Lillian Jane Gerber

1867–1956 (Age 89)
Shoemaker, Portage Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lillian Jane

When Lillian Jane Gerber was born on 9 May 1867, in Shoemaker, Portage Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Gerber, was 30 and her mother, Susan, was 28. She married Lewis Dannes Mervine on 22 June 1893, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Muhlenberg, Alsace Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Laureldale, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 1956, in West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lillian Jane Gerber
Lewis Dannes Mervine
Marriage: 22 June 1893
Vida May Mervine
Sarah P. Mervine
Warren Lewis Mervine
Ulysses Grant Mervine
Charles Lester Mervine
Verna D Mervine
Estella Caroline Mervine
Susan Margaret Mervine
Mildred M Mervine

Spouse & Children

22 June 1893
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Gerber


  • Susan




  • Charles Gerber


  • Female1867–1956Female

  • Susan Gerber


World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 10

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillie J Mervine in household of Louis D Mervine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lily J Mervine in household of Lewis D Mervine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillie J Mervine in household of Lewis D Mervine, "United States Census, 1910"

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