DISCHERT ANNEX

 

Jacob John Dischert Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)

 

Special Thanks to: Michelle (Dischert) Cohen, paragraph 3.a.(3.(d.(4)(b)[1.[a.[2][e] of generation 9 of the Slater Annex, for compiling much of the information in this annex.

 

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Origin of the surname “Dischert:”

 

 

Generation

 

3  

 

2   Jacob/Gottlieb Dischert

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1837 in Saxony, Germany.  Died in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Reformed German Church Cemetery (now a baseball field at Temple University).

 

1880 US Census: Jacob Dischert, age 43 (b. Saxony, Germany; parents b. Saxony, Germany) and employed as a machinist, was heading a household at 1086 Frankford Road in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Anna Dischert, age 33 (b. Saxony, Germany; parents b. Saxony, Germany); son, George Dischert, age 13 (b. PA; parents b. Saxony, Germany) and employed as a huckster (sold small items door-to-door); daughter, Anna Dischert, age 11 (b. PA; parents b. Saxony, Germany); son, Jacob Dischert, age 7 (b. PA; parents b. Saxony, Germany); and daughter, Mary Dischert, age 5 (b. PA; parents b. Saxony, Germany).

 

2. Wife: Anna (Sauer/Sour) Bassler

 

Born about 1847 in Saxony, Germany.  Married (1st) (?) Bassler and had the following children:

 

a. George John Bassler: Born about 1867 in Pennsylvania.  Resided last in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Of possible interest, there was a George J. Dischert who married Dorothy Goldberger in 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: George Banoar, age 34 (b. Sep 1866 in PA), single, and employed as a produce dealer, resided in the household headed by his brother-in-law, Albert B. Stritzel, age 39, at 1742 Wamock Street in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: J. George Bassler, age 43 (b. PA; parents b. Germany), single, and employed as a retail butter and egg merchant, was heading a household at 1938 5th Street in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his step-sister, Mary Dischler, age 35 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. Germany), single, and employed as a trimmer in a hat factory; and niece, Mary Stretzel, age 18 (b. PA), single, and employed as a trimmer in a hat factory.

 

1920 US Census: George Bassler, age 53 (b. PA; parents b. Germany), single, and employed as a meat dealer, was heading a household at 1938 Fifth Stree in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his half-sister, Mary K. Dischart, age 45 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and single, with no employment recorded; and niece, Mary E. Stritzel, age 28 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a cutter in a hat factory.

 

1930 US Census: George J. Basler, age 63 (b. PA; parents b. Germany), single, and employed as a butter and egg merchant, was heading a household at 5427 Saul Street in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  His residence was valued at $8,000.  The household also included his half-sister, Mary K. Dischert, age 55 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. Germany) and single; and niece, Mary E. Stritzel, age 37 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a trimmer in a hat factory.

 

1940 US Census: George Bassler, age 73 (b. PA), single, and employed as proprietor of a butter, egg, and meat store, was heading a household at 5427 Saul Street in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 6th grade.  The household also included his half-sister, Mary Dischert, age 65 (b. PA) and single, who had completed 6th grade and was not employed outside the home; and niece, Mary Stritzell, age 48 (b. PA), single, and employed as a trimmer for a hat manufacturer, who had completed 8th grade.  They all resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

b. Anna "Annie" Catherine Bassler: Born 1868 in Pennsylvania.  Died 3 October 1901 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Albert B. Stritzel, age 39 (b. May 1891 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a bartender, was heading a household at 1742 Wamock Street in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 10 years, Anna Stritzel, age 32 (b. Sep 1868 in PA; parents b. Germany), who had had 1 child, still alive; daughter, Marey E. Stritzel, age 9 (b. Nov 1891 in PA); brother-in-law, George Banoar, age 34 (b. Sep 1866 in PA), single, and employed as a produce dealer; sister-in-law, Mary Dieschert, age 25 (b. Oct 1875 in PA), single, and employed as a fring finisher; and boarder, Caroline Roocks, age 45 (b. Sep 1855 in Germany; parents b. Germany), who had  immigrated to the US in 1879, was widowed, and had had no children.

