|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1824|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1909|
Christopher married Laura Jane Greenfield on Jun 27, 1848 in Fort Madison, IA. Eight known children were born to this union:
1. Adessa Au b. 1851
2. John H. Au b. 1852.
3. Mary Ella Au Ringer b. 1854.
4. Martha Ann Au Roasberry b. 1856.
5. Sherman G. Au b. 1858.
6. Abraham Hamlin Au b. 1860.
7. Laura (Lottie) F. Au Coats b. 1862.
8. Christopher Sheridan Au b. 1865
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Regiment Name:120 Ohio Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded:120th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Rank In Expanded:Captain
Rank Out Expanded:Captain
Film Number:M552 roll 3
Source Information: National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Obituary: "Christopher Au, aged 84 years, died Saturday morning at his home, 179 North Benton street. Funeral from the home Monday afternoon at 2-o'clock conducted b the Rev. S. K. Mahon of the Central Methodist church. Burial in Mansfield cemetery.
Captain Au was born in Cumberland county, Pa., Dec. 12, 1824, and lived on a farm there until 1843 when he located in Mansfield and engaged in carpentry and building. He later went to Chillicothe and in 1846 moved to Iowa, from there going down the river to Memphis, Tenn., and points in Mississippi. The southern climate not agreeing with his health, however, he returned to Iowa a year later and located at Fort Madison. On June 27, 1848, he was united in marriage with Miss Laura J. Greenfield and in 1850 returned to Mansfield with his wife. For five years he and his brother, Samuel, conducted a business of contractng and building, when Mr. Au and his family located on a farm in Springfield township. In the summer of 1862 he received a commission from the recruiting commission and enlisted enough men to form Co. I of the One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio Volunteer infantry and was made captain of the company, in which capacity he served until December, 1864, when by reason of a consolidation he was mustered out and returned to his home. In 1869 he engaged in the mercantile business in Ontario in which he continued until 1905 when he moved back to Mansfield, having been compelled to retire from active business on account of the infirmities of age. He is survived by his wife and four children, John H., of Ontario, Sherman G., Abram H. and Mrs. P. M. Ringer, of Mansfield, also by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Five children preceded their father in death." (Received from Robert Malone, a Findagrave.com volunteer)
Captain Christopher Au
son of Henry Au / Barbara Ann Stough
Laura Jane Greenfield
dau of Thomas Greenfield / Mary Walters
A Centennial Biographical
History of Richland Co., OH
by Abraham J. Baughman 1901
(Received from BluMoKitty #46830270 a Findagrave.com volunteer)
Laura Jane Greenfield Au (1829 - 1909)
Adessah J. Au (1851 - 1851)*
John Henry Au (1852 - 1909)*
Mary Ella Au Ringer (1854 - 1928)*
Martha Jane Au Roasberry (1856 - 1903)*
Sherman G. Au (1858 - 1945)*
Abraham Hamlin Au (1860 - 1952)*
Lollie F. Au Coats (1862 - 1892)*
Chris Sheridan Au (1865 - 1884)*
Maintained by: Twila
Originally Created by: Roy Delong
Record added: Feb 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84891261