Daniel David Altenburg




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Daniel David Altenburg was born about 1788 in Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY, and died August, 1832, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 44. Cause of death was Cholera. He is the son of Wilhelm Aden Altenburg (Born July 12, 1857, in Hersfeld, Hesse-Cassel, Germany; Died January 19, 1821, in Unknown) of Hersfeld, Hesse-Cassel, Germany, and Elizabeth Mosher (Born July 12, 1765, in Dutchess Co., NY; Died July 3, 1845, in Attica, Wyoming Co., NY) of Dutchess Co., NY.

Elizabeth Fancher was born 1793 in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ, and died after 1880, probably in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA, at about age 87. She is the daughter of Ephraim Fancher (born September 9, 1763, in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ; died after 1830 in Indiana), and Margaret Nitzer (born 1760 - 1770, in Unknown; died after 1830, in Indiana). Resided in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Daniel David Altenburg (about age 26), a bachelor, and Elizabeth Fancher (about age 21), a maiden, were married about 1814 in Unknown.

Daniel David Altenburg and Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg had eight children:

  1. Jonathan William Altenburg: Born June 14, 1815, in Fort Plain, Minden Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; Baptized August 13, 1815, at Fort Plain German Reformed Church, Fort Plain, Minden Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; Died after 1880 in Unknown. Married April 17, 1852, at Point Douglas, Denmark Twp., Washington Co., Minnesota Territory, to Mary Tashentonkawe (a member of the Dakota Indian tribe): Born about 1828 in Northwest Territory (Minnesota); Died August, 1869, Cottage Grove, Washington Co., MN (about age 41). Cause of death was Consumption (Tuberculosis).
  2. Ephraim Fancher Altenburg: Born 1818, in New York; Died September 18, 1854, in Cattaraugus Co., NY (age 36). Buried in Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Married 1848, in Cattaraugus Co., NY, to Elvira B. Bushnell: Born March, 1826, in Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., NY; Died August 17, 1921, in Salamanca, Cattaraugus Co., NY (age 95). Buried in Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., NY.
  3. Mary Ann Altenburg: Born June 10, 1821, in New York; Died March, 1887, in Oil City, Venango Co., PA (age 65). Married January 8, 1840, in Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY, to Henry Campbell Crippen: Born January 4, 1815, in Watkins Glen, Chautauqua Co., NY; Died Unknown.
  4. Margaret M. Altenburg: Born March 28, 1823, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada; Died June 10, 1904, in Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., NY (age 81). Buried in Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Married 1849, in Unknown, to George Adam Fox: Born October 10, 1824, in Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; Died October 13, 1882, in Corry, Erie Co., PA (age 58). Buried in Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., NY.
  5. George Altenburg: Born September 11, 1825, in Canada; Died February 2, 1869, in Cattaraugus Co., NY (age 43). Buried in Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Married to Sarah Oyer: Born August 18, 1831, in East Otto, Cattaraugus Co., NY; Died April 25, 1887, in Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., NY (age 55). Buried in Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., NY.
  6. Elizabeth C. Altenburg: Born September, 1827, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada; Died February 27, 1905, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 76). Married about 1862 in Pennsylvania, to Jonas Mack: Born 1813 in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died July 28, 1890, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (about age 76). Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.
  7. Sarah Jane Altenburg: Born August 8, 1830, in Canada; Died May 25, 1918, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 87). Buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Married  October 3, 1850, in Unknown, to Archelaus Towne Hall: Born October 20, 1823, in Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY; Died February 22, 1899, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 75). Buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome Co., NY.
  8. Abigail Elizabeth Altenburg: Born June 14, 1832, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada; Died July 24, 1924, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 92). Buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Married (1) after 1850, in Unknown, to Edwin Vail: Born about 1831 in New York; Died Unknown. Divorced about 1862, in Warren Co., PA. Married (2) about 1866 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, to Charles Nitzer Fancher: Born March 28, 1823, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died March 11, 1869, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 45). Buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Abigail then then Married (3) after 1883, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, to Charles Geer Merrill: Born about 1831, in Pennsylvania; Died March 5, 1891, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 60). Abigail then Married (4) February 4, 1902, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, to Spencer L. Woodworth: Born July 6, 1831, in Cattaraugus Co., NY; Died April 29, 1902, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 70). Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster Co., IA.

