Isaac Abbey




Isaac "Ike" Abbey was born June 26, 1850, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and died January 22, 1926, at his residence, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 75. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He is the son of Charles Oliver Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and Phoebe Elizabeth Searle of Bodmin, County Cornwall, England.

Mary L. Allen was born 1857 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, and died about November 3, 1897, in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 38. She is the daughter of William Russell Allen of Oswego Co., NY, and Mary Tuller of New York.

Isaac "Ike" Abbey (age 23), a bachelor, and Mary L. Allen (age 16), a maiden, were married December 21, 1873, in Lamartine Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Isaac "Ike" Abbey and Mary L. (Allen) Abbey had five children:

  1. Alvin Eugene Abbey: Born December 12, 1874, in Wisconsin; Died May 24, 1942, at Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN (age 67). Buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Plot Protestant Grave 293, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Never married.
  2. Cora Mae Abbey: Born April 26, 1876, in Wisconsin; Died December 5, 1955, at St. Mary's Hospital, Superior, Douglas Co., WI (age 79). Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Married July 15, 1894, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI, to Victor Joseph LeClair: Born August 12, 1875, in Quebec, Canada; Died after 1940 in Unknown.
  3. William Russell Abbey: Born January 9, 1880, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died November 20, 1958, at St. Mary's Hospital, Superior, Douglas Co., WI (age 78). Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Never married.
  4. Florence Viola Abbey: Born January 12, 1882, in Wisconsin; Died April 14, 1961, at St. Mary's Hospital, Ladysmith, Rusk Co., WI (age 79). Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ladysmith, Rusk Co., WI. Married March 19, 1902, in Milladore, Wood Co., WI, to Harrison Sylvanous Armstrong: Born September 1, 1869, in Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI; Died April 25, 1963, in Ladysmith, Rusk Co., WI (age 94). Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ladysmith, Rusk Co., WI.
  5. Clarence Earl Abbey: Born July 25, 1889, in Kelly, Marathon Co., WI; Died April 28, 1893, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI (age 3).



TIMELINE

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.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 10, 1850, shows William R. Allen (age 27) born in New York is a Grocer and is living in Ravenna, Portage Co., OH. Living with him are: Mary Allen (age 25) born in New York; Sarah M. Allen (age 2) born in Ohio; and Charles W. Allen (age 2/12) born in Ohio.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 28, 1850, shows Wm. Allen (age 54) born in New York is a Miller and is living in Perth Twp., Fulton Co., NY. Living with him are the following, all born in New York: Rebecca Allen (age 52); Olive Johnson (age 25); Phebe A. Butler (age 17); Bradford Butler (age 14); and Daniel Butler (age 11).

Isaac Abbey was born June 26, 1850, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West.

The 1851 Census/Assessment for Hope Township, Canada West, shows Charles Abbey living on Lot 27, Concession 3, Total of 4 in Family. The Charles Abbey family lives in a Shanty, which includes both Allice Sarl (age 17) unmarried, and George Sarl (age 1). Leigh Larson note: Allice is likely the sister of Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey.

1851 Canadian Census shows Charles Abbey (age 27) born in Canada and with W. Methodist religion is a married Laborer and is living in a Shanty in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. Living with him are: a married female, Elizabeth Abbey (age 26) born in England and W. Methodist religion; Metilda L. Abbey (age 4); and Isaac Abbey (age 2) born in Canada. Also living there, but not residents, are: and unmarried female, Allice Sarl (age 17) born in Canada and W. Methodist religion; and George Sarl (age 1) born in Canada. Leigh Larson note: The Charles Abbey family includes Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey, the sister of Mary (Searle) Watson, Allice Sarl (age 17) unmarried, and George Sarl (age 1). Allice Searle is likely Alice (Searle) Thompson, the widowed daughter of William Husband Searle, and George Searle is George William (Searle) Thompson (born 1849 in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West), the son of the widowed Alice (Searle) Thompson.

