403. Theodore12 Godown (Alton Joseph11, Jonas10, John A9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1742) was born Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa January 03, 1892. Dorey died April 6, 1946 in Phillipsburg, Warren Co, NJ, at 54 years of age. Burial: Riegelsville Union Cemetery Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find A Grave Memorial# 69153651

He married Theresa Bill Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, 1913. Theresa was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania September 10, 1892. Theresa(1743) was the daughter of Jacob Bill and Mary Smith. Theresa died January 1982 Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa, at 89 years of age. Burial: Riegelsville Union Cemetery Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find A Grave Memorial# 161749490 He went by the nick name of "Dory". He and Theresa lived with their family of 13 children in Reiglesville, Bucks Co, Pa.

In the 1910 census Durham Twp, Bucks Co PA page 9B, Theodore (age 18) is boarding with David Sutter and his wife. There are 3 other boarders including an Earl Godown. His occupation is a laborer at the paper mill.

In the 1910 census Milford, Holland Twp Hunterdon Co page 154A, Theodore (age 18) is boarding with Romulus Flemming. His occupation is listed as a worker in the Paper Mill.

Milford is just across the river and a little south so maybe these two are the same. The PA census was dated May 9th and the NJ census was dated May 3rd and 4th.

In the 1920 census Riegelsville, Bucks Co, PA page 278, Theodore (age 28) is living with his wife Theresa (age 26), Mary (age 5), Irene (age 3), George (age 2), and John (age 5m). He works at the paper mill.

In the 1930 census Durham Road, Riegelsville, Bucks Co, PA page 14, Theodore (age 37) is living with his wife Theresa (age 36), Mary (age 16), Irene (age 14), George (age 12), John (age 10), James (age 8), Madalyn (age 7), William (age 6), Gertrude (age 5), Harry (age 2), and Robert (age 10m). Theodore was first married at age 21 and is a road contractor building bridges. All births are recorded as PA except Theodore's father who was born in NJ.

Theodore Godown and Theresa Bill had the following children:

child 588 i. Mary13 Godown (still alive).

child 589 ii. Irene Godown (still alive).

child + 590 iii. George Theodore Godown Dr was born May 18, 1917.

child + 591 iv. John Godown was born August 1, 1919.

child + 592 v. James L Godown was born September 28, 1921.

child 593 vi. Madalyn A Godown(1744) was born Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa October 7, 1922. Madalyn died December 21, 2005 at 83 years of age. burried in Riegelsville Union Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 71935509 She married Edward T Wismer Haycock, PA, May 17, 1941.

Edward was born Upper Black Eddy, Bucks Co, PA April 1919. Edward was the son of Joseph V Wismer and Wilhelmina Monighoff. Edward died November 26, 1998 Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa, at 79 years of age. (See Edward T Wismer for the continuation of this line.) In a letter dated February 8, 1974, Madalyn writes: ".....large families were common in the Godown's. Isn't it amazing - no let's say "Thank God, my brothers and sisters didn't have more than 1-2 or 3 each. I think none of us ever got over "the being poor" feeling that goes with large families and the depression days. We were always called "one of those Godown children", never by name, whether the dead was good or bad. And what used to make me furious was wherever I would go, there is sure to be a Godown. I always swore I'd never marry and have children."

child + 594 vii. William Godown (still alive).

child 595 viii. Gertrude Godown(1745) was born Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa April 8, 1925. Gertrude died March 23, 2001 at 75 years of age. buried in Riegelsville Union Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 71076652 She married Lester Hima about 1945.

Lester was born September 10, 1921. Lester died May 21, 2007 at 85 years of age. burried at Riegelsville Union Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 71076618 (See Lester Hima for the continuation of this line.) She has a nickname of "Shu Shu". Her married name is believed to be Hima.

child 596 ix. Leo Godown was born Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa about 1926. Buddy died about 1927 Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa. Leo was nicknamed "Buddy". Leo died as a child at 16 months old..

child + 597 x. Henry J Godown was born October 14, 1927.

child + 598 xi. Robert Godown was born May 26, 1929.

child + 599 xii. Theodore Patrick Godown was born September 7, 1930.

child + 600 xiii. Richard D Godown Dr was born September 16, 1932.

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