Thursday, June 25, 2009

David Auble (1817-1894) - Gravestone and Obituary

David Auble was born in 1817 in Sussex County, New Jersey, the son of Johannes and Anna (Row) Auble. He married Sarah Knapp in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey. David died 22 March 1894 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. His tombstone is in Woodlawn Cemetery in Terre Haute.

The stone says only:

David Auble
1817 - 1894

I have not visited Woodlawn Cemetery in Terre Haute. This photograph was taken by Theresa Young Vaughn in 2006 for the project. My deepest thanks to Theresa for this service.

David Auble's obituary appeared in a Terre Haute, Indiana newspaper soon after his death. The copy I have is a clipping saved by the family.

The obituary reads:


David Auble, who died Thursday, aged 77 years, will be buried this afternoon from the family residence, 411 Chestnut street. Deceased was well-known and one of Terre Haute's most honored citizens. He has been an invalid for the past two years and was confined to his home for over a year.

He was born at Stillwater, N.J., in 1917 and came to Terre Haute in 1865. For several years he was engaged in the boot and shoe business on Main street, during which time he became widely known for his strict and honest business qualities. He was married in 1844 to Miss Sarah Knapp, of Newton, N.J., who is a sister of C.C. Knapp of this city and also a sister of Judge Manning M. Knapp, at one time an eminent jurist of New Jersey, who held the Supreme bench of that state for seventeen years and died suddenly in the courtroom two years ago.

Mrs. Auble survives her husband with five children, two sons and three daughters; William in Kansas City, Charles in Chicago, one married daughter, Mrs. Harry Huntin of Bushnell, Ill., and Frances and Katherine at home. One sister and two brothers also survive the deceased, Miss Elizabeth Auble of Philadelphia, now 80 years old, and Robert Auble of Blairstown, N.J. and Hampton Auble of Philadelphia.

Deceased was a devout member of the Centenary M.E. Church. He cast his vote for William Henry Harrison, a fact which he often spoke of with pride before his death.


David Auble was one of my second great-grandfathers, the father of Charles Auble (1849-1916) who married Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) in 1898 and they had my grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) who married Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976), the parents of my mother.


Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks sharing it with me.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Randy, thanks for sharing this obit and photo of one of your ancestors. Enjoyed reading the post.

S.H. Bausch said...

"He was born at Stillwater, N.J., in 1917 and came to Terre Haute in 1865."

How was he born in 1917 and then came to Terre Haute in 1865?