Esther Berry Cassell
- Born: 1 Oct 1821, Dauphin Co., PA
- Marriage: Thomas B. Albert circa 1838 in Pennsylvania
- Died: 3 Dec 1912, Milwaukee, Wisconsin at age 91
- Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI
Esther is named in the will of her brother, Henry ... see notes on Henry
A Putnam Co., Illinois newspaper article related a visit by Mrs. Esther Albert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and checking census records one can find the said woman consistent with Esther Cassell, daughter of William and Elizabeth Cassell: The 1910 Federal Census for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ward 1, District 17, page 52B records Esther Albert (89 - PA/PA/PA) in the home of her son-in-law Henry M. Aberndorfer [other records indicate the name as Oberndorfer] (65 - Germany). Henry's wife and children include Rose E. Aberndorfer (59 - IL/PA/PA) and Jessie Aberndorfer (27), Arthur H. Aberndorfer (25), Edith C. Aberndorfer (22), Helen S. Aberndorfer (15). All children are born in Wisconsin. Henry and Rose have been married for 40 years and have had 13 children of whom 9 are still living. Also in the household is Henry's sister-in-law, Sarah E Albert (60 - PA/PA/PA). Esther has had 3 children of whom 2 are still living (Rose & Sarah).
The 1920 Federal Census for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ward 1, District 16, page 52B records Henry M. Oberndorfer (76 - Germany) and wife Rose E. Oberndorfer (66 - IL/PA/PA) and daughter Edith Oberndorfer (32 - Wisconsin). Also in the household are Herbert (26) and Helen [Oberndorfer] (25) Frank and their son John (3 6/12). Henry indicates that he immigrated in 1860.
The 1850 Federal Census for Putnam Co, Illinois, page 840A records Thomas (34 -PA) and Esther (28 - PA) Albert with their children Sarah E. (11 - PA), William A. (9 - IL), and Jennie (2 - IL). Thomas is a Cooper. Next door is Thomas' probable brother and family: Damiel Albert (36 - PA) with his wife Catherine (29 - PA) and children Joseph (13 - PA), Elisabeth (12 - PA), Mary E. (4 - IL), Esther A. (2 - IL), and Thomas W. (2/12 - IL).
The 1860 Federal Census for Decatur Ward 4, Macon Co, Illinois, page 654 records T. B. (43 -PA) and Hester (43 - PA) Albert with their children Sarah (22 - PA), William (19 - IL), and Rosa (9 - IL). T. B. [Thomas] is a Hotel Keeper and William is a Clerk.
The 1870 Federal Census for Decatur, Macon Co, Illinois, page 394B records Thomas (54 -PA) and Esthe (49 - PA) Albert with their children Sarah (30 - PA), William (28 - IL). Also in the household is daughter Rosa Oberndorfer (19) with her husband Henry Oberndorfer (26 - Baden) and their son Hary (2/12 - IL). Thomas and Henry are Clerks.
The 1880 Federal Census for Decatur, Macon Co, Illinois, District 150 page 380A records Thomas B. (63 -PA) and Ester E. (58 - PA) Albert with their son William (38). Thomas is a Justice of the Peace. Also in the household is a niece, Ella Cassell (28 -) a dressmaker.
The 1900 Federal Census for Decatur Ward 4, Macon Co, Illinois, District 51 page 149B records Thomas B. (Nov 1815 -PA) and Esther (Oct 1821 - PA) Albert living with Benjamin Cassell (May 1822 - PA) on Cassell's Hill. Tom is a carpenter. Tom and Esther have been married for 22 years and have had 5 children of whom 3 are still living.
Birth notes for this family:
Arthur H Oberndorfer 06 Apr 1885 Milwaukee
Helen S Oberndorfer 10 May 1894 Milwaukee
Mars E Oberndorfer 07 Nov 1876 Milwaukee
Ruth E Oberndorfer 18 Mar 1904 Milwaukee
From http://www.piperspages.com/Cassell -
Descendants of Esther Berry Cassell and Thomas B. Albert
1 Esther Berry Cassell b: October 01, 1821 in Dauphin Co. Pa Baptism: December 10, 1821 Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania d: 1914 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
. +Thomas B. Albert b: November 1815 in Dauphin Co. Pa d: September 03, 1900 in Decatur, Macon Co. IL m: April 21, 1839 in Parents home, Dauphin Co. PA Father: John R. Albert Mother: Margaret
.. 2 Sara Albert b: 1838 in Dauphin Co. Pa d: Aft. 1914 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
.. 2 William Augustus Albert b: 1841 in Putnam Co. IL d: May 17, 1882 in Decatur, Macon Co. IL
...... +Eliza Jane Fulk m: November 22, 1869 in Macon Co. IL
.. 2 Jeremiah Albert b: 1848 in Putnam Co. IL d: Bef. 1860 in Illinois
.. 2 Rosa E. Albert b: 1850 in Putnam Co. IL d: Aft. 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
...... +Henry M. Oberndorfer b: 1844 in Baden, Germany d: Abt. 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin m: August 25, 1869 in Macon Co. IL
Esther married Thomas B. Albert circa 1838 in Pennsylvania. (Thomas B. Albert was born in Nov 1815 in Dauphin Co., PA and died on 3 Sep 1900 in Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois.)