Descendants of NICHOLAS ACKER



*Please note that on many of the dates you see five or six numbers.  The first four digits are the year while the 5th and 6th digit indicate the source number (endnotes) at the bottom of the page. 
 

Generation No. 1

1.  NICHOLAS1 ACKER was born  in NY (Source: Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.).  He married LYDIA.  She was born  in NY (Source: Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.).

Notes for NICHOLAS ACKER:
 Nicholas served in the War of 1812.  His father was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Child of NICHOLAS ACKER and LYDIA is:
2. i. DR. WILLIAM J.2 ACKER, b. 1815, Schodack, NY; d. March 23, 1884, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  DR. WILLIAM J.2 ACKER (NICHOLAS1) was born 1815 in Schodack, NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.), and died March 23, 1884 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).  He married RHODA (PHEBA) A. PORTER.  She was born 1810 in Troy, NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.), and died January 21, 1899 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).

Notes for DR. WILLIAM J. ACKER:
 Dr. William J. Acker in his youth was a native of Schodack, NY.  He commenced the practice of medicine in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, in 1842, and continued nearly until his death in 1884.  He was a member of the Medical Society of the County of Oswego having joined in 1843.

More About DR. WILLIAM J. ACKER:
Burial: 1884, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
Medical Information: Attending physician at time of death was his son, Dr. Dillon F. Acker.

More About RHODA (PHEBA) A. PORTER:
Burial: 1899, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
Cause of Death: Capillary bronchitis
Medical Information: Attending physician at time of death was her son, Dr. Dillon F. Acker.

Children of WILLIAM ACKER and RHODA PORTER are:
 i. HENRY H.3 ACKER, b. Abt. 1840; m. CAROLINE A. SANDERS; b. Abt. 1840 (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.); d. January 23, 1890, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).

More About CAROLINE A. SANDERS:
Burial: 1890, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
Cause of Death: Heart disease
Medical Information: Attending physician was her brother-in-law, Dr. Dillon F. Acker.

 ii. RIENZIE A. ACKER, b. 1843, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.); d. May 27, 1847, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).

More About RIENZIE A. ACKER:
Burial: 1847, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)

3. iii. DR. DILLON FRANCIS ACKER, b. December 29, 1845, Hannibal Center, Oswego Co., NY; d. October 28, 1909, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 iv. WILLIAM RIENZIE ACKER, b. May 28, 1848, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.); d. 1852, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).

More About WILLIAM RIENZIE ACKER:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
 

Generation No. 3

3.  DR. DILLON FRANCIS3 ACKER (WILLIAM J.2, NICHOLAS1) was born December 29, 1845 in Hannibal Center, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery., (3) Obituary.), and died October 28, 1909 in Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).  He married MELVINA ELIZABETH BARRETT 1867 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Churchill, John C., "Landmarks of Oswego County", D. Mason & Co., pg. 139, 1895.), daughter of ELI BARRETT and LUCY FORTUNE.  She was born March 20, 1847 in New Woodstock, NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.), and died January 03, 1941 in Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).

