Sunday, December 8, 2013

James N. and Frances Aust, Natives of Wiltshire, England

According to records at FamilySearch, James Norris Aust was born in 1834 to Richard and Emma Aust. From a collection of English Marriage records at FamilySearch, we learn that James N. Aust married Frances Aust on October 12, 1864 in Wiltshire, England. In an 1871 Census for England and Wales, James Norris Aust is age 36, residing in Wiltshire, England. Also in the household are:

Frances Aust, age 36
Mary Jones Aust, age 4
Daniel James Aust, age 2
Ellen Allen, age 12, (servant)
John Henry Aust, infant

Moving forward to the 1900 U.S. Census for Erie County, Ohio, we find James Aust, a farmer, age 65, residing in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio. His wife Frances is also aged 65. Their son George is 25 years of age. The year of immigration for James, Frances and George Aust is listed as 1890. James Aust died at the home of his son George on December 8, 1906. He was survived by four sons, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Shepherd, of Wiltshire, England. Rev. Romig officiated at the funeral of James N. Aust, and burial was at Perkins Cemetery. Mrs. Frances Aust had predeceased her husband in 1904.

Mr. and Mrs. Aust left their homeland in 1890, and resided in Ohio for less than 20 years. I am sure they often had fond memories of the many years they spent in Wiltshire, England.

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