Albert Augustus Junkin (1846-1880/81)

ANCESTRAL LINE: A1 Joseph Junkin I | B1 William Junkin | C8 Andrew Junkin | D1 William Junkin (Jenkins)

E1 Albert Augustus Junkin (Jenkins), born January 20, 1846 in Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and died in August 3, 1881 of consumption and lung disease in Peru, Miami County Indiana. Records also stated he had a cough and comsumption (lung disease) that he got at Elk Creek in Tennessee during the Civil War. He was the son of William Junkin and Sarah Montgemery. He married Rebecca Penner (marriage license) on March 15, 1867 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana. Four children.

Rebecca Penner was born about 1849 in Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania, and died February 5, 1892. The Funeral of Rebecca was performed at the Methodist Episcopal Church on February 7, 1892 in Peru Indiana. She was the daughter of _____ Penner. Her father was from Maryland and her mother was from New Jersey.

Albert served in Company A, 138th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, from May 27, 1864 to Sept. 30, 1864 (click to view Albert's enlistment papers and his discharge papers). He signed up at the age of 18 in indianapolis, Indiana At the time he was a blacksmith. Albert was sent to Tennessee and assigned as a Railroad guard duty in Tennessee and Alabama.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows as well as Member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Albert held the job of locomotive fireman and engineer in Peru, Miami County Indiana.

After the death of Albert Augustus in 1881 and Rebecca in 1892, all their sons moved to Hamilton, Butler County Ohio, because their sister Roberta Junkin Reiff and brother in law John Reiff were given guardianship over them. Laura Gayle Junkin lists Albert as Thomas Gayle.


Albert A Junkins Funeral

The funeral of Albert A Junkin last Sunday was the largest that has been solemnized in Peru for a long time. In the morning at ten o'clock a special train came from Indianapolis, bringing a goodly number of railroad men and accompanied by their families to the funeral. The train stopped at the train stations below here in this county, and took on the Odd Fellows at those points. The funeral took place from the methodist church, which was already crowded, and the ceremonies were conducted by Rev Brown of the M.E. Church and Rev. Whiteford of the Presbytarian Church, last in were the brothers in the order to which Mr. Junkin belonged to and......... The services were very impressive and claimed the individual attention of the vast congregation. While they were in progress, a large number who could not gain entrance into the church stood rejoicing in the grass of the church yard.

The procession started from the church to the ceremetery about dawn and was headed by 22 members of the brotherhood of locomotives and engineers of which Mr. Junkin had been a member. Then came the Peru lodge of Odd Fellows and great many ...... lodges in the county. After them, was the shopmen of the L.R. and C. railway, headed by .... John McKennis or McKenna, then came the hearse and finally the surviving relatives and large number of friends in carriages. The procession extended from Main Street to across the railroads.

Mr. Junkin came to Peru when a small boy, and has resided here ever since, and had the respect, not only of his brothers in the lodge and on the railroad but all others who knew him. His death was primarily caused by dropsy, not by consumption, as it was reported in last weeks Sentinel . He leaves his wife and three children.

Children of Albert Augustus Junkin and Rebecca Penner (view guardianship papers):

Information about the Andrew Junkin line was supplied by Joyce Junkin Cockerill, September 2001, updated June 2005, & Octobrer 2006.
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The Joseph Junkin Family Tree is a collection of information gathered by Eric & Liz Davis, Mary Eleanor Bell, Alice Erma Bell, Margaret A. Killian, Laura Gayle Junkin, Winston Ray Norris, Joyce Ann Junkin, Barbara Ann Millner, and many others. The html version was initiated by Eric and Elizabeth Fisher-Davis in 1998 .
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