|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1856|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1915|
(Double-click on photos to enlarge and reveal captions. A picture of William's name stone will follow... ran into a glitch on it.)
William Abendschoen was known about town as a fraternal club man, in several organizations. For his funeral, 500 citizens turned out, including his fellow Strecker employees who walked to the funeral en masse, according to the news accounts of the time.
He grew up in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
William and his wife Catherine were married in Parkersburg WV after he returned with her from Cincinnati to Marietta, Ohio, where he worked in both places for Strecker Brothers, a family-related harness-making business. (William's aunt Johanna Abendschoen married George Strecker, who also buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.)
The family name changed from his father's generation of AbendshON to his generation of AbendschOEN. That was mostly an Anglicizing of the German that used an umlaut over the O, producing a sound similar to the "with e" spelling (A-ben-CHAIN). His uncle's family changed their name more, from Abendshon to Ebinger.
Henry Abendschon (1832 - 1859)
Fredericka Kyress Abendschoen (1837 - 1919)
Catherine Wuebold Abendschoen (1869 - 1938)*
Olga F Abendschoen (1894 - 1955)*
Alma Abendschoen Smith (1896 - 1990)*
William Abendschoen (1856 - 1915)
Fred Abendschoen (1858 - 1940)*
Kate Abendschoen (1860 - 1932)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Plot: section 25
Maintained by: Sue Patterson Miller Smi...
Originally Created by: OhioSearcher
Record added: Jan 14, 2012
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