The Andress Family Register, a work in progress, documents the descendants of Jacob Andress of Beattystown, NJ. The AFR is found in the Archive 18 June - 02 Aug. 2007. The AFR has also been added to

Sunday, July 15, 2007

AFR 3-5 C: Roy Lewis Andress

ROY LEWIS ANDRESS, son of Hampton W., was born 12 Oct. 1890 in Stroudsburg. He moved to Palmerton, Carbon County, PA before 1928, and there died 02 Dec. 1975. He is buried Stroudsburg Cemetery.

Roy married Sadie M. Bittenbender, daughter of Milton Bittenbender and Edna Shoemaker, 05 Sept. 1910, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg. Sadie was born 07 Sept. 1892 in Sand Hill, PA. She died 27 April 1990 in Palmerton, PA, and is buried Stroudsburg Cemetery.

Roy and Sadie Andress had the following children:

I. RUSSELL MILTON ANDRESS was born 25 Nov. 1911 in Stroudsburg. He was a Baptist minister. He died 30 Jan. 1983 at his home in Lexington, Kentucky, and is buried in Stroudsburg Cemetery.

II. FLOYD LEROY ANDRESS SR. was born 28 Jan. 1913 and died 08 Nov. 2002. He married Jennie K. Lukasevich. She was born 22 Feb. 1918 and died 19 Aug. 1981. She was the daughter of Peter Lukasevich and Tatiana Skopetz, of Palmerton. Floyd and Jennie had two children: (1) Jane K., and (2) Floyd L.

III. ELWOOD KENNETH ANDRESS was born 01 Sept. 1914 and he died 01 Jan. 1999 in Palmerton, PA.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg, PA, Marriages (March 1867 - November 1965), page 42: Roy L. Andress to Sadie M. Bittenbender, 05 Sept. 1910. (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association,

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg, PA, Baptisms 1867-1965, page 42: Floyd LeRoy Andress, son of Roy & Sadie, Birth date: 28 Jan. 1913. (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association,

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg, PA, Baptisms 1867-1965, page 43: Elwood Kenneth Andress, son of Roy & Sadie, Birth date: 01 Sept. 1914. (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association,

1918 World War I Draft Registration Card, , Roy Lewis Andress, Age: 26; Res: 102 North 5th St., Stroudsburg, PA; Born: 12 Oct. 1890, Stroudsburg, PA, USA; Occ: Insurance Agent, Prudential Life Insurance; Wife and 3 children; Caucasian, Medium Height, Medium Build, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair.

NOTE: I’ve misplaced Roy’s 1920 federal census information and will have to re-obtain it.

1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Carbon County, Palmerton Borough, Family # 219, Andress, Roy, 39, age married 19, Dairyman; Sadie, 37, age married 17; Russell, 18; Floyd, 17; Elwood, 15

1970, Letter from Russell M. Andress, Forest Park, GA, to Joseph H. Andress, Pensacola, FL: “Dear Joe: I finally located you, just two days before we celebrated Mother & Dads 60th wedding anniversary. We had a very pleasant time. Dick sent me your address. Thought you might enjoy this picture which was taken that day. Since we live so near let me hear from you. We are the oldest of the two families. Hope we can get together. Your Cousin, Russell Andress.” [NOTE: A picture of Roy and Sadie accompanies the letter. The original letter is in the possession of Milton Andress of Molino, FL.]

Social Security Death Index, Roy Andress, Palmerton, Carbon, PA, born 12 Oct. 1890, died Dec. 1975

05 Dec. 1975, The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, “Roy L. Andress, 85, of R.D. 2 Palmerton died Wednesday night in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Sadie M. Bittenbender Andress, at home. Born in Stroudsburg, a son of the late Hampton and Eliza (Snyder) Andress, he was a resident of Palmerton since 1928 and had been employed by the Palmerton Sanitary Dairy as a milkman for 43 years. A former member of the Phoenix Fire Engine and Hose Co., he was a member of the Phoenix Firemens Relief Assn., Stroudsburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Russell M. Andress of Charlotte, N.C., Floyd L. of Palmerton, and Elwood K. of Palmerton R.D. 2; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and a brother Clarence L. Andress of East Stroudsburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with Rev. John K. Stendahl, officiating. Burial will be in the Stroudsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Clark Funeral Home on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. with Stroudsburg Fire Department conducting services at 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations may be made to the Carbon-Monroe Assn. for the Blind, 44 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, Pa, 18229” “FIREMEN CALLED - Stroudsburg firemen are to meet at 7:45 p.m. today at the fire house, in uniform, to attend services for Ray Andress. The memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. in the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg”

