1807 - 1882 (74 years)
||Charles Henry Abeling |
||[Carl Ebeling] |
||born as "Carl" August Ludwig Ebeling, according to St Markus Church records in Lauenforde |
||05 Dec 1807
||Lauenforde, Niedersachsen, Germany [1, 2]
||13 Dec 1807
||St. Markus Church, Lauenforde, Niedersachsen, Germany
||Prospect Hill Cemetery, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York, USA 
||28 Sep 1882
||Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York 
||Abeling Family Tree | Ancestors of Brian Abeling
||3 Dec 2008 |
||Sophia Carolina Scharff Abeling, b. 09 Aug 1808, Hanover, Germany , d. 28 Nov 1879, 70yr-8mo-19days (Age 71 years) |
|+||1. William John Abeling, b. 07 Aug 1833, New York , d. 18 Aug 1918, Canajoharie, New York (Age 85 years)|
|+||2. Henry Charles Abeling, b. 26 Oct 1834, New York , d. 13 Jun 1924 (Age 89 years)|
|+||3. George Johann Abeling, b. 2 Apr 1836, New York , d. 13 Nov 1908, Merced County, California (Age 72 years)|
|+||4. Louisa S. Abeling Zwanck, b. 19 Apr 1838, New York , d. 1922, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York (Age 83 years)|
| ||5. Charles E. Abeling, b. 13 Nov 1840, New York , d. 14 Aug 1926, New York (Age 85 years)|
|+||6. Harrison Abeling, b. 13 Nov 1840, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York , d. 08 Sep 1905 (Age 64 years)|
|+||7. Robert R. Abeling, b. 05 Mar 1843, New York , d. 23 Feb 1925 (Age 81 years)|
|+||8. John Lewis Abeling, b. 6 Oct 1845, Canajoharie, New York , d. 1 Feb 1928 (Age 82 years)|
|+||9. Orlando F. Abeling, b. 11 Aug 1849, NY , d. 01 Nov 1908, Frankfort, New York (Age 59 years)|
|+||10. Andrew D. Abeling, b. 11 Aug 1849, New York , d. 25 Feb 1911, Gloversville, NY (Age 61 years)|
|+||11. Louis Charles Abeling, b. 03 Dec 1854, Canajoharie, New York , d. 15 Feb 1935, Ilion, New York (Age 80 years)|
||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|
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)
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|
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
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|
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|
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|
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
Daniel Herley, 35,Laborer, born in Ireland
daughter, Mary A, 14, at home, $800 real estate value
son, William, 10,
daughter, Laura E, 7
||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
||2 Oct 2006 |
||May 30, 1879 Utica Morning Herald Article on the Charles Abeling Family.|
A memorable family.
Our special correspondence.
CANAJOHARIE,May 29 - In 1829, Charles Abeling and wife arrived at this place from Germany, and being pleased with the surroundings, settled down. They have resided here since and have had eleven children, ten boys and one girl, all of who are living and prospering. Nine of the boys, the oldest being 47 years old, and the youngest 23 years of age, are residing here, the eldest being the leading cigar manufacturer of this section. The other boy is following a successful occupation in California. Three of the boys went through the late war and never received a blemish. All of the children here are married, and the number of grandchildren is very large. Charles Abeling is now upwards of 72 years of age, while his wife is upwards of 70. Both are healthy, considering their years, and bid fair to be centennarians. W.F.C
||Obituary for Louis Charles Abeling|
His youngest son, Lewis' obituary lists Charles middle name as Henry.
"He was born in Canajoharie Dec 3, 1860, son of the late Charles Henry and Sophia Scharff Abeling"
||Charles death announcement
Canjoharie Radii Sept 28 1882.|
||1880 Census - Canajoharie, New York
This page of the 1880 Census contains:
In one household:
Lewis Abeling, 26 father, laborer
Mary, 24, wife, keeps house
Laurie, 1 daughter
Charles (Lewis'father), age 70, stone mason
Charles Abeling, age 39, stone mason
Caroline Abeling, wife, age 37, keeps house
Harrison Abeling, age 39, stone mason
Mary, wife, age 39, keeps house
also in the same household:
Andrew Abeling, age 30, cigar maker (ERROR - this is most likely Orlando Abeling, NOT ANDREW, as the rest of the family listed is Orlando's)
Elizabeth, age 27, keeps house
Edwin, son, age 9
George, son, age 7
Sophia, daughter, age 5
Ida, daughter, 5 months.
