Died at Pine Grove Mills (Centre county, Pa.)
Mrs. Lucy Saucerman, widow of William Saucerman, died at her home in Pine Grove Mills, Saturday afternoon, aged 74 years. Death resulted from paralysis. Her husband died six years ago. She leaves four sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. Two of her sons, William A. and R.F., are residents of this city. Interment at Pine Grove Mills today.
Altoona Mirror of Feb 20, 1899 (page 2) (died Saturday, Feb 18, 1899)
Note: I have added her to the Findagrave.com website as Lucy A. Saucerman (Pine Grove Mills Cemetery)
WILLIAM ASBURY SAUCERMAN
A well known resident of this city died at 9 o'clock this morning at his home 812 Third avenue, death arising from pleural pneumonia. He was born at McAlvey's Fort, Huntingdon county, on Dec 1 1856, the son of William and Lucy Saucerman, both deceased. He came to this city in 1878 or 1880 (year hard to read). He was employed as a caretaker at the South Altoona ....? for the past forty two years. He was united in marriage in the same year that he came to Altoona, the widow, Mrs. Annie Saucerman, surviving him togther with three sons, Edward of St. Louis, and Earl and Leon, both of this ciry. Three brothers and two sisters also survive as follows: Robert F. of this city, David and Mrs. Sarah Bailey, both of Kansas City, Mo., John of Oregon and Mrs. Ada Krebs of Pine Grove Mills, Pa. He attended the First Lutherarn church in this city. ...........Thr funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.
Altoona Mirror of Monday, May 22, 1922 _____________________________________
Mrs. Annie Saucerman of 812 Third avenue and Mrs. Robert Saucerman of 2111 Eleventh street have returned from Kansas City where they attended the funeral of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sara Bailey.
Altoona Mirror of Wednesday, October 10, 1928
Mrs. Sarah Ann Bailey, 80; came to Kansas in 1877, in Kansas City, Kansas 40 years.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Bailey, 80 years old, 36th Street & Frederick Avenue, died this morning at her home. Mrs. Bailey was born in Huntington, Pennsylvania. She was the widow of the late W.B. Bailey. She had lived in Kansas City, Kansas for 40 years. Mrs. Bailey came to Kansas in 1877 with her husband, settling in the western part of the state on a homestead. They were amon the pioneers who stuck it out, braving the storms and prairie fires.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by two sons, Ralph W. Bailey, 1508 N. 23rd Street, and John W. Bailey, 1501 N. 23rd Street; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Roberts, No. 2 Woodcrest Drive, and Mrs. Addie Gainer, 1926 Monroe Avenue, Kansas City, MO; three brothers, David Saucerman, Fairmont, KS; John C. Saucerman, Sutherlin, OR; and Robert F. Saucerman, Altoona, PA; one sister Mrs. Addie Krebs, Pine Grove Mills, PA. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of the London Heights Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm Saturday afternoon at the Fairweather-Werner morturary. Burial will be in Quindara Cemetery.
Obituary in a 1928 Kansas newspaper
AGED VETERAN OF POSTAL SERVICE CALLED BY DEATH
Robert F. Sassaman, 90, of 2107 Eleventh street, a retired carrier of the Altoona post office and a veteran of the Sapnaish-American war,died at 10.10 o'clock last night in the Altoona Veterans Administration hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 30.
Mr. Sassaman entered the postal service on Sept. 2, 1907, as a substitute carrier and became a regular carrier on Feb 1, 1908 serving for many years in the Broad avenue section. He retired from the service on Nov. 1, 1930. He was active in the local branch of the letter carriers' organizations
He was born on Oct 8, 1865, at Pine Grove Mills but had resided in Altoona for more than a half-century. Mr. Sassaman was a member of the First Lutheran church and Henry Baker Bible class, of Mr. Lodge, F & A, the Altoona consistory, and Jaffa Shrine, of the United Spanish War Veterans, the Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bettie Mae (Calvert) Sassaman, at the home: one son and one daughter, Ivan C. and Mrs. Oren H. Moore, of the city, and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Lafferty funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.
