Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Madness--Alfred Frederick

Mad ancestors or elusive ancestors who drive US mad"

Amy Crook of
Untangled Family Roots is starting a new meme for those of us researching our ancestors. This will occur each Monday as a recurring meme similar to Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday.

Where oh where did my great grandfather, Alfred F. Frederick die? I have had good success tracing him throughout his life, but his death has been a major stumbling block for well over a decade.

He was last living in Avalon, Pennsylvania with his son, Robert B. Frederick. I have photos of him with my Mother in the very early 1920’s. Alfred was a railroad man and perhaps he took a train to visit relatives and died in their home. I will admit that the Frederick family is pretty extended.

Alfred F. Frederick. I have only seen his middle initial listed once. I have also seen him referred to as Nick, but I have no idea where that nickname would have come from.

Parents: Joseph C. Frederick and Mary Betz1 both of Columbiana County, Ohio
Born: May 1, 1836 in Columbiana County, Ohio2
Died: February 9, 19273
Buried: Firestone Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio4
Married: Lucinda Orr on October 22, 1868 in Columbiana County, Ohio5

Albert Frederick6—1869-? Another Frederick MIA
William Walter Frederick7—1871-1899 (died in Youngstown, Ohio)
Robert Bell Frederick8—1873-1959 (died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Edna May Frederick9—1876-1961 (died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Martha Marie Frederick10—1880-1971 (died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Following Alfred Frederick through the Federal Census:
1836-1950—Living with his parents in Columbiana County, Ohio11
1860—Living with his cousin, Sarah Frederick Lepard, Attica, Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio12
1870-1898—Columbiana County, Ohio13
1900—Esplen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania near McKees Rocks14
1910—Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania15
1920—Avalon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania16

When Alfred died, Albert, if he was alive, could have been living in Chicago, Illinois. Robert, Edna and Martha, all married were living in the Pittsburgh area.

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!!!

1. 1850 Ohio Federal Census, Columbiana County, Salem Township, District 202.
2. Firestone Cemetery, Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, Old Section 8, Rows 15 & 16.
3. Firestone Cemetery.
4. Firestone Cemetery.
5. Columbiana County Marriage Records, Book # 5, Record 441.
6. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 1, Page 76, Number 126.
7. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 1, Page 80, Number 208.
8. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 2, Page 57, Number 61.
9. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 2, Page 61, Number 225.
10. Ohio Certificate of Birth, Birth Records from the state of Ohio, Columbiana County, Volume 3, Page 55, No. 105 AND Volume 3, Page 55, No. 128.
11. 1850 Ohio Federal Census
12. 1860 Ohio Federal Census, Attica Post Office, Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio, page 13 (233).
13. 1870 Ohio Federal Census, Franklin Square Post Office, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Page 12 & 13 (310-311) and 1880 Ohio Federal Census, Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio ED 47, page 40.
14. 1900 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Allegheny County, Esplen Borough, ED 381, Sheet 5A.
15. 1910 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Allegheny County, Bellevue Borough, ED 13, Sheet 23A.
16. 1920 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Allegheny County, Avalon Borough, ED 5, Sheet 10A.


  1. Hi there - Alfred F. Frederick is buried in Columbiana Cemetery in Ohio. Check out the link for all of the details:
    Hope this is him.


  2. Thanks Sharon! That's my