Daniel David Altenburg died August, 1832, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 44. Cause of death was Cholera.

Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg then married Phineas Winters Abbey.

Phineas Winters Abbey was born about 1802 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, and died after 1885, probably in Pennsylvania, at about age 85. He is the son of Nathaniel Abbey of Dutchess Co., Province of New York, and Mary "Polly" Winters of Dutchess Co., Province of New York.

Phineas Winters Abbey (about age 32), a bachelor, and Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg (about age 41), a widow, were married about 1834 in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Phineas Winters Abbey and Elizabeth (Fancher) (Altenburg) Abbey had one child:

  1. Pauline Lorinda Abbey: Born September, 1836, probably in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY; Died 1876, probably in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX (about age 40). Married November 27, 1856, in Columbus, Warren Co., PA, to Edson Scott Fancher: Born November 23, 1834, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died June 11, 1908, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 75). Buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

November 7, 2020

Kay Koslan edited comments.

But thinking about the Altenburg children... 

When Daniel died the children were: 

Jonathan William Altenburg: Born June 14, 1815, in Fort Plain, Minden Twp., Montgomery Co., NY - age 17

Ephraim Fancher Altenburg: Born 1818, in New York - age 15

Mary Ann Altenburg: Born June 10, 1821 - age 11, if she was living

Margaret M. Altenburg: Born March 28, 1823, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada- age 9

George Altenburg: Born September 11, 1825, in Canada - age 7

Elizabeth C. Altenburg: Born September, 1827, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada - age 5

Sarah Jane Altenburg: Born August 8, 1830, in Canada - age 2

Abigail E. Altenburg: Born June 14, 1832, in Port Hope, Durham Co. - age 2 months

What this suggests is that Margaret, George, Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, and Abigail would more or less have thought of Phineas as their father, and why Sarah Jane (Altenburg) Hall would have the pictures of Phineas and Elizabeth in her photo album.


 




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Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.

Daniel David Altenburg was born about 1788, in Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY.

Elizabeth Fancher was born 1793 in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ.

Phineas Winters Abbey was born about 1802 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada.

The two items below are from the publication To Cast A Reflection published by the Oshawa Historical Society, Ontario, Canada, in 2018. Since this date, new information helps to clarify the original publication.


Phineas W. "P.W." Abbey

Phineas Abbey was one of Lurenda's brothers, born shortly after 1800. He most likely grew up in Port Hope with the rest of his siblings and sometime after starting his family, between 1833 and 1839, he moved to New York. From his letters we know his wife was named Elizabeth and he had several daughters: Abbie, Jane "Jenny", Pauline "Polly" and son, Ephraim. It's possible P.W. had a couple of other daughters and at least two sons, but their names are unknown.

He lost touch with his family sometime after moving to New York and was reconnected with them in 1856. He continued to stay in touch with them and visited Canada a few times. P.W. moved a couple times within New York before settling in Columbus, Pennsylvania, where he farmed 26 acres of land. His death is unknown, but he was alive in 1885.

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Phineas Winters "P.W." Abbey

Phineas Winters Abbey was one of Lurenda's brothers, born about 1802 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada. He most likely grew up in Port Hope with the rest of his siblings and sometime after his marriage about 1834 in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada, to Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, the widow of Daniel David Altenburg, he moved to New York. He had three step-sons, five step-daughters, and one daughter, Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey, who was born September, 1836, probably in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY.

He lost touch with his Abbey and Henry families sometime after moving to New York, and was reconnected with them in 1856. He continued to communicate with them, and visited Canada a few times. P.W. moved a couple of times within New York before settling in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA , where he farmed 26 acres of land. His death is unknown, but he was alive in 1885.


Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey

Pauline "Polly" Abbey was born in 1833, in Canada, to Phineas and Elizabeth Abbey. Growing up in the United States, she never met her family in Canada, however, she eventually reconnected with Thomas and Lurenda. All of Polly's letters are from the same year, 1856, giving us a glimpse of her life. She had a hard start in life, being sick constantly until the age of 10 when she was finally well enough to go to school. She attended Randolph Academy and Ladies' Seminary for approximately four years before becoming a teacher. Polly had the chance to visit Canada to meet her uncles, aunts, cousins and grandmother.

