I am currently in the process of incorporating the research on the French side of the family tree that was done by William E. Loll, my 3rd cousin 2x removed, who wrote 4 volumes of Family History on the Loll Family and traveled to
to do research. France
The French Connection begins with Theresa Loll, my 3rd great grandmother. Theresa was born
in May 12, 1835 . Theresa was born during the last monarchy in France, Louis Philippe I was King of France. Marcholsheim, Alsace, France
Theresa was the fourth of eight known children born to Antoine Loll and Mary Ann Tehl or Keal. Mary Ann's last name has never been confirmed as her parents are unknown at this time.
During Theresa's childhood there was protest and revolt around
. Strikes and worker demonstrations were becoming more common among the laboring classes. France brought the end of the monarchy in February 24, 1848 when Louis Napoleon Bonaparte was elected President of France by popular vote. France
When Theresa was 17, she moved with her family from
The family arrived at the
The family then traveled from
and settled in New York , Knox Township . Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Theresa was married within a year of arriving to the
. On United States , at age 18, she married Leopold Guth, 23, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, January 20, 1853 . Leopold Guth, born Clarion County, Pennsylvania November 14, 1830 in Untersimmonswald, Province of Baden, Germany the son of Anton Guth and Theresia Rosch. Leopold's estimated arrival was in 1850. Leopold Guth was a jeweler and watchmaker, a skill he leaned from his father.
Nine years after Theresa arrived to the
, she and her family would live through the Civil War. Her brother John Loll would serve in the Union Army at age 18. In Feburary of 1862 he would be wounded in battle and would die as a casualty of war on United States in a hospital in June 10, 1862 Washington, D.C.
Leopold and Theresa are documented as living in the Clarion Borough,
on Clarion County, Pennsylvania according to the 1880 United States Federal Census. On June 1, 1880 Leopold and Theresa are documented as living on Main Street, Clarion, June 7, 1900 according to the 1900 United States Federal Census. Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Leopold and Theresa had 12 children, 11 of which the names are know. I am a descendant of their daughter, Frances Philomena Guth, my 2nd great-grandmother.
Notable historical events in Theresa's life included the assassination of two Unites States Presidents, President Lincoln on
and President McKinley on April 14, 1865 , the US Purchase of Alaska on September 6, 1901 and the Great Chicago Fire on March 30, 1867 . October 8, 1871
Theresa lived to be 69 and died on
. She is buried at the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Clarion, September 12, 1904 . Clarion County, Pennsylvania
- 1880 U. S. census, 1880 United States Federal Census schedule, Clarion, Pennsylvania, Family of Leopold Guth. Supervisor's District10, Enumeration District 66, Enumeration Date June 1, 1880, Lines 35-42.; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
- 1900 U. S. census, 1900 United States Federal Census schedule, Clarion , Pennsylvania, Family of Leopold Guth. Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 6, Enumeration Date June 7, 1900, Lines 19-21.; digital image, (www.ancestry.com).
- Find A Grave Memorial# 84821479. www.findagrave.com
- Find A Grave Memorial# 84821414. www.findagrave.com