|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1827|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1906|
Abraham was the tenth of twelve children born to Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine: Michael, Jacob, Margaret, Charles, Catherine, David "Doc", George, Mary, John, Abraham, Samuel, and Syphronia. Only the last child has not been documented.
Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows 'Chr. Kuntentwine, single man." The name Kuntentwine later evolved to Cantonwine, and Charles appears to be the only surnamed Kuntentwine/ Cantonwine to immigrate to America. Eight or so years after his arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob & Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.
In 1849 Abraham married Elizabeth White, daughter of John J. and Sarah (Deets) White. Elizabeth, who died while visiting Cantonwine relatives in Nathrop, Colorado, is buried in the Centerville Cemetery near where they were living.
Source: "They Came to Stay," 1858-1920, Centennial Edition, p. 50)
Abraham Cantonwine 1827-1906
Abraham Cantonwine came to Longmont from Pa. about 1878. He served as city marshal in 1892, was a trustee of North Longmont and a night policeman in 1903. In 1887 Cantonwine left the employ of the Longmont Transfer Co. and worked at the Farmers Mill. He died Sept 1, 1906, at the age of 79. Abraham had two sons, one of whom was Martin [aka Robert Martin] Cantonwine. In 1878 or '79 Martin married Millissa [Melissa] Sharp who came with her parents from Springfield, Mo. Martin was a constable in Longmont, a plasterer who helped build the Imperial Hotel, and a bee keeper. He died Jan 22, 1909, at the age of 52. . . .
LONGMONT [CO] LEDGER, SEPT. 7, 1906
CANTONWINE-In Longmont, Saturday, September 1, 1906, of organic heart disease, Abraham Cantonwine, aged 79 years, 2 months and 4 days. Mr. Cantonwine was an old settler in Longmont. As advancing age approached, ill health caused him to seek California, but with little avail. He has always been a hardworking, honorable man. Has served the city as marshal in the past and was for years Sexton of the cemetery. He was born in Pennsylvania and came to Colorado twenty-eight years ago. He leaves two daughters in California and three sons, one son [Alden] in California and two in Longmont [Charles J. "Charley" and Robert Martin].
Charles Cantonwine (1778 - 1839)
Mary Magdalena Scholl Cantonwine
Elizabeth White Cantonwine (1830 - 1871)*
Charles Jacob Cantonwine (1853 - 1921)*
Harriet Elinor Cantonwine (1854 - 1869)*
Robert M Cantonwine (1857 - 1909)*
Alden Cantonwine (1859 - 1940)*
Sally D Cantonwine Souther (1861 - 1940)*
Michael Cantonwine (1815 - 1851)*
Jacob Cantonwine (1815 - 1887)*
Margaret Jane Cantonwine Onstott (1816 - 1900)*
Charles A. Cantonwine (1818 - ____)*
David "Doc" Cantonwine (1819 - 1897)*
Catharine Cantonwine Royal (1820 - 1903)*
George C Cantonwine (1821 - 1905)*
John Cantonwine (1825 - 1868)*
Abraham Cantonwine (1827 - 1906)
Samuel R Cantonwine (1834 - 1862)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Oct 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12162641