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Benjamin C. Andrus

Male 1818 - 1894  (75 years)


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  • Name Benjamin C. Andrus  [1, 2
    Born 18 Apr 1818  Herkimer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1875 - 1877  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Carpenter 
    • M. Seamans and Ben Andrus have shingled John Fosdick's house. [4]
    Residence 1875-1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • According to the 1875 census, the Andrus residence was valued at $400. [1]
    Occupation 1880  [2
    Glass Factory Worker 
    Occupation 1882  [5
    Trustee, Unionville School 
    • Uncle Benjamin C. Andrus was elected trustee of Unionville school at their annual meeting last week. Two ballots were taken, the first one being a tie vote between uncle Ben and the popular young superintendent of the glass works, E.R. Argersinger. The next ballot, Eb. put in a vote for his illustrious competitor and elected him. Uncle Benjamin is opposed to 'funion'. [5]
    Died 9 Apr 1894 
    Buried Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    20081015 - Headstone: B.C. Andrus
    20081015 - Headstone: B.C. Andrus
    Cleveland Village Cemetery
    Photo by Kiely Malone
    Person ID I986  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 

    Family Lucinda Unknown,   b. Abt. 1817, Chenango, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [6
    Children 
     1. Henry M. Andrus,   b. Abt. 1842,   d. Jul 1882, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     2. Charles A. Andrus,   b. Abt. 1852, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. B.B. Andrus,   b. Abt. 1855, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Laura A. Andrus,   b. Abt. 1859, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. W. Franklin Andrus,   b. Abt. 1861, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ben Andrus is rapidly coming to the front as a local poet. He has just completed fifteen or twenty verses, in long and short meter on that celebrated "chicken" affair; and the three participants are searing their hair, and vowing that they will fill his old hide with buck shot on the first opportunity. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 19 (Reliability: 2), 8 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/08/1875; Page: 19; Lines: 32

    2. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 24 (Reliability: 2), 14 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; SD No.: 8; ED No.: 231; ED Date: 06/15/1880; Page: 24; Lines: 12

    3. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29851160 (Reliability: 1), 17 Sep 2008.
      B.C. Andrus

    4. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 22 Sep 1877.

    5. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 21 Oct 1882.

    6. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 19 (Reliability: 2), 8 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/08/1875; Page: 19; Lines: 32-33

    7. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 10 May 1879.