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Frederick Abendschon
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1803, Germany
Death: Dec. 2, 1884
Washington County
Ohio, USA

There were two immigrant brothers, Jacob and Frederick, who came separately in the 1840s to Watertown/Union Township, Washington County and then moved to Harmar (now part of Marietta). Jacob was a master saddler, Frederick a farmer and brickyard owner.

The family spelling originally was Abendshon with an umlaut that doesn't show in typed versions. That then evolved to Abendschoen (Ab-en-Shane) to indicate in type the sound that the umlaut indicated. There also were varieties of other spellings, including Ebinshane, in censuses.

Frederick and Magdalena are buried near the Scott family plot on the bank toward the Fort Harmar Drive hill part of this cemetery.

Frederick's brother Jacob is buried in Mound Cemetery, where a single black stone shows three generations at once.

This couple's son Henry, who died as a young father, is buried about 12 miles out Ohio 676 toward Watertown, where the families first lived. The rest of the family later moved to the Harmar area of Marietta. Daughter Johanna Abendschoen Strecker is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta.

Magdalena's German headstone crumbled, with just a few loose pieces still at her place by her husband. Frederick's inscription faces the Fort Harmar Drive side (backwards relative to the larger cemetery).


Schwaigern, Germany, researcher Ulf Hartmann reported that Frederick, Magdalena, Henry and Johanna Abendshon arrived on the Claiborne from Le Havre, France, to New York on 29 May 1848, a year after Frederick’s brother Jacob and family followed the same route in May 1847, on the D’Orleans, with Jacob’s wife, son, daughter and Ebinger son-in-law. Jacob Boger -- of unclear but apparent relation to Frederick's wife Magdalena -- arrived from Antwerp in 1846 with his wife and two three children.

Findagrave contributor # 47001337 found this additional record about the family in Europe:

Christening record online at

Name: Friedrich Abendschön
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 25 Jul 1803
Christening Place: Schwaigern, Württemberg, Germany
Birth Date: 24 Jul 1803
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: Heinrich Abendschön
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Rosina Sehnerin
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C91736-1
System Origin: Germany-EASy
GS Film number: 1184789
Reference ID: Bk4 L-8

She also found baptismal records showing that Frederick and Magdalena had five children who died as infants in Germany: Frederichs 1 and 2, Johann, Christine and Rosina. The couple immigrated to Washington County with their surviving children Henry (who later married Fredericka Kyress) and Johanna (who later married George Strecker). 
Family links: 
  Magdalena Boger Abendshon (1805 - 1871)*
  Henry Abendschon (1832 - 1859)*
  Johanna Abendschon Strecker (1836 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Harmar Cemetery
Washington County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jun 05, 2005
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Frederick Abendschon
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