Obit: Abel, Frank Henry #2 (1874 - 1953)

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Surnames: Abel, Laube, Koch, Franz, Elmer, Wendt

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/02/1953

Abel, Frank Henry (1 Jan. 1874 - 29 June 1953)

Frank Henry Abel, a resident of the Greenwood, Wisconsin area many years, died Monday evening at 10:00 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Karl Laube, of Colby, Route 1. He had been in poor health since December when he underwent an operation. Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the West Side Evangelical and Reformed church at Greenwood, Rev. Charles Koch officiating, and internment will be made in the West Side cemetery.

Mr. Abel was born in West Bend on January 1, 1874, and moved to Greenwood with his parents when a child. He was married to Louisa Franz of Town Warner on September 29, 1897. They celebrated their golden anniversary in 1947. She died August 11, 1949. Following her death, Mr. Abel moved from his farm at Greenwood to make his home with his daughter at Colby, Wis.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Laube, Mrs. Walter (Ella) Elmer of Milwaukee and Mrs. Adolph (Dlorine) Wendt of Owen; two sons, Otto and Adolph of Greenwood; three brothers, John, William and Gustave, all of Greenwood; 19 grand children and two great grand children. A brother and a sister preceded him in death and two sons died in infancy.



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