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Posted by: Gordon Gee (ID *****3561) Date: January 30, 2009 at 22:19:08
In Reply to: ANDREW STEIN married CAROLINE SIMON by Julie Schacht of 738

I found this information on Andrew Stein:

Name: Charles Andrew STEIN
Sex: M
Birth: in New York City, Bronx, New York, USA
Burial: St. Mary;s Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pgh., PA
Death: 15 FEB 1877

John P. Gelm, for many years a resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania,and proprietor of the Hotel Gelm, was born in the north of Sweden,July 24, 1853, died in Braddock, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1899. He was the son of Swedish parents, his father a farmer. John P. Gelm in boyhood worked on a farm and came to the United States from Finland,where he lived part of his youth. He was little more than a boy when hecame to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where on first coming he worked in the tube mill, becoming foreman, continuing in that occupation until 1882, when he moved to Braddock. He there bought an old hotel property, which he rebuilt, named the Hotel Gelm, and this hotel he successfully conducted until his death.

Both he and his wife were members of St.Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. He was a Republican. He married Caroline (Simon) Stein, born in Dermbach, Saxe-Weimar, Germany, August4, 1853, died in Braddock, Pennsylvania, at her home, No. 450 Fourth Street, November 14, 1913.

Her father, Balthasar Simon, a veteran German soldier and a farmer, died in 1909, aged eighty-fouryears. Caroline Simon came to the United States when a girl and later married Andreas Stein, who died a few years later, leaving a son, Charles Stein, who died December 13, 1911, aged thirty-three years, a baker by trade.

Caroline, the widow, continued her residence in Braddock, where in 1883 she married John P. Gelm. They jointly conducted the Hotel Gelm until the husband's death in 1899, and for one year after being widowed a second time Mrs. Gelm continued its management. In 1900 she sold out, purchased a house at No. 450 Fourth Avenue, Braddock, and there lived a retired life, devoted to good works, until 1906.

William J. Gelm, the eldest son, to whom she had leased the hotel, died February 26, 1906, and as Mrs. Caroline Gelm yet had considerable money invested in the hotel she was compelled to again assume its management, so continuing until a short time prior to her death, November 14, 1913.

She was a devout member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and devoted to church and charitable work. She was chairman of the poor committee that maintains soup houses in times of public distress, was a member of the L. C. B. A., the Ladies' Auxiliary, the Hospital Committee and a leader in the Woman's Societies of the church.

During her latter years she devoted most of her time to charitable work and was the "Lady Bountiful" to the poor of the city. She was quiet and unostentatious in her work, but was well known and greatly beloved. She was possessed of considerable means, owning property in Braddock, North Braddock and Copeland. Her life was a useful one and her memory is warmly cherished.

She has two sisters living, Mrs. Bertha Sterf, a widow, and Augusta, residing in Germany.

John P. Gelm was the eldest of four children.
His eldest sister, Anna, married William Johnson, a railroad foreman, and resides at OakRidge, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

A second sister, Alma, married a Mr.Nelson and resides in Jamestown, New York, a widow.
His only brother, Eric, resides in Finland, a wealthy retired farmer.

Children of John P. and Caroline {Simon-Stein) Gelm:
1. Barbara, deceased.
2.John J., born March 11, 1885; educated in St. Joseph's Parochial School, Braddock, Pennsylvania; he was variously engaged until he purchased the Hotel Gelm and is its present proprietor; he married,June 20,1906, Rose M. McCaffrey, and has three children: Josephine Caroline, born March 17, 1907; John Joseph, August 1, 1909; David, June 20,1911.
3. Henry J., of further mention.
4. Anna, married John McAtee,and resides at the old home, No. 450 Fourth Avenue, Braddock. Several other children who died in infancy.

Henry J. Gelm, second son of John P. and Caroline {Simon-Stein) Gelm, was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1886. He prepared for college in St. Joseph's Parochial School and then entered Saint Vincent's College, near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, one of the famous educational institutions of the Catholic Church.

Here he was graduated Bachelor of Arts, Class of 1911, and began the study of law the same year at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He pursued a three years' course of legal study at the university, in 1914 was graduated LL.B. and admitted to the Allegheny county bar. He began practice at once in Braddock and is winning his way to a good practice. He married,September 15, 1914, Marie Schaming, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Marriage 1 Caroline SIMON b: 1853 in Dermbach, Saxon Weimer, Thuringia, Germany
Married: St. Mary's Church, Sharpsburg, Pittsburgh, PA 15 AUG 1875

When she married Charles Andrew Stein at St. Mary's Sharpsburg they were given a special dispensation because they were related. His parents were: Charles Bernard von Stein (von dropped after NewYork)and Barbara Eisengart. It was written that they were 1st cousins. Witnesses at their marriage were: Johanne Muller & Barbara Eisengarth.

Charles Christian STEIN b: 18 JUL 1876

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