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Abraham Angeny family 1845

Abraham Angeny family 1845

Abraham and Leah (Fretz) Angeny were Mennonites from Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA. This picture was taken when they lived there. In 1848 they moved to New Columbia, Union Co., PA and in 1859 to Milton, Northumberland Co., PA. Abraham was a cabinetmaker and carpenter, and was the only person to die in the Great Milton Fire on May 14, 1880. He apparently became confused and lost in the smoke behind the Huff House Hotel. It is thought he was living at the time with his daughter Eva and son-in-law Reuben Hatfield on Elm Street, in back of the hotel. He may have been trying to save horses in the stable. The picture did not have names of the children, so this is our best guess as to the names, L to R: BACK - Eva - 12; Barbara - 14; Anna - 16; CENTER: Abraham - 43; Martin - 10; Leah - 35; FRONT: Katherine - 1; Rachel - 5; Abigail - 3. Leah, age 9, is not present. She may have had some kind of health problem or birth defect, as she died at age 29.

Picture courtesy of Mary Ann, digitally restored by Larry Hill, 2013.