After 1856, there is no record of Polly. She most likely got married and had children of her own as one of her letters references Pauline's little Eddy.

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Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey

Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey was born September, 1836, probably in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, to Phineas W. "P.W." Abbey and Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg. Growing up in the United States, she never met her family in Canada, however, she eventually reconnected with Thomas Henry and Lurenda (Abbey) Henry. All of Polly's letters are from the same year, 1856, giving us a glimpse of her life. She had a hard start in life, being sick constantly until the age of 10 when she was finally well enough to go to school. She attended Randolph Academy and Ladies' Seminary for approximately four years before becoming a teacher. Polly had the chance to visit Canada to meet her uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandmother.

Edson Scott Fancher and Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey were married November 27, 1856, in Columbus, Warren Co., PA.

Edson Scott Fancher and Pauline Lorinda "Polly" (Abbey) Fancher had two children, both born in Edson Scott Fancher Jr., and Edison Ebbin "Eddie" Fancher, both born in Gordon Twp., Todd Co., MN.

After the 1875 Minnesota State Census for Gordon Twp., Todd Co., Minnesota Territory, there is no record of Polly. She probably died 1876, in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, at about age 40.


Daniel David Altenburg and Elizabeth Fancher were married about 1814 in New York.


   

In November, 1818, and again in 1821, the Albany Gazette newspaper contained articles that Eve Altenburg and Catherine Altenburg, together with Daniel Altenburg of Upper Canada, William  Altenburg Jr. of Upper Canada, Henry Altenburg, John Altenburg, Isaiah Nessle and Peggy his wife, Jacob Vedder Jr. and his wife Betsey, and Henry Vedder and his wife Betty, were tenants in common to land in Montgomery Co., NY, and desired that the land be partitioned.


   

In February 25, 1831, Daniel Altenburg made a Land Lease Petition for Lot. No. 8, 5th Concession, Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada. The Surveyor General reported in November, 1831, that the lot is a Clergy Reserve and does not appear to have been applied for.


In 1832, Daniel Altenburg made a Land Lease Petition in Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Abigail Elizabeth "Abbie" Altenburg was born June 14, 1832, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Daniel David Altenburg died August, 1832, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 44. Cause of death was Cholera.


The Cobourg Star, Cobourg, Durham Co., Upper Canada

Death Notices of Ontario, by William D. Reid

August 29, 1832

During the past week, no fewer than four tavern keepers have fallen victim to the cholera, between this place and the township of Pickering- namely: Mr. Post, Jr., of Pickering; James Bates, of Darlington; A. Butterfield, of Hope; and D. Altenburg, also of Hope.


Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, a widow, then married Phineas Winters Abbey.

Phineas Winters Abbey (about age 32), a bachelor, and Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg (about age 41), a widow, were married about 1834 in Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada.

After their marriage, Elizabeth (Fancher) (Altenburg) Abbey sold the land she had in Upper Canada, and the Phineas W. Abbey family moved to Chautauqua Co., NY.

Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey was born September, 1836, probably in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY.

The 1840 U. S. Census taken on 1840, shows Phineas Abbey is living in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY. Living there are: 1 Male age 30 - 39; 1 male age 10 - 14; 1 Female age 30 - 39; 1 female age 10 - 14; 1 female age 5 - 9; and 1 female under 5.

The 1850 New York State Census taken on August 6, 1850, shows Jonas Mack (age 38) born in Pennsylvania, and with Real Estate of $2,000 is a married Wheelwright, and is living in Montrose Borough, Susquehanna Co., PA. Living with him are: a female, Olive A. Mack (age 32) born in Pennsylvania; Mary Mack (age 7) born in Pennsylvania, Theodore Mack (age 4) born in Pennsylvania; Josephine Mack (age 3/12) born in Pennsylvania; and seven others.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 10, 1850, shows Phineas Abbey (age 43) born in Canada, is a Farmer, and is living in Randolph Twp., Cattaraugus Co., NY. Living with him are: Elizabeth Abbey (age 52) born in New Jersey; Elizabeth Altenbaugh (age 21) born in Canada; Jane Altenbaugh (age 19) born in Canada; Abigail Altenbaugh (age 17) born in Canada; Polly Altenbaugh (age 14) born in New York; Isaac Stanly (age 33) born in New York, a Farmer; Luther Stanly (age 8) born in New York; and Joseph Stanly (age 8) born in New York.

