|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1869, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1938|
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The Abendschoen family group is in this cemetery's section 25, next to Washington Street, near Tenth, near the tombstone that looks like a large white iceberg by the inside road.
Catherine and her brother August "Gus" separately immigrated from northern Germany, near their Oldenberg home town, to Cincinnati. He sailed from Antwerp, Belgium in March 1885, to an American port that isn't identified, while she sailed from Bremen, Germany, in 1889, arriving at Baltimore MD, but then going to Cincinnati. They each were in their 20s at the time they immigrated. Ship's manifest records show that Catherine traveled with a group of single Irish and German servant girls, all in Compartment C.
The last name of Catherine and her brother was spelled a variety of ways: Wuebold (family memory), Wubbold and Wibbold (immigration records), Wiebolt (census), Wiebold (her marriage certificate), Wiboldt (her brother's marriage certificate).
Her German husband's family were from the southwestern part of Germany. Catherine and her husband William evidently met in Cincinnati, where William was from 1881 to 1893. That appears to coincide with the founding in Marietta and Cincinnati of Strecker Bros. harness works, for which William was the Marietta foreman and also a family relation (Strecker founders were nephews of George Strecker, who married William's aunt Joanna Abendschoen.) William brought Catherine back to his Marietta home, and they married across the river in Parkersburg, WV. They first lived at 518 Front St. and then 720 1/2 Front St., 3 Ward, Marietta.
Catherine and her Smith descendants frequently visited Cincinnati to see her brother's family there. Her brother remained Catholic but Catherine had become Protestant (marrying in a Methodist church, attending a Lutheran church with her husband, then as a widow attending a Methodist church).
William Abendschoen (1856 - 1915)
Olga F Abendschoen (1894 - 1955)*
Alma Abendschoen Smith (1896 - 1990)*
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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