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M. Gertrude Offit
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M. Gertrude Offit (Offet) (1847-?)

M. Gertrude Offit graduated from the Institute in 1864 and worked as a teacher in Delaware during and after the war.  An 1865 Christian Recorder article acknowledged receipt of a donation for the freedmen from the pupils at Offit’s school in Wilmington Delaware.  The 1871 ICY Annual Report lists Offit as living in Delaware.  An 1877 Philadelphia directory listed Offit as a dressmaker living at 816 South 9th street.


Sources:

“Acknowledgement,” The Christian Recorder, December 9, 1865; Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Institute for Colored Youth, Philadelphia, 1871; 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1168; Family History Film: 1255168; Page: 472A; Enumeration District: 066; Image: 0584.

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Image: "Acknowledgement"

Source: The Christian Recorder, December 9, 1865

Born: 1847 - Philadelphia

Died: ?

Graduated: 1864

Career:
School Teacher
Dressmaker 



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