1895 - 1979 (83 years)
||Katherine M. Duffy |
||19 Aug 1895 
||29 May 1979
||Amsterdam, Ny 
||1 Jun 1979
||St Peters and Pauls, Canajoharie New York (CCS) 
||Abeling Family Tree | Ancestors of Brian Abeling
||7 Sep 1998 |
||William Joseph Duffy, b. 18 Mar 1856, Elizabethtown, Kentucky , d. 29 Oct 1915, Home on White Springs, Amsterdam, New York (Age 59 years) |
||Julia Dillon, b. 3 Jul 1860, Johnstown, New York , d. 30 Apr 1920, Amsterdam, New York (Age 59 years) |
||28 Nov 1883
||St Mary's Church, Amsterdam, New York
||1910 Census - Family of William Duffy|
1910 Census, North Hampton Road, Amsterdam, New York.
||Julia Dillon bible|
Family Bible of Julia Dillon (1860 - 1920)
Contains family birth, death and marriage information. Also contained news paper clippings and a unidentified photo of a younger man wearing a large bow tie.
||Charles Lester Abeling, b. 16 Aug 1895, Canajoharie, New York , d. 17 Sep 1978, Amsterdam, New York. (Age 83 years) |
||10 Nov 1914
||St Marys Church Amsterdam, New York
- Marriage was a double ceremony which also included Frederick Abeling and Frances Kilinski
|+||1. Robert William Abeling, b. 07 Mar 1916, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. Born on Academy Street. , d. 18 Dec 2010, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. (Age 94 years)|
| ||2. Charles F Abeling, b. 1918, d. 1923 (Age 5 years)|
|+||3. James J. Abeling, b. 24 Sep 1920, d. 10 Dec 1981 (Age 61 years)|
|+||4. Caroline Abeling, b. 2 Jan 1924, Canajoharie, New York , d. 01 Apr 1984, Sunday Morning, St Marys Amsterdam, New York (Age 60 years)|
|+||5. Carl L. Abeling, b. 26 Sep 1925, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York , d. 09 Sep 2007, St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, New York (Age 81 years)|
|+||6. Kathryn Loretta Abeling Frasier|
|+||7. Thomas Henry Abeling, b. 06 Aug 1931, Canajoharie, New York , d. 04 Jun 1995, Waverly,New York (Age 63 years)|
||Lester and Katherine Abeling Family|
starting at front left:
son, Robert William Abeling
Mother, Katherine Duffy Abeling
Father, Lester Abeling
son, James (Jim) Abeling
Back row starting on left:
daughter, Kathryn Abeling Frasier
son, Thomas Abeling
daughter, Caroline Abeling Conrad
||Lester and Katherine Abeling's 50th Wedding Anniversary|
50th wedding anniversary which took place in 1964 at their home on 32 Wheelock Street in Canajoharie, New York
Front left: Betty Abeling Surmanek (daughter of Fred and Frances Abeling), Hazel Abeling Fusmer, Harry E Fusmer, Lester Abeling, Katherine Duffy Abeling, Fred Abeling, William (Bill) Abeling Jr, Dorothy Hoffman Abeling.
Back row from left: Louis Conrad, Caroline Abeling Conrad, Robert W Abeling, Mildred Edwards Abeling, Evelyn Youker Abeling, James Abeling, Katherine Abeling Frasier, Miles Frasier, Evelyn Rouse Abeling, Carl Abeling,
||Lester and Katherine Abeling Family|
Left: James Abeling
Back: Father, Lester Abeling, then mother Katherine Abeling
Small boy in the front: Thomas Abeling
Boy in the middle: Carl Abeling
Small girl, front right, Katherine Abeling
Girl on the far right, middle: Caroline Abeling
Boy, back right: Robert Abeling
Location of photo is unknown. Photo's date is estimated to be 1935, as Thomas was born in 1931. If we estimate Thomas was 4 yrs old in this photo, it places the photo around 1934/35.
||Lester and Katherine Abeling's 50th wedding anniversary|
Photo was taken at their 50th wedding anniversary, celebrated in 1964 at their home located on 32 Wheelock Street in Canajoharie, New York.
||Lester and Katherine Abeling's 50th anniversary|
GOLDEN ANNIVSARY - Mr and Mrs Lester Abeling of Canajoharie, above, marked their 50th wedding annivesary yesterday. The couple were former Amsterdam residents, and married in St Mary's Church. - Hency
MARK GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
Canajoharie - A former Amsterdam couple, Mr and Mrs Lester Abeling of 32 Wheelock St, Canajoharie, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday afternoon with an open house gathering given by their children.
