Obit: Henry Christian Abel (1862-1948)
Henry Christian Abel
b: 1 January 1862
d: 27 April 1948
OBITUARY for Henry Abel:
From The News, Wednesday, 28 April 1948, page 5, column 5-7
Henry Abel Of Yarmouth Dies
New London - Henry Abel, 86, retired carpenter, passed away at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Olinda Wood of Yarmouth. He had been bedfast for several years.
Henry Christian, son of Louise (Breuer) and Christian Able, was born 2 1/2 miles southwest of Dodgeville, 1 January 1862. He lived in that community until 1907 when he retired to Yarmouth. He was a member of Yarmouth lodge 545 A.F.& A.M. and of St. Johns Evangelical church, north of Burlington. Mr. Abel never married. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Carrie Coppes, Miss Tilla Abel and Mrs. Olinda Wood of Yarmouth, Mrs. Anna Walker of Lubbock, Texas, John Abel of Columbus Junction and Lewis Abel of Ft. Madison. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o?clock from the Elliott chapel in New London. The Reverend J. Lynn Pace, former pastor of the Yarmouth Baptist church will officiate. A trio? Faith Totemeier, Donnaline and Twila Holsteen will sing two selections accompanied by Mrs. E.E. Weasel. Pallbearers will be Joe Tonkinson, Albert Watkins, Fred Ellerhoff, Everett Pogemiller, and Clifford Tucker. Interment will be in St. Johns cemetery north of Burlington.