Mary L. Allen was born 1857 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 5, 1860, shows William Surl (age 60) born in England, and with real estate of $800 and personal estate of $400 and who cannot read and write, is a Farmer, and is living in Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Abigal Surl (age 69) born in Connecticut, who cannot read and write. Also living there are: Thomas Surl (age 25) born in New York, who cannot read and write, and indicated as insane; and William Surl, Jr. (age 11) born in Canada. This might be the "George Searle" mentioned in the 1851 Canadian census.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 5, 1860, shows Charles Abby (age 35) born in Canada, and with personal estate of $100 aand who cannot read and write, is a Farm Laborer, and is living in Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Elisebeth Abby (age 34) born in England, and who cannot read and write; Lucinda Abby (age 12) born in Canada; Isaac Abby (age 9) born in Canada; William Abby (age 7) born in Canada; and Mary J. Abby (age 1) born in Canada. Elizabeth Abby's father, William Surl, is living in the adjacent house.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1860, shows Wm R. Allen (age 36) born in New York with real estate of $2,000 and personal estate of $1,000 is a Grocer and is living in the 5th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Mary Allen (age 33) born in New York; Matilda Allen (age 12) born in Ohio; Charles Allen (age 10) born in Ohio; James Allen (age 6) born in Indiana; a female, M. L. Allen (age 3) born in Wisconsin; and Janet Allen (age 2/12) born in Wisconsin.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 27, 1860, shows Wm. Allen (age 66) born in New York with personal estate of $50 is a Miller and is living in the 5th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Rebecca Allen (age 64) born in New York.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1870, shows Phebe Abbie (age 44) born in Canada West to foreign-born parents with real estate of $600 is Keeping House and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Also living there are the following: Lucinda Abbie (age 22) born in Canada West, who is Keeping House; Isaac Abbie (age 20) born in Canada West, a Farm Laborer; William Abbie (age 17) born in Canada West, a Farm Laborer; Mary Jane Abbie (age 10) born in Canada West, At School; and Chas. Washington Abbie (age 8) born in Wisconsin, At School.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 17, 1870, shows William Allen (age 78) born in New York has no occupation and is living in the 5th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Rebecca Allen (age 75) born in New York, who is Keeping House; William Allen (age 47) born in New York with real estate of $800, a Trader; Mary Allen (age 45) born in New York, who is Keeping House; Sarah Allen (age 22) born in Ohio; Chas. Allen (age 20) born in Ohio; James Allen (age 17) born in Indiana; a female, Mary Allen (age 13) born in Wisconsin; Jenett Allen (age 10) born in Wisconsin; Clarance Allen (age 7) born in Wisconsin; Eleanore Allen (age 5) born in Wisconsin; and a female, Aldor Allen (age 5) born in Wisconsin.

Isaac "Ike" Abbey (age 23), a bachelor, and Mary L. Allen (age 16), a maiden, were married December 21, 1873, in Lamartine Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Alvin Eugene "Albin" Abbey was born December 12, 1874, in Wisconsin.

The 1875 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1875, shows C. H. Allen is the Head of Household, and is living in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. There are a total of 2 Males and 1 Female living there.

Cora Mae Abbey was born April 26, 1876, in Wisconsin.


The Abbey siblings: Back row, left to right: Mary Jane Abbey (born 1859), and Charles Washington Abbey (born 1861). Front row, left to right: William Searle Abbey (born 1853), Lucinda Matilda Abbey (born 1848), and Isaac Abbey (born 1850). Picture taken in Fond du Lac Co., WI, about 1880. The original picture is courtesy of Mamie Kroning, who obtained it from Sharon Trace. The bottom picture is retouched courtesy of Kay Koslan.


William Russell "Will" Abbey was born January 9, 1880, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1880, shows Isack Abbey (age 30) born in Canada is a Furnace Worker and is living in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are his wife Mary Abbey (age 22) born in Wisconsin to New York parents, as well as their children Alvin Abbey (age 5), Cora Abbey (age 4), and William Abbey (age 5/12). All the children were born in Wisconsin.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1880, shows William R. Allen (age 56) born in New York is a Farmer and is living in Black Bird Hundred, New Castle Co., DE. Living with him is his wife, Mary Allen (age 53) born in New York, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin: Clarance Allen (age 17); Elmer Allen (age 15); and Elnora Allen (age 15).

Florence Viola Abbey was born January 12, 1882, in Wisconsin.

The 1885 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1885, shows Iaaac Abey is the Head of Household, and is living in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI. There are a total of 3 Males and 3 Females in the household. All were born in the United States. 

