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John Robus

Male 1820 - 1909  (89 years)


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  • Name John Robus  [1
    Born 1820  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 10 Mar 1850  [4
    • 32 years ago yesterday, John Robus left the shores of old England. [4]
    Occupation 1875 - 1880  [1, 2
    Laborer 
    Residence 1875 - 1881  West Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • According to the 1875 census, the Robus residence was valued at $600. [1]
    Occupation 1883 - 1899  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mail Carrier 
    • John Robus, who has been mail carrier for a number of years, is very ill at his home on West Street and James Johnson has taken his place. [5]
    • Few individuals have so many occupations as J. Robus. He is mail-carrier, wood sawyer, coal-heaver, and lamp-lighter, and keeps all these machines running without a jar. He should also be street commissioner, auctioneer and chief of the police, to keep him busy. [6]
    Died 1909  [3
    Buried Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    20081014 - Headstone, John and Catharine Robus
    20081014 - Headstone, John and Catharine Robus
    Person ID I390  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 

    Family Catherine Unknown,   b. 1820, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1881  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1847  [2, 7, 8
    Family Note 5 Feb 1881  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • A very remarkable and nearly serious accident happened last Saturday evening at the house of John Robus. Robus had gone to bed, and his daughter Julia had gone to church. Mrs. Robus was the only one about the house. She has been quite sick with the asthma for a long while, and been in the habit of having a hot brick placed to her feet upon going to bed. On this evening she concluded not to want for Julia, and heated the brik, wrapped it in a cloth, placed it in the bed, and then retired herself, soon after falling asleep. When Julia returned, her father called to her that he smelled something burning. She looked around, but saw nothing and told him that everything appeared all right. Presently Robus called again and declared that he smelled feather burning and that she had better check her mother's brick. Then Julia went in to the room where her mother was, and raising the bed clothes, a blaze of fire burst out. She gave a scream, which awake her mother, and she was helped on. The fire had burned through two sheets, a blanket, quilt, feather bed, clear down to the straw; and had the discovery been longer delayed, very serious results may have ensued. [9]
    Children 
     1. Henry J. Robus,   b. 1853, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Amboy, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Margaret Robus,   b. 1856, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913  (Age 57 years)
     3. Julia M. Robus,   b. 1857, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916  (Age 59 years)
     4. William J. Robus,   b. Abt. 1860, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 5 (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/02/1875; Page: 5; Lines: 17

    2. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 32 (Reliability: 2), 18 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/18/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 32; Line No: 15-17

    3. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=761&GScid=2221626&GRid=24435929& (Reliability: 1), 6 Feb 2008.
      John Robus

    4. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 11 Mar 1882.

    5. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 2 (Reliability: 1), 14 Jan 1899.

    6. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 30 Jun 1883.

    7. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 5 (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/02/1875; Page: 5; Lines: 17-18

    8. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 10 Sep 1881.

    9. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 12 Feb 1881.