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Rev Johann "John" Abrahams
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1860, Ukraine
Death: Jul. 13, 1940
Henderson
York County
Nebraska, USA

Prominent among the self-made men of York county is John Abrahams whose life has been largely identified with agricultural pursuits and business activities and success has attended his well directed efforts. He was born in Southern Russia, June 18, 1860, a son of John and Katharina (Voth) Abrahams, also natives of Russia where the father spent his entire life, his death occurring there in 1872. Some two years after the death of her husband, in 1874, Mrs. Abrahams and her family immigrated to America and after their arrival they went to Nebraska, coming to York county and settling on section 29, Brown township. Their first house was constructed of sod with a board roof and in this the family lived for six years, later replacing it with a more substantial and commodious building. There were twelve children born to John and Kathrine Abrahams, of whom seven are living and doing well in their various lines of activity. In his boyhood John Abrahams had but little opportunity for acquiring an education but attended the schools of his native country for a time. He was fourteen years old when he accompanied his mother to the new world and remained with her, working on the home farm, until he had attained his majority. He then engaged in farming on his own account, continuing in that line for one year at the end of which time he entered a general store at Bradshaw where he acquired a full knowledge of business methods and the buying and selling of goods and followed this line of activity for thirteen years. He then turned his attention to farming again and has since been engaged in agricultural pursuits now operating a fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres devoted to general farming and stock raising. It is a well improved property and in the conduct of his agricultural interests he has met with gratifying success, being energetic, enterprising and progressive. He has kept in touch with all modern methods and farming machinery and has utilized both to the fullest extent in the carrying on of his affairs, thus securing maximum results from his investments. In 1883 Mr. Abrahams was united in marriage to Miss Katharina Kroeker, who was born in Russia, a daughter of Heinrich Kroeker and wife, the former of whom died some years ago. They have no children. Mr. Abrahams and his wife are active members of the Mennonite church, to the teachings of which they consistently adhere and their influence is always on the side of right, progress and improvement. He is a preacher of the church and by self-education, wide reading and close study is amply qualified for the duties which the work of a preacher entails, his efforts for the moral and social uplift of the community being worthy of special commendation. His political support is given to the republican party and while not an office seeker he served years ago on the township school board as a director, his interest in the advancement of educational facilities being on a par with his other efforts for the welfare of the community. His honorable principles have won him many friends and all who know him hold him in the highest esteem.

SOURCE:
York County, Nebraska and its people : together with a condensed history of the state. Volume 1 (1921) - Sedgwick, T. E. (Theron E.) - 616 pages 
 
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 Parents:
  Katharina Voth Abrahams Boese (1830 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Katharina Kroeker Abrahams (1859 - 1943)*
 
 Sibling:
  Johann Abrahams (1860 - 1940)
  Heinrich Johann Abrahams (1862 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mennonite Brethren Cemetery
Hamilton County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: S. Abrahams
Record added: Sep 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59005159
Rev Johann John Abrahams
Added by: S. Abrahams
 
Rev Johann John Abrahams
Added by: S. Abrahams
 
Rev Johann John Abrahams
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 Added: Feb. 24, 2011
 
 
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