Clarence Earl Abbey was born July 25, 1889, in Kelly, Marathon Co., WI.

Clarence Earl Abbey died April 28, 1893, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI, at age 3.


The Vindicator, Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI, Wednesday, May 3, 1893

DIED - Of brain trouble, April 28th, Clarence Earl Abbey, aged four years and eleven months, youngest child of Isaac and Mary Abbey. The funeral service was conducted at the home, by Rev. D. C. Savage.


The New North, Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI, Thursday, May 4, 1893

Clarence, the little four-year-old child of Isaac and Mary Abbey, of the north side, died of brain trouble, Friday last. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday, Rev. Mr. Savage officiating.


The 1895 Plat Map for Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI, shows Phoebe Abbey is the owner of 40 acres in the SE 1/4 Qtr. of the SE Qtr. of Section 8. Living nearby are Jacob Scheidel, F. C. Scheidel, and some Krubsack families.


The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows C. Abey is the Head of Household, and is living in Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI. There are a total of 3 Males and 4 Females living there, all born in the United States.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Isaac Abbey is the Head of Household and is living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. There are a total of 2 Males and 2 Females in the household. All were born in the United States. 

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on June 15, 1895, shows Alvin Abby (age 20) is living in the farmer Peter Hanson's Household, and is living in Moscow Twp., Freeborn Co., MN.

Mary L. (Allen) Abbey died about November 3, 1897, in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 38.


The Marshfield News and Wisconsin Hub, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Thursday, November  4, 1897

WOOD COUNTY ITEMS.

Mrs. Isaac Abbey, of Milladore, is dead, aged 38 years.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on July 4, 1900, shows Mike Abbey (age 54) born May, 1846, in Unknown to Unknown-born parents, is a widower, and is living in Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI. Living with him are: his unmarried daughter, Viola Abbey (age 20) born April, 1880, in Wisconsin to Unknown-born parents; and his unmarried son, William Abbey (age 18) born August, 1881, in Wisconsin to Unknown-born parents, a Day Laborer.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows Charles Allen (age 51) born April, 1849, in Ohio to New York-born parents, is a married Teamster, and who is renting his home, and is living at 48 West Sebly, 5th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his childless wife of 10 years, Nellie R. Allen (age 31) born April, 1869, in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and English-born parents; and his unmarried father, William Allen (age 78) born March, 1822, in New York to New York-born parents, a Fur Buyer.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900, shows Viola Abbey (age 18) is a visitor in the Charles Shorey home in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI. Viola's cousin Neta Shorey, is married to Charles. Leigh Larson note: Less than two years later, Viola married Harrison Armstrong from the same area.


Wisconsin Valley Leader, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, March 13, 1902

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses were made out by County Clerk Renne during the past week.

Harry Armstrong of Sherry to Florence V. Abbey of Milladore.


Harrison Sylvanous "Harry" Armstrong and Florence Viola Abbey were married March 19, 1902, in Milladore, Wood Co., WI. Harry was living in Sherry Twp. and Florence was living in Milladore Twp.

The June 23, 1903, Probate Document for Phoebe Abbey lists Isaac Abbey as living in Kelly, Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Charles H. Shorery (age 31) born in Wisconsin to Maine and Wisconsin-born parents is a Stock Manager renting his home in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Neta M. Shorery (age 26) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his three children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Adam G. Shorery (age 5); Charles Shorery (age 3); and Ralph C. Shorery (age 1). Also living there are two Boarders, including Isaac Abby (age 55) born in Canada to English-born parents, who is a Teamster.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Chas. Allen (age 58) born in Ohio to New York-born parents, is a married Retail Liquor Salesman, and who is renting his home, and is living in the Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his married daughter, Nellie Allen (age 36) born in Wisconsin to New York and German-born parents.



The 1909 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S, janitor Roosevelt Terrace, r 2109-1/2 Ogden av.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1910, shows Charles Allen (age 60) born in Ohio to New York-born parents, and in his 2nd marriage, is a married Retail Liquor Salesman, and who is renting his home, and is living at 99 W. Scott Street, 15th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his childless wife of 2 years, Mary Allen (age 47) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents.

The 1910 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S, janitor, r 2109-1/2 Ogden av

There is a Charles Allen: Born 1849, Died 1911, that is buried in Estabrooks Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1912 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S, janitor, r 2109-1/2 Ogden av.


