John Gerhard Alburger
(1810-1879)
Catherine Halzell
(1809-1900)
Abraham Henry Alburger
(1832-1867)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Elizabeth Coleman Beecher

Abraham Henry Alburger 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 12 Sep 1832, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 4 9
  • Marriage (1): Mary Elizabeth Coleman Beecher
  • Died: 6 Sep 1867, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 34 2 8 9
  • Buried: 8 Sep 1867, Philadelphia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 2 7 9

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 The 1850 census recorded in the Spring Garden Ward 1 of Philadelphia: John G. Alburger, occupation victualler, 40, living with wife Catharine, 40; Abraham H., victualler, 18; Philip H., 16; John, 14; Anna Louisa, 12; Catharine, 9; William Henry, 7; Mary Dorothy, 5; Charles Sheridan, 2; and George Tryon, 10 months. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $23,000, a very large amount for the times.

2. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11 The1860 census recorded Abraham H. Alburger, butcher, 28, with his wife Mary E. C., 22; twin sons Jacob T. and Wm. B., 4. All were born in Pennsylvania. Living with them are domestic servant Margaret Webb, 21, born in Ireland; and butcher Jas. J. Bradley, 21, born in Pennsylvania. Abraham's real estate is valued at $75,000, a very large amount for the times.

Next door is the household of Abraham's father, John G. Alburger, victualler, 49, living with wife Catherine, 50; Philip H., butcher, 25; John, salesman, 23; May A., 19; Catherine, 19; William H., 17; May D., 14; George T., 11; and Edward T., 8. All were born in Pennsylvania. Also in the home were Lena Hoffdoffer, 21, born in Germany; Margaret Graham, 19, born in Scotland; and John Fiss, 20, born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate is valued at $35,000, a large amount for the times.

3. Cause of Death: accidental death by a knife wound, 6 Sep 1867, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

4. Occupation: butcher on 6 Sep 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6

5. Residence: 705 Callowhill St., Philadelphia. PA on 6 Sep 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 7 8

6. Newspaper: Philadelphia Evening Telegraph: funeral of Abraham H. Alburger., 7 Sep 1867, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12 DIED: Alburger. -- On the 6th instant, ABRAHAM H. ALBURGER, in the 35th year of his age.
The relatives and friends of the family, also Lafayette Lodge, No. 71, A. Y. M., and the School Directors of the Thirteenth Section, are respectively invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, No. 705 Callowhill street, on Sunday afternoon, the 8th instant, at 2 o'clock. To proceed to Laurel Hill.

7. Obituary: Philadelphia Evening Telegraph: obituary of Abraham H. Alburger on 7 Sep 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 OBITUARY. --- Yesterday morning, Mr. Abraham H. Alburger, a prominent citizen of the Thirteenth Ward, died at his residence, No. 705 Callowhill street. Mr. Alburger has been an active member of the Republican party for years past, and was highly respected by the citizens generally. He was severely injured several weeks since by running against a knife in the Second street market, from the effects of which he had not fully recovered. At the time of his death he was a School Directory in the Thirteenth Ward.

8. Burial record for Abraham H. Alburger at Zion Protestant Episcopal Church on 8 Sep 1867 in Philadelphia: Zion Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 7


Abraham married Mary Elizabeth Coleman Beecher, daughter of William Herr Beecher Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Coleman. (Mary Elizabeth Coleman Beecher was born on 13 Oct 1837 in Reading, Berks, PA 13 14, christened on 6 Dec 1840 in Reading: First Reformed Church, Berks, PA, USA,14 died on 1 Jun 1881 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 10 15 16 and was buried on 4 Jun 1881 in Philadelphia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 2 10 15 16.)


Sources


1 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXR2-CX8 Abrahan A Alburger, 13th Ward Philada, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States p. 47, household ID 377.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 1174 PA > Philadelphia > Laurel Hill Cemetery Alburger Index, Online image 11.

3 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 29 Aug 1882, page 3. Death of John S. Alburger. Parents Abraham H. and Mary E. C. Alburger.

4 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4C2-TYV John G Alburger, Spring Garden, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 185.

5 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 1 Aug 1912, obituary of Jacob T. Alburger.

6 Ancestry.com, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), FHL film 1003694. Abram H. Alburger. d. 6 Sep 1867 705 Callowhill Philadelphia. Butcher.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 978. PA > Philadelphia > Zion Protestant Episcopal Church. Burial of Abraham H. Alsburger.

8 Philadelphia Evening Telegraph (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 7 Sep 1867, page 3. Obituary of Abraham H. Alburger.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139926518.

10 Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA) (http://www.berkshistory.org), Collection GA N Box 01A Folder 17 03. 53 pages of notes about Nagle, Norton, Coleman, Otto, Hinckel, Fretz, Beecher families.

11 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1163; Page: 861; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 805163.

12 Philadelphia Evening Telegraph (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 7 Sep 1867, page 3. Funeral of Abraham H. Alburger.

13 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia South Mulberry Ward, Series: M432 Roll: 815 Page: 218.

14 Jacqueline B. Nein, First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and funerals from 1771-1905 (Jacqueline B. Nein, 4701 Saint George Street, Reading, PA 196060 1988. Book viewable online at LDS family history centers.), page 8.

15 Ancestry.com, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), FHL Film 1003707. Mary E. C. Alburger. d. 1 Jun 1881 Philadelphia.

16 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139926579.



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