CFHS code : AS274

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : GEORGE HENRY GERMANY b April 4th 1851 d October 8th 1903 also of SARAH GERMANY d May 23rd 1921

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



George Henry Germany (4 April 1851 – 8 October 1903)

George was born in Shoreditch and was the son of carpenter Charles and his wife Mary.  Aged 20 he was lodging at 8 Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge and working as a kitchen porter in a University college. He married Sarah Bowers in 1873 and the couple had four daughters: Maude Annie Elizabeth (1875-1954), Laura Lydia Jane (1878-1958), Beatrice Gertrude Ethel (1879-1961) and Amy (1883-1958).  George worked as a college servant and the family lived at Victoria Road (1881), 29 Alpha Road (1891/1901) and then at 64 Jesus Lane.

He died at home aged 52 years old – although the death registration read that he was 50 years old.  This age is inconsistent  with documentation in his lifetime, as on the census of 1901 he was marked as being 50 years old,

Sarah Palmer Germany  (née Bowers) (c.1852 – 23 May  1921)

Sarah was the daughter of Nathan and Martha (née Pepper) and sister of Annie.  She grew up at 3 Thompson’s Lane (1861) and then 3 Kettle’s Yard  which is presumably how she met her future husband.  Nathan was a coal porter, and later a fishmonger and her mother Martha was a launderess.  In 1871 Sarah was living at 8 Benet Street and working as a general servant for librarian Charles Turner and his family.

After she was widowed she ran a University Lodging House from Jesus Lane with daughters Laura and Amy and died at home in 1921.

The sisters were still running a Lodging House from 64 Jesus Lane in 1939.



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George Henry Germany; Sarah Germany