16 February 2016

John & Sophia Albert

On a day off from work, I am going through my paper files. The task is to get them organized, digitally scanned, and stored in archival albums. After collecting family papers and notes since 1980, I have amassed a large collection which desparately needs my attention. There are numerous papers in my folders that I was not aware that I had. Such as a receipt for the purchase of the plot where my great great grandparents, John and Sophia Albert are buried in Our Lady Help of Christians cemetery in Glenmont, New York. A scan is below.

Plot deed

The receipt is dated 23 November 1909. The day before Sophia Albert was buried there. It was purchased by two of her children John M. Albert and Julia Albert for $35. According to the plot card, (scan is below) the lot held twelve graves.

Plot card

Many years later on 6 June 1929, John and Julia Albert paid another $100 for perpetual care for the lot of their parents.

Perpetual care receipt

A photo of their lot is below.

Albert Headstone

John Albert (1855-1899) married Sophia Albert (1858-1909) on 13 Sept 1874 at Our Lady Help of Christians church on Second Avenue. Both were children of German immigrants from Baden. As far as I can determine, the two were not related. John was a moulder working for Ransom Stove Company, in Albany.

John & Sophia Albert

The family resided for many years at 55 Second Avenue, opposite and below their beloved church, Our Lady Help of Christians.

55 Second Avenue, 2015

Children of John and Sophia were:

  • John Michael Albert (1876-1956) married Sarah Elizabeth Baker (1884-1955)
  • Michael Alfred Albert (1877-1934)
  • Joseph Clarance Albert (1879-1936)

Joseph Clarance Albert

  • Julia Agnes Albert (1881-1969)
Julia Agnes Albert
  • Harry Alvin Albert (1883-1950)
  • Mary Margaret Albert (1886-1963) married Joseph William Koreman (1886-1979)
Mary Margaret Albert