Abeling and the former Miss Katherine Duffy, both of Amsterdam, were married Nov 10, 1914, in St Mary's Church, Amsterdam, in a double wedding ceremony, the first held in that church. Married at the same time was Abeling's brother, Fred, and the former Miss Francis Kline.
Mr and Mrs Abeling have been residents of the Canajoharie area for the past 40 years, Mr Abeling being in the garage business most fo that time. Presently he operates a garage on West Main Street, near the Thruway entrance.
The couple have six living children: Robert, Canajoharie; James, Palatine Bridge; Mrs Carolyn Conrad, Fort Plain RD; Carl, Palatine Bridge; Mrs Katherine Frasier, Palatine Bridge; and Thomas, Waverly. They also have 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The couple was entertained at their home yesterday afternoon by their children, and a host of their relatives and friends called to pay tribute to the local businessman and his wife.
There were the four generations of the family present as the couple cut a tiered wedding cake in honor of the event. They were presented with a number of gifts, flowers and cards for the occasion and Mrs. Abeling.
||Lester and Katherine Abeling Family|
Left boy: James Abeling
middle boy: Carl Abeling
front middle, youngest boy: Thomas Abeling
front right, youngest girl: Katherine Abeling
right girl: Caroline Abeling
back right boy: Robert W Abeling
Back row, father: Lester Abeling
Back middle, mother: Katherine Duffy Abeling
Location of photo is unknown. Estimated date of photo is 1934 or 1935 based on age of Thomas being 3 or 4 in this photo and considering that he was born in 1931.
||1920 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York|
living at 14 Maple Ave...
Lester Abeling, age 23
wife, katharine, 23
son, Robert, 4
son, Charles, 1yr 6 months
living at 12 Maple Ave...
Fred Hammersmith, 49
wife, Ida (Abeling), 40
daughter, Louise, 16
living at 33 Maple Ave...
Henry C. Abeling, 85
son, Charles, 59
daughter, Wilhelmina, 47
||1925 State of NY Census:Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York|
Living at 5 Robinson Street...
Lester Abeling, 29, occupation is listed as truck driver.
wife, Catherine 29
son, Robert, 9
son, James, 4
daughter, Caroline, 1
||1930 US Census: Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York|
Living at 139 Mill Street....
Lester Abeling, 34, first married at age of 19, occupation is laborer at garage, is not listed as veteran. Home appears to be rented for $18.00 per month.
wife, Katherine, 34, first married at age of 19,
son, Robert W, 14
son, James J, 9
daughter, Caroline L, 6
son, Carl L, 4yrs 6 months
daughter, Katherine L, 1yr 5 months
||1 Jun 2007 |
||Katherine Duffy Abeling|
Photo was taken at her 50th wedding anniversary party at her home on Wheelock Street in 1964.
||Katherine Duffy Abeling and Robert W Abeling|
Robert was born in 1916. Assuming that he is under 1 year old, we are estimating that this photo was taken during the fall/winter of 1916 or possibly the spring of 1917. Location was most likely in Amsterdam, New York, where the family lived at the time.
||Katherine Duffy Abeling holding Robert Abeling, along with her sister Loretta Duffy Wolf.|
Estimated date for this photo is 1916, as Robert was born in 1916.
||Katherine Duffy Abeling and her oldest son, Robert Abeling|
Estimated date of this photo is 1916, when Robert was born.
||Caroline Abbey Abeling, Mildred Edwards Abeling, Betty Abeling?, Katherine Duffy Abeling|
Left: Caroline Abbey Abeling
Middle left: Mildred Edwards Abeling
Middle right: Betty Abeling?
Right: Katherine Duffy Abeling
Date of photo: unknown
||Family Photo with Caroline Abbey Abeling, Hazel Abeling Fusmer, and Katerine Duffy Abeling.|
Back left is: Caroline Abbey Abeling.
