|Birth: ||Feb., 1841|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1931|
New York, USA
Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) Lindauer was a housewife. (b. February 1841; Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, New York, USA - d. September 24, 1931, 9:20 am; 38 Elm Place, Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA)
Anna was the daughter of Abraham Kershaw (1815-c1851) and Sarah Oldrin (1816-1894). Abraham may have died on his way to California during the California Gold Rush.
She was born in February of 1841 according to the 1900 US Census. She was born near Glen Cove on Long Island according to her death certificate.
She may have been baptized at the Reformed Dutch Church in Wolver Hollow, Nassau County where there is an Abraham Kershaw listed in the records.
Her siblings between the years 1850-1872 included: Mary E. Kershaw (1835-?); Isaac Kershaw (1840-?); Sarah Kershaw (1843-?); Amy O. Kershaw (1847-c1935) who married Jerome N. Rappleyea (1831-1896); and Peter Kershaw (1849-bef1872). All but Peter are living, and in Somerville, New Jersey in 1872 when Ann opened a bank account in Manhattan and listed her siblings.
Manhattan, New York:
Anna's parents moved to Manhattan from Long Island around 1850. She was listed in the 1850 Census as "Ann A. Kershow".
Anna married Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836-1921) in 1857. Charles is listed as a "broker" with his brother, John Lindauer, in Manhattan in the 1869 city directory; a cigar seller in Manhattan in the 1880 census and working or owning at a hotel in the 1900 census in Rye, New York. Charles appears to have operated a small illegal lottery in Manhattan, according to the Lexow commission. Charles was born in Philadelphia to Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) and Sophia Weber (1815-1891) was his step-mother.
Charles and Anna's children include: Eloise Lindauer (1861-1935) who was born in Manhattan and married an insurance worker named Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921) aka Max Freudenberg; William Lindauer (1866-c1870); Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) who was born in New Jersey, remained a bachelor and was a circus trapeze performer and an actor; Ada Lindauer (1868-bef1900) aka Ada Lindauer I, who was born in Manhattan and married Charles L. Schoenfeld (c1860-?); Anna Lillian Lindauer (1873-1956) who was born in Manhattan and married Ira Lowe in Rye, New York, and then had 2 children and 3 grandchildren who have not been located yet; Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1877-1923) who was born in New Jersey and married Hannah Shea (1884-?) and had at least one child but no grandchildren and then Harry died of syphilis; and LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1879-1945) who was born in Manhattan and later married Catherine Harney (1878-1966) and had no children.
New York to New Jersey:
In 1870 Charles and Anna were living with his widowed mother in Manhattan, and in 1880 they were living at 51 8th Street in Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey. Their new son-in-law, Max Freudenberg, was living in the house with them. Arthur Oscar Lindauer does not appear on the 1870 census living with Charles and Anna, even though he would be three years old in that year. This may be an omission or Arthur may have had another woman as his mother.
Rye, New York:
Anna and her husband, Charles, moved from Hoboken, New Jersey to Rye in Westchester County, New York around 1895 and from at least 1910 until 1921 they were living at 209 Locust Avenue in Rye. The house at 209 Locust Avenue no longer exists.
Death of husband:
Charles died in 1921 and Anna, now a widow, was photographed in August 1929 at a family gathering in Rye.
Anna died of bronchitis in 1931 at the home of her son, LeBaron Lindauer, at 38 Elm Place in Rye.
She was buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York with her husband.
Her obituary was not found in the Rye Chronicle but may appear in another local paper.
Charles may have had children with other women:
Her husband Charles Lindauer may have fathered children with other women. Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885-1968) aka Grover Cleveland Dunne; and Louis Miller both have a "Charles" as their father on their birth certificates, but different mothers. Both children originally took the mother's last name as their own. Both children also show up living in the Lindauer home in Rye, New York on the census of 1900, and both appear in a photograph labeled: "Grover and brother Louis". Another son, Arthur Oscar Lindauer, does not appear in the 1870 census living with Anna Kershaw, so he may have another mother.
1870 US Census of New York:
In the 1870 US Census of New York, "Charles Lindauer, age 30, born in New York" appears as the husband to "Caroline" of France. Caroline was Caroline Ritter, aka Carrie Ritter. Living a few blocks away is "Charles Lindauer, age 30, born in Pennsylvania" living with Anna Kershaw. Charles Lindauer and Caroline's daughter, Charlotte, is buried in the Lindauer plot with Charles' mother and father. All the evidence points to Charles being a polygamist; or fathering children with multiple women. The alternative theory is that there are two Charles Lindauers, living in close proximity, both the same age that may be related as cousins. No information found to date solves this puzzle. What would solve the mystery would be a death certificate for the second Charles Lindauer, if he really exists, or DNA evidence from descendants.
Her birth record, her marriage record are missing. Look again for her obituary in the local Rye newspapers. She has not been found in the 1860 US census living in New York or New Jersey.
Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) was the second, great-grandmother of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958) for Findagrave starting on June 16, 2003. Updated February 20, 2009 with information on her siblings based on the bank records. Updated on January 17, 2011 with information on Sophia Weber (1815-1891) based on her marriage record. Updated on May 10, 2013 with the corrected spelling of her mother's name and her mother's death date. Updated on October 28, 2013 with information on Amy Kershaw based on the birth certificate of her daughter Carrie Oldrin Rappleyea.
Abraham Kershaw (1815 - ____)
Sarah Oldrin Kershaw (1816 - 1894)
Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836 - 1921)*
Eloise Lindauer Freudenberg (1856 - 1935)*
Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867 - 1944)*
Ada Lindauer Schoenfeld (1868 - 1895)*
Anna Lillian Lindauer Lowe (1872 - 1956)*
LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878 - 1945)*
Greenwood Union Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Grave 43, Row 7, Section C
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jun 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7585553
Added: Mar. 13, 2007
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