Della Hancher

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... Nicholas Hancher (c1768-1846) m Mary - (c1768-?)
 4.... William Hancher (1788-1857) m Mary Howe (1802-?)
 5..... John W. Hancher (1837-1920) m Mary Margaret Supler (1841-1918)
 6...... Della Hancher (1860-1937)
         +- Hobbs 
         +George R. Gunst (1859-1922)
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Della Hancher1,2 [C. Della Hancher3, Anna C. Hancher4].

Born Dec - 18602,3,4,5 [about 18591, about 18666], West Virginia2,3,4,5.  

She married - Hobbs.3  

Child:

Joseph R. (L. Josie) Hobbs, born Oct 1878, West Virginia; died 1962; adopted the name Joseph Gunst; married Anna Aland (children: Marion [1903-1991], Ethel [1904-1993], Violet Johanna Florence [1906-c1940s, married Bernard Joseph Quinn], Joseph [1908-2001], Lorraine [1909-1977], Robert [1915-1986] and Samuel Burton "Burt" Gunst [1917-1978]). 2,3,4,7,8,9

Della and her first husband were apparently divorced.3  

Della and son Josie were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), living with Della's parents at 2239 Chaplins Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia:3

Hancher, C. Della, daughter, age 19, born in West Virginia; father born in Ohio; mother born in West Virginia; divorced.
Hobbs, L. Josie, grandson, age 1, born in West Virginia; father born in Ohio; mother born in West Virginia.

She then married George R. Gunst, about 1892.4  George, son of Balser G. + Julia Gunst, was born Sep - 1859, Pennsylvania.2,4,5,10,11  

George Gunst was shown in the 1890 city directory of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania:12

Geo Gunst, 12 1/2 Scott, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; tailor.

Della and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), 2521 Wylie Ave., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania:4

Gunst, George R., head-of-household, age 40, born Sept 1859 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in Pennsylvania; married 18 years; occupation: tailor; rented home.
Gunst, Anna C., wife, age 39, born Dec 1860 in West Virginia; father born in Ohio; mother born in West Virginia; married 18 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Gunst, Joseph R., son, age 21, born Oct 1878 in West Virginia; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in West Virginia; single; occupation: commercial traveler.
Stores [unclear], Leona, servant, age 21, born Mar 1879 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: servant [..unclear..].

Della and George were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 13 1920), 2514 Elba Street, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania:5

Gunst, George R., head-of-household, age 60, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in Pennsylvania; rented home; occupation: tailor, at home.
Gunst, Della, wife, age 59, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Gunst, Joseph R., son, age 21, born Oct 1878 in West Virginia; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in West Virginia; single; occupation: commercial traveler.

George died 1922, buried Section 39, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2  

Widow Della was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), living with brother Edward at 523 North Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania:6

Hancher, E.W., head-of-household, age 66, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; widower; first married at age 20; owned home ($8,000 value); radio in home; occupation: salesman, dry goods store; not a veteran.
Gunst, Della, sister, age 64, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; widow; first married at age 18; occupation: none.
Easten, Della, lodger, age 35, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: nurse, private.

Della Hancher died 1937, buried Section 39, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2  


Sources

  1. 1870 census, 5th Ward, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia; roll M593-1696, page 290, line #34, dwelling #228, family #228.
  2. Contribution from Sue (), citing:
    burial records of Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  3. 1880 census, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia; roll T9-1410, ED 204, page 333C, line #12, dwelling #287, family #375.
  4. 1900 census, 13th Ward, Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1359, ED 157, page 12A, line #45, dwelling #195, family #233.
  5. 1920 census, 5th Ward, Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1520, ED 395, page 1A, line #7, dwelling #2, family #2.
  6. 1930 census, 1st Ward, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-1992, ED 862, page 5A, line #11, dwelling #52, family #105.
  7. Contribution from Gary Gunst ( or ).
  8. Contribution from Sue ().
  9. 1910 census, 12th Ward, Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1303, ED 430, page 112B, line #81, dwelling #36, family #38.
  10. 1870 census, 5th Ward, Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1295, page 550, line #34, dwelling #316, family #487.
  11. 1880 census, Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1092, ED 121, page 481A, line #35, dwelling #258, family #345.
  12. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Directories, 1888-92; http://www.ancestry.com.


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