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John Lewis Abeling

John Lewis Abeling

Male 1845 - 1928  (82 years)

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  • Name John Lewis Abeling 
    Born 6 Oct 1845  Canajoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military 1861  [4, 5
    Civil War, 153rd F Company 
    Died 1 Feb 1928  [6
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I139  Abeling Family Tree | Ancestors of Brian Abeling
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2006 

    Father Charles Henry Abeling, [Carl Ebeling],   b. 05 Dec 1807, Lauenforde, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1882, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sophia Carolina Scharff Abeling,   b. 09 Aug 1808, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1879, 70yr-8mo-19days Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Documents
    1850 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    1850 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    Taken on Aug 13th, 1850. Contains Charles and Sophia Abeling family...

    Charles, age 42, mason, born in Germany, value of real estated owned $300.
    Sophia age 36, born in Germany
    William age 17, Cigar Maker, born New York
    Henry age 15, Laborer, born New York, attended school
    George,son,age 13, attended school
    Louisa, daughter, age 11, attended school
    Harrison, son, 9, attended school
    Charles, son, age 9, attended school
    1850 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    1850 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    Continued from previous page...

    (members of Charles and Sophia Abeling's family:
    Robert, age 7, attended school
    John, age 4
    Andrew, age 1
    Landro, age 1 (also known as Orlando)

    Next family:
    Amos Klinkhart, father,age 33, real estate value $150, Mason, born in Germany
    Mary, mother, 33, born in Germany
    Augustus, son 11, born in Germany, attended school
    Clarissa, daughter, 9, born in New York, attended school
    John, son, 7, attended school
    George, son, 5, attended school
    Caroline, daughter, 3
    Amelia, daughter 1 (NOTE: Amelia Klinkhart eventually marries Robert R Abeling.)

    1860 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York, Page 151
    1860 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York, Page 151
    Taken on Sept 4, 1860

    Charles Abenly (Abeling), age 52, master mason, born in Germany (Baden), real estate value $800, personal estate value $200
    Sophia, age 51, born in Germany (Baden)
    George, age 23, laborer in furnance (?)
    Charles, age 20, mason
    Harrison, age 20, farm laborer
    Robert, Age 18, farm laborer
    John, age 15, Farm laborer, attended school
    Landrew, age 11, attended school
    Andrew, age 11, attended school
    Lewis, age 5
    1868 map of Canajoharie, New York
    1868 map of Canajoharie, New York
    This 1868 map of Canajoharie, New York was obtained from the Canajoharie Public Library. It contains references to 4 Abeling families, including...
    C. Abeling - Front Street. This is believed to be Charles Henry Abeling(Carl Ebeling) who immigrated to the area around 1832.

    C. Abeling - Maple Ave, believed to be Charles E Abeling, born in 1840. We know that Charles eventually purchased land in this exact area from his older brother Henry around 1874, and our guess is that he lived at this location in 1868 prior to formally buying the property from his brother.

    H.C Abeling - Maple Ave, believed to be Henry Charles Abeling, who was known to own an extensive amount of land along Maple Ave.

    F.A Abeling - Corner of Montgomery Street, Mapletown Rd. We believe this to Frederick Augustus Ebeling, who did not switch his name to Abeling, eventhough the map maker might have thought so. Frederick A Ebeling was a nephew of Charles Abeling (Carl Ebeling).

    Children of Charles and Sophia Abeling
    Children of Charles and Sophia Abeling
    These notes were originally found in Edna VanVliet Abeling's bible and were later re-written into John Lewis Abeling's family records book.

    This page contains a list of John Lewis Abelings brothers and their birthdates.
    Charles and Sophia Abeling's Children
    Charles and Sophia Abeling's Children
    Although it was typed - the original information comes from Edna Abeling's bible. It is a record of Charles and Sophia's children, including their birthdates.
    1870 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    1870 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    Taken on Aug 9, 1870

    Charles Abeling, age 62, male, Stone Mason, real estate value $1400, personal estate value $200, born in Hanover
    wife, Sophia, age 61, female, keeping home, born in Hanover
    Andrew, son, 20, Cigar Maker, born in NY
    Orlando, son, 20, Cigar Maker, born in NY

    also.......
    Daniel Herley, 35,Laborer, born in Ireland
    daughter, Mary A, 14, at home, $800 real estate value
    son, William, 10,
    daughter, Laura E, 7
    Histories
    1935 Centennial history of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Canajoharie, N.Y.
    1935 Centennial history of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Canajoharie, N.Y.
    This was a German speaking church until the 1970's.
    Carl (Charles) and Sophie Ebeling (Abeling) and family members are mentioned mulitple time in the history. They were charter members of the church
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

