The lady's name is Annie M. Grau (nee Grossman). She was married
to Peter Grau. He was the toll collector on the Baltimore Turnpike.
Peter is absent from the picture because he died in 1897 at
age 39 from Typhoid Fever, leaving a wife, teenage daughters,
and a pre-teen son - who appear in the picture. I believe she
continued to collect the poll after Peter's death. She then
died in 1924.
I am not sure if this is the same order as they appear in the
picture, however, the children are:
1. Emma Grau - who married Henry McCarthy of New York; and
later lived in NYC.
2. Genevieve M. Grau (my grandmother); who married Charles
E. Dougherty of McSherrystown. Genevieve and Charles then moved
to Baltimore and later lived in York.
3. Annie C. Grau, who married Claude McCann of McSherrystown.
For a short time they lived in Warren, PA but moved back to
Littlestown. Annie died in 1924 at age 30 from typhoid. Her
children were Myrna McCann and Joseph E. McCann.
4. M. Katherine Grau, who never married, and who moved to Baltimore
and later New York city.
5. Sarah A. Grau, who married John Bittinger Sr. They lived
in Littlestown. They were the parents of John Bittinger Jr,
and Anna Bittinger who lived along South Queen Street in Littlestown
all their lives.
6. John Edward Grau, a.k.a.: J. Edward Grau or "Ed." He
married Elizabeth Sanders of Fairfield. He was a plant
manager of Shriver Canning Co. for a time. After being
laid off during
the Great Depression era, he ultimately found employment
managing a canning company in the Geneva, New York area.
Before working for Shriver's, J. Edward was business partners
in Grau Brother's Bakery with his half-brother, Charles
A. Grau, Littlestown, PA. I have an old photo of a horse-drawn
wagon with "Grau Bros Bakery" printed on the
side. The wagon is situated outside someone's home, which
is in Littlestown. The man who is in the wagon is either
Charles Grau, or J. Edward Grau.
Peter and Annie, and also the above children, were married
at St. Aloysius Church (except Katherine who remained single).
All the above except Emma and Genevieve, are buried in St.
Aloysius Cemetery in the Grau plot.