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 Godfrey D. Abele

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Godfrey D. Abele

The Holton Recorder, November 16, 1916:
The funeral of Godfrey D. Abele was held at the family home, 720 Iowa Avenue, Holton … Godfrey D. Abele was born March 4, 1849 in Wartemsberg, Germany, and died November 17, 1916 at San Antonio, Texas. He came to America in 1867 and lived in Michigan for a few years. October 14, 1874 he was married to Miss Katie Goodrich at Belleview, Michigan. Two months later he and his wife came to Jackson county, Kansas where they settled eight and one half miles northwest of Holton on a farm. In 1905 Mr. Abele moved to Holton to his present home. The following children were born to them Rose Ella Abele, Mrs. Hattie Meyle, Chas. G. Abele, Eddie Louis Abele, who died November 26, 1899, and Leon G. Abele. Mr. Abele died of hemorrhage of the stomach in San Antonio, Texas …. He was sixty seven years, eight months and thirteen days old at his death. There were present at the funeral seven grandchildren, his sister Mrs. John Esch and husband of Burlington, Michigan, two cousins George Hitt and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyle, of Michigan, also Mrs. George Goodrich from Oklahoma and Phil Goodrich of Jackson county, both brothers of Mrs. Able. Mr. Abel was a member of the Workman lodge …. A citizen of Jackson county forty-two
years, and was vice president of the State Bank of Holton. Before coming to Holton he worked for one farmer in Michigan seven years …. The burial at the Pleasant Grove cemetery on the Parallel ….

The Whiting Journal, November 24, 1916:
Godfrey A. Abele, Vice president of the Holton State bank and an old resident of Jackson county was buried Tuesday in the Holton cemetery .... Mr. Abele died last Friday in San Antonio, Tex., from hemorrhage of the stomach. He was born in Wurtensberg, Germany in 1849, and came to this country in May, 1867. In 1874 he and his wife came to Jackson county and settled on a farm eight and one half miles north-west of Holton. Mr. Abele moved to Holton eleven years ago, and since that time he has traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. Among those who attended the funeral were seven grand-children, a sister, two cousins and a brother-in-law. - Capital.


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  • Created by: Thomas Mick
  • Added: 29 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29397837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Godfrey D. Abele (4 Mar 1849–17 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29397837, citing Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Mick (contributor 46856506) .