My mother Marlene Jones-Skalberg and I have been looking for information on the Abbott and Barrett family history at the Nebraska Historical society for the past couple of days.Here is what we have found about Fannie Schumacher-Abbott...Funeral services will be Saturday at 2pm at the Gude Mortuary for Mrs Fannie Abbott, a resident of Nebraska City for more than a half of century.Mrs Abbott died Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs Melvin (Elsie) Cohn, Colon, which is north of Wahoo. Mrs Abbott would have been 100 years old November 5.
Rev. Ralph Dyer will officieate at services.Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery. Mrs Abbott was born in Pocahontas, Iowa, November 5, 1867, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Harm Schumacher.She married Erastus Ralph Abbott in Imogene, IA in 1887.Mr Abbott died in March, 1913. Mrs Abbott was a housewife. Survivors include, a son, Albert, Nebraska City; and her daughter Elsie Cohn.Three sons, four daughters, and four brothers preceded her in death. Another surviver is Robert Abbott, whom Mrs abbott raised after his mother died when he was one month old. Forty-four grandchildren, 140 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren survive.
This clipping was taken out the the Nebraska City News paper on Aug 11, 1967.
As for the rest of her children... Adam Jessie born November 10, 1895 in Imogene IA.Married Dec 31 1928 in Rockport MO to Bonnie Cecil Margurette Jones.Died January 7, 1947 in Glennwood and is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Adrian Adair Abbott was born on August 2 1899.Married Nora Irene Jones on July 10, 1920. Died December 21, 1949 after he shot himself in the head.Nora is my great aunt and she died after sustaining burns in a house fire on August 10, 1944.
Pete Alvin Abbott was born on April 15, 1902.Died January 5, 1963 in the Cook nursing home in Nebraska City and is buried in Wyuka cemetery.
Albert Abbott was born in Fremont county, IA on Novemeber 23, 1906.He died in Pierre SD on March 17, 1980 and is buried in Wyuka cemetery.
Margaret Jane Abbott-Brown was born on April 18, 1897. Died in February 4, 1962 and is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery
Elsie Ellen May Abbot-Cohn was born in Shenandoah IA on Novemeber 24, 1909 in Iowa.She was married Melvin Cohn on January 15, 1929.Died in Fremont NE on April 27, 1992 buried in the Memorial Cemetery.
Mary Ann Abbott was born in Nebraska City on August 17, 1911.Died May 1 1931 and is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery.
At time we dont have any more information about the other 2 sisters.My mom has all of this logged on her computer along with all of the rest of the Abbotts-Jones-Barretts-etc. family.If you are Kathy Curtis you would be related to us.And if you have a family tree maker my mom has gobs of names and information that she is willing to share.I am located in Lincoln NE and have access to all of the Nebraska information (newspaper, census, etc) If you need anything looked up just tell me the date, place(city) and name and I will try to find it for you.My mother's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.I dont have any info. I just look it up.My mom is the best person to contact.We also need some information on Erastus if you have any to give.Can't wait to hear from you.Your distant (well maybe closer than I think) cousin from Nebraska.