ANGENY, Abraham

ANGENY, Abraham

Male 1802 - 1880  (77 years)

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  • Name ANGENY, Abraham 
    Born 27 Oct 1802  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: They lived on the property known as Angeny's Mill, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., until the spring of 1848, when they moved to New Columbia, Union Co., Pa. In 1859 they moved to Milton, Northumberland Co., Pa., where Mr. Angeny perished in the great fire May 14, 1880, in his 78th year.
    Census (desc) 1830  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1840  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved 1848  New Columbia, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1850  White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a cabinet-maker 
    Moved 1859  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1860  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a carpenter 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living with his son-in-law, Reuben L. Hatfield 
    • His wife, Leah, was living with her daughter Rachel and son-in-law, Seth Hill.
    Obituary
    • OBITUARY: A SAD DEATH. During the terrible fire which occurred in Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., on the 14th of May, destroying a large portion of the town, as may be seen by an account given in another part of this paper, there was a sad affliction visited on the family of ABRAHAM ANGENY, an uncle of ours, formerly from Bucks county. On account of his age and feeble health, he was probably not able to get out of the way and perished in the flames. For the benefit of his many friends, who are readers of our paper, we will add an extract from a private letter to us from William Shields, a son-in-law and his wife Kate.

      "The fire began just at noon, and in less than three hours, the whole of the business portion of the town was in ashes. It began in the Car Shops, and a strong wind from the north swept the fire along with wonderful rapidity. It seemed sometimes to leap over a whole block. Not a single store was left in town. All the churches except two small ones were burned. The burnt district comprises about 120 acres. But the saddest part of all, to us at least, was that father lost his life in the flames. He was so terribly burned as to be almost beyond recognition. Had it not been for his crippled hand, and a single wristband of his shirt, we could not have identified him. Mother and Nerva (the youngest daughter), narrowly escaped without harm, by fleeing across the river. They saved nothing but Nerva's trunk and what clothing Bro. Hill (Seth) could carry. Everything was a total loss. Bro. Hatfield's (Reuben) were burned out, but saved most of their goods. We think father must have been bewildered, or choked with smoke and heat. We found him only a little distance from his home. We buried him the next day. His age was 77 years, 6 months and 18 days. How strangely and sadly the changes of life and death sometimes come over us. This aged couple had lived together in wedded life 52 years, and as cousin Kate further writes "his age and feebleness made us feel for several years past that he could not be with us long any more, but we little thought that his death would come to us in so sad a way.

      There is a verse of hymn that often comes to my mind; it is this:

      "We know not what's before us,
      What trials are to come;
      But each day passing o'er us
      Brings us still nearer home"

      This is true, and that same kind Father, who has led us so kindly all through life's changing scenes, has promised to be to his children a very present help in time of need, and not to cast away those who put their trust in him; and he will also sustain these dear friends, in this sad hour of their affliction.
    Religion Mennonite 
    _UID 2408C2F460E4054DB34763D0DB0C5217F521 
    Died 14 May 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was the only person to die in the Great Milton Fire.
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I103  Ancestry
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2015 

    Father ANGENY, Jacob,   b. 2 Dec 1773, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1816  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother GEHMAN, Barbara,   b. 4 Apr 1778,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Oct 1795 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet

    Family FRETZ, Leah,   b. 1 Oct 1810, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1902, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1828  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ANGENY, Anna Elizabeth,   b. 21 Dec 1829, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1850, New Columbia, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. ANGENY, Barbara Fretz,   b. 29 Aug 1831, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1905, Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. ANGENY, Eva Fretz,   b. 25 Oct 1833, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1920, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. ANGENY, Martin Fretz,   b. 27 Nov 1835, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1865, Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     5. ANGENY, Leah,   b. 9 Dec 1836, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1866, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     6. ANGENY, Rachel,   b. 24 Feb 1840, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1926, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. ANGENY, Abigail C.,   b. 26 Jun 1842, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1914  (Age 71 years)
     8. ANGENY, Katherine,   b. 18 Sep 1844, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1926, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. ANGENY, Mary Minerva,   b. 26 Jun 1852, New Columbia, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1942, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1802 - Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Oct 1828 - Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1830 - Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1840 - Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - 1848 - New Columbia, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a cabinet-maker - 1850 - White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - 1859 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a carpenter - 1860 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his son-in-law, Reuben L. Hatfield - 1870 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Notes 
    • Abraham and Leah Fretz Angeny lived on property known as Angeny's Mill, in Bedminster Twp. (Bucks Co., PA) until the spring of 1848, when they moved to Union Co., PA., and later (1859) to Milton, Northumberland Co., PA, where Abraham perished in the great fire of Milton in 1880, in his 78th year. He was a carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade, and he and Leah were Mennonites. Leah was the daughter of Martin Fretz, of Hilltown.

      Source: A Brief History of Jacob Wismer, by Rev. A. J. Fretz, 1893, Mennonite Publishing Co., Elkhart, IN

  • Sources 
    1. [S1027] Fretz Family History, Page 213.

    2. [S1119] Census, Image 21.

    3. [S1119] Census, Image 5.