Seek any iformation about relatives of John Abel who first appears in Appleton, Cape Girardeau, MO in about 1856. In April 1859 he marriet Margaret Wisner at Appleton (MO State Archives). It is believe he may have had a brother names Christian who also lived in the Cape Girardeau County Area of MO.John and Margaret and children moved to Lewis County NY in about 1872. and remained their. It is believed that Abel came to Missouri from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. Any information would be appreciated.