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George Robert SOURBECK

Male 1902 - 1961  (59 years)


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  • Name George Robert SOURBECK 
    Born 15 Jan 1902  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 9 Apr 1910  109 West 121st Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1920 
    Mechanic (Auto Co.) 
    Census 10 Jan 1920  818 218th Street, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1930 
    Salesman (Auto accessories) 
    Census 2 Apr 1930  715 East 233rd Street, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misc Mar 1959 
    Letter written by George Robert Sourbeck 
    • 1959, Mar 22 - A letter written on George's stationary, George Sourbeck, 693 E. 236 Street, New York City, to Harry L. Sourbeck, 231 West Wayne St., Alliance, Ohio: "Dear Cousins, I am pleased to have this opportunity to say hello for the first time. It all started last year when my older brother Washington was asked by an Ohio brick manufacturer named Hoiles, if he was related to anyone in Ohio. (Their meeting was about finishing brick for a school building, brother Washington was in charge of specifications).

      When he was told my father George was born in Alliance, Mr. Hoiles was so pleased, that he promised to get a reproduction of a radio biography story of our great gradfather Daniel, that was broadcast as a Public Service in 1953 over WFAH operated by his relative. We did receive the recordings he promised and I had themn transmitted to tape for the family's pleasure and reference.

      I have since written to the Alliance Public Library who so graciously forwarded the Centennial book and your address, which makes me believe you must be one of Uncle Al's children (my father's older brother) whom, I have heard about years ago, when grandma and auntie came East and stayed awhile. And I hope we will have the pleasure of meeting each other some day.

      There are a few questions you may help me clear up. Where is the family buried, including great grandfather, so that I may, some day take a trip and pay my respects. And if there are any old photo copies of the Sourbeck homestead and of grandpa and great grandfather or any interesting information that you should have me know about, for my family scrap book, would be very much appreciated. If there is any expense involved please let me know.

      I do hope that you are in the best of health and may I have the pleasure of hearing from you soo. Sincerely, Cousin George.

      P.S. There are (3 of us brothers, 1 nephew, 4 nieces, 3 grand nieces, 1 grand nephew that are bearing the Sourbeck name in the East."

      He enclosed a photo-"Excuse this 12 year photo-I was 57 last."

      The original letter is in the possession of Dale A. Sourbeck, Harleysville, PA. He received it from Mrs. Harry L. Sourbeck (Marie Katherine Harpley) in July of 1965.

      1959, Apr 24 - Another letter written on a Birthday Card to Harry Sourbeck: Dear Harry, Received your letter which explained your background and I was able to reason how you are related to me. Your grandfather, W.H.H. and my grandad, G.W. were brothers. Their father was Daniel Sourbeck, founder of the famous Sourbeck's hotels in New Brighton, PA, and Alliance. He is the pioneer the Industrial Information Institute gave tribute to in 1953 broadcasts which I have a copy of. You should go to the Alliance Public Library and read up on his background, which they claim to have, (see Mrs. Mowry). This information should be very interesting to obtain, so let me know when we can see each other. Regards and Happy Birthday, Cousin George."

      In this last communication, George is correct when he states that Harry's and his grandfather (W.H.H. & G.W.), are brothers. They were, but, Daniel was not their father. Daniel was their 1/2 older brother which the this FTM file identifies and proves.


      Buried Trinity Cemetery, Hewlett, Long Island, NY

      Source: Rootsweb Jason Herrmann
    Died Apr 1961  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7647  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 

    Father George Washington SOURBECK,   Born:  8 Oct 1869, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Abt 1945, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane ENNEVER,   Born:  23 Aug 1876, West Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  9 Jan 1915, West Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1893  Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F343  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Bernadette BURCH,   Born:  29 Dec 1908, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  21 Jun 1961  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1928 
    Children 
     1. Jean SOURBECK
    Family ID F2147  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1902 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Apr 1910 - 109 West 121st Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Jan 1920 - 818 218th Street, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1930 - 715 East 233rd Street, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 1961 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Buried Trinity Cemetery, Hewlett, Long Island, NY


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