 

Anna Bassler married Albert Benjamin Stritzel (b. May 1861 in PA) in 1891 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Mary E. Stritzel: Born 11 November 1891 in Pennsylvania.  Died April 1974, age 83, at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Resided last with her uncle, George J. Bassler, age 63 (b. PA) and single, in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

1930 US Census (and years before): Mary E. Stritzel, age 37 (b. PA), single, and employed as a trimmer in a  hat factory, resided with her uncle, George Bassler, in the City of Philadelphia.

 

1940 US Census: Mary A. Stritzel, age 48 (b. PA), single, and employed as a hat operator for a manufacturer of ladies hats, was heading a household on the 3rd floor of the Royal Chester Court in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  She had completed 1 year of high school.

 

Anna (Sauer) Bassler married (2nd) Jacob Dischert.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Jacob John Dischert: See generation 1, below.

 

b. Mary K. Dischert: Born about 1875 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1952 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Resided many years in the household headed by her half-brother, George, in Philadelphia.  Never married.

 

1   Jacob John Dischert (more info)

 

Born 10 September 1872 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 January 1953, age 80, at Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey (southern part of state); interred Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  By 1900 Jacob had moved his family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a farm near the Village of Richland, Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.  The farm was not as successful as he had hoped, so, by 1910 he was supplementing his farm income with employment at the nearby Glassboro, New Jersey glassworks.  In September 1918, just weeks before his 1st wife died, Jacob resided at 653 W. Chestnut Street, Pensauken Township, Camden County, New Jersey (across the Delaware River from Philadelphia).  At about that time Jacob hired his neighbor from Richland, Martha Minnie Martin, as a domestic servant.  By mid-1920 Jacob had moved his family, including servant Martha, back to Philadelphia, where he was employed by a telephone manufacturer.  Later that fall, or early in 1921 Jacob married Martha, and about 1924 moved his family back across the Delaware River to Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey, where, in 1930, he was employed as a cabinet maker for a telephone manufacturer.  By 1940, still residing at the same address, Jacob had opened and was operating a successful automobile garage in Merchantville.

 

1880 US Census: Jacob Dischert, age 7 (b. PA) resided with his parents at 1086 Frankford Road in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Jacob J. Dischert, age 27 (b. Sep 1872 in PA; parents b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Buena Vista Avenue near the Village of Richland, Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Mary Dischert, age 27 (b. Jul 1872 in Germany; parents b. Germany), who immigrated to the US in 1883 and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Fredda Dischert, age 3 (b. Apr 1897 in PA); and son, George Dischert, age 9 months (b. Aug 1900 in PA [should be 1899, since census was taken 7 Jun 1900]).  Of Interest, the household headed by Horace Martin was enumerated 7 doors away; significant because Jacob married (2nd) Horace's daughter, Martha Martin.

 

1905 NJ Census: Jacob J. Dischert, age 32 (b. Sep 1872 in PA; parents b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Richland, Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.  The household also included his wife, Mary Dischert, age 32 (b. Jun 1872 in Germany; parents b. Germany), who had immigrated to the US 22 years before; daughter, Fredricka Dischert, age 8 (b. Apr 1897 in PA); son, George Dischert, age 5 (b. Aug 1899 in PA); son, Joel Dischert, age 3 (b. Sep 1902 in PA); and son, Martin Dischert, age 3 months (b. Mar 1905 in NJ).  Of Interest, the household headed by Horrace W. Martin was enumerated next door; significant because Jacob married (2nd) Horace's daughter, Martha Martin.

 

1910 US Census: Jacob J. Dischert, age 37 (b. PA; parents b. Germany) and employed as a packer in a glass factory, was heading a household on Cedar Avenue in Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Mary Dischert, age 37 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany), who immigrated to the US in 1884, was married once, and had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Fridricka Dischert, age 13 (b. PA); son, George A. Dischert, age 10 (b. PA); son, Joel Dischert, age 8 (b. PA); son, Martin H. Dischert, age 5 (b. NJ); and son, Irea K. Dischert, age 3 (b. NJ).

