Bill Graver was a happy fellow when he left the TIMES NEWS office on Friday, Oct. 11.
That morning, he had stopped in to see me; wanting me to do an article about his great-great grandfather who had fathered 33 children.
The great-great-grandfather, Nicholas C. Strohl, had lived in Towamensing Township. He had been married three times. His first two wives, Lydia and Sarah Weiss, were daughters of Charles Weiss, a Revolutionary War hero whose monument stands in the Lehighton and Weissport Parks.
He died on June 21, 1884 at the age of 82.