Once Upon a Town 25: Amanda Ellen (RUPP) & John J. GRESER


Here's what I have on Amanda Ellen's life and times.  She married John J. GRESER, they lived in Craley, and had a daughter named Ellen.  (details below)


That Bible (below) confuses me.  It's written in blue ink, probably all in one go; and then black ink, with sister Jane's death date almost as an after-thought.


First, her name and birth date, followed by her husband's birth & death dates written at the same time, probably after his death in 1945, and then her name again.  Period.  Same pen as Melvina Jane's the date of death at the bottom.  By whose hand?

...dotted line...

Next, sisters and brothers, in no clear order.  By preference, maybe?  Not that I have any notion of how to live with 15 siblings, anyway!

Amanda Ellen (RUPP) GRESER's Bible
Amanda Ellen (RUPP) GRESER's Bible


Birth: 22 Nov 1871

Death: 29 Dec 1945 118 Linden Ave, Red Lion, York Co, PA

Burial: 2 Jan 1946 Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: unknown


Marriage: 9 Nov 1893 Zion Lutheran Parish, York, PA

Children: Ellen 

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Married Amanda Ella “Ellen” RUPP

Birth: 12 Nov 1868 Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., PA

Death: 3 Sep 1964 724 West Broadway, Red Lion, York Co., PA

Burial: 6 Sep 1964 Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Father: John RUPP (1832-1892)

Mother: Mary POFF (1833-1881)


Obituary of Mrs Amanda E Greser

Mrs Amanda E Rupp Greser, 95, of 724 West Broadway, died at 9:20 last night at Pleasant Acres.  She was the widow of John Greser.

Mrs Greser was a daughter of the late John and Mary Poff Rupp.  She was a member of St Paul’s EUB church and Sunday school.  Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the Burg Funeral Home, 134 West Broadway.  Her pastor, Rev Dr Alfred J Thomas, will officiate.  Interment will be in Red Lion cemetery.”

Funeral Card:


Amanda Ellen Rupp Greser


November 12, 1868


September 3, 1964


The Burg Funeral Home

Sunday, September 6, 1964 at 2:00 P.M.


Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Thomas


Red Lion Cemetery


Charles H. Reisinger    Marlet W. Grim

W. O. Reisinger           Arthur H. Adair

Herald D. Taylor         Wilford Rupp



Daughter Ellen:

Easily mistaken for sisters, they are cousins Anna ADAIR & Ellen GRESER—daughters of sisters, Annie & Ella RUPP of Lower Windsor, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, circa 1900.

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