Altoona Mirror of Saturday, Feb 11, 1956
R. F. SASSAMAN
Widely known in the Calvert Hills section of Altoona and active as a veteran of the Spanish-American war, Robert F. Sassaman, 90, passed away at the Altoona VA hospital last Saturday. Funeral services for the veteran were held yesterday, attended by a host of friends.
Mr. Sassaman was one of the best-known war veterans in the city and he attended every patriotic parade, wearing his Spanish-American uniform. He marched in each parade despite his advanced age. Tall, erect and grayhaired, he was most impressive in his uniform.
He was the oldest Altoona post-office employee and was one of the first to be retired as a mail carrier. He served for 23 years, retiring in 1930. Mr. Sassaman was active in various lodges and in First Lutheran church affairs.
Bob, as he was known to residents of his neighborhood and throughout the city, was friendly, always cheerful and unusually active prior to his last illness. His numerous friends sympathize with the family in his passing.
Altoona Mirror of Tuesday, Feb 14, 1956
NOTE: The first obituary which was published on Saturday, the 11th, says he died 'last night at 10 o'clock, so I think the 2nd obit is wrong and that he died Friday night of the 10th.
1860 Barree, Huntingdon, Pa census
William Saucerman, 39
Louisa A., 34
Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth) 14
Sarah Ann, 11
David Henry, 9
John C., 7
Leomanta (this is supposed to be Amanda), 5
William A., 3 (died 1922)
James O., 1
*All born in Pennsylvania*
1870 Jackson, Huntingdon, Pa census
Lucy A., 44
Robert F., 4
infant girl, 2/12 (born April 1870) (this is Adie/Ada/Adda
1880 Pine Grove Mills, Ferguson twp, Centre county, Pa census
Robert F., 14
Adda F, 11
Note** Both William and Lucy say that their parents were also born in Pennsylvania
Children of William Saucerman ( as William Jr. was born at McAlvey's Fort, there's a good chance that his brother John was too)
1) Mary Elizabeth, born abt 1844 and died between Feb 1899 and May 1922.
2) Sarah Ann, born abt 1849 (or 6 June 1847), married William B. Baily and moved to Kansas City in 1877 where she died Oct 4 1928 although that would have made her aged 81 when she died and her obit says 80 - I 'suspect' that she was actually born 6 June 1848) - there is a picture of her on someone's (very wrong) family tree at Ancestry.
3) David Henry, born Oct 1850 and died after 1930 in Kansas. Married Kate R. in 1879 and had 7 children: Laura, Willie, Minnie, Elsie, Chester, John, and Ester (all children born in Kansas). The family is in the 1880 - 1930 Kansas censuses.
4) John Calvin, born 9 Sep 1854 and died 23 Jan 1944 in Oregon
5) Amanda, born abt 1855 and died between Feb 1899 and May 1922
6) William Asbury, born Dec 1 1856 and died May 22 1922 (buried in the Oak Ridge cemetery in Altoona). William married Annie V. Saucerman (were they cousins?) in 1878 or 1880 and only children were: Edward, Earl, and Leon.
William and Annie are in the 1880 Logan, Blair census, the 1900, 1910, 1920 Altoona censuses
7) James O, born abt 1859 and died before Feb 1899 (see mother's obit - only 4 sons survived her Feb 1899 death) **James probably died in the 1860s as he is not in the 1870 census when he would have been 11 years old**
8) Robert F., born abt 1866 and died Feb 10, 1956 at age 90. He married Bettie Mae Calvert May 15, 1911 at the Elm Park Methodist church in Scranton, Pa. and had twins Ivan Calvert (1916-2005) and Sarah Katherine April 1, 1916. They are in the 1920 and 1930 Altoona censuses as Sassaman. Note: Robert seems to be the only one who decided to go by Sassaman rather than Saucerman (can you blame him??)
9) Ada F. (Adie), born April 1870, married Henry M. Krebs (born June 1861 Pa) of Centre county, Pa about 1894 and named first child Lucy A. after Ada's mother. Other children were Katherine M. and Maud L. Henry died in 1912. Ada died 1953 and is buried in the Pine Grove Mills Cemetery in Centre county, Pa. She can be found in the 1900 - 1930 Ferguson, Centre, Pa censuses.
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