Person:Louisa Kerber (1)

  1. Louisa Catherine Kerber1852 - 1922
m. 29 MAY 1872
  1. Charles Herbert Sparrell1873 - 1961
  2. Frank Joseph Sparrell1875 - 1947
  3. Serena (Sadie) Louise Sparrell1877 - 1935
  4. Emily (Lizzie) Elizabeth Sparrell1880 - BEF 1970
Facts and Events
Name Louisa Catherine Kerber
Gender Female
Birth? 5 May 1852 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Birth? 5 May 1852 Greenfield MA
Other? had an identical twin sister Sarah
Marriage 29 MAY 1872 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesto Herbert Kirkwood Sparrell
Death? 31 Oct 1922 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[1] Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA


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  2.   Although Louisa was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts she spoke with a noticeable German accent. In her later years, she was a neurasthenic and took to her bed on the slightest provocation. HKS II attributed this to her failure to achieve social acceptance outside the German community.She may have ridden around Worcester in a carriage driven by a liveried coachman, but to the local Yankee gentry, she had three strikes against her. She was the daughter of an immigrant, Roman Catholic, saloonkeeper.