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Fredericka ""Rachael"" Kyress Abendschoen
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Birth: 1837
Death: 1919

The woman at left in the picture at right apparently is Fredericka Kyress Abendschoen, with her sister Catherine Carius Romire's son, Henry Romire. See picture caption for details.

The John Kyress sharing a tombstone with Catherine Romire in Salem Township Cemetery is brother of those two German immigrant Kyress/Carius sisters, Catherine and Fredericka "Rachael," all of whom lived originally in America at Watertown, Washington County, Ohio, where Henry was born.

Rachael or Rachel was the commonly used nickname for Fredericka, among Germans.

John Kyress' 1892 will left his tools and timber to his nephew Henry Romire, his house to his niece Rosa Romire, and $10 each to his nephew David Romire and to John's sister Rachael Abendschoen with her daughter Katie. He also left his watch to David.


Fredericka's children Fred, Kate and William are all buried with her in Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio -- along with son William's wife and daughter Olga.

Fredericka's husband, Henry, is buried in old St. John's Evangelical Lutheran cemetery near Watertown.

Fredericka is easily confused with the other Fredericka Abendschoen of that era who was a near neighbor and is buried in nearby Mound Cemetery in Marietta. The one in Mound was wife of the brother Jacob of this Fredericka's father-in-law Frederick. Even more confusing, that Jacob's son Jacob changed the family surname to Ebinger. A shared tombstone shows the combined names.

From 1907 to 1914, Fredericka and her children Fred and Kate lived in Tennessee near who appear to be "Kress" relatives, who shared a wheelwright background that Washington County Kyresses had.

April 23, 1919 -- Marietta Times


Mrs. Frederica Abendschoen, widow of the late Mr. Henry Abendschoen, passed away at her home, 512 Montgomery St., at 12:45 this morning, after an illness of over three years with complications. The deceased was born in Germany, June 30, 1837, and has lived in this city the greater part of her life, for the past sixty years. She was a member of the St. Paul's Church of this city.

Mrs. Abendschoen is survived by one son, Fred, and one daughter, Katherine, with whom she has made her home. Two grandchildren, Olga and Alma, children of the late Mr. William Abendschoen, also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at four o'clock at the home and Rev. Mr. Decker of the St. Paul's [ Evangelical Lutheran ] Church will have charge. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery." 
Family links: 
  Henry Abendschon (1832 - 1859)*
  William Abendschoen (1856 - 1915)*
  Fred Abendschoen (1858 - 1940)*
  Kate Abendschoen (1860 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Washington County
Ohio, USA
Plot: section 25
Maintained by: Sue Patterson Miller Smi...
Originally Created by: OhioSearcher
Record added: Jan 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83443771
Fredericka Rachael <i>Kyress</i> Abendschoen
Added by: Sue Patterson Miller Smith
Fredericka Rachael <i>Kyress</i> Abendschoen
Added by: Sue Patterson Miller Smith
Fredericka Rachael <i>Kyress</i> Abendschoen
Added by: Sue Patterson Miller Smith
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