CFHS code : HS75

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of / dear father / GEORGE GERMANY / d July 20 1924 / age 83

Monument : Stone cross (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.202345, 0.13808794 – click here for location

Germany monument May 2018

Monument

Located eight rows from west of the east path. The cross has fallen within the kerb stones and  the plinth is partially hidden by bushes. We were not able to check the inscription.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of dear father GEORGE GERMANY /d July 20 1924  age 83

George Germany (c.1841 – 20 July 1924)

George was born in Helions Bumpstead in Essex. He was baptised on 7 March 1841 in Bumpstead-Helion.  His parents were William and Anne Germany and his father worked as a tailor. By 1861 he had moved to Cambridge and was working in the Buttery at Clare College.

He married Betsy Kelly in 1861. They had at least eight children: Edwin Robert Kelly a family adopted son (1858-1941), Ellen (1865-1945), Agnes (1868-1949), George Arthur (1872-1948), Fred (1876-1956), Betsy (1881-1959), Isabella (1883-) and another unknown child.

The family were living at 19 Burleigh Street in 1871, where Betsy was a shopkeeper, and George was a gardener.  In 1881 they were living at Belgrave Road and George was working as a labourer. In 1891 he was working at the Railway Inn as an Ostler. He was still working as an ostler in 1901, but by 1911 his occupation was recorded yet again as a labourer.  He was widowed aged 77 years old, and died in July 1924 aged 83 years old.

Source:

Ancestry

by Claire Martinsen

George Germany