John Philip Walter
1858 - 1911

John Philip Walter was born in Nov 1858 in Pennsylvania. 

In the 1870 census, "Philip" was born in Pennsylvania and 11 years old, living with his parents in Wilkes-Barre Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

In the Wilkes-Barre City Directory1892, Henry was living at 22 Lehigh Street.  He was working as a laborer. 

In the 1900 census, John P. Walter was 42 years old, born Nov 1858.  His father was born in Germany and mother in New York.  He worked as a car repairer.  He was married 17 years.  He lived with his wife and 5 children on Prospect Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In the 1910 census, John P. was 52 years old and married 27 years.  He was a farmer.  He was living with his wife and 3 children in West Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

He died in Philadelphia on 5 Sept 1911.  He was buried 9 Sept 1911.

John P. Walter family in 1902
Family photo taken in 1902
Standing:  William Charles, Godfrey John, John Jr., Louise
Seated:  John Philip, Sr., Jacob Henry, Magdalena
(I believe the names are matched to the photo - but could be mistaken)


Obituary:  Wilkes-Barre Record, Friday, 8 September 1911, page 10.

Philip Walter, a former resident of this city, died at his home at Philadelphia Tuesday following an illness of Bright's Disease.  Mr. Walter was well known and highly esteemed in this city.  He is survived by his wife and the following children:  Frederick, William, John, Jacob and Louise, also the following brothers and sisters:  William, Mrs. Frank Cronauer, Frederick, Mrs. Charles Baker, Mathias, Susan, Frances, Frank and Mrs. J. Heck.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning in Philadelphia.

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