The Norton Courier, Norton, Norton Co., KS, Thursday, August 19, 1915

Mr. Isaac Abbey of Kelly, Wisconsin, a brother of Mrs. Aug. Krause, arrived in Norton Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Krause drove in after him.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, May 24, 1916

SHERRY.

Isaac Abbey of Superior is visiting his brother Wm. Abbey.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, June 14, 1916

SHERRY.

Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Anderson and daughter Ruth of Rothschild are visiting Mrs. Anderson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Abbey. Allen Abbey, who was graduated from the High school at Dodgeville last week, returned here Saturday.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, December 14, 1916

SHERRY.

Allen Abbey who has been in the hospital and has been recovering from an operation, went to Fairfield with his sister and her husband on Monday, where he will remain until he has fully recovered, before returning to his home.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows William Russell Abbey (age 38) born January 9, 1880, is unmarried and Farming for Rudolf Carl Schmidt in Topaz, Ontonagon Co., MI. He has medium height, medium build, blue eyes and light hair. His nearest relative is Isaac Abbey, 921 N. 5th, Superior, WI.

The 1918 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Isaac conf 921 N 5th r same

The 1918 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry guard Sup Shipbuilding Co. r 921 N 5th

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 5, 1920, shows William Abbey (age 39) is an unmarried Teamster at a Wholesale House and is living at 618 Hammond Ave., Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He is living with his married sister and their family: Harry S. Armstrong (age 49) a watchman at a shipyard; Florence Armstrong (age 37) born in Wisconsin; Sylvernus Armstrong (age 16) born in Minnesota; and Hazel Armstrong (age 10) born in Wisconsin.

The 1920 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Isaac b 618 Hammond av

The 1920 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S guard Sup Shipbldg r 618 Hammond av

The 1921 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Isaac barn man G W Leamon b 618 Hammond av

The 1921 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S jan Soo Line r 618 Hammond Isaac barn man G W Leamon b 618 Hammond av

The 1922 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Isaac r 618 Hammond av

The 1922 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S jan Soo Line h 618 Hammond av

The 1922 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm R lab G N Ore Docks r Town Superior Wis r 618 Hammond av

The 1924 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm lab Peppard & Fulton r 1609 N 6th

The 1924 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S lab Peppard & Fulton r 618 Hammond av

The 1925 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm lab Peppard & Fulton r 3809 E 2d

The 1925 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S lab Peppard & Fulton h 2812 Elmira av

The 1925 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Sylvanus lab r 2812 Elmira av

Isaac "Ike" Abbey died January 22, 1926, at his residence, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 75. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI.


Isaac "Ike" Abbey Death Certificate.


The Woodland Democrat, Woodland, Yolo Co., CA, Wednesday, March 31, 1926

Mrs. Shidell Dies In East

Mrs. George W. Hollingshead of this city today received news of the death of her mother, Mrs. L. M. Shidell, who passed away at Militor, Wisconsin on February 6th. News was also received of the death of her two uncles, Ike and Charels Abbey, the former passing away during January and the latter on March 5th. The two men are brothers of Mrs. Shidell who is the mother of 11 children, the oldest whom is Mrs. Hollingshead. Charles Abbey was killed in an automobile accident.


The 1926 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm lab r 3809 E 2d

The 1926 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Armstrong Harry S moved to Marquette Mich

The 1928 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm lab r 1611 N 6th

The 1929 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm lab r 1609 N 6th

The 1931 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abby Wm lab r 1603 N 6th

The 1934 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abby Wm lab r 625 Tower av

The 1935 City Directory for the City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI, shows Abbey Wm lab r 625 Tower av

Alvin Eugene "Albin" Abbey died May 24, 1942, at Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN, at age 67. Buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Willmar State Hospital, Willmar Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.

Cora Mae (Abbey) LeClair died December 5, 1955, at St. Mary's Hospital, Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 79. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI.

William Russell "Will" Abbey died November 20, 1958, at St. Mary's Hospital, Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 78. Cause of death was acute coronary occlusion. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI.

Florence Viola (Abbey) Armstrong died April 14, 1961, at St. Mary's Hospital, Ladysmith, Rusk Co., WI, at age 79. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ladysmith, Rusk Co., WI.