Captain Samuel Acken (1813-1892) was the sea captain of the schooner A. M. Acken. He served in the Transportation Service of the Quartermaster Corps of the US Volunteers. In 1875 he was appointed as the keeper of the Albany Street Bridge in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (b. March 2, 1813 - d. December 13, 1892; New Brunswick, New Jersey)
He had nine brothers and two sisters:
- William Acken (1802-?) of Metuchen, New Jersey who died after 1892.
- Henry Acken (1804-?) of Raritan, New Jersey who died after 1892.
- New Brunswick, N.J., April 20, 1889. Three brothers were in town recently who show a heavy aggregate in height, age, and size. They are Capt. Samuel Acken of this city, who is 6 feet 6 inches in height, 76 years of age, and weighs 240 pounds; William Acken of Metuchen, ...
- Antoinette Ross (1816-1912) of Bonhamtown, New Jersey. Her brother was Miles Ross (1827-1903), the Democratic National Committeman from New Jersey.
- Oscar C. Acken (1840-1882) who married Mary J. Steele
- Amanda Acken (c1860-?)
- Alvaretta Estelle Acken (1858-1860).
- Alene Acken (c1860-?)
Obituary and funeralEdit
- "Captain Samuel Acken, one of the best known men in Middlesex County, New Jersey, died in his house in New Brunswick on Tuesday evening. ... His wife and two daughters survive him."
- "The funeral of the late Captain Samuel Acken took place from the First Reformed Church this ..."
- ^ Senate Bills, 1897, http://books.google.com/books?id=yiErAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198&dq=%22Antoinette+Acken%22&source=bl&ots=lfvVV0WHOy&sig=l0OsHovNz3wQPxQw00eriRH-v5M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eJbwT_GKI8i20AGOhtn8Ag&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Antoinette%20Acken%22&f=false, retrieved 2012-07-01, "A bill for the relief of Antoinette Acken, widow of Samuel Acken, who was in command of the schooner A. M. Acken in the war of the rebellion — read twice and ..."