Albert is the son of:
FRITZ SCHRAH and MARGARET LOEBS / LOUPS.
Bertha is the daughter of:
THOMAS AHASVERSUS EGBERTES VAN ALDENHOVEN and
The "Van" was dropped from "Aldenhoven" when Thomas' children were named.
ALBERT SCHRAH was born 2 July 1887
in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
BERTHA O'TILLIA ALDENHOVEN was born 18 April 1895
in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
When Albert was two years old in about 1889, the family moved to Empire, Clear Creek County, Colorado where his father engaged in mining.
The family then moved to Denver, Colorado sometime between 1900-1910, where they lived for the remainder of their lives.
Albert Schrah married twice:
1. Albert married the first time, at the age of 23 years, to Dora Marie Hall on 10 July 1910 in Denver, Colorado. They were divorced sometime before 1919.
2. His second wife was Bertha O'Tillia Aldenhoven. Albert was 31 years and Bertha was 24 years of age when they married on 10 May 1919 in Denver, Colorado. They were married by William E. Funson, a minister of Gospel.
Albert Schrah and his first wife, Dora Hall, had one son:
1. ALBERT ENNIS SCHRAH
Born 1 June 1911 in Denver, Colorado.
He married at the age of 25 years to Gladys Mae Armor on 6 Aug 1936
in Bokchito, Oklahoma.
They later settled in Plano, Texas.
He died at the age of 81 years on 21 Dec 1992 in Plano, Collin Texas.
Albert and Bertha had five children born from their marriage:
1. ALBERTA ("Berta") SCHRAH
Born 29 Feb 1920 in Denver, Colorado.
She married William Gurley.
2. ROBERTA ("Bobbie") JUNE SCHRAH
Born 16 July 1921 in Denver, Colorado.
She married Vince Bosch.
She died at the age of 64 years in March 1986
from a heart attack in El Cajon, San Diego, California.
3. THOMAS ("Tommy") ALDEN SCHRAH
Born 18 Dec 1922 in Denver, Colorado.
He married twice:
(1) At the age of 19 years, he married
Mary E. Grosso on 19 Oct 1942 in Denver, Colorado.
(2) At the age of 40 years, he married Arlyene La Verne Rapir Crago
on 27 April 1963 in Denver, Colorado.
4. ALICE MAE SCHRAH
Born 4 July 1925 in Denver, Colorado.
She married at the age of 20 years to Robert M. Liddle Jr. on 30 Nov 1945.
She died at the age of 33 years in 1958
in Whittier, California and is buried in the Rose Haven Cemetery.
She had suffered from Polio, but died from a stroke.
5. HAROLD RAY SCHRAH
Born 18 Febr 1928 in Denver, Colorado.
He died 1 May 1928 from pneumonia
at the age of two months.
Albert served in the U.S. Army during World War I. His time was served in France. His rank was "Wagoneer" and his occupation was "Teamster." He enlisted in Denver, Colorado 1 August 1918 and was discharged at the age of 30 years on 26 April 1919 in Ft. Russell, Wyoming. His serial number was 3974657. The organization was Hqs. Co. 118 MG Bn, 31 Div.
It is believed that they were Lutherans but this is not certain.
Bertha died 6 November 1960 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 65 years. She is buried in the Ft. Logan Military Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.
Albert died 21 April 1973 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 85 years. He is buried next to his wife.
It has been said that Albert had a half-brother named Ernest but this is not yet proven.
When Albert was two years old in about 1889, the family moved to from Kentucky to Empire, Clear Creek, Colorado where his father engaged in mining. The family then moved on to Denver, Colorado sometime between 1900-1910 where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Albert and Bertha lived at 159 Stuart St. in Denver, Colorado in June 1919.
At one time, Albert used to date Pauline Aldenhoven. Things apparently didn't work out too well for them, and he ended up married to her sister, Bertha.
It has been said that Albert didn't like to work but he was a handy man and did several types of work, off and on. As a young man, he worked as a bartender, was a truck driver, worked quite a few years for Billy Rosen (a scrap-metal yard), and also worked as a landscaper. Most of his adult life, he was a self-employed handy man. When he was working in landscaping, he once fell out of a tree and broke his back. It left him unable to work for quite a long time.
I remember my grandparents very well. My grandmother, Bertha, was a very outspoken person but her heart was filled with much love for her children, grandchildren, and friends.
The thing I remember the best about her is her flowers. She had a big yard filled with different flowers, but "Iris" were her favorites. She had tons of them that she used to raise and sell.
She also played the piano. She never learned to read music, but she could play it very well by "ear." She played the piano a lot for her grandchildren while they would sing to the tunes.
Albert was a very soft-spoken man and was always making different things for his grandchildren. The grandchildren had many, many wooden toys and play yard contraptions made by him.
Albert and Bertha spent a lot of quality time with their children and their families. We were always going to different places and had many family picnics. There were many, many happy times being together as a family.
They were both very devoted and had a tremendous amount of love for their children and grandchildren. It was that love that brought our families so close together and have managed to keep us close through all these years.
They are both still very much missed and will forever live in all their grandchildren's hearts.
These "Iris'" are placed here
as a Special Memorial and Remembrance
of our "Dear Grandmother" from all her grandchildren.
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Updated August 18, 2009
Other Surnames On My Father's Side of the Family:
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LOEB / LOUPS, John
LOEBS / LOUPS, Margaret
WALTHER / SCHAFER, Catherina
KINIGUNDA / CHRISTMANN?
WYSS / WISS, Urs
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