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Horace Webster Groff (1881 - abt. 1964)

Horace Webster Groff
Born in Bowmansville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 5 Sep 1903 in Schwenksville, Berks, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Died about in Hartley Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Biography

Horace W. Groff was born 25 March 1881.

in 1928 started Groff's Snack Food Co. with his wife, Mamie Groff in Bowmansville, PA. Their style of manufacturing process is known as kettle cooking. Groff's chips are thicker, curlier than conventional chips.

Their plant is in Bowmansville, PA. and shipped across the country in large metal tin containers, rather than bags, so insuring the chips stay whole and don't break.

He registered for the draft for World War II at the age of 61[1].

  • Fact: Marital Status Single
  • Fact: Census (1900) Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

He died in 1964 and was buried in Bowmansville Union Cemetery, Bowmansville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania[2].

  • Fact: Residence (1900) Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fact: Residence (1910) Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fact: Military Draft Registration (1917-1918) Lancaster County no 2, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fact: Residence (1920) Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fact: Residence (1930) Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fact: Residence (1935) Same House
  • Fact: Residence (1940) Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fact: Occupation Founder of Groff's Potato Chips
  • Fact: Burial Bowmansville Union Cemetery, Bowmansville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


Sources

  1. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQFG-NX7 : 7 April 2016), Horace W Groff, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2C-8QGB : 13 December 2015), Horace W Groff, ; Burial, Bowmansville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Bowmansville Union Cemetery; citing record ID 61546585, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 24 November 2018, 21:14), entry for Horace Webster Groff(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:MQXQ-Z4W); contributed by various users.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M33D-C8W : accessed 29 December 2016), Horace W Groff in household of Walter S Groff, Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2, sheet 7A, family 147, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,422.
  • "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFM7-ZRP : 24 June 2016), Horace W. Groff and Mamie Gehman, 1903.
  • "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6VZ-THP : 12 December 2014), Horace W Groff, 1917-1918; citing Lancaster County no 2, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,893,479.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M61M-7BC : accessed 29 December 2016), Horace W Groff, Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 4, sheet 2A, line 15, family 28, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1582; FHL microfilm 1,821,582.


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