|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1802|
|Death: ||May 14, 1880|
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. He was a carpenter.
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.
Leah Fretz Angeny (1810 - 1902)*
Anna Elizabeth Angeny (1829 - 1850)*
Barbara Angeny Gehman (1831 - 1905)*
Eva Fretz Angeny Hatfield (1833 - 1920)*
Martin Fretz Angeny (1835 - 1865)*
Leah Angeny (1836 - 1866)*
Rachel Angeny Hill (1840 - 1926)*
Mary Minerva Angeny (1852 - 1942)*
Created by: Larry Hill
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
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