John Gerhard Alburger
Catherine Halzell
William Herr Beecher Sr.
Elizabeth Mary Coleman
(Abt 1821-1864)
Abraham Henry Alburger
Mary Elizabeth Coleman Beecher
Abraham Coleman Alburger


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1. Lena Stiles Goekeler

Abraham Coleman Alburger 1 2 3

  • Born: Jun 1863, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Lena Stiles Goekeler in 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Died: 29 Oct 1918, Merchantville, Camden, NJ at age 55 5
  • Buried: 31 Oct 1918, Pennsauken: Arlington Cemetery, Camden, NJ, USA 5

   Another name for Abraham was Abram Coleman Alburger.4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 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.

2. 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.

3. Census in 1900 in Pennsauken, Camden, NJ, USA. 6 The 1900 census recorded Abram C. Alburger, printer, 36, born Jun 1863, living with wife Lena S., 34, Sep 1865; Ralph C., 12, May 1888; Helen S., 2, Apr 1898; and step mother Mary B. Alburger [sic - should be ], widowed, 45, Feb 1855. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Helen was born in New Jersey. Also in the home is a black servant Annie Guron, 25, Oct 1874. Abram and Lena were married for 13 years and she had birthed only 2 children by 1900.

4. Census in 1910 in Pennsauken, Camden, NJ, USA. 8 The 1910 census recorded Abraham C. Alburger, printer, 46, living with wife Lena I., 22; Ralph C., bookkeeper with bank, 21; Helen P., 12; and Eugene G., 10. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Helen and Eugene were born in New Jersey.

5. Newspaper: Philadelphia Public Ledger: death of A. C. Alburger, 30 Oct 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 ALBURGER - Oct. 29, A. C. ALBURGER, husband of Lena Alburger, aged 55. Due notice of the funeral will be given from 219 Cove road, Merchantville, N. J.

6. Newspaper: Philadelphia Public Ledger: funeral of A. C. Alburger, 31 Oct 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10 ALBURGER - Oct. 29, A. C. ALBURGER, husband of Lena Alburger, aged 55. Relatives and friends, Amity Lodge, No. 156, I. O. O. F., invited to funeral services, Fri., 2 p. m., 219 Cove rd., Merchantville, N. J. Int. Arlington Cem. Friends may call, Thurs. eve. Autos will meet train leaving Phila. 12:48 p. m., at Merchantville Station.

7. Magazine: The American Stationer:, 9 Nov 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11 "Abraham C. Allburger, who for thirty-seven eyars was connected with the Ketterlinus Company, died last week, suddenly, of heart disease. He was 55 years of age.

Abraham married Lena Stiles Goekeler in 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (Lena Stiles Goekeler was born in Sep 1865 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,6 12 died on 11 Mar 1940 in Camden, Camden, NJ 3 12 and was buried in Pennsauken: Arlington Cemetery, Camden, NJ, USA 3.)


1 <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951</i> (FamilySearch (, Abraham C. Alburger and Lena S. Goekeler.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

3 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (, Collection GA N Box 01A Folder 17 03. 53 pages of notes about Nagle, Norton, Coleman, Otto, Hinckel, Fretz, Beecher families.

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

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

6 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Abram C Alburger, Pennsauken Township, Petty's Island, Camden, New Jersey, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 181.

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.

8 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Pennsauken, Camden, New Jersey; Roll: T624_874; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0109; FHL microfilm: 1374887.

9 <i>Philadelphia Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 30 Oct 1918, death of A. C. Alburger.

10 <i>Philadelphia Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 31 Oct 1918, funeral of A. C. Alburger.

11 <i>The American Stationer: obituary of William Herr Beecher</i> (New York,), 9 Nov 1918, page 113. Death of Abraham C. Allburger.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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