Thomas Ackerman b. about 1820 NY, listed on the 1850 Oswego, NY census, age 29. I haven't found who his parents were yet.
Wife Eleanor (aka Ellen) is listed as age 24, b. England
Son Robert is age 1. I haven't found her maiden name yet.
they are not listed in this town on the 1860 census. And since William was b. about 1860 in Canada, ergo, the family would be in Canada by this time.
I figured that Thomas died between 1869 and 1871, possibly in Escott, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. The youngest child was born 1868-9, and Eleanor Ackerman is listed in the 1871 Canada census as head of household, i haven't looked at this census yet to see what children are listed.
1880 Forester, Sanilac Co, Mich, the family is listed with Truman Guild (or Guilds)as in-laws. Truman was a widower, no children. His wife was Almeda Ackerman, who died 10/27/1877 during a Diptheria outbreak. About 1/1881, he married sister-in-law Emily, and they raised nephew William Henry Levere with their own children.
Guild, Truman age 29 Farmer, born in Canada, Father born in CT.
Ackerman, Eleanor age 54, keeping house, b. England, Eng., Eng.
Julia 28, servant NY
Alfred 21 Farm Labor, NY
Emily 15 servant, Canada
George 11 Canada
Same census is the Leveres, Peter, Mary, and William Henry Levere age 1. William is my Greatgrandfather. The family story is that Mary died in childbirth of a girl, the baby died also, then at some point near this time, Peter died. There is no record of death for Peter, Mary and baby girl in the Sanilac Co, Mich records.
In the Sanilac Co, Mich death records, i found:
10/24/1877 Elizabeth Ackerman 6 years Diptheria, b. in Canada, mother Julia Ackerman, father unk.
10/26/1877 William Ackerman 17 Diptheria, b. in Canada, parents Thomas and Eleanor Ackerman.
10/29/1877 Albert Ackerman, age 29 Diptheria, b. NY, parents Thomas and Eleanor Ackerman. (note: i believe this is aka Robert, the age is right.)
10/27/1877 ALmeda Guild age 25, resided at Bridgehampton, Diptheria, B. NY parents Thomas and Eleanor Ackerman.
11/4/1877 Almeda E. Levere 3 months, died of Canker, b. Canada Parents Peter S. Levere and Mary Levere. (note: Mary Levere, nee' Ackerman.Since this child was born in Escott, and died in Forester, then the Leveres, Guilds, and Ackermans probably came to Mich. just before these deaths.
Peter Levere age 23 b. in Quebec and Mary Lenora Aherman (misspelled in the records) age 21 b. in US, married in Escott, Leeds, Ont. 4/26/1876. Peter listed his parents as William and Catherine. Mary's is Thomas and Ellen.
Any help in Thomas Ackerman or Eleanor info would be appreciated...thx..dea