MARY M. LEHRER, the eldest daughter of Lewis Lehrer and his wife Mary Trainor, was born in October of 1874 in Philadelphia, PA. In 1895, she married ROBERT BASH, SR., the son of Charles Bash (born in Germany 1845) and his wife, Mary (born in Ireland 1840). Robert Bash Sr. was born January 1869 in Philadelphia, PA, and by 1910 he was working as a plumber (steam & gas) in Philadelphia.
In the US Census of 1920, Mary M. Lehrer reported being married; but since her husband, Robert Bash Sr. is not mentioned in the census, and Mary’s status is given as Head, once can assume that Robert Sr. must have already died.
The six children of MARY M. LEHRER and ROBERT BASH, SR. are:
1) REGINA M. BASH, b. September 1897, Philadelphia, PA; married CHARLES H.; born 1900, New Jersey. In 1920, Charles H. was a bookkeeper in the Marine Corps. His surname is not given in the 1920 US Census.
2) ANNA M. BASH, b. January 1899, Philadelphia, PA.
In 1920, Anna Bash was a hooper in a hosiery mill.
3) ROBERT J. BASH, Jr., b. abt. 1901, Philadelphia, PA; m. Ruth b. 1899. Children: RUTH BASH and ROBERTA BASH (twins) b. 1930.
Robert ‘Bob’ Bash, Jr. left elementary school after completing the 7th grade, hence his loss of the education necessary to knowing exactly how to form plurals when writing (‘parence’ instead of ‘parents’). In 1920, Bob worked as a General Helper in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and by 1940 Bob was employed privately as a knitter Philadelphia. In 1939, at the close of the Great Depression, Bob had only worked for 30 weeks for which he earned a mere $926.00 per year. He is the author of the 1969 letter to his cousin, Charles John Lehrer, which contains a valuable, though somewhat distorted, genealogy of the Lehrer Family.
4) FRANCIS H. BASH, b. 1905, Philadelphia, PA.
5) MARY C. BASH, b. 1909, Philadelphia, PA.
6) JOHN F. BASH, b. 1916, Philadelphia, PA.