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 Mary Cecilia <I>Langhammer</I> Abraham

Mary Cecilia Langhammer Abraham

Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, USA
Death 26 Jun 1954 (aged 62)
Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Burial Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Plot Blk-012.: L-0084.75:GV-06
Memorial ID 14963241 · View Source
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Daughter of Joseph K. and Otillia Fischer- Langhammer.
Wife of John William Bichsel. They had two children, George Joseph Bichsel and Colletta Bichsel.
Wife of Paul Leo Abraham. They had four children, Paul, George, Chuck and an unnamed twin.

Mrs. Paul Abraham died Saturday, June 26, at the Clinton General Hospital, was a gentle release to Mrs. Paul Abraham of the Independence community who had been critically ill the past 1 1/2 year, having been in city and town hospitals many months of that time. She had returned to the General Hospital 15 weeks ago when her condition became even more grave, and there the end came quietly.

Mary Cecilia, daughter of Joseph and Otillia Fisher Langhammer, both German immigrants, who came to find their fortunes in the rich farming country near Manchester, Ia., was born Dec. 25, 1891. She was born on Christmas Day and, according to the old legend, she was vested by that coincidence, with graces and gentleness of spirit and heart that destined her to be a loyal, unselfish character. She grew up near Manchester and there attended school. Early in the 1900's she came with her family to Leonard, Mo., and then in 1912 to Montrose, where her father, a stone mason as well as a farmer, did all of the interior of the Immaculate Conception Church and other buildings, long a part of the community.

In February of 1912, she became the wife of William Bichsel and it was in November of the same year that they attended the wedding of Paul Abraham, whose bride was a cousin of Mr. Bichsel. It was less than five years later that she was a widow with two small children and Mr. Abraham had lost his wife and had three little folks to care for. Two years later Mrs. Bichsel and Mr. Abraham were married and the children, already distant cousins, became step-sisters and brothers and were so richly surrounded by love that they scarcely felt the loss of an own father or mother. In God's good time three boys were given to Mr. and Mrs. Abraham, splendid sons who completed their happiness. Mr. Abraham had been living at Andover, S. D., when he was married and he took his wife back there following the wedding in Clinton, performed by Rev. Downey. It was not until 1933 that the Abrahams moved to Henry County where they have since resided.

Mrs. Abraham was devoted to her church, family and home and the arts of the housewife were both her pleasure and her task. Her husband and children who have called her blessed, survive as follows: Mr. Abraham of the home; children Joe Bichsel, Deepwater; Tony Abraham, Chilhowee; Leo Abraham, Clinton, Rt. 4; Paul, Kansas City; George, Omaha, Neb.; Sgt. Charles Abraham, stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood; Mrs. Lorence Edinger, Salinas, Calif.; and Mrs. Coletta Bichsel Taylor, Ft. Scott, Kan.; four brothers, John and Wm. Langhammer, Leonard, Mo.; George Langhammer, Clinton, and Albert Langhammer, Kansas City; also two sisters: Mrs. Anna Lawrence, Manchester, Ia.; and Mrs. Clara Bagby, Winthrop, Ia.

Funeral services, with Sickkman and Dunning in charge, were conducted by Father F. J. Bachnak at the Holy Rosary Church Monday.

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Spangler
  • Added: 17 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14963241
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Cecilia Langhammer Abraham (25 Dec 1891–26 Jun 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14963241, citing Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Paula D (contributor 47183440) .