Sophie Chetner

1874–from 1906 to 1910 (Age 32)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sophie

Sophie Chetner was born in 1874, in New Jersey, United States. She married John Gerber in 1892, in Ridgefield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1900. She died from 1906 to 1910, in Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

John Gerber
Sophie Chetner
Marriage: 1892
John Henry Gerber Junior
Frank William Gerber
Mamie Gerber
Charles Edward Gerber
Walter Frederick Gerber
Lillian A Gerber
Katherine Gerber

Spouse and Children

Ridgefield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 5

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 12

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from a derivative of Slavic černy ‘black’, ‘dark’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sophie Gerber in household of John Gerber, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Sophia Gerber in household of John Gerber, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sophia Gerver in entry for Gerver, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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