In 1852 or 1853, the Phineas Winters Abbey family moved from Randolph Twp., Cattaraugus Co., NY, to Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA,


The Warren Mail, Warren, Warren Co., PA, November 11, 1858

The land owned by Edwin Vail was foreclosed upon about November, 1858. Edwin Vail purchased this land in 1854.


Edson Scott Fancher and Pauline Lorinda "Polly" Abbey were married November 27, 1856, in Columbus, Warren Co., PA.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1860, shows John Fancher (age 74) born in New Jersey, is a Farmer, and is living in Bridgewater Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA. Living with him are: Edson S. Fancher (age 26) born in Pennsylvania, and with Real Estate of $2,500 and Personal Estate of $700, a Farmer; and Paulena Fancher (age 37) born in New York.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1860, shows P. W.  Abbey (age 60) born in New York, and with Real Estate of $600 and Personal Estate of $150 is a Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him are: Elizabeth Abbey (age 65) born in New York; and Abigail Altenberg (age 27) born in Canada, a Domestic.

The 1860 New York State Census taken on June 21, 1860, shows Jonas Mack (age 47) born in Pennsylvania, and with Real Estate of $5,000 and Personal Estate of $2,850 is a Farmer, and is living in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA. Living with him are: a married female, Olive A. Mack (age 42) born in Pennsylvania; Theodore Mack (age 14) born in Pennsylvania; Josephin Mack (age 10) born in Pennsylvania; George Mack (age 6) born in Pennsylvania; Theodore Mack (age 14) born in Pennsylvania; G. W. Arnold (age 23) born in Pennsylvania, a Farm Laborer; and Charles Potter (age 19) born in Pennsylvania, a Farm Laborer.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1860, shows P. W. Abbey (age 60) born in New York, and with Real Estate of $600 and Personal Estate of $150 is a Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him are: Elizabeth Abbey (age 65) born in New York; and Abigail Altenberg (age 27) born in Canada, a Domestic.

Leigh Larson note: Abigail Elizabeth (Altenburg) Vail had apparently already separated from her husband, Edwin Vail, and was using her maiden name of Abigal E. Altenburg.


The Warren Mail, Warren, Warren Co., PA, Saturday, May 17, 1862

Proclamation.

In Warren County, Common Pleas. No. 4, Dec. Term, 1861. Libel in Divorce &c. Subpoena and ahas Subpoena returned Nihil.

Abigail Vail, by her next friend, Phineas Abbey Libellant, versus Edwin Vail Respondent.

To Edwin Vail, Respondent. You are hereby notified to be and appear in the Court of Common Pleas of Warren County on or before the first Monday of June next to answer the complaint of said Abigail Vail, Libellant in the above case.

Witness my hand and seal at Warren this 5th day of May, 1862. H. P. KINNEAR, Shff. L. S.


           

The presumed pictures of Phineas Winters Abbey and Elizabeth (Fancher) (Altenburg) Abbey, and the back of the Elizabeth (Fancher) (Altenburg) Abbey picture, ca. 1863. Images scanned from old family albums and provided by Donna Glass.


   

The 1865 Plat Map for Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA, shows Phineas Winters Abbey owns land in to southeast corner of the Township.  


Edwin Vail and Abigail Elizabeth "Abbie" (Altenburg) Vail were divorced about 1862 in Warren Co., PA.

