Anna Augusta Kershaw
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Sex: Female
Birth: February 1841 (177 years ago)
Glen Cove, New York
Death: September 24, 1931 (age 90)
Rye, New York
Burial: Greenwood Union Cemetery
Rye, New York
Father: Abraham Kershaw (1815-?)
possibly same as:
Abraham Cashow (1814-?)
Mother: Sarah Oldrin (1816-1894)
Siblings: Mary E. Kershaw (1837-?)
Isaac Kershaw (1840-?)
Sara Kershaw (1843-1922)
Amy Kershaw (1847-aft1872)
Peter Kershaw (1849-?)
Augustus Kershaw (1851-aft1870)
Spouse/Partner: Charles Frederick Lindauer I (1835-1921)
Marriage: circa 1860 (age 19)
Children: Eloise Lindauer II (1861-1935) ^
William Lindauer (1866-aft1879)
Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944)
Ada Lindauer (1868-c1895)
Anna Lillian Lindauer (1873-1956)
Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1877-1923)
LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1879-1945)
Note(s): ^ Freudenberg line
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Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) in 1929 in Rye, Westchester County, New York

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Lindauers in Rye, New York in August of 1929

Kershaw-AnnaAugusta 1931 death certificate

Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) death certificate

Lindauer-Charles Kershaw-Anna tombstone

Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) tombstone

Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) aka Annie Kershaw, was a housewife. (b. February of 1841; Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York, USA - d. September 24, 1931, 9:20 am; 38 Elm Place, Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA)


She was 50% Dutch and 50% British as best can be determined.



The 1850 United States Census has her as three years old which would have her born in 1847. The 1855 New York Census has her born in 1839 and 16 years old. The 1900 United States Census has her born in February 1841. She was born in Glen Cove, New York on Long Island according to her death certificate. She may have been baptized at the Reformed Dutch Church in Wolver Hollow, Nassau County, New York where Rem Cashow (1768-1816) is listed in the records.


Her siblings were named in the 1850 United States Census and again when she opened an account at the Freedman's Savings Bank in New York City. Peter wasn't listed in 1872 and it is assumed that he died before that year. Her father was also listed as dead. Her siblings and mother were listed as living in Somerville, New Jersey in 1872. Her siblings between the years 1850-1872 included:


Anna's parents moved to Manhattan from Long Island around 1850 and Anna married Charles Frederick Lindauer I (1835-1921) in 1857. Charles was listed as a broker with his brother, John Lindauer, in Manhattan in the 1869 city directory; a cigar seller in Manhattan in the 1880 census and working at a hotel in the 1900 census in Rye, New York. Charles was born in Philadelphia to Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) and Sophia Weber (1815-1891).


New York to New JerseyEdit

In 1870 Charles and Anna were living with his widowed mother in Manhattan, and in 1880 they were living at 51 8th Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. Their new son-in-law, Max Freudenberg, was living in the house with them. Arthur Oscar Lindauer does not appear on the 1870 US census living with Charles and Anna, even though he would be three years old in that year. This may be an omission or Arthur may have had another woman as his mother.

Rye, New YorkEdit

Anna and her husband, Charles, moved from Hoboken, New Jersey to Rye in Westchester County, New York around 1894-1895 and from at least 1910 until 1921 they were living at 209 Locust Avenue in Rye. The house at 209 Locust Avenue no longer exists.

Death of husbandEdit

Charles died in 1921 and Anna, now a widow, was photographed in August 1929 at a family gathering in Rye.


Anna died of bronchitis in 1931 at the home of her son, LeBaron, at 38 Elm Place in Rye.


She was buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, New York with her husband.


Her obituary was not found in the Rye Chronicle but may appear in another local paper.


See alsoEdit


  • Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) writes "Her husband Charles Lindauer may have fathered children with other women. Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885-1968) aka Grover Cleveland Dunne; and Louis Miller both have a "Charles" as their father on their birth certificates, but different mothers. Both children originally took the mother's last name as their own. Both children also show up living in the Lindauer home in Rye, New York on the census of 1900, and both appear in a photograph labeled: 'Grover and brother Louis'. Another son, Arthur Oscar Lindauer, does not appear in the 1870 United States Census living with Anna Kershaw, so he may have another mother. In the 1870 US Census of New York, 'Charles Lindauer, age 30, born in New York' appears as the husband to 'Caroline' of France. Caroline was Caroline Ritter, aka Carrie Ritter. Living a few blocks away is 'Charles Lindauer, age 30, born in Pennsylvania' living with Anna Kershaw. Charles Lindauer and Caroline's daughter, Charlotte, is buried in the Lindauer plot with Charles' mother and father. All the evidence points to Charles being a polygamist; or fathering children with multiple women. The alternative theory is that there are two Charles Lindauers, living in close proximity, both the same age that may be related as cousins. No information found to date solves this puzzle. What would solve the mystery would be a death certificate for the second Charles Lindauer, if he really exists, or DNA evidence from descendants."

Uncompleted tasksEdit

  • Call the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542 at 516-676-3345 or 516-676-3357 and see what birth records are available and what churches may have them.
  • See if the Rye, Library can find an obituary for her. The first attempt at one in the Rye Chronicle did not find one.

External linksEdit


Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931)'s ancestors in three generations
Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) Father:
Abraham Kershaw (1815-aft1850)
Paternal Grandfather:
most likely Rem Cashow (1768-1816)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Frederick Cassou (c1726-?)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Maragriete Hardenburg (1728-?)
Paternal Grandmother:
most likely Maratye Bennet (1774-1830)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Nicholas Bennet (1743-1796)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Mary Duryea (1752-1834)
Sarah Oldrin (1816-1894)
Maternal Grandfather:
Captain William Oldrin (1772-1858) of England
Maternal Great-grandfather:
possibly William Oldrin (1746-1795) of Suffolk, England *
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Amy X (1780-1853)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:

‡ This line is tentative since there is no death certificate for Abraham Kershaw and no marriage certificate has been found. However no contradictory information has been found. The birth years match and the suspected birth locations match. They also both disappear from the written records in the same years, 1850-1851.
* William Oldrin (1746-1795) as the father of William Oldrin (1772-1858) is speculative. It is known that William Oldrin (1746-1795) had children but there is no record of who they were and no record of their marriages, so it is possible that they migrated to the United States.