Elizabeth Caroline Gruber

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Caroline

When Elizabeth Caroline Gruber was born on 30 June 1830, in South Carolina, United States, her father, John Phillip Gruber III, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Rikard, was 19. She married John F. Berry in 1849. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Township 3, Saluda, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Saluda, South Carolina, United States in 1952. She died on 24 November 1906, in Saluda, Saluda, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Saluda, Saluda, South Carolina, United States.

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John F. Berry
Elizabeth Caroline Gruber
Marriage: 1849
George Clayborn Berry
Nancy Berry
Jacob Collin Berry
Yancy C. (Dank) Berry
Vina Frances "Frankie" Berry
Henry Berry
Henry Berry
Ella Berry
John R Berry

Sources (16)

  • E Cruber, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Carolyn Gruber Berry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Eli W Berry, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.


In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Franz, Manfred, Alois, Aloysius, Armin, Hans, Heinz, Helmut, Markus, Wolfgang.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Grüber): topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from (respectively) Middle High German gruobe, German Grube ‘pit, hollow’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. As a Jewish name it can also be one of the names randomly distributed by government officials. This surname is also found in some other European countries, for example in France (mainly Alsace), Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia, sometimes as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic topographic names or surnames. In Hungary and Slovakia the surname is also spelled Grúber.

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub ‘rude, impolite’.

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

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