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Elizabeth Gedart

Elizabeth Gedart

Elizabeth Gedart was born April 13, 1891, in Latvia. She married Charles (Carl) Gruntman in 1918. He was born in Rīga in 1890 and arrived in the United States in 1916.1

They had a son, Alfred, who was born in 1919.

In 1920, the family lived in Delaware County's Tinicum Township, where several other Latvian families also resided. Like a number of other Latvian immigrants, Charles Gruntman worked in a piano factory.2

At the time of the 1930 federal census, the family lived at 880 42nd Street in West Philadelphia, in the same house as Fred and Anna Yunag. Also in the house were the Yunags' daughter, Alma, and their son-in-law, Harold Meyer, as well as Charles Gruntman's cousin, Theodore Paul. Charles worked as a janitor in a conservatory, while Elizabeth was a servant in a private home.3

In 1940, according to the census, Elizabeth and Charles lived in Springfield Township in Delaware County. Charles worked as a fireman in a factory.4

Elizabeth died in 1975.

1. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Elizabeth Gederdt and Gruntman, 1918. Also see "Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2021), Charles Gruntman, 26 May 1916; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1522 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,535,573.

2. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

3. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.

4. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.