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Jobs Family, Scranton, PA
Anita Traber provided these pictures and information. She thinks the date of the picture above would be around
1905 and the location Scranton.
Anita Traber's ancestors were the Jobs, Schmdits and Westpfahls in
Upper left to right-
unidentified man- I am wondering if this
is my great-grandmother Amelia Schmidt Jobs brother, Herman Schmidt,
because he is smoking a cigar in the picture which is kind of
odd. Herman Schmidt was a cigar manufacturer in Scranton who
died in 1910 (I think he was 40 when he died). 2nd man -
unknown. On right, August Jobs, Sr., my great-grandfather who
built the house at 329 Stafford Avenue - blacksmith by trade - came to
this country in 1879 from Peterkau, Prussia, Germany.
great-grandmother, Amelia Schmidt Jobs (born in
Scranton) to Henry Schmidt and Sophia Westpfahl (Westphal) Schmidt.
Lady with little boy-unknown (wondering if it was Amelia's younger
sister, Lillian Schmidt Jobs).
Lady in middle of middle row - Catherine Walsh Schmidt (Herman's wife),
next, her daughter Lillian Schmidt Roth.
Lady at the end on right - Clara Wintermantle (no relation that I know
of to the Jobs family).
- Theresa Jobs (my
grandmother - born in 1898) - next to
her brothers August
Jobs, Jr. and I think Paul Jobs.
Click the photos to enlarge and see the full image.
|Left: Information from Anita:|
and William Schmidt, back of picture says July 29, 1912, age 77 years
old. The picture was taken in Scranton. By that date I know that my
gr-gr-grandfather, Henry Schmidt, who born on July 29, 1835 is in that
picture (don't know which one he is). Henry, a carpenter, lived on
Pear St. and had 10 children, only 4 lived. William, a taylor lived on
Washington St. and had I think 5 children. William was also in the
Civil war. Henry died in 1916, William died in 1918. Henry is
buried with wife, Sophia, in Pittston Ave. Cemetery. William is buried
with wife in Washburn Cemetery.
|The Family of August Jobs, Sr. of Stafford
Avenue - picture taken around 1912. My grandmother is in the
picture. August Jobs did not build this house until around 1912.
||House is 329
Stafford Avenue - no date - but the person with dog is my great uncle
August Jobs, Jr. - born in the 1890's.
Thank you to Anita Traber
for providing this information, September and November 2010.
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