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(Laurel Factory)

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Laurel is a city in northern Prince George's County, Maryland, in the United States, located midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the Patuxent River. Founded as a mill town in the early 19th century, the arrival of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1835 expanded local industry and later enabled the city to become an early commuter town for Washington and Baltimore workers.

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First Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
Laurel, Maryland, USA

First Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
Laurel Diner
Laurel, Maryland, USA

Laurel Diner
St. Mildred's Catholic School
Laurel, Maryland, USA

St. Mildred's Catholic School

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1854 - Laurel Factory
Laurel Factory, a post-village of Prince George's county, Maryland, on the South branch of the Patuxent, half a mile from the Baltimore and Washington railroad, and 22 miles S. W. from Baltimore. The manufacture of cotton constitutes the chief business of the village. Population, about 1000.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Laurel
Laurel, formerly Laurel Factory, a post-village of Prince George's co., Md., on the South Branch of the Patuxent River, and on the Washington Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 22 miles S.W. of Baltimore. Hers is a cotton-factory, also iron-works. Pop. 1148.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Laurel, Md., July 22 (AP) - One man was killed instantly and another was fatally injured near here today in an automobile accident when their car skidded and crashed into a telephone pole.

Robert Brown, 25, of Washington, was instantly killed and John Wilson, 28, of Hyattville, Md., was injured so seriously he died in a hospital.
The Gettysburg Times
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
July 22, 1929
1972 - May 15 - Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md
2023 - Whether you're into history, nature, or just looking for a good place to grab a bite, here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Laurel:
Laurel Historical Society:

Dive into the history of Laurel at the Laurel Historical Society. They have exhibits and artifacts that showcase the rich history of the area. It's a great spot for history enthusiasts.

National Wildlife Visitor Center:

Nature lovers, rejoice! The National Wildlife Visitor Center is a fantastic place to explore. It's part of the Patuxent Research Refuge and offers trails, exhibits, and programs for wildlife enthusiasts and families.

Montpelier Mansion:

Take a trip back in time at Montpelier Mansion. This historic site is a beautiful example of 18th-century architecture. You can tour the mansion and the surrounding gardens for a delightful afternoon.

Dutch Country Farmers Market:

If you're a foodie, the Dutch Country Farmers Market is a must-visit. This market is a treasure trove of fresh produce, Amish goods, and a variety of delicious treats. Grab a bite to eat while you're there!

Patuxent Research Refuge:

For outdoor activities,...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Laurel, Maryland, USA

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male ancestorWilhelm Ludwig "William" FEIGE (14 March 1838, Waldeck, Prussia - 12 January 1909, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory))
female ancestorAnna Augusta THEINERT (1 June 1842, , Prussia (Germany) - 23 May 1912, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory))
male ancestorLouis Vivian LUBER (3 February 1864, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory) - 28 August 1934, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory))
female ancestorEleonora FEIGE (21 April 1866, , Tennessee, USA - 13 August 1934, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory))
male ancestorHarry Nicholas LUBER (10 December 1900, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory) - 19 January 1964, )
male ancestorLouis Cecil LUBER (29 September 1902, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory) - 13 June 1959, Lusby, Calvert, Maryland, USA)
male ancestorWilliam F LUBER (19 March 1905, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory) - 1969, Prince George, Maryland, USA)
female ancestorElenora LUBER (2 March 1908, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory) - April 1982, Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, USA)
male ancestorTheinert Miller FEIGE (6 August 1909, Laurel, Maryland, USA (Laurel Factory) - March 1964, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Laurel, Maryland, USA

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male ancestorWilliam Theinert FEIGE (27 July 1883 - 6 March 1939) and female ancestorEva Belle MILLER (7 November 1886 - 25 April 1973) married 1907

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