Monday, October 6, 2014

Cemetery visits summer 2014 - 0

It is hard to believe that summer 2014 is over and I haven't made a visit to a cemetery. We had a summer with more rain than usual and also cooler temperatures.

Usually, I spend at least one day each summer being a graveyard rabbit. The last couple of years, I have taken along with me on my visits to a part of Grey County, a friend who is around 80 years old. We make it an outing with a stop for a morning snack and lunch out a lovely village restaurant.

My writing focus this year has been the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge where I have been writing about them over at my other blog Janet the Researcher.

Although, there aren't any new postings right now, I hope you visit some past postings.

Here are some favourites
Richard Ayearst buried in Markdale Cemetery. - This has many interesting comments. I also received several private emails.
Thomas Seton Gordon - a relative of a good friend
John Johnston - a brother of my great-great-grandfather David Johnston.

Over on my other site
John Mucklow my great-great-grandfather
David Johnston  and Hannah Hemingway - I tell how I found out where they were buried.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Little Simon Albrecht

Simon Herman Albrecht died 1 November 1884 according to the tombstone or 31October 1884 according to his death registration. Simon's stone was found at The Mannerow Cemetery (Cedardale) in Sullivan Township, Grey County, Ontario.

Zum Andenken an = In memory of
Simon Herman
Sohn von = son of
Edward und Carolina
gest. den 1 Nov 1884 = died 1 Nov 1884
im Alter von = aged
3 Jahr und 6 Tag = 3 years,  6 days

In his birth and death registrations, his name is anglicised as Simon Herman Albright.

Simon was born 25 October 1881 to Edward Albright and Caroline Brightfield lot 21, concession 6. [1]
He died of diphtheria 31 October / 1 November 1884. Both his stone and his death registration give his age at death as 3 years 6 days. [2] Four other children, with the same registration date, also died of diphtheria.

Simon never was listed on a census, nor is he listed in the short section in the History of Sullivan Vol. II, p 30-31 "Albright Family"
Includes a photo of Edward Albright and his wife Caroline Breitfeldt

Edward was born about 1844 in Germany. He and his wife lived at pt lot 20, concession 6 of Sullivan Township. The book mentions Frederick who was born the year Simon died (6 March 1884).

Looking at census records on Ancestry gives a better picture of the family and who would have mourned the loss of little Simon Albrecht besides his parents.
1871 Census -  North Waterloo - Wilhemina (4), John (3) and Edward (1) [could this be their family too?]
1881 Census - Sullivan Township - Amy (14), Luther (13), Moses (10) all listed as Albrecht; Mary (9), David (7), Rebecca (6), Joseph (3), Sarah (1) listed as Albright.
1891 Census Emma (24), Luther (23), Moses (21), Mary Ann (19), David (18), Rebecca (16), Joseph (14), Sarah (12), Fred (7), Caroline (5), Noah (3)
1901 Census - Moses (31), Mary (29), Caroline (15), Frederick (17), Noah (14), Joseph (23)
1911 Census -  indexed as Rush (22) but is possibly Noah [When Noah married in 1915 - he went by Albrecht]

[1] Simon Albright Ontario birth registration #010040 (19 April 1882); digital image, ( : accessed 2 November 2013), citing microfilm MS 929 Reel 53, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

[2] Simon Herman Albright  Ontario death registration #005378 (5 November 1884); digital image, ( : accessed 2 November 2013), citing microfilm MS 935 Reel 37, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

Thanks to my sister for translating the text. Unfortunately, the writing at the bottom of the stone is not clear and not large enough. Perhaps, I will pay another visit to this cemetery.