CRATSENBERG, Andrew Murray[1]

Male 1833 - 1908  (74 years)


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  • Name CRATSENBERG, Andrew Murray 
    Born 26 Dec 1833  Cattarugus County, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Apr 1908 
    Person ID I2882  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 

    Father CRATSENBERG, Conrad,   d. Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother ALTON, Celona,   d. Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BULLOCK, Margaret,   b. 6 May 1845, Lanark, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Dec 1870  Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CRATSENBERG, Bertha,   b. Aft 1870, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. CRATSENBERG, Bell,   b. Aft 1870, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CRATSENBERG, Maggie,   b. Aft 1870, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. CRATSENBERG, Orpha,   b. Aft 1870, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. CRATSENBERG, John H,   b. Aft 1870, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 PERKINS, Zilpha Ellen,   b. Abt 1844, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Pilot Grove, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1861  Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CRATSENBERG, Marry Ellen,   b. 1863, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1916  (Age 53 years)
     2. CRATSENBERG, Effie S.,   b. 1863, Hancock County, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1960, Concord, Contra Costa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Dec 1833 - Cattarugus County, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1861 - Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1870 - Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Cratsenberg, A. Murry, now deceased, was for years one of the highly esteemed men and prosperous farmers of Fountain Green Township. He was born in New York state, December 25, 1833, a son of Conrad and Celona (Alton) Cratsenberg, natives of New York state. In 1838 the family came overland to Hancock County, entering government land in Fountain Green Township, where both died.

      A. Murry Cratsenberg resided at home, growing up on the Fountain Green farm and attending the local schools, until his marriage, which occurred January 1, 1861, when he was united with Zilpha Ellen Perkins, at which time he moved on a farm in Fountain Green Township. He also lived on rented land in Pilot Grove Township, and there his first wife died, leaving two daughters, Effie S., who is married and lives in California; and Ellen, who died after her marriage.

      On December 20, 1870, Mr. Cratsenberg was married (second) to Margaret Bullock, born near Lanark, Canada, May 6, 1845, a daughter of John and Janette (Anderson) Bullock, natives of Scotland.

      After his second marriage, Mr. Cratsenberg moved to his Fountain Green farm, which now consists of 200 acres of well improved land, and continued to live on it and make improvements until his death, which occurred April 13, 1908. Mrs. Cratsenberg continued on the farm for three years, and then moved to La Harpe, renting the farm to her son. She bought a fine residence in the city, and she and her daughter live there. Mr. and Mrs. Cratsenberg had the following children: Bertha, who is Mrs. William Knobbs, of Hancock County; Bell, who lives with her mother; Maggie, who is Mrs. Carl Martin, of La Harpe; Orpha, who is the widow of Keller Deering [sic] of Peoria, Ill., and John H. who conducts the home farm. Mr. Cratsenberg was a Universalist, and Mrs. Cratsenberg belongs to the Union Church. He was a Democrat, and served in a number of township offices. He was a man who was thoroughly trusted and honored by all who knew him, and when he died his community suffered a deep loss.

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.), Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.