August Abraham, who has lived retired from active business life since 1904, was for many years employed with large business concerns of Reading. Mr. Abraham was born Sept. 20, 1840, in the Province of Preussen, Belyard, Germany, son of Christoph Abraham. Christoph Abraham was born in 1803, in Grunawald, Preussen, Germany, and died in 1870, at Warnen. He had two daughters who died young, and five sons, namely: Carl, Herman and Heinrich of Germany; Augustus of Reading; and Ludwig of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. August Abrahm attended the schools of his native locality from six to fourteen years of age, when he commenced working on farms at various points. He left Hamburg May 1, 1872, for America, locating at New York June 5th of that year. He then came to Reading and found employment in the pipe mill, where he worked for thirty-two and one-half years, but since 1904 has lived retired. In political matters Mr. Abraham is a Democrat. He and his family are members of St. John's German Lutheran Church of Reading, and the children were educated in the parochial school. Since 1875 Mr. and Mrs. Abraham have resided in their own home, No. 622 Maple Street, and they also own the residence at No. 569 South Eleventh Street, where their son, Augustus lives. On Nov. 18, 1865, Mr. Abraham was married to Wilhelmina Zick, born Oct. 28, 1839, daughter of Johan and Louisa (Klabunda) Zick, farming people of Preussen, Germany, and to this union there were born seven children: Amelia m. John Einsel, of Reading; Bertha m. John Lutz, of Reading; Joanna m. Frank Collins, of Reading; Augustus m. Helen Ehrnst; Wilhelm died at the age of fourteen years; Johan died young; Albert died when three years of age.