- notes by Brian Abeling
||1832 List of passengers on ship Isabella - Possibly Charles and Sophia Abeling|
1 Nov 1832 List of passengers on ship Isabella
Constitution of the list of passengers of business ship Isabella Lungen Meyer Master from Bremen
Carl Ebeling, 25, male, ?smith, Germany
Sophia Ebeling 23, female
||Carl Ebeling Ship Record information |
Obtained from Ancestry.com
||Menna Lieber's Will|
Be in remembered that on the 27th day of September 1866 Charles Aberling (Abeling)appeared at open court before George Yost, County Judge, at the County of Montgomery and made application to have the last will and testament of Menna Lieber late of the town of Minden, County of Montgomery deceased proved and on such application said county judge did ascertain who were the proper parties to be cited and did therefore file a citation in due form of law directed to the proper parties, returnable teh 6th day of October and on said 6th day of October satisfactory evidence by affidavidt was produced and presented to said county judge of the due service of said citations the made prescribed by law and it appearing that Mary Lieber, John Lieber, Orlando Lieber, and William Lieber, are minors. A special guardian was appointed for the and such special guardian having appeared in person and no one appearing.
||Menna Lieber's Will, page 2|
||Charles & Sophia Abeling|
Inscripted on the side:
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3
||Charles & Sophia Abeling|
Engraving which is located on east side of Charles/Sophia's monument, which reads...
Dec 5, 1807
Sept 28, 1882
||Charles & Sophia Abeling|
View from the back side of Charles and Sophia's main headstone. The small stone on right is for Sophia, the small stone on the left is Charles.
- Timeline of Charles Abeling [Carl Ebeling] artifacts....
1807: Dec 5th at 10am, Born in Lauenforde, Niedersachsen, Germany. Churchs records from St. Markus in Lauenforde, recorded that "Carl" August Ludwig Ebeling was born in Lauenforde on Dec 5th, 1807 at 10am.
1807: Dec 13th, christened at St Markus Church in Lauenforde, Germany.
1827 to 1831: Probable time range for marriage to Sophia Scherff (later changed to Scharff). No records of the marriage were found in the St Markus records in Lauenforde, indicating that Sophia was probably born in a different town.
1832: Nov 1, Probable arrival of Charles Abeling [Carl Ebeling] with wife Sophia in New York City aboard the ship Isabella.
1833: Aug 7th, birth of first child, William John Abeling, most likely in Canajoharie.
1834: Oct 26th, birth of 2nd child, Henry Charles in Canajoharie.
1836: April 12th, birth of 3rd child, George J Abeling in Canajoharie.
1836: April 19th, Easter Sunday, listed as a charter member who attended the founding meeting that formed St. John's Church in Canajoharie, New York.
1838: April 19th, birth of 4th child, 1st and only daughter, Louisa S. Abeling.
1840: Despite earlier records indicating the Abeling family was in Canajoharie, there is no record of Charles & Sophia in Canajoharie in the 1840 US Census.
1840: Nov 13th, birth of 1st set of twins, their 5th and 6th children: Charles Elias Abeling and Harrison Abeling.
1843: March 5th, birth of 7th child: Robert R Abeling.
1844: Jan, Charles is listed as a member of the church's building committee, which was charges with buildings the first stone building for the church.
1844: Feb 20th, Charles became one of the deacons at the church, which officially dropped the "St. John's" title and became "German Evangelical Lutheran Church", as interest in English only services were dropped.
1845: Oct 6th, birth of 8th child: John Lewis Abeling.
1846: July 2nd, recorded as witness to Augustus and Joanna Witneben's wedding at Stone Arabia Lutheran Church.
1849: August 11th, birth of 2nd set of twins, their 9th and 10th children: Orlando F Abeling and Andrew D Abeling.
1850: Feb 10th, recorded as witness to wedding of John Householder of St Johnsville and Barbara Greiner of St Johnsville, at Stone Arabia Lutheran Church.
1850: Aug 13th listed in US Census with family living in Canajoharie, New York. Worked as Mason, owned land worth $300
1854: December 3rd, birth of their 11th child, Louis Charles Abeling.
1855: Jun 27th, New York State Census, Charles listed as 47 years old, born in Germany, owned land and lived in village for 24 years - indicating that he may have come to the US with his wife around 1831.
1860: Sept 4, 1860, US Census: Living in Canajoharie, New York, works as master mason, land worth $800, personal estate worth $200.
1868: Lived on Front Street in Canajoharie as indicated on an 1868 map of the community.
1870: August 9th, US Census shows he lived in Canajoharie, working as a stone mason with land valued at $1,400 and $200 in personal estate.
1879: May 29th, the entire family was featured in a newspaper article in the Utica Morning Herald, indicating that his wife's and his own health were in good shape.
1882: Sept 28, 1882 died at the age of 74, according to the Canjoharie Radii Newspaper
- [S18] 1850 Census of the United States, 475, 383.
- [S82] 1880 Cencus, 1880 Cencus.
- [S86] Cemetery Prospect Hill Canajoharie New York, Cemetery Prospect Hill Canajoharie New York.