FRETZ, Leah

FRETZ, Leah

Female 1810 - 1902  (91 years)

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  • Name FRETZ, Leah 
    Born 1 Oct 1810  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography


    • BIOGRAPHY: Leah Fretz
      , born Oct. 1, 1810. Mrd. Abrabam Angeny, Oct. 21, 1828. They lived on the property known as Angeny's Mill, in Bedminster Twp., 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. Children: Anna, Barbara, Eva, Martin, Leah, Rachel,
      Abbie, Katharine, Minerva.
    Census (desc) 1850  White Deer Township, Union, 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 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with her daughter Rachel and son-in-law, Seth Hill 
    • Her husband, Abraham Angeny, was living with his son-in-law, Reuben L. Hatfield.
    Census (desc) 1880  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living with her daughter Rachel and son-in-law, Seth Hill 
    Residence 15 May 1880  Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at the Shields home at 240 N. Third St. 
    • She and daughter Mary Minerva went there after being burned out by the great Milton fire.
    Moved to 1894  Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Milton to live with her daughter, Katherine 
    Census (desc) 1900  Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with her daughter Katherine and son-in-law William Shields 
    Obituary
    • OBITUARY: ANGENY - Mrs. Leah Angeny, whose maiden name was Fretz, was one of a family of ten sisters who all lived to grow to womanhood and had homes and families of their own. The oldest of them lived to the age of over ninety-two years. Mrs. Angeny was next to the youngest of the sisters and outlived the others about twelve years.

      She was the mother of eight daughters and one son. She leaves to survive her six daughters, thirty-nine grand children and forty-one great-grand children, who are living in nine different states of the Union, in Africa, India and Korea.

      For the past eight years she has been a resident of Lewisburg, Pa., living with her son-in-law, William Shields. She was born in Bucks Co., of this State, on the first day of October, 1810, and closed her long life on the morning of January 25th, making her age 91 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was married October 21, 1828, to Abraham Angeny, with whom she lived more than fifty-one years. They celebrated their golden wedding in 1878. During the dreadful fire in Milton, May 14, 1880, her husband, Mr. Angeny, perished in the flames, being bewildered and losing his way after being directed to a way of escape when nearly surrounded by the fire. Within the last three years two of her daughters have celebrated their golden weddings, and they, with their husbands are still living. Very early in life she became a Christian and was identified with the Mennonite church, in her native county. After coming to Union Co., where she did not have the opportunity of a church of that denomination she united with the Lutheran church of Milton, and later that of Lewisburg. During the last months of her life she was a great sufferer, and often wished that she might be relieved and go to her rest. At the last the end came quietly and peacefully, and she is, without a doubt, enjoying the rest that remaineth to the people of God. Her burial took place on Monday afternoon - 27, in the Lower Cemetery at Milton.
    Religion Mennonite, Lutheran 
    _UID 4022898376D3EF4199BC52FA69EB4C678F79 
    Died 25 Jan 1902  Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Harmony Cemetery.
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I104  Ancestry
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2015 

    Father FRETZ, Martin O.,   b. 9 Aug 1764, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1835, Hilltown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother KRATZ, Anna M.,   b. 11 Sep 1768,   d. 24 Jun 1816  (Age 47 years) 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet

    Family ANGENY, Abraham,   b. 27 Oct 1802, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 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 6 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1810 - 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) - 1850 - White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1860 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with her daughter Rachel and son-in-law, Seth Hill - 1870 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with her daughter Rachel and son-in-law, Seth Hill - 1880 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at the Shields home at 240 N. Third St. - 15 May 1880 - Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - from Milton to live with her daughter, Katherine - 1894 - Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with her daughter Katherine and son-in-law William Shields - 1900 - Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1902 - Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Martin and Leah Fretz Angeny lived on property known as Angeny's Mill, in Bedininster 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 44.