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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   September 30,   1896

Wills and Estates:

Two Wills Probated

The wills of Eva H. Ludlow of Wall township and John E. Guy of Atlantic Highlands were probated at Freehold last week. Mrs. Ludlow left real estate valued at $2,500 and $500 worth of personal property. On the real estate there is a mortgage of $1,500. All the property, except a piano, she left to her husband, Frederick R. Ludlow. To her cousin, Sarah H. Brown of Freehold, she left a piano.

By the will of John M. Guy his executors, Emma A. Guy and Charles K. Jackson, are directed to sell the real estate, which is valued at $2,000, one year after his death. The proceeds of the sale are to go his widow and two daughters, Ida A. Guy and Emma A. Guy. Two granddaughters, Pauline and Florence Jackson, are each left $50.


Aaron C. Snedeker.

Aaron Christian Snedeker died at his home at Brookside farm, near Colt's Neck, Monday morning of heart disease, aged 76 years and 9 months. Mr. Snedeker was born in Germany and came to this country about fifty years ago. In 1849 he was one of a party of one hundred who bought a sailing vessel and started from New York for San Francisco. They used bricks for ballast and when they reached their destination found that they were the first ones to bring bricks to that city. They sold what they had for a large sum. If the vessel had been loaded with them instead of having only a few for ballast, they would have made their fortunes.

After a while Mr. Snedeker came back East and settled in business in New York. Thirty years ago he moved to Colt's Neck and settled on the farm on which he died. For the past forty years he had been a great sufferer with inflammatory rheumatism. During the past year his rheumatism had not been so severe, but heart trouble set in and was the cause of his death.

His wife died five years ago. He leaves five grown children, B. C. and J. A. Snedeker, Hannah, wife of J. F. Beckman of Colt's Neck; Mrs. Lena Elder, and Mary, wife of H. L. Hulle of New York. The funeral was held this afternoon at half-past two o'clock in the Colt's Neck Reformed church. The interment was in the Colt's Neck cemetery.

George Hance, Jr.

George Hance, Jr., died at his home on Broad street yesterday afternoon. He was 49 years old and leaves a widow and two children. Mr. Hance was born on the old Hance farm at Rumson and was the son of the late Borden Hance. He married Miss Maria Conover of Red Bank. About twelve years ago he opened a dry goods store in the building now owned by Curtis & French. Later he bought a lot on the White estate and put up a building to which he moved his business. He continued there until last week, when he sold it to Strauss & Co. of Newark. He was a brother of Robert and Borden Hance, Mrs. Edwin Field and Mrs. Bloomfield Drummond of Red Bank. His funeral will be held from his home on Friday afternoon at half-past two o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. R. Harbaugh and the interment will be in Fair view cemetery.

Miss Deborah Tucker.

Miss Deborah Tucker of Oceanport was found dead in her bed on Saturday morning. It is thought that her death was caused by a stroke of paralysis or heart disease. On the day previous to her death she visited friends in the village. That night she went to bed in apparently her usual health. On the following morning one of the family went to awaken her and discovered that she was dead. Miss Tucker was 81 years old and was born at Deal Beach. She had lived at Oceanport for 46 years with her sister, Mrs. William Haynes. Her funeral was held yesterday afternoon from her home and the services were conducted by Rev. John Wagg. The interment was at Little Silver.

John I. Rue.

John I. Rue, who had been township clerk of Marlboro township for the past 25 years, died suddenly at Marlboro on Monday of last week, aged 56 years. His death was caused by kidney disease. He served as postmaster at Marlboro for eight years and he was clerk of Brick church at that place. A widow and one daughter survive him.

Hendrick B. Voorhees.

Hendrick B. Voorhees died of convulsions of the brain at Freehold on Sunday of last week. He was taken sick at South Amboy on the day previous to his death and had to be taken to his home. He was a carpenter and had lived at Freehold for eight years. He was 37 years old and leaves a widow and two children.

Michael Phelan.

Michael Phelan died from the effects of a cancer at Long Branch City on Saturday, September 19th, aged 70 years. A short time before his death he was operated upon but the operation did not benefit him. He leaves a widow.

Mrs. Rebecca A. Johnson.

Mrs. Rebecca A. Johnson of Long Branch died while sitting in a rocking chair on Monday of last week, aged 66 years. Her death was caused by asthma, with which she had been suffering for a number of years.

James B. Richardson.

James B. Richardson, father of E. C. Richardson, died at the Norwood hotel at Branchport on Tuesday of last week. He was 83 years old. His death was caused by paralysis.

Mrs. Mary E. Wyckoff.

Mrs. Mary E. Wyckoff, widow of Hendrick Wyckoff, died at Hightstown on Sunday of last week, aged 66 years. Until about two years ago Mrs. Wyckoff lived at Matawan.

Mrs. Sarah Donaldson Falls From a Window.

Mrs. Sarah Donaldson, a widow who lived at Keyport, was found dead in the front of her house on Monday morning of last week. One of the windows of the second story of the house was open, and it is thought that she fell out of this window during the night. One of her cheek bones was badly cut, her left wrist was dislocated and her right arm was twisted and mangled. She had been twice stricken with paralysis. It is thought that she had another attack and went to the window for air and fell out. She was 82 years old and had lived at Keyport for forty years.


  • BIRKHOLM - At Long Branch, on Friday, September 25th, Stanley Birkholm, aged 11 years.

  • FITZGERALD - At Keyport, on Sunday, September 20th, Carlenia R., infant daughter of John H. Fitzgerald.

  • HANCE - At Red Bank, on Tuesday, September 29th, George Hance, Jr., aged 49 years.

  • JOHNSON - At Long Branch, on Monday, September 21st, Mrs. Rebecca A. Johnson, aged 66 years.

  • McCONNELL - At Manasquan, on Saturday, September 19th, Edna M., infant daughter of John McConnell.

  • PHELAN - At Long Branch city, on Saturday, September 19th, Michael Phelan, aged 70 years.

  • RICHARDSON - At Branchport, on Tuesday, September 22d, James B Richardson, aged 83 years.

  • RUE - At Marlboro, on Monday September 21st, John I. Rue, aged 56 years.

  • SNEDEKER - Near Colt's Neck, on Monday, September 29th, Aaron C. Snedeker, aged 76 years old.

  • SAMMONS - At Freehold, on Friday, September 18th, Mary M., wife of William Sammons, aged 83 years.

  • SCHENCK - At Brooklyn, on Saturday, September 19th, Frank M. Schenck, formerly of Matawan aged 29 years.

  • TUCKER - At Oceanport, on Saturday, September 26th, Miss Deborah Tucker, aged 81 years.

  • VOORHEES - At Freehold, on Sunday, September 20th, Hendrick B. Voorhees, aged 37 years and 9 months.

  • WYCKOFF - At Hightstown, on Sunday, September 20th, Mrs. Mary E. Wyckoff, formerly of Matawan, aged 66 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, September 30, 1896

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