ABLE, Gilbert Henry (31 Ocr 1905 -14 April 1972)
Gilbert Henry Abel, 66, died April 14, 1972 in Neillsville. He had been a hospital patient for two weeks. Mr. Abel, son of John and Clara (Decker) Abel, was born October 31, 1905, on the home farm. He never married. He farmed with his father and worked at the carpenter trade in the area. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Norbert (Lena) Kuester of Greenwood. Funeral services were held from the Hill Funeral home in Greenwood. The pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was made in the West Side cemetery.
John Abel with Gladys Churkey above.
ABEL, Gustav Heinrich (15 Oct 1885- 14 Nov 1975)
Gustav Heinrich, the son of Franz Friedrich and Caroline Christine (Dachler) Abel, was born October 15, 1885 on his parent's 80 acre farm in Warner Township. He was their fifth born child and fifth son and he was baptized the day after Christmas, December 26, 1885, in the Immanuel Reformed Church. On June 22, 1911, he married Maria Lydia, the daughter of Fred and Maria (Wollhaupt) Wehrmann. She was born Jan 17 1890 and was christened at the Warner Immanuel Reformed Church March 30, 1890. To this union were, three daughters were born: Selma Maria, Elsie Doris and Mavella Eldora. Gustav and Maria were farmers in the town of Warner until they retired in 1963 and moved into the city of Greenwood. Four years later, Maria Lydia Wehrmann Abel died Jan 19, 1967 and Gustav died on November 14, 1975. Funeral at Zion United Church of Christ and he was laid to rest beside his wife in the Greenwood City Cemetery. SOURCE: FAMILY HISTORIES, WARNER IMMANUEL REFORMED CHURCH, pg. 92
Elsie and Marcella Abel (click to enlarge) (Parents are Gustave Abel and Mary (Wehrman) Abel)
ABEL, Mary Lydia nee Wehrman (17 Jan 1890- 19 Jan 1967)
Mrs. Gustav Abel, 77, passed away Jan 19 1967 at her home in Greenwood. She had been in ill health the pass five years. The former Mary Lydia Wehrman, daughter of Frederick Wehrman Sr. and Mary (Wollkaupt) Wehrman, was born on the farm home in the Town of Warner on Jan 17 1880. Here she grew to womanhood and received her education in the Decker school. On June 22 1911 she was united in marriage with Gustav Abel, their's being the first marriage in the then new, present church (Immanuel Reformed) structure. They marked their 55th Anniversary this past June, 1966. To union was born 3 daughters, Selma, Mrs. Norman Geisler, Owen; Misses Elsie and Marcella (Marvella) Abel, Greenwood. The couple made their home on a farm four and one-half miles northwest of Greenwood it being her husband's birthplace. In 1963 they retired, and moved into Greenwood the following year. Survivors are her husband, the 3 daughters. Her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Memorial services were held at the Hill Funeral Home, Grace Methodist Church officiated.
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