Notes for DR. DILLON FRANCIS ACKER:
Dr. Dillon F. Acker, 1845-1909

In his youth, Dillon read medicine with his father, Dr. William J. Acker, whom he succeeded in practice. He attended lectures at the University of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo, NY.
 During the Civil War, he was a member of the 84th NY Vol. Infantry Regiment.  After the war, he joined the 48th Regiment, NGSNY, which was headquartered out of Oswego, NY.  Company B of the 48th Regiment was located in Hannibal, NY.  At various times, he held commissions as Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon.  He also was Surgeon of the 20th Separate Co., serving 23 years.  In addition, he was 10 years Examining Surgeon for the United States Pension Department.
 Dr. Dillon F. Acker was likewise active in civil affairs, serving at different times as Supervisor, Postmaster and Town Clerk of Hannibal.  His medical office was located on the east side of Cayuga Street just off the Village Square in the Village of Hannibal.  He is buried in the Hannibal Village Cemetery.
 According to his obituary:  "Dr. Acker was a man held in very high esteem within the community where he lived for so many years and far beyond that community, because of his lovable and magnetic personality and many gifts and graces.
 Very many have a deep sense of loss and grief because of the departure of one, who was so tender and skillful in his ministrations and so solicitious for their welfare.  He was a gifted man intellectually.  Coupled with a well-balanced, well-informed intellect was excellent judgment.  His wise judgment  and keen perception were much relied on.
 Thus he was fitted to be a leader amongst men, and his fellow-citizens showed their appreciation and confidence by entrusting him with high and responsible positions.  His emotional gifts were on a par with his intellectual.  His generosity and considerate kindness were unbounded.
 The departed was a man strong and steadfast in his convictions.  He was loyal, tenacious of those principles he thought were rirht.  He was distinguished for sincerity and integrity.  Dr. Acker was a very busy and active man.  Handicapped and weakened as he was by growing physical infirmity, he managed beyond his strength, continued in the work dear to his heart until near the end, ministering to others.  He was faithful to the end.
 The departed was a soldier in the Civil War.  His comrades recall his loving presence; his thorough and sympathetic knowledge of the stirring events of that crisis.  A prominent and faithful member of the Board of Pensions and in other ways he had done a great deal to promote the welfare of the verterans and their families and was laborious and practical in everything that concerned the highest interests of the Post of which he was a loyal and devoted member."
 Dr. Dillon F. Acker died at his home on Auburn Street in the Village of Hannibal at 8:15 AM, on Thursday morning, October 28, 1909.  The funeral service was held at the family residence on Saturday, October 30, 1909, at 2 PM.  The Rev. W.A. McKenzie delivered an address and the Rev. H. Hughes offered prayer.  The Masonic order conducted the burial service at the interment in the Hannibal Village Cemetery.

More About DR. DILLON FRANCIS ACKER:
Burial: 1909, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
Cause of Death: Gangrene of feet
Medical Information: Attending physician at time of death was his son, Dr. William B. Acker.

Notes for MELVINA ELIZABETH BARRETT:

Melvina E. Barrett (wife of Dr. Dillon F. Acker), 1847 - 1941


Melvina was the daughter of Eli Pierce Barrett, born in New Port, NY, and Lucy Fortune, born in Canada.  Eli and his two brothers, Charles and Henry M., are believed to have left Newport in Herkimer Co., NY, and settled in Hannibal during the 1850's.  Eli was a farmer and lived on a farm later owned by Ray Stock.  It is said that Eli sang in the Hannibal M.E. Church Choir right up to the last Sunday before he died.  Melvina played the church organ in her father's church for 45 years.  She is buried in the Hannibal Village Cemetery.

More About MELVINA ELIZABETH BARRETT:
Burial: 1941, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
Cause of Death: Myocarditis
 

Children of DILLON ACKER and MELVINA BARRETT are:
 i. DR. WILLIAM BARRETT4 ACKER, b. September 24, 1869, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.); d. May 07, 1940, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.); m. MIRIAM CLARK.

Notes for DR. WILLIAM BARRETT ACKER:

Dr. William B. Acker, 1869-1940


William was born in the house which was later owned by Burleigh and Harvia Chaffee on Auburn Street in Hannibal, NY.  Like his father and grandfather, young William became a medical doctor in Hannibal as well.  He also played baseball with the first Hannibal team to have uniforms in 1903. 
 His medical office was in the second house after the former apartments (now torn down) going up the east side of Cayuga Street from the Village Square.

More About DR. WILLIAM BARRETT ACKER:
Burial: 1940, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: (1) Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall., (2) Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)
Cause of Death: Coronary thrombosis
 
 

ii. HELEN (NELLIE) MERCELLE ACKER, b. 1881, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.); d. 1971 (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.).

Notes for HELEN (NELLIE) MERCELLE ACKER:
Helen (Nellie) M. Acker, 1881-1971
 

Helen was always called Nellie by those who knew her.  She never married and lived on Cayuga Street in the Village of Hannibal until her death.  Her house was the first house after the former apartments (now torn down) on the east side of Cayuga Street headed south from the Village Square.  She donated land which faced Auburn Street and backed up to her own home  on Cayuga Street to the Hannibal Fire Department so they could construct  a larger firehouse in 1946.  After the Hannibal Fire Department built a completely new firehouse on Oswego Street in 1964, this building was occupied by the Hannibal Free Library.  After the Library moved to the newly renovated Hannibal Community Center on Oswego Street in 1979, the building became the Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
 

More About HELEN (NELLIE) MERCELLE ACKER:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY (Source: Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery.)

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