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    This thread should be read in conjuction with the earlier threads on Barnett Crawcour- Fanny Alexander and Arthur Kitson-Fannie Ernestina Aschenbach.
    Rebecda Crawcour and Frederick Aschenbach were the parents of Fannie Ernestina Aschenbach who was to marry and divorce Arthur Kitson as previously posted on.
    Rebecca appears in the 1841 Census (Copyright,TNA) HO107 461 5 16 25 5
    May Place Northfleet Kent with her widowed mother and siblings:
    Fanny Crawcour 40 school mistress
    Emma Crawcour 20
    Fanny Crawcour 20
    REBECCA Crawcour 25
    Elizabeth Crawcour 15
    Martha Crawcour 15
    Hannah Crawcour 14
    Walter Crawcour 12
    Sarah Crawcour 10
    None born in county

    1851 Census ( Copyright,TNA) HO107 1609 110 3
    May Place Northfleet Kent
    Fanny Crawcour H Widow 50 Governess b London
    Emma dau u 27 Governess b Norwich Norfolk
    Fanny dau u 25 Governess b Norwich Norfolk
    REBECCA Crawcour dau u 23 Housekeeper b Norwich Norfolk
    Eliza Crawcour u dau 21 Housekeeper b Norwich Norfolk
    Martha Crawcour dau u 19 Housekeeper b Norwich Norfolk
    Anna Crawcour u 17 Monitor b Norwich Norfolk
    Sara Crawcour dau u 16 Pupil b Norwich Norfolk

    Rebecca appears in the Old Bailey online trials as a victim of theft in 1854.
    The Police Courts Daily News Monday April 24 1854
    " Miss Rebecca Crawcour, a young lady, who resides in Gravesend...I was in an omnibus in Cheapside coming from the west -end yesterday.The prisoner was in the omnibus when I got in..My purse was porte-monnaie..it contained four sovereigns, a five shilling piece..."
    The accused was found guilty of robbery.
    Rebecca had left the UK post 1854 and had married Frederick Aschenbach.
    I will post further data.


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    The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Church and Town Records show the marriage of Rebecca Crawcour to Frederick Aschenbach- Willow Grove The Reformed Church Frederick Aschenbach -Rebecca Crawcour 25 May 1860.
    The Tombstone of Fannie Ernestina Aschenbach Kitson shows her dob as 6 Sept 1860 died 19 Sept 1943 Philadelphia

    The Death Records Philadelphia Pennsylvania show Rebecca Crawcour Aschenbach b abt 1829 death 25 April 1889 age 60 Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

    New York Passenger Lists show:
    Rebecca Aschenbach 39 Matron b England; Fannie E Aschenbach 7 b England Departed Liverpool and arrived NY on "Java" 7 Oct 1873

    1878 Frederick Aschenbach 41 b Germany
    Rebecca wife 40 b England
    Fannie 17 b USA
    Arrival from Liverpool to NY 25 Sept 1878 on "Bothnia"

    In the 1860 US Federal Census ( Copyright USA Federal Records) M653 1171 173
    Frederick Aschenbach is with his parents and siblings. Philadelphia Pennsylvania Ward 20 Division 1
    George Aschenbach 52 Day Labourer b Saxony
    Caroline wife 45 b Saxony
    FREDERICK 22 Druggist b Saxony
    Caroline 20 b Saxony
    John 17 b Saxony
    Edward 14 b Saxony

    In an earlier census 1850 (Copyright USA Federal Records)Precinct 1 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Spring Gardens Ward 3
    George Aschenbach 40 Fitter b Germany
    Caroline 31 b Germany
    FREDERICK 13 b Germany
    Caroline 11 b Germany
    John 7 b Germany
    Edward 5 b Germany

    The 1870 US Federal Census (Copyright, USA Federal Records) M593 1397 482A Philadelphia Ward 13 District 39
    Frederick Aschenbach 32 M Druggist b Saxony
    Rebecca 32 keeping house b England
    Fannie 9 b Pennsylvania

    1880 US Federal Census (Copyright,US Federal Records) 1175 154B 260 Mt Vernon Street Philadelphia
    Frederick Aschenbach 43 Druggist b Germany parents b Germany
    Rebecca wife 42 keeping house b England parents b England
    Fannie E dau 20 b Philadelphia

    Further data to be posted.


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    The US FindaGrave website Index:
    Rebecca Crawcour Aschenbach b 21 July 1821 England death 25 April 1889 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    Ivy Hill Cemetery Philadelphia

    On the death of Rebecca, Frederick re-married to a widow Katherine Emma "Kate" Eastburn b 6 Jan 1858 Germantown Philadelphia died 4 July 1932 Germantown. She had married Dunning Foster Thornton 1855-1881 and they had two sons Dunning Foster Thornton 1878-1902 and Edward Eastburn Thornton 1880-1928. Katherine was the daughter of Edward Eastburn and Elizabeth Keyser Nice.

    Frederick druggist died 26 March 1906 and in his will he made requests and bequests:
    He gave his Mt Moriah Cemetery Burial plot to his brother in law Justus HAHN; his burial plot at Ivy Hill Cemetery in which his first wife Rebecca was buried he gave to his daughter Fannie E KITSON and to his wife Katherine the burial plot where his step son John F T Thornton was buried. He requested that he was buried with his wife Katherine. He left his house and lot 309 West School Lane Germanstown to his wife and one third of his net income/dividends to his daughter Fannie during her life.

    A US Passport Application for Frederick and Katherine aka Catherine shows:
    Frederick Aschenbach born Zillbach Germany 17 August 1837 emigrated to US from Bremen 1 of -1847; 53 years in US from 1847-1904 Naturalised Philadelphia 1 Sept 1860 Druggist. Catherine b Germantown 6 Jan 1868. Frederick age 67- there is a physical description of Frederick with height 5' 7".


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