The History of the Building
Sarah J. Troth purchased a property from Rush J. Whiteside June 15, 1887 (270? 177)
3603-05: “Circa 1885, two-and-one-half story brick double; gabled front with: slate shingles and wood bracketed surround for two- registers; surround removed from 3603. Porches removed.”
(Inventory of Buildings in Powelton from the application submitted to the National Register of Historic Places, 1985)
Previous Residents of
1889 Blue Book: Mrs. Alice Troth & daughters
1890 Directory: Alice Troth
Elizabeth T. Troth
Sarah J. Troth
In 1880 they lived at 1019 Cherry St. Alice was the widow of Samuel F. Troth, a retired merchant. Her son, Samuel, lived at 3309 Baring St.
1892: “Alice Troth. Died 8/19/1892, age 88. Widow of Samuel F. Troth. Member of Western District Monthly Meeting of Friends, Philadelphia.” (The Friend, 1893. vol. 66 pg.56) She was born in New Jersey.
Elizabeth Troth 68 Owned free of mortgage; single; parents born in Md.
Anna B. Troth 60 Sister; single
Mary Troth 57 Sister; single
Sarah J. Troth 55 Sister; single
Catherine A. Edwards 29 Chambermaid; single; born in Wales, immigrated 27 years earlier
Elizabeth J. Edwards 26 Cook; single; born in Wales, immigrated 27 years earlier
Jane Boyd 54 Seamstress; single; born in Ireland, immigrated 18 years earlier
M. Agnes Wooding 34 Boarder; musician; single; born in Conn.
(ED 543, 13A)
1898-‘99 Blue Book: The Misses Troth
1906 Blue Book: Misses Troth (although they are also listed at 4037 Locust with their brother.)
1907, April 17: Death of Anna B. Troth, daughter of the late Samuel F. and Mary Troth. Funeral from her late residence, 3605 Baring St. (Phila. Inquirer)
Elizabeth T. Troth 78
Mary Troth 67
Sarah J. Troth 65
Jannie Canning 20 Servant; born in Ireland; immigrated in 1906
Helen Dawson 36 Servant; married, 11 children, 4 surviving; born in W. Indies, immigrated in 1905
(ED 492, 7-8)
1916, Nov. 28: Death of Elizabeth T. Troth, 86 years old, daughter of the late Samuel F. and Mary Troth of 3605 Baring St. (Phila. Inquirer)
Mary Troth 76 Owner, free of a mortgage; parents bor in Md.
Sarah Jane Troth 75 Sister
Elisabella Seyfriedt 45 Nurse and assistant; single; born in N.Y., father born in baden, Germany, mother in Scotland
Mary Rosborough 65 Servant; widowed
Marjorie Wilson 30 Servant; single; born in Ireland, immigrated in 1909.
(ED 686, 5B)
Mary Troth 87 Owner, house valued at $10,000
Sarah J. Troth 85 Sister
Mary Roseborough 72 Servant; widow
Marjorie Wilson 42 Servant; single; born in Ireland
(ED 398, 8B)
Harold Wieringa 28 College teacher; earned $1800 in 1939; born in Kansas, lived there in 1935; 5 years of college; renting for $32/month
Vivian Wieringa 31 Born in Kansas, lived there in 1935; 4 years college
— 2nd household
James McHenry 36 Accountant with telephone co.; earned $2500 in1939; 4 years college; renting for $35/month
Marie McHenry 32 Secretary with civil service com.; earned $1680 in1939; 1 year high school
(ED 686, 8B)
“Harold Wierenga. Harold Wierenga, 91, of Annapolis, a retired mathematics professor at the Naval Academy, died of natural causes Nov. 7, 2002 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
“Born in Cawker City, Kansas, Mr. Wierenga graduated from Kansas State University and taught in Kansas high schools for several years before moving to Philadelphia, Pa., and teaching at Drexel University.
“During World War II, he worked at Westinghouse in Philadelphia and after the war, moved to Oklahoma to become chairman of the math department at Central State College in Edmond.
“He arrived in Annapolis in 1948 where he taught at the Naval Academy until he retired after 27 years.
“A lifelong naturalist, he was a longtime member of the Maryland Ornithological Society and the Anne Arundel Bird Club. He spent many happy years exploring Anne Arundel County, and traveled widely with his family throughout the United States as he pursued his hobby of photographing birds, wildflowers, butterflies and other aspects of nature. He enjoyed the numerous slide shows he gave to local garden clubs and bird clubs.
“He was a longtime member of the Naval Academy Golf Club, and an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer of the Sunday school for many years.
“In 1939 he married Vivian Snapp, of Salina, Kan., who died Dec. 23, 1996.
“Surviving are two sons, John R. Wierenga of Odenton and Harold L. Wierenga of Arnold; a daughter, Susan Zotter of Portland, Ore.; and three grandchildren.” (http://www.genealogybuff.com/md/state/webbbs_config.pl/read/207)
1950 Directory: R. H. Reeve
Emma C. Nugent
Mrs. Florence K. Oudesluys
See the Powelton Post, Jan. 1962 for piece on her daughter Hortense.
According to her 1923 application for a passport, Florence Kelso Oudesluys was born in Baltimore in September 14, 1865. She was married in 1887 to Louis Oudesluys who died in 1918. She was living in Baltimore.
2009: owner: Sheldon Schwartz
purchase date: 7/1999
Revised 11/23/2012 About Powelton Village