Margaret Elizabeth Merdian

F, (6 December 1865 - 18 July 1941)
Father-Biological*Conrad Merdian b. 11 Dec 1838, d. 9 Oct 1919
Mother-Biological*Apollonia Wolff b. 9 Apr 1837, d. 14 Nov 1907
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Last Edited=15 May 2023
Margaret Sahr
     Margaret Elizabeth Merdian was born on 6 December 1865 at Ottersheim, Germersheim, Bavaria, Germany.1,2 She was the daughter of Conrad Merdian and Apollonia Wolff. Margaret Elizabeth Merdian immigrated in 1881 to the United States.3

Margaret Elizabeth Merdian, age 18, married Albert M. Sahr, age 21 , son of Conrad Sahr and Maria Wenz, on 11 November 1884.4,1 Margaret, age 44 years, and Albert, age 46 years, appeared on the US Census of 1910 at Ralanning Pike, O'Hara Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.3 Margaret was naturalized before 1920.5 Margaret, age 54 years, and Albert, age 56 years, appeared on the US Census of 1920 at 208 Singer Avenue, McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.5 Margaret, age 64 years, and Albert, age 66 years, appeared on the US Census of 1930 at 1250 Faulkner Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.6 Margaret, age 74 years, appeared on the US Census of 1940 at 1119 Newcomer Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a widow living alone.7 In 1941, the year Margaret died, she lived at 1119 Emporia Street, Sheraden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.2 She died on 18 July 1941 at Marcy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 75 from an intestinal obstruction.1,8,2 Margaret's obituary of 19 July 1941, reads:


On Friday. July 18. Margaret Merdian. beloved wife of the late Albert Sahr; survived by 4 son and 5 daughters. Friends will he received at the family home. 1119 Emporia St. Sheradcn. Pittsburgh. Pa., until Tuesday at 8 :3rt a. m. High mass of requiem at Holy Innocents Crunch at 9 a. m.8

She was buried on 22 July 1941 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in plot R-39-3.9,8,2

Children of Margaret Elizabeth Merdian and Albert M. Sahr


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  2. Department of Health, Record Group. Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2014.
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  4. Ancestry Member Trees - Use with Caution. Provo, Utah: Operations.
  5. Census Bureau. 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2010.
  6. Census Bureau. 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2002.
  7. Census Bureau. 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2012.
  8. Pittsburgh Press, "SAHR" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 19 July 1941.
  9. Find-a-Grave. Online