Family Bible of Clara Elizabeth (Rittel) Grober

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Date: 1859 to 1932
Location: Arkansas, USAmap
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This is a source page for the Clara Elizabeth (Rittel) Grober Family Bible.

Clara Elizabeth (Rittel) Grober Family Bible

  • This is a two-sided page in the possession of David Sloat. I received it from my Grandmother, Clara Amelia (Grober) Sloat, in the 1960s. Grandma received it from her mother, Clara Elizabeth (Rittel) Grober.
  • Like many family Bibles of the time, there were pages included between the old and new testament for the purpose of recording Births, Deaths and Marriages. This Bible had such a page but it was cut or torn out of the Bible - possibly by Clara Sloat, to include with her collection of family photos.
  • Based on the first entries on the Bible page, it was most likely initially purchased by, or given as a gift to, Clara (Rittel) Grober - possibly as a wedding present. The Birth entries start on Side 2 with her first children and then continues with her 6th child on Side 1. Deaths started with her mother (who died the year following Clara and Ernest's wedding). The exception is the entry of her own birth and that of her husband in the Births section on Side 2 (most likely entered shortly after their wedding).
  • As is obvious from the scanned images, the pages were getting old and brittle and had some torn spots. These tears had been taped together - but alas the old tape did not age well and turned yellow, causing the paper under the tape to turn yellow. This makes reading some of the entries a challenge, but by comparing the legible parts with the family tree notes my grandmother left me, I have tried to provide a transcription.
  • As a disclaimer, my labels as Side 1 and Side 2 might be backwards. When I first started my transcriptions I assumed the rough edge was the the binding edge which had been damaged as the page was removed from the Bible. But with her first entries being on "Side 2", especially as the Births column on that side is filled to the bottom, I now think the worn and torn edge was the often-thumbed side while the "clean cut" side was the edge in the binding.
Bible Page Side 1
Bible Page Side 2

Transcriptions of the Grober Bible page entries

[Note the entries are written mostly in German Script.
I received the Bible page when I was a teenager in 1963 and wanted to transcribe the pages. The following is the interpretation I made as I converted the names to English (to match the genealogy records my grandmother - Clara Amelia (Grober) Sloat - had given me. I found this much easier than trying to convert the German script to German print. But now as I would like to transcribe the German Script in German, the pages are too old and faded to easily read all of the script. If anyone can read this faded German Script, please feel free to convert the entries I made in my youth to what they actually are in German.]


Christiene Auguste Grober
22nd January 1873

Ernest Walter [Wolltemar??]
3rd June 1875

George Rudolf
30 October 1876

Edwin August Samuel
14th November 1877

Louis Herman
15th June 1880

Clara Amelia Grober [Grobner??]
1st August 1883


Katharriene Rittel
13 July 1860

Johann Gottlieb Grober
28th Nov 1869 in ???????
Cerice Cidhar 79 Jirs?? 11 Meicio?? [hard to read]

Anna Marie Elizabeth
21st February Morning 4th hour

George Rudolph 17th November

Clara Elizabeth Grober
25th April 1884

[next two entries in pencil instead of ink -
but same writing style]

Ernest William Grober
24th December 1889

Louis??? Jan. 28, 1891
[German Script appears to be 7 letters long]

[different writing style -
English instead of German -
most likely additions by Clara Amelia Grober]

Ernest Walter Oct. 16, 1920

Edwin August Mar 7, 1932

[Reverse side of page]

Ernest William Grober
Clara Elizabeth Rittel
1st June 1859

John Emiel Winstel
Johanna Rossetta Grober
2nd August 1881


Katheriene Rittel
31st March 1807

Ernst Willhelm Grober - Sr
10th March 1823 Evening 10th hr.

Clara Elizabeth Rittel
[day is faded] September (?) 1841

Hannah Rosetta Grober
5th September 1861 Evening 8th hr.

Rosina Frances Grober
9th October 1863 Evening 8th hr.

Ernest William Grober
28 January 1867 Morning 2nd hr.
[with an unreadable note]

Frank Albert Grober
10th May Evening [torn out]

Anna Marie Elizabeth
4th September 1871

[End of Entries]

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