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Sarah Catherine Auber (1810-1874).

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Hi

My 5xgreat aunty was Sarah Catherine Auber who was born in November 1810 in Bethnal Green, London, daughter of John Auber and Elizabeth nee Helsdon.

She wed William Alexander in 1833 in Islington. John Auber was a witness to the marriage. They lived in Hackney and Shoreditch and had several children before leaving for the United States in 1849.

The journey took 14 weeks from 23 April to 7 June 1849 on the Hendrik Hudson. They are on the 1850 US census at Bushwick, New York.

Sarah left a will in September 1873 and was of Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA. The will was proved on 16th July 1874.

I assume that she died around the time the will was proved. What I would like to do next is find when she died and where she is buried.

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Hi Ben

New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971
Name: Sarah Alexander
Birth Date: abt 1810
Birth Place: England
Death Date: 17 Apr 1874
Death Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
Death Age: 64 years
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 584597

Not found place of burial yet.

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Then there is this in 1886...

New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971
Name: Wm Alexander
Birth Date: abt 1811
Birth Place: England
Death Date: 28 May 1886
Death Place: West Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey
Death Age: 75 years
Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Male
Father Birth Place: England
Comments: Resident in this state 36 yrs
FHL Film Number: 589308

Maybe that wasn't him in 1880 or he was just visiting..
 

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Hi Horse

Thanks for the info.

I think she became an American citizen at some point. Her death date will narrow down her burial date and place. There were a few cemeteries in the area.

In 1870 they lived in the Twelfth Ward of Jersey Heights in Jersey City which is in the centre of the city area.

In 1860 they were on Manhattan in the 3rd division, wherever that is.

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Hi Ben

The reason I was looking for William's death details too; in case they were buried in the same place, still no luck.

In 1870 I notice he'd ticked the US citizen box, but not Sarah, William or Louisa.

Good luck with your search.

Geoff

Edit: Sorry that should have read 'not William' it was for male citizens.
 
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Hi Geoff.

I would say William and Sarah both became American citizens at the same time. If it was by 1870 and they arrived in 1849 I would say the applied inbetween 1854 and 1870 as I think you had to live in the US for 5 years beforehand.

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