John Gerhard Alburger
(1810-1879)
Catherine Halzell
(1809-1900)
William Herr Beecher Sr.
(1811-1875)
Elizabeth Mary Coleman
(Abt 1821-1864)
Abraham Henry Alburger
(1832-1867)
Mary Elizabeth Coleman Beecher
(1837-1881)
William Beecher Alburger
(1856-1904)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jennie F. Rea

William Beecher Alburger 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 6 Apr 1856, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Jennie F. Rea on 3 May 1881 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Died: 26 Jan 1904, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 47 4 5 6
  • Buried: Philadelphia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 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.

2. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 The 1870 census recorded John Allberger, retired victualler, 69, living with wife Catharine, 60; and three sons: William, victualler, 27; George, dry goods dealer, 24; and Edward, victualler, 18. Also in the home is John's daughter-in-law, Mary Allberger, widowed, 31, with her children: Jacob, 14; William, 14; John, 7; Abram, 7; and Kate, 3. Also living with them: Susan Vallan, 26, domestic servant, and William Scharg, victualler, 20. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $90,000, an unusally large amount for the times.

3. Residence: in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1880 census recorded at 705 Callowhill St: Wm. H. Alberger, butcher, living with wife Mary E., 38; son Jacob T., 22; Wm. B., 22; John, 17; Abraham, 17; Kate, 13; and Harry 9. Also in the home: servants Ida Shoat, 23, and Fredrella Sabine, 70. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 2021 31st Street: William B. Alburger, florist, 44, born Apr 1856, living with wife Jennie F., 44, Oct 1856; and mother-in-law Jane Rea, 70, May 1830. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. William and Jennie were married for 19 years and the census column indicates she had birthed no children by 1900.

5. Obituary: Public Ledger: obituary of William Beecher Alburger on 28 Jan 1904 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 6 Alburger -- On January 26, William Beecher, son of the late Abraham H. & Mary E. C. Alburger, aged 47 years. Residence 2021 North 31st St. Int. Pvt.


William married Jennie F. Rea on 3 May 1881 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (Jennie F. Rea was born in Apr 1856 in , , PA 1 and died in 1915 5.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3WJ-39T William B Alburger, Philadelphia city Ward 32, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 72.

2 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 13 District 37, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1397; Page: 293B; Image: 104; Family History Library Film: 552896.

3 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.

4 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 online image 11, Wm. Beecher Alburger buried 1904.

5 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.

6 Philadelphia Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA), 28 Jan 1904, obituary of William Beecher Alburger.

7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1173; Family History Film: 1255173; Page: 190C; Enumeration District: 212; Image: 0389.



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