Pearl Bessie May Steitz

Brief Life History of Pearl Bessie May

When Pearl Bessie May Steitz was born on 10 June 1889, in Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Franklin Lenard Steitz, was 23 and her mother, Rachel Catherine Miller, was 21. She married Burton Blair Piper on 13 June 1908, in Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hanover Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 8 August 1975, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Burton Blair Piper
Pearl Bessie May Steitz
Marriage: 13 June 1908
Ellsworth W. Piper
Blair F Piper
Catherine Jane Scheetz
William Steitz Piper

Sources (6)

  • Pearl Piper in household of Burton Piper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Steitz, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Pearl B Stietz in entry for Catherine J Scheetz, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Klaus, Wolfgang, Ewald, Konrad.


habitational name from a place so named in Saxony-Anhalt.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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