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Caroline "Carrie" Gibmeyer

Caroline "Carrie" Gibmeyer

Female 1883 - 1959  (75 years)

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  • Name Caroline Gibmeyer 
    Nickname Carrie 
    Born 1 Mar 1883  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Mar 1883  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1959  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I606  Simon and Related Families
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2014 

    Father John Frederick Gibmeyer,   b. 16 Mar 1853, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1924, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Agnes Antonia Wilhelmina Schütte,   b. 16 Dec 1853, Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1929, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1879  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Joseph Strickroth,   b. 5 Jan 1886, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1929, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1909  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Strickroth,   b. 18 Feb 1912, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1990, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. John George Strickroth,   b. 18 Jul 1914, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1986, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Photos
    Strickroth, George | Gibmeyer, Caroline | Family
    Strickroth, George | Gibmeyer, Caroline | Family
    George and Carrie (nee Gibmeyer) Strickroth and family. From left, Caroline "Carrie" Gibmeyer Strickroth, John Strickroth, Agnes Strickroth, and George Strickroth. Photograph and identification by Agnes Simon Riesett.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date of 1 March 1883 in Register of Baptisms for St. Michael's RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm # M1538-3 in the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland.
      Month and year of birth given as March 1883 in 1900 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 67, Sheet 14A, Line 21. State of birth given as Maryland. Enumerated as Caroline Gibmeyer, with parents John F. and Agnes Gibmeyer.
      Birth in March 1883 consistent with age (27 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 16, Sheet 6B, Line 89. State of birth given as Maryland. Enumerated as Carolina Strickroth, with husband George Strickroth, in the same dwelling as John F. and Agnes Gibmeyer.
      Birth in 1883 consistent with age (36 years as of 1 January 1920) in 1920 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 16, Sheet 7B, Line 84. State of birth given as Maryland. Enumerated as Caroline Strickroth, wife of George Strickroth, and their children, at the same address as her parents, John F. and Agnes Gibmeyer.
      Consistent with age (47 years) in 1930 U.S. Census, E.D. 4-532, Sheet 5A, Line 12. State of birth given as Maryland. Enumerated as Carrie Strickroth, widow, with her two children.

      CHRISTENING: Full date in Register of Baptisms for St. Michael's RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm # M1538-3 in the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Baptismal witness--Carolina Ostermann.

      ADDRESS: 152 Luzerne Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland (1930 U.S. Census)

      ORAL HISTORY RECOLLECTION: According to Agnes Simon Riesett, Carrie Gibmeyer Strickroth and her two children were frequent visitors to the Simon household at Westfield Avenue on Sundays, coming out on the streetcar and being driven home later by Frank C. Simon.

      FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: The following biographical sketch of was written by Agnes Simon Riesett, from oral history that had come down in the family.
      “Carolyn Gibmeyer ("Carrie") was born in 1883. She met George Strickroth while both of them were singing in St. Michael's choir. (Many marriages came out of the choir since it was the only activity that was co-ed. In the first two years of school, boys and girls did study in the same classrooms and were taught by Sisters. From the third grade on, however, the boys were taught by Brothers and were totally segregated from the girls, even to having separate exits on opposite sides of the school.)
      “She and George were married on June 23, 1909 and Carrie decided to have a daughter named for her mother. She had one miscarriage. Also, a daughter that she named Agnes died of spinal meningitis on December 13 (year unknown [but probably 1910 or 1911]). Finally she had a daughter Agnes, born February 12, 1912. On July 18, 1914, Carrie and George had a son John. While the children were still in school, George became ill with cancer and Carrie nursed him for nine months. He died the same week as her mother did. (This information, that they both died in the same week, comes from two different sources in the family. However, George Strickroth's tombstone shows that he died in 1927 and Agnes Schuette's shows her death date as 1929.)
      “After her husband’s death, Carrie took in roomers to support herself and her children. In 1928, Agnes graduated from St. Elizabeth’s Commercial School and John graduated from the eighth grade and they both went to work.
      “John got a job in a print shop where he worked for many years and where he met his wife, Mary Sparks, who was originally from St. Michael’s, Md. They were married in the rectory of the Catholic Church in Easton, Md. in 1952, and eventually bought a house in Easton, within walking distance of the A&P Store where John was produce manager. After the A&P closed, John worked at the desk in the police department in Easton and the Chief was a good friend up to the time of John’s death. Mary died at least two years before John did. She was had been ill for some years with circulation problems. John suffered from asthma all his life, and emphysema in later years. He was rushed to the hospital on a number of occasions with acute attacks during his last year, each attack weakening his heart. He died in the Easton Hospital after such an attack on February 1, 1986. Mary and John never had children, much to their disappointment.
      “John's sister, Agnes, married Charles Krebs, a shoe salesman from Lancaster, Pa., who boarded at the house before he and Agnes decided to marry. They only lived together for a matter of months before they separated. Agnes returned home to her mother’s house and on May 7, 1935, her daughter Carolyn was born. When Carolyn was 3 months old, there was a violent scene at the house with Charles. Police intervention was necessary and Charles never visited again. Agnes continued to support her mother, her daughter, and herself for the next 25 years, working for the most of that time as executive secretary with Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co.
      “Her daughter, Carolyn, entered the Dominicans at Elkins Park, Pa, in June, 1957, after graduation from Notre Came College, Charles St., and made profession February 13, 1960.
      “Caroline Gibmeyer Strickroth died after a short illness on March 9, 1959. After that, Agnes lived alone. She retired from the Phoenix Co. in 1974 and for the remainder of her life was very active in St. Elizabeth Church as organist and pastoral care minister at Church Home Hospital. She died at Johns Hopkins hospital after a severe fall at home on March 6, 1990.”


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