I found a couple different items and placed them below for you to look at: Name: Edward Wallace Erdman -- WW One Race: white Address: Glenarm, Baltimore Co. Birth Place: Baltimore, Md. Birth Date: 10 Apr 1895 Comment: NRF (MNM) 5/7/17 app sea; sea 2c 6/25/17; sea 4/1/18; sea 2c 10/1/18; sea 1/1/19; qm 3c 4/15/19, Saunders Range Md.; USS Massachusetts 6/25/17; Hq 2 Naval Dist 11/24/17; Armed Draft Detail New York N.Y. 12/10/17; USS Lake Erie 1/17/18; Naval Base Cardiff Wales 1/19/19; USS Lake Tulare 2/20/19; Recg Ship Philadelphia Pa. 9/9/19, Inact 10/4/19 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1930 census in Baltimore City on Hartford RD Edward W. Erdman - a butcher - married 4 years. Wife- Bessie M. Erdman - age 35 listed, first married at age 17 (about 1907-1908). In household are two sons of Bessie (stepsons of Edward): Howard Gilbert Germmroth (Germroth) - born about 1914 in MD and Gordon L. Germmroth (Germroth) - born about May 1919. ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1920 census - Stricker St. in Baltimore Bessie M. Germmroth - age 29 - a widow(can't locate her husband's given name yet) Sons: Howard Gilbert - born abt. 1914 in MD Gordon L. - born about 1919 in MD ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1900 census Name: Bessie M. Zacharias Home in 1900: Baltimore Ward 21, Baltimore City (Independent City), Maryland Age: 11 Estimated birth year: 1889 Birthplace: Maryland Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Her father: Name: Charles J. Zacharias -- born abt. 1858 Home in 1900: Baltimore Ward 21, Baltimore City (Independent City), Maryland Age: 42 Estimated birth year: 1858 Birthplace: Maryland Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Her mother: Name: Ella Zacharias Home in 1900: Baltimore Ward 21, Baltimore City (Independent City), Maryland Age: 39 Estimated birth year: 1861 Birthplace: Virginia Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Wife ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUESTION ?? 1880 census - Baltimore Mother - a widow - Lidia Zacharias - age 53 (born abt. 1827) Sons:George - age 38 (born abt, 1848) - a huckster -married Charles - age 24(born abt. 1856) - single - telephone erector Harry - age 21 (born abt. 1859)- single - barber ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1870 census in Westminster, Carroll, MD Western Hotel owned by: Conrad Sherman Zacharias - age 50 - born abt. 1820 in MD Lydia Anne (Smiegh) Zacharias - age 45 - born abt. 1825 in MD Sons: George - age 17 - born abt. 1853 - clerk in a store Daniel G. - age 15 Harry - age 13
1860 census - Westminster, MD Conrad Sherman Zacharias - age 41-- farmer Lydia Smeak (Smiegh) Zacharias - age 30 (born abt. 1830) ? Sons:George - age 8 Daniel - age 6 Harry / Henry - age 3 BUT -- in 1880 -- Conrad S. Zacharias - age 62 living with his brother, Jacob Zacharias in Westminster.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Then -- 1900 census -- also -- Bessie Zacharias - born Aug. 1880 in MD Parents:James M. Zacharias - born Dec. 1853 & Jennie Laura - June 1859 (had one child) They married about 1879-1880 (lived in Uniontown, Carroll Co.) In 1870 - James M. - age 16 - lived in Westminster. His father - Jacob Zacharias - a widower - age 47 (born 1823 in MD)- farmer-- *** Jacob is more than likely the brother of Conrad S. Zacharias.*** 1860 census - Jacob - age 39, wife, Sarah age 31, James age 7. In Westminster, MD. ************************** So, my conclusion is, first - Bessie M. Zacharias Germmroth Erdman, was not born in 1894 BUT rather closer to 1889.Second, I think her parents were Charles J. and Ella Zacharias.Bessie was married first to a fellow named "Germmroth" and who died sometime in mid- to late 1918 (Right during the height of the Spanish Flu). Locating descendants of Howard Gilbert Germmroth and Gordon L. Germmroth may offer more information on their mother and her family.