    Family Christina Marie Rheimsnider Abeling,   b. 18 Mar 1849, Canajoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1930  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1869  [7
    Children 
    +1. Fredrick Andrews Abeling,   b. 25 Feb 1870,   d. 8 Oct 1955  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Harrison Charles Orlando Abeling,   b. 8 Jan 1872,   d. 23 May 1953  (Age 81 years)
    +3. William Robert Abeling, Sr.,   b. 4 Mar 1874,   d. 8 Sep 1936  (Age 62 years)
    +4. David Louis Abeling,   b. 2 Jul 1876, Census 1892 16yrs old Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1964  (Age 87 years)
     5. Lena Marie Abeling,   b. 12 Sep 1878,   d. 12 Jul 1971, Last residence: Fonda, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Florence Louise Abeling,   b. 19 Aug 1881, Canajoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1963, Age 82, Sunday, St Mary's Amsterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Louise Sophia Abeling,   b. 11 Jul 1885,   d. 24 Sep 1972, Last residence: Amsterdam, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +8. Margaret Elizabeth Abeling Beyer,   b. 22 Apr 1888,   d. 7 Sep 1957  (Age 69 years)
    +9. John Augustus Abeling,   b. 22 Jan 1891, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1973  (Age 82 years)
    Photos
    Early 1900's John Lewis Abeling Family Photo
    Early 1900's John Lewis Abeling Family Photo
    Special thanks to Sharon Abeling Derner for providing a copy of the photo.

    Front row, starting at left:

    Father, John Lewis Abeling
    Lena, who married George Cox
    John, who married Ester Auty, then Edna VanVliet
    William, who married Carrie Abbey
    Margaret, who married Leonard Beyer
    Mother, Christina

    Back row, starting at left:
    Louise, married Clarence Wetterau
    Harrison, married Hattie Snyder
    Florence
    Fred, married Minnie Williams
    David, married Ida Lange
    Early 1900's John Lewis Abeling Family Photo
    Early 1900's John Lewis Abeling Family Photo
    Unlabeled version of the family photo.
    Documents
    Abeling Family Notes 3
    Abeling Family Notes 3
    Special thanks to Joyce Robinson for providing the notes.
    Abeling Family Notes 4
    Abeling Family Notes 4
    Special thanks to Joyce Robinson for providing a copy of the notes.
    1870 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York, Page 22
    1870 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York, Page 22
    Taken on August 10, 1870

    August Abeling (although it should be Ebeling), head of house, age 36, works on CRR (Railroad), born in Hanover
    Louisa, wife, age 34, keeps house, born in Hanover
    Caroline, daughter, age 4, born in NY
    Edward, son, age 1, born in NY

    - - - -

    William Abeling, age 34, keeps cigar store, born in NY, estate value $3,000 personal estate value $4,000
    Henrietta, wife, age 31, keeps house
    George C, son, age 4

    - - - - -

    John Abeling, age 24, Cigar Maker
    Christina, age 24, keeps house
    Frederick, son, 5 months old

    - - - - - -

    Charles E Abeling, age 29, Stone Mason
    John Lewis Abeling Marriage
    John Lewis Abeling Marriage
    Canajoharie Radii Newspaper Jan 13, 1870
    1869 Marriage Record in St Johns Lutheran Church Records, Canajoharie, New York
    1869 Marriage Record in St Johns Lutheran Church Records, Canajoharie, New York
    Johann L Abeling son of Charles Abeling and Sophie Scharff

    Christine Riemenscheider daughter of Heinrich Riemnschseider and Louise Schlaper

    December 1, 1869 in {unknown}

    Witnesses: Orlandrew Abeling and Elisabeth Minch


    1910 US Census: Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    1910 US Census: Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    living at 76 Bunn Street..