Margaret Altenburg Fancher was born about 1867 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on September 18, 1870, shows T. W. Aby (age 67) born in Upper Canada, and with father and mother of foreign birth, and with Real Estate of $1,400 and Personal Estate of $780 is a Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him is: Elizabeth Aby (age 76) born in New Jersey, who is Keeping House.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 9, 1870, shows Abbey Fancher (age 38) born in Canada, is the Head of Household, and with Real Estate of $2,000 and Personal Estate of $1,500 does Housekeeping, and is living in the 3rd Ward, City of Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Living with her are: Alvin Fancher (age 13) born in New York; Margaret Fancher (age 2) born in New York; Margaret Fancher (age 2) born in New York; Elizabeth Mack (age 40) born in Canada, and with Personal Estate of $1,200 does Housekeeping; Ebby E. Mack (age 7) born in Pennsylvania; Archie Mack (age 4) born in Pennsylvania; and numerous others.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 11, 1870, shows Gordon S. Fancher (age 36) born in Pennsylvania, and with Real Estate of $1,500 and Personal Estate of $300 is a Farmer, and is living in Gordon Twp., Todd Co., MN. Living with him are: Pauline D. Fancher (age 34) born in New York, who is Keeping House; and Eddie Fancher (age 4) born in Minnesota.

The 1875 New York State Census taken on June 1, 1875, shows Jonas Mack (age 62) born in Pennsylvania, is a married Wagon Maker, and is living in a brick house worth $11,000 and is living in the 3rd Ward, City of Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Mack (age 45) born in Canada; his daughter, Abby E. Mack (age 12) born in Broome Co., NY; his son, Archie H. Mack (age 9) born in Broome Co., NY; and an unmarried female, Rosa A. Page (age 18) born in England.

Pauline Lorinda "Polly" (Abbey) Fancher died 1876, probably in Gordon Twp., Todd Co., MN, at about age 40.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1880, shows Edson Fancher (age 42) born in Pennsylvania, is a widowed Pump Dealer, and is living on Montgomery Street, 4th Ward, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. Living with him are: Eddie E. Fancher (age 14) born in Minnesota to Pennsylvania and New York-born parents, who has Bilious Fever; Henrietta Williams (age 35) born in Georgia to Georgia-born parents, a divorced Servant; and Walter Williams (age 10) born in Texas to Ohio and Georgia-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June, 1880, shows Phinneas Abbey (age 70) born in New York to New Jersey and Vermont-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Abbey (age 87) born in New York to New York and New Jersey-born parents, and who is Blind, who is Keeping House; his widowed or divorced daughter, Abbie Fancher (age 44) born in Canada to New York and New Jersey-born parents, who is Keeping House; and his granddaughter, Marguri Fancher (age 12) born in New York to Pennsylvania and Canada-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows A. E. Fancher (age 46) born in Canada to Canada-born parents, is a female Head of Household, and who is Keeping House, and is living at 20 Pine Street, City of Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Living with her are: her unmarried son, A. E. Fancher (age 26) born in New York to Pennsylvania and Canada-born parents, a Crockery Merchant; her unmarried stepson, A. D. Fancher (age 23) born in New York to Pennsylvania and New York-born parents, a Crockery Clerk; her daughter, M. A. Fancher (age 13) born in New York to Pennsylvania and Canada-born parents; her married nephew, George F. Hall (age 26) born in Pennsylvania to New York and Canada-born parents, a Bookkeeper; her married niece, Molly Hall (age 22) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, at Home; Laura Hall (age 1) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents; and four Boarders and Servants.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Jonas Mack (age 67) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, to New Jersey and Vermont-born parents, is a married Wagon Maker, and is living in Montrose Borough, Susquehanna Co., PA. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Mack (age 49) born in Canada to New York and New Jersey-born parents, who is Keeping House; his unmarried daughter, Abbey E. Mack (age 17) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania and Canada-born parents; his son, Archie H. Mack (age 14) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania and Canada-born parents; and a widowed or divorced female Boarder, Jane C. Fraser (age 58) born in New Jersey to New York and New Jersey-born parents, with No Occupation.

Elizabeth (Fancher) (Altenburg) Abbey died after 1880, probably in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA, at about age 87.

Phineas Winters Abbey died after 1885, probably in Pennsylvania, at about age 85.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1900, shows Elizabeth Mack (age 71) born September, 1828, in English Canada to New York and New Jersey-born parents, is a widowed Head of Household, and who rents her house, and is living at 37 Fayette Street B Pisce, 7th Ward, City of Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Living with her is her unmarried daughter, Abbie E. Mack (age 30) born February, 1870, in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania and English Canada-born parents, a Merchant.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows Edson S. Fancher (age 67) born November 1832, in Pennsylvania to Unknown-born parents, is a married Lodger, and is living on Third Street, Assembly Dist. No. 28, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.  Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him is his wife of 19 years, Mary N. Fancher (age 53) born February, 1847, in Illinois to Vermont and New York-born parents, and with the only child born to her still alive.

