristown Head of Household Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Catharine K 23 Pennsylvania
Daughter Thelma E NR Pennsylvania
1 non-relative
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A Harry Dotterer is listed as a moulder, Green in the Directory of Montgomery County, Penna. 1900-1902 page 178.
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In January 1905 in The Gettysburg Compiler, it says Carl Dotterer and son Harry were recent visitors at Samuel Dotterer's.
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Listed again in the Gettysburg Compler for May 10 of 1898, is a Harry Dotterer doing a speech or recitation at the Third Primary School with Miss Sadie A. Schriver as teacher.
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Hopefully this will give you some leads. It is sad to have a tragedy such as that happen. But all of us have things like that to deal with.
Happy searching,
Janice McCarty




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