    John L. Abeling, 64
    wife, Christina, 61
    daughter, Florence, 28
    daughter, Louise, 24
    son, John L Jr, 18 (is this David Lewis instead?)
    1920 US Census: Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    1920 US Census: Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    living at 257 Division Street...
    John Abeling, 74, working at ?? att'y in a business office
    wife, (listed as Mrs. John), Christina, 70
    daughter, Florence, 38, works in knitting mill
    daughter, Louise, 34, works in knitting mill
    1930 US Census: Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    1930 US Census: Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    living at 11 Phillips Street...
    Christine Abeling, 81
    daughter, Florence L, 49, Glovemaker at home
    daughter, Louise S, 44
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    This photo is of a small black book, dating back to 1869. It was owned by John Lewis Abeling and his wife Christina and they used it to records dates and information about their children.
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    As recorded in their family book. This page contains notes on several of their children.
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    As recorded in their family book - this page contains original handwritten notes of their children's births and baptisms.
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    Another page of their family records. This page contains a note about Henry Rhemensnider, and Osmond, Illinois. Perhaps Christina's father, Henry moved to Illinois?
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    As recorded in the their family book. This page contains some notes which include their sons address in NYC.
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling's Family Records
    This page is in the original family book, however, it appears that someone has re-written the children's information.
    John Lewis Abeling Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling Family Records
    Notes about his children's baptisms.
    John Lewis Abeling Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling Family Records
    Another page containing baptism information for John Lewis Abeling's children.
    Baptism Records for John & Christina Abeling's children
    Baptism Records for John & Christina Abeling's children
    Transcription was from John and Christina's family records book.
    John Lewis Abeling Family Records
    John Lewis Abeling Family Records
    Transcription from J.L. Abelings family record book, dating back to 1869.
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    Special thanks to Joyce Robinson for providing the photo.
    Abeling brothers
    Abeling brothers
    Left: John Lewis Abeling (identified by Lana Abeling Williams)

    Middle Left: Not confirmed, but believed to be Henry C Abeling, as he was known to have been blind for the last 25 years of his life.

    Middle Right: Charles E. Abeling

    Right: Unknown, but most likely was Robert R Abeling, who was the next to last Abeling son to die. Although Lewis was the last to die in 1934, Lana Abeling did not believe that this photo was of Lewis Abeling.

    Date and location are unknown. Based on the people that are known - our only speculation is that this photo might have been taken when the oldest brother, William J Abeling, died in 1919. Assuming that perhaps brother Lewis did not make the funeral, then the these four men would have been the oldest of the remaining brothers. (of course, remember this is just speculation, nothing confirmed)

    Special thanks to Joyce Robinson for submitting the photo.
    Edna, Ruth, Edwin, and John Lewis
    At left: Edna VanVliet Abeling, Ruth, and Edwin.

    It's hard to see him, since he's dressed in black, but the man standing in the middle right of the photo is John Lewis Abeling.

    The exact date is not known, however, the estimate would be 1925 to 1927.

    The location is believed to be 93 Maple Ave, Canajoharie NY, as the steps and railway to the right appear to be the same as the home of John's brother Charles E Abeling. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    Photo's date is estimated to be 1925 to 1927. Location is John's brothers home - Charles E Abeling, at 93 Maple Ave, Canajoharie, NY.

    Documents
    1925 Will of John L. Abeling
    1925 Will of John L. Abeling
    Oct 16, 1925
    Will of John L. Abeling
    Bequeath and Executers: two daughters Flornce L Abeling and Louise S. Abeling
    John L Abeling's 1928 Obituary
    John L Abeling's 1928 Obituary
    G.A.R. Leader's Days are ended

    Commander Abeling of Post Young, Civil War Veteran, Dies After Long Illness.


    Headstones
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling, Christine R., Florence L Abeling
    John Lewis Abeling, Christine R., Florence L Abeling
    Auty, Cox, and Abeling Families at Fairview Cemetery
    Auty, Cox, and Abeling Families at Fairview Cemetery
    Front left headstone is Edwin and Florence, behind that headstone is George Cox and Lena Abeling Cox. The headstone in the background with the American flag is John Lewis Abeling, his wife Christine and their daughter Florence.

  • Notes 
    • Obituary of W.J. Abeling mentioned that John, his brother was from Amsterdam. Fort Plain Standard Aug 22, 1918 W.J Abeling Obituary Canjo Radii Jan 13,1870 Marrage info Children info - 1892 NYS Census Canajoharie page 14 John was 47
    • American Civil War Soldiers Recordinfo
      about John Abeling
      Name: John Abeling ,
      Enlistment Date: 22 September 1862
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: New York
      Unit Numbers: 1422 1422
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 September 1862 at the age of 18
      Enlisted in Company F, 153rd Infantry Regiment New York on 17 October 1862.
      Promoted to Full Corporal on 18 July 1865
      Mustered out Company F, 153rd Infantry Regiment New York on 02 October 1865 in Savannah, GA
    • Regimental History
      NEW YORK
      ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THIRD INFANTRY
      (Three Years)


      One Hundred and Fifty-third Infantry.-Cols., Duncan McMartin,
      Edwin P. Davis; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas A. Armstrong, William H.
      Printup, Alexander Strain, George H. McLaughlin; Majs., Edwin P.
      Davis, Alexander Strain, Stephen Simmons, Jacob C. Klock, George
      H. McLaughlin, C. F. Putnam, Abram V. Davis.

