Steve, Was Herman from the Triangle/ Quantico, Va. area? My gradfather's name was John Ermman Abell Sr.(1900- 1971),Married Dorthy Beck around 1920, his fathers name was Herman Lewis Abell too. Same siblings as well. Jack Abell(1914-?) lived in Tampa, Florida I believe and Mary Abell lives in New York some where.My fathers name is John Ermman Abell Jr., my brother is John Ermman Abell 3rd, and my sister is Deborah Lynn Cole. All live in Maryland/ DC area.