 

1915 NJ Census: Jacob Dischert, age 42 (b. PA; parents b. Germany) and employed as Assistant Boss Packer, was heading a household in Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.  The household also included his wife, Mary Dischert, age 42 (b. Jul 1872 in Germany; parents b. Germany), who had immigrated to the US 30 years before; daughter, L. Freda Dischert, age 18 (b. Apr 1897 in PA) and single, with no occupation recorded; son, J. George Dischert, age 15 (b. Aug 1899 in PA), single, and employed as a farmer; son, A. Joel Dischert, age 13 (b. Sep 1901 in PA); son, Martin Dischert, age 10 (b. Mar 1905 in NJ); son, Ira Dischert, age 8 (b. Jan 1907 in NJ); daughter, M. Anna Dischert, age 5 (b. May 1910 in NJ); and daughter, E. Mary Dischert, age 7 months (b. Nov 1914 in NJ).  Of interest, the household headed by Horace Martin was enumerated 2 doors away; significant because Jacob married (2nd) Horace's daughter, Martha Martin.

 

1920 US Census: Jacob J. Dischert, age 47 (b. PA; parents b. Germany), widowed, and employed as a hardware fitter in a talking machine factory, was heading a household at 2211 Tenth Street North in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his son, George J. Dischert, age 20 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. Germany), single, and employed as an electrician at the navy yard; son, Joel A. Dischert, age 18 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. Germany), single, and employed as a record presser for the Victor Talking Machine factory; son, Martin Dischert, age 14 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. Germany); son, Ira K. Dischert, age 12 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. Germany); daughter, Anna N. Dischert, age 9 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. Germany); and servant, Martha M. Martin, age 33 (b. NJ; father b. CT; mother b. RI) [who, within the year, Jacob married 2nd].

 

1930 US Census: Jacob J. Dischert, age 57 (b. PA; parents b. Germany) and employed as a cabinet maker in a talking machine company, was heading a household at 207 S. Poplar Avenue in Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey.  He was married 1st at age 47.  The household also included his wife, Martha M. Dischert, age 44 (b. NJ; father b. CT; mother b. RI), who apparently owned the $7,000 residence and was married 1st at age 34; son, Joel A. Dischert, age 28 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. Germany), single, and employed as an assembler for a radio manufacturer; son, Martin Dischert, age 25 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. Germany), married 1st at age 23, and employed as a mechanic for a plumbing company; daughter-in-law, Lillian Dischert, age 21 (b. PA; parents b. PA), married 1st at age 19, and employed as an operator for a telephone company; son, Ira K. Dischert, age 23 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. Germany), single, and employed as a printer for a publishing company; daughter, Anna M. Dischert, age 19 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. Germany) and single, with no occupation recorded; son, Jack Dischert, age 8 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. NJ); son, Robert J. Dischert, age 5 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. NJ); and son, Edward Dischert, age 3 (b. NJ; father b. PA; mother b. NJ).

 

1940 US Census: Jacob J. Dischert, age 67 (b. PA) and employed as proprietor of a garage, was heading a household at 207 Poplar Avenue in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.  He had completed 6th grade, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Martha Dischert, age 54 (b. NJ), who had completed 8th grade; son, Horace John Dischert, age 18 (b. NJ), who had completed 3 years of high school; son, Robert J. Dischert, age 15 (b. NJ), who had completed 1 year of high school; son, Edward C. Dischert, age 13 (b. NJ), who had completed 5th grade; son, Martin Dischert, age 35 (b. NJ) and employed as manager of a garage, who had completed 6th grade; daughter-in-law, Lillian Dischert, age 30 (b. NJ) and employed as a telephone operator for a retail department store, who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Anna Devonshire, age 29 (b. NJ), who had completed 6th grade; and son-in-law, William Devonshire, age 29 (b. NJ) and employed as an auto mechanic in an auto repair shop, who had completed 6th grade.  They all resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Jacob John Dischert married (1st) Mary Schnell (b. Jul 1872 in Germany, d. 27 Oct 1918; interred Northwood Cem) in 1895 (license # 82219) and had the following children:

 

1. L. Friedericke/Fridericka "Freda" Dischert: Born 6 April 1897 in Pennsylvania.  Baptized 29 January 1898 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died 1918 from complications of tuberculosis; interred Northwood Cemetery.