      This regiment, recruited in the counties of Fulton, Montgomery,
      Saratoga, Clinton, Essex and Warren, was organized at Fonda and
      there mustered into the U. S. service on Oct. 18, 1862, for three
      years. It left the same day for Washington, was first stationed
      at Alexandria as provost guard, and during most of the year 1863,
      did garrison and guard duty about the capital.

      It was then transferred to the Department of the Gulf, where it
      was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st (Emory's) division, 19th
      corps, with which it took part in the Red River campaign, meeting
      with severe loss at Pleasant Hill. It was active at Mansura and
      was warmly commended for its bravery in these battles by the
      commanding general.

      In July, 1864, it returned to Virginia with the 1st and 2nd
      divisions; on its arrival at Washington it was ordered into
      Maryland to confront Gen. Early, and then served with Sheridan in
      the Shenandoah Valley, taking part in the battles of the Opequan,
      Fisher's hill, Strasburg and Cedar creek, besides numerous lesser
      skirmishes.

      Its loss at the Opequan was 69 killed and wounded, and at Cedar
      creek, 81 killed, wounded and missing. The regiment continued to
      serve in the valley until April, 1865, when it moved with
      Dwight's division to Washington where it participated in the
      grand review in May.

      In July it sailed for Savannah, Ga., and while stationed there
      won the esteem and respect of the citizens by the gentlemanly
      conduct of its officers and men. Col. Davis was brevetted
      brigadier-general for meritorious service.

      The regiment was mustered out at Savannah on Oct. 2, 1865, under
      command of Lieut.-Col. McLaughlin. It lost during service 1
      officer and 40 men killed and died of wounds; 1 officer and 160
      men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 202.

      Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 159


      New York
      ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THIRD REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
      (Three Years)


      Colonel William T. Miller, succeeded, September 5, 1862,
      by Col. Duncan McMartin, received authority, August 23, 1862,
      to recruit this regiment in the then 15th Senatorial District
      of the State; it was organized at Fonda, and there mustered in
      the service of the United States for three years October 17 and
      18, 1862. The regiment organizing, under orders dated
      September 17, 1862, at Plattsburg under the command of Col.
      Thomas A. Armstrong, was consolidated with this regiment
      October 8, 1862.

      The companies were recruited principally: A at Johnstown;
      B at Mohawk, Palatine and Root; C at Glen, Florida, Root and
      Charleston; D at Johnstown and Mayfield; E It Minden and St.
      Johnsville; F at Ephratah, Canajoharie, Oppenheim, Clifton Park
      and Lassellsville; G at Mooers, Altona, Essex and Plattsburg; H
      at Greenfield, Milton, Galway, Clifton Park, Ballston Spa,
      Moreau, Root and Wilson; I at Champlain, Chesterfield,
      Plattsburg and AuSable; and K at Queensbury, Ellenburg, Altona
      and Mooers.

      The regiment left the State October 18, 1862; it served in
      the defenses of Washington, in Abercrombie's Division, from
      October 25, 1862; in Casey's Division, 22d Corps, February,
      1863; in the Department of the Gulf and 1st Brigade, 1st
      Division, 19th Corps, from February, 1864; in the 1st Brigade,
      1st Division, Army of the Shenandoah, from March, 1865; in the
      2d Brigade, Dwight's Division, at Washington, D.C., from April,
      1865; in the Department of Georgia, from July, 1865, and,
      commanded by Lieut.Col. George H. McLaughlin, it was honorably
      discharged and mustered out October 2, 1865, at Savannah. Ga.

      Source: Phisterer, p. 3,779

      Battles Fought

      Fought on 09 April 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA.
      Fought on 19 August 1864 at Charlestown, VA.
      Fought on 19 September 1864 at Winchester, VA.
      Fought on 22 September 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
      Fought on 07 October 1864 at Edinburg, VA.
      Fought on 19 October 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
      Fought on 17 November 1864 at Newtown, VA.
    • Lived at 9 Abeling Street in Canajoharie, New York in 1887, according to 1887-1888 Canajoharie Directory.
    • Death date obtained from Index of Wills in Montgomery County Surrogate Court, Fonda, NY. Died Feb 1, 1928.
    • Will is available from Montgomery County Surrogate Court, Fonda, NY. File 624, book 31, page 619

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Fort Plain Standard Newspaper.

    2. [S82] 1880 Cencus, 1880 Cencus.

    3. [S128] Edna Abeling's Notes.

    4. [S89] Roster of Men 153rd New York Volunteer Regiment, F. W. Beers & Co.

    5. [S124] 1887-1888 Canajoharie Directory, stored at Canajoharie, NY Library.

    6. [S17] Email from John Jeffery Abeling.

    7. [S59] Canjohare Radii Jan 13,1870.


  


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