GRESH, Joseph D.

Male 1832 - 1914  (81 years)


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  • Name GRESH, Joseph D. 
    Born 12 Oct 1832  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • JOSEPH D. GRESH, late of Washingtonville, Montour county, was born in Northumberland county, Pa., Oct. 11, 1832, son of Jesse Gresh, and grandson of George Gresh. The latter died in Berks county, Pa. His wife was Catherine S. Gresh.

      Jesse Gresh, son of George Gresh, was born in Berks county, Pa., and died in 1884, aged seventy-nine years. Leaving his native county with his wife he went to Milton, Pa., and in 1835 located in Derry township, where he continued farming operations, which occupied him all of his active life. Retiring some time before his death, he resided in a brick house near Washingtonville, at what was called McCormick's Corner. His death was occasioned by an accident, a tree falling on him. Jesse Gresh married Mary Derr, who died in 1872, aged sixty-six years. She was a daughter of J. Derr; his wife was a weaver, and they came from Berks county to Northumberland county. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gresh had children as follows: Joseph D.; Isaiah D., who resides at Milton, Pa.; George, of Washingtonville; Ephraim; five who are deceased; and Sarah, who married Pritt Odell, of New York State.

      Joseph D. Gresh, the eldest of the family, was given but few educational advantages, for there were no public schools in the vicinity during his boyhood. He early began farming and brickmaking, securing employment at the latter on the construction work at old Fort Brady, and so continued until he was twenty-five years old. Until 1912 he continued farming in Limestone township, where he settled after he was twenty-five. In that year, however, he sold his farm, and moving to Washingtonville, lived retired until his death, Jan. 3, 1914. He is buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Washingtonville.

      Mrs. Gresh, whose maiden name was Anna Eliza Bogart, was born May 10, 1837, daughter of John and Mary (Gaumer) Bogart, of Liberty township, and died May 2, 1910, aged seventy-two years, eleven months, twenty-two days; she is buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Danville. Children as follows were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gresh: Dora married Charles Gibson, of Washingtonville, and has one child, Burgess, born Dec. 19, 1888, who graduated from Jefferson Medical College June 6, 1913, and is now serving a one-year internship in New York and Philadelphia hospitals; Effie N., born July 19, 1860, is the widow of James Boudeman, of Mooresburg (they had no children); Jesse B., born Aug. 1, 1872, is operating a flour mill at Mooresburg, Pa. Mr. Gresh was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washingtonville. Politically he was a Democrat, and held office as member of the school board, having been a man of sound judgment and wide experience, which he was willing to place at the disposal of his fellow citizens.




    Census (desc) 1850  Derry Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Widowed 2 May 1910 
    _UID DF1269FACCA8B745BD9BCB01E86261E97C26 
    Died 3 Jan 1914  [1
    Buried Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Washingtonville Lutheran Cemetery 
    Person ID I1827  Milton Families
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2013 

    Father GRESH, Jesse Handwerk,   b. 25 Jan 1805, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1884, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother DERR, Mary,   b. 24 Mar 1806, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1869, Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BOGART, Anna Elizabeth,   b. 10 May 1837, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1910  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1858 
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Gravestone.

    2. [S84] Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia & Montour Counties, Page 1236.