 

2. George John Dischert (more info) (also seen: J. George Dischert): Born 7 August 1889 in Pennsylvania.  In September 1918 resided with his parents at 653 W. Chestnut Street in Pensauken Township, Camden County, New Jersey.  In 1953 resided in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.

 

1940 US Census: George J. Dischert, age 40 (b. PA) and employed as a clerk for Budd M., was heading a household at 215 Maple Terrace in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Dorothy Dischert, age 39 (b. PA), who had completed 2 years of college; son, William A. Dischert, age 11 (b. PA); son, Robert A. Dischert, age 10 (b. PA); and daughter, Gloria E. Dischert, age 7 (b. PA).

 

George J. Dischert married Dorothy (?) (b. abt 1901 in PA) and had the following children:

 

a. William A. Dischert: Born about 1929 in Pennsylvania.

 

b. Robert A. Dischert: Born about 1930 in Pennsylvania.

 

c. Gloria E. Dischert: Born about 1933 in Pennsylvania.

 

3. A. Joel (also seen: Joel A.) Dischert: Born 24 September 1901 in Pennsylvania.  Died November 1984 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interred Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  In 1953 resided in Alden Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

 

1940 US Census: Joel Dischert, age 38 (b. PA) and employed as a soft drink salesman, was heading a household at 126 Shisler Avenue in Aldan Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 2 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his wife, Alberta Dischert, age 23 (b. PA), who had completed 2 years of high school; and brother-in-law, Edward Haughey, age 17 (b. MT) and single, who had completed 2 years of high school.

 

Joel Dischert married Alberta Haughey and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Richard A. Dischert.

 

b. Joanne M. Dischert: Born about 1945 at Darby, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 May 2007, age 62, at Springfield, Pennsylvania.  Married Richard L. Mccombs and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Richard L. Mccombs, Jr.

 

(2. Mark J. Mccombs.

 

(3. Debra A. Mccombs.

 

4. Martin H. Dischert: (photos) Born March 1905 in New Jersey.  Married Lillian (?) (b. abt 1909 in PA).  In 1953 resided in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.

 

5. Ira Knight Dischert: Born January 1907 in New Jersey.  In 1953 resided in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.

 

1940 US Census: Ira Dischert, age 32 (b. NJ) and employed as a pressman for a magazine publisher, was heading a household on Russell Street in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.  His residence was valued at $4,000, and he had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Dorothy Dischert, age 27 (b. NJ), who had completed 2 years of high school; and daughter, Arlene Dischert, age 6 (b. NJ).

 

Ira Dischert married Dorothy Mellon and had the following daughter:

 

a. Arlyne Dischert: Born 19 July 1933 in New Jersey.  Died 17 September 1998, age 65, at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  Perhaps married (?) Johler.  Had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Jeffrey Threapleton.

 

(2. Dorothy Wells.

 

(3. Gary Fones.

 

6. M. Anna/Anna M./N. Dischert: Born 2 May 1910 in New Jersey.  Died 14 December 2000 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  In 1953 resided in Merchantville Borough, Camden County, New Jersey.  Married William R. Devonshire (b. 14 Oct 1910 in NJ, d. Dec 1981 in Burlington Co., NJ), son of Alfred W. and Ada E. (?) Devonshire of Camden, New Jersey.

 

7. E. Mary Dischert: Born November 1914 in New Jersey.

 

About 1920, following Mary's death, Jacob married (2nd) his neighbor, Martha Minnie Martin, paragraph 3.a.(3.(d.(4)(b)[1.[a. of generation 9 of the Slater Annex about 1920 and had children.

 

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