Spencer L. Woodworth and Abigail E. (Altenburg) (Vail) (Fancher) Merrill were married February 4, 1902, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.


The Evening Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA, Monday, February 24, 1902

MARRIED IN LIFE'S SUNSET.

(Fort Dodge Messenger.)

As the shadows are beginning to fall over his life, Spencer Woodworth, of this city, has gone back to New York state, and has picked up the broken threads of a romance which had been broken off over forth years since. The news has just reached the city of his marriage, far away in the east, to a woman, bent and wrinkled now with age, who was his schoolmate in the happy days of long ago. Mr. Woodworth is 70 years of age, and his bride is 69, but the affection which sprung up when they were children together has outlasted the passage of all the years, and has brought them together in the sunset of their lives. Both of the parties to this strange marriage have been married once, but death has left them free to again enter upon the wedded life. Mr. Woodworth is one of Fort Dodge's well-known citizens. He has made his home here for forty years, and during that time has amasses a competency, having recently come into the possession of a large amount of money by the sale of gypsum land to the Carbon Plaster Company. He is counted a man of considerable means. Mr. Woodworth has been making his home with his daughter, east of Fort Dodge, but has a home in the city where he and his bride will doubtless make their home when they return here. When that time will be is not certainly known.


Spencer L. Woodworth died April 29, 1902, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, at age 70. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster Co., IA.


The Evening Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA, Monday, May 5, 1902

WEDDED OLD SWEETHEART.

Life Romance of Spencer Woodworth of Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge, May 5. - Two months ago in far away New York state, Spencer Woodworth, an old resident of this city, renewed the romance of his youth, and, at the age of three score and ten, married the sweetheart whom he had loved as a boy. Saturday his lifeless body was brought back to this city for interment. Death had abruptly ended his romance. Mr. Woodworth died suddenly from a stroke of paralysis. He has made Fort Dodge his home for years before leaving for New York state, where he had lived since his marriage. He leaves considerable property.


Elizabeth C. Mack died February, 1905, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, at age 76.


The Montrose Democrat, Montrose, PA, Thursday, March 2, 1905,

DEATH'S DOINGS.

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Mack

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Mack, widow of the late Jonas Mack, occurred at her late home in Binghamton, on Sunday Afternoon last, at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Mack was formerly a resident of Montrose, where she had many friends who will regret to learn of her death. She was a devoted member of the Episcopal church, and a most estimable Christian lady. She is survived by the following children: Miss Abbie E. Mack and Archelaus H. Mack, of Binghamton, and Theodore F. Mack of Montrose, Pa. The funeral took place Wednesday morning.


Edson Scott Fancher died June 11, 1908, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 75. Buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Abigail Elizabeth "Abbie" (Altenburg) (Vail) (Fancher) (Merrill) Woodworth died July 24, 1924, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, at age 91. Buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.


Mrs. Abbie E. Woodworth.

Mrs. Abbie E. Woodworth, 92 years old, died this morning at 7 o'clock. She is survived by a son, Alvin D. Fancher; a niece, Miss Abbie E. Mack; and three nephews, A. A. Mack, of this city, W. S. Fox of Meadeville, Pa., and Charles T. Hall of Pittsburgh, Pa. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock at the Cornell-Dibble Home for Services, 68 Henry street. Burial will be in Spring Forest Cemetery.


Abbie E. Mack died November 25, 1938, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, at age 68.


The Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, Friday, November 25, 1938

ABBIE E. MACK

Abbie E. Mack of 74 Conklin avenue died in this city early this morning after a long illness. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Alfred C. Mosher of this city and Miss Janette Mack, of Stanford, Conn., and two nephews, Frank and Fred Mack, of Montrose. The body was removed to the Ackley funeral home, 206 Vestal avenue. Funeral announcements will be made later. 


The Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, Saturday, November 26, 1938

MACK - The funeral of Abbie E. Mack will be held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Trinity Memorial church. The Rev. Wilson E. Tanner will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Forest cemetery. Arrangements by Claude H. Ackley.