Back middle woman is: Hazel Abeling Fusmer
Back right woman with white hat is: Katherine Duffy Abeling
Left boy: Carl Abeling
Middle left girl: Thelma Fusmer Reamon
Middle right girl: Caroline Abeling Conrad
Right boy: James Abeling
Front small girl: Katherine Abeling Fraiser
Front right small boy: Thomas Abeling
Based on Thomas Abeling being 3 or 4 in this photo and being born in 1931 - this photo is either 1934 or 1935.
Location is unknown.
||Caroline Abbey Abeling, Charles Lester Abeling & Katherine Duffy Abeling|
Date and location are unknown
||Lester and Katherine Abeling's home at 32 Wheelock St.|
Lester and Katherine Abeling rented houses and apartments through most of their life. The only house they purchased was 32 Wheelock Street in Canajoharie, New York, after Les retired in 1967. It's the green house located on the left of this photo which was taken during the winter of 1970
||Lester and Katherine Abeling's Garage of their home located at 32 Wheelock Street.|
||Lester and Katherine Abeling|
During retirement, Lester and Katherine spent the winter months in Florida.
Back of photo reads..
Taken in Hapok Tree Inn at Clearwater.
The bag I am holding is chicken that we could not eat.
Photo was taken during the winter of 1969/70.
||Katherine Duffy Abeling, Lester Abeling, and Mrs. Ward|
Photo was taken during the winter of 1969/70 in Florida.
Left: Katherine Duffy Abeling, then Lester Abeling, on the right is Mrs. Ward.
On the back reads...
Mother and I and Mrs. Ward
Mother had to get a hat, she was getting sun burned.
Look at my double chin, ha ha
||Florida winter location for Lester and Katherine Abeling.|
Lester and Katherine Abeling rented this Florida home during the winter. This photo (along with some others) was sent to Robert and Mildred Abeling by Lester and Katherine to convince them to come to Florida during the winter.
The back reads..
Where we live it is a lovely place inside and out. Ma is in the window. If these pictures don't get you and Millie down here, I don't know what else to do.
||Interior of Lester and Katherine Abeling's rented winter home in Florida.|
Back of the photo reads...
Can't think it is cold here for Mother wears a sweater most of time. We all kid her about it.
||Interior of Lester and Katherine Abeling's winter place in Florida.|
A photo of the interior of the home that Lester and Katherine rent during the winter. The photo was taken during the winter of 1969/70.
The back reads...
You can see Jim's TV which he let us use.
||Katherine Duffy and Lester Abeling, dated August 1914.|
The photo is dated on the back with August 1914, which is just a few months prior to their wedding in Nov 1914.
||Katherine Duffy Abeling with son Charles Abeling. One of Katherine's sisters with Robert W Abeling.|
Left: Katherine Duffy Abeling holding Charles F Abeling
Right: One of Katherine's sisters, most likely Loretta, holding Robert W Abeling.
Estimated date of photo is 1918. Robert Abeling was born in March of 1916 and its very possible that he is two or at the most 3 in this photo. His younger brother, Charles was born in 1918 - and appears to be less than 1 year old. This would place the photo's date at 1918, and would also likely place the location of the photo in Amsterdam, New York, where Lester and Katherine lived at the time.
||Hazel Abeling Fusmer and Katherine Duffy Abeling|
Based on this photo being similiar to the other photos of the Abeling and Fusmer families at the lake during the summer, our guess is that this photo would be dated between 1934 and 1937.
|Katherine Abeling and children|
Left: James Abeling
Girl, middle, standing: Caroline Abeling
Mother, Katherine Abeling, holding young girl who is also Katherine Abeling,
Young boy on the right: Carl Abeling
Estimated date of photo is 1926 to 1928. Location of photo is unknown, although it is likely in Canajoharie since this is where the family was living during this time range. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
||Katherine Duffy Abeling and Lester Abeling|
Date and location of the photo are unknown. Kate is holding her grandson, Bucky (or David) Conrad. Lester is on the right.
- Stone is spelled Caterine M. but Robert W. Abeling said it should be a Spelled with a K. Her nick name was Kate.