Social Security Death Index, Jennie Andress, Palmerton, Carbon, PA, born 22 Feb. 1918, died Aug. 1981

21 Aug. 1981, The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, “Jennie Andress, 63, of 655 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, died Wednesday in Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center, Allentown. She was the wife of Floyd L. Andress Sr., at home. Born in Palmerton, daughter of the late Peter and Tatiana (Skopetz) Lukasevich, she was a lifelong resident of Palmerton. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Floyd L. Andress Jr., Palmerton; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Payne, Vienna, Va.; a brother, Victor Lukasevich, Jim Thorpe; three sisters, Mrs. John (Sophie) Tomecsek, Allentown, Mrs. Burton (Agnes) Evans, Slatington, and Mrs. Verna Gontar, Northampton, and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Charles H. Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Interment will be in Trachsville Cemetery, Trachsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday.”

Social Security Death Index, Russel Andress, Lexington, Fayette, KY, born 25 Nov 1911, died Jan 1983

31 Jan. 1983, The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, “Russell Milton “Andy” Andress, 71, of 1482 Augusta Drive in Lexington, Ky., died Sunday in Lexington Central Baptist Hospital. Born in Stroudsburg, he was the son of Sadie (Bittenbender) Andress of Weatherly and the late Roy L. Andress. A former resident of Stroudsburg and of Palmerton, he was a retired management consultant and an ordained Baptist minister. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Elwood Andress and Floyd Andress, both of Palmerton; one nephew and one niece. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Stroudsburg Cemetery, with the Rev. David A. Cornell officiating. The William H. Clark Funeral Home in Stroudsburg is in charge of arrangements. There will be no viewing.”

Social Security Death Index, Sadie M. Andress, Weatherly, Carbon, PA, born 07 Sept. 1892, died 27 April 1990

28 April 1990, The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, “Sadie M. Andress, 97, of Weatherwood Carbon County home in Weatherly, died Friday. She was the wife of the late Roy L. Andress. Born in Sand Hill, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Edna (Shoemaker) Bittenbender. She is survived by two sons, Floyd L. Andress of Leighton and Elwood K. Andress of Palmerton; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. The Campton Funeral Home Inc., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.”

Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA, Section M, Plot 45: Andress, Roy L, 1890-1975; Sadie M, 1892-1990; “Andy Russell Milton Andress, 11/25/11 - 1/30/83, Minister-Teacher-Consultant, He invested all he had in People”

Social Security Death Index, E K Andress, Weatherly, Carbon, PA, born 01 Sept. 1914, died 01 Jan. 1999

1999, (NOTE: I’ve misplaced the following obituary’s source information.): “Elwood K. Andress, 84, of 434-½ Delaware Ave., Palmerton, died Friday in the Hazelton General Hospital. He was a truck driver for the W.C. Wol fretz Co., Allentown, for six years before retiring in 1976. Born in Stroudsburg, he was a son of the late Roy L. and Sadie M. (Bittenbender) Andress. He was of the Protestant faith. Andress was an Army veteran of World War II, having attained the rank of sergeant. He was a former member of the Lehighton American Legion Post and a member of the CB Club of Palmerton, with call letters KKU4450 and being known as ‘Shoe Polish.’ Surviving are a brother, Floyd L. Sr., of Kunkletown; and nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.”

Social Security Death Index, Floyd Andress, Lehighton, Carbon, PA, born 28 Jan. 1913, died 08 Nov. 2002

09 Nov. 2002, The Times News, Lehighton, PA, “Floyd L. “Corky” Andress Sr., 89, of 230 Saw Mill Lane, Lehighton and formerly of Palmerton, died Friday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Jennie K. (Lukasevich) Andress. He worked for the former New Jersey Zinc Co., as a furnace operator for 42 years, retiring in 1975. Born in Stroudsburg, he was a son of the late Roy L. and Sadie (Bitenbender) Andress. He served in the Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations. He was a member of the American Legion of Slatington. Surviving is a daughter, Jane K. Payne of Jonas, and a son, Floyd L. Andress, Jr., of Lehighton, also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Campton Funeral Home, Inc., 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton is in charge of arrangements.”

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