Old Ironmaster Inn, Reading, PA October 17, 1982
Our host at our first annual reunion was P. Elwood Shurr, senior member of
the family. Much of what is written here came from him. Many others participated.
I have not bothered to identify each individual and I have chosen
the editorial privilege of not writing word for word. A tape was made during
the day and anyone that wants may borrow it.
Our grand-father was Peter R. Shurr. Grandmom's name was Sarah. Her maiden
name was Sarah Ann Romig. Mom's maiden name was Hummel. Her mother's maiden
name was Zerber. Her father was born in Reading. His name was Harry. He came
from the Lenhartsville area. He left home to go to work one morning and never
showed up again. They never found him, never found out what happened to him or
anything else. He was our grand-father on Mom's side. He worked in a cement
works up in that area somewhere and as Elwood understands it, seven years after
he disappeared Mom's mother had him declared legally dead and she re-married.
She had to have him declared dead in order to collect his insurance and the
back pay he had coming from the cement works.
There is more to this that I will type in as time allows.
From a tape of the reunion transcribed by Clyde Shurr.
Created by Scott Shurr, 5 June 1999,
Updated 21 January 2012.
Contact Scott Shurr at firstname.lastname@example.org.