|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1839|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1926|
Residence Springvale WI;
Enlisted on 2/16/1865 as a Private and was mustered into Co. D, 50th Wisconsin Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/12/1866
From the Peterson Patriot November __, 1926
Anson Allbee is Called by Death Here
Pioneer who Came to Iowa in 1869 and Settled Near Peterson Dies at age of __ Years.
Was Veteran of Civil War.
One of the Few Remaining Veterans ___ Dies at Home in Peterson, Saturday Night.
Anson Allbee, pioneer resident of Clay County and one of the few remaining old soldiers of this section, died at his home here Saturday night following a lingering illness of some time. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church and interment will be at the cemetery here.
Mr. Allbee's history and that of his family is an interesting one and we are able to give a brief sketch of it as follows:
In the year of 1637 Bishop Wren of England ordered [illegible] dissenters of the Church of England to leave the country or be hanged. Benjamin Allbee of Norw__ sailed for Boston, Mass.
His descendants settled in the colonies. In ___2, John Allbee married Abigail Searle and settled in Townsen, Mass. His youngest son, Ebenezer in 1766 married Racheal Avery and later moved to Bellows Falls, Vermont. His son Benjamin was born there in 1770. Benjamin's son was born in 1791 and named Gustavus Adolphus. In 1811, Benjamin Allbee moved by ox team across York State and settled at Collins Center, Erie County.
Anson Allbee, son of Margaret and Adolphus was born at Collins Center, Erie Co., New York, April 18, 1839. When about seven years old he with his mother moved to Wisconsin. Later, when his mother died he went to make his home with an uncle at Hillsboro, Wisconsin.
At the beginning of the Civil War, he offered himself twice for enlistment, but each time was rejected because of physical ailments until February 10, 1865 when he was accepted and served until June 12, 1866 in the Fiftieth Wisconsin.
[illegible] was he returned to Hillsboro. He was married to Helen E. Barry of Hillsboro on January 2, 1867, the ceremony taking place at Wonewac, Wisc. To this union were born four daughters, the eldest, Ina, dying in childhood.
They made their home for a time near Hillboro, until in 1869, when they with their infant daughter in company with John Barry and wife moved to Iowa, making the trip in a covered wagon. During the first summer they worked on the Illinois Central railway near Aurelia, but in the fall moved into the sod shanty on their homestead on Sec. 30 of Clay township, Clay County, where they lived most of the time until the fall of 1909 when they moved to Peterson. They lived in Peterson until the time of his death, Nov 6, 1926.
In early manhood he was converted and united with the Second Advent church to which faith he remained true until the end. He was a wonderful husband and father and a faithful friend. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Allbee of Magnet, Nebr., Mrs. Chas Wood of Compton, Calif., and Cora Allbee of Peterson, besides one sister, Mrs. J.C. Berry and a niece Genevieve Barry of Des Moines, and a nephew Frank Barry residing north of Peterson.
Helen Barry Allbee (1844 - 1930)
Ina Albee (1869 - 1881)*
Edith Eliza Almyra Allbee (1871 - 1967)*
Cora A Allbee (1881 - 1968)*
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Record added: Aug 16, 2006
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