Grabill,  Abraham

Grabill, Abraham

Male 1821 - 1906  (84 years)

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  • Name Grabill, Abraham  [1
    Born 10 May 1821  Messerschwanderhof, Otterberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 1906  Kensington, Smith, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3035  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Krebill, Friedrich,   b. 03 Feb 1788, Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1849, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Risser, Anna,   b. 15 Nov 1794, Friedelsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1857, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 16 Dec 1816  Friedelsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fivecoats, Margaret B.,   b. 07 Dec 1823, State Of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1888, New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 13 May 1847  Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Grabill, Samuel Fredric,   b. 29 Sep 1847, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1850, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
     2. Grabill, Nancy Anna,   b. 03 Aug 1849,   d. 22 Jan 1856  (Age 6 years)  []
     3. Grabill, John Aurelius,   b. 05 Oct 1851, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1881, New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  []
     4. Grabill, Mary Arminta,   b. 19 Jun 1854, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1889  (Age 34 years)  []
     5. Grabill, Arnetta Florence,   b. 16 Jan 1857, New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1942, Kensington, Smith, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
     6. Grabill, William H.  []
     7. Grabill, Fredrick H.,   b. 11 Oct 1862, New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1897, New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F1349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1821 - Messerschwanderhof, Otterberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 May 1847 - Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1906 - Kensington, Smith, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Abraham Grabill - 1860 United States Federal Census
    Abraham Grabill - 1860 United States Federal Census

    Histories
    Abraham Grabill Story.ftms
    Abraham Grabill Story.ftms

  • Notes 
    • Our quest among living Krebill descendants for information about members of the Abraham and Margaret Grabill family seemed to yield not one single clue which would indicate where they may have lived nor who or where descendants might be now. We had almost given up hope that we would be able to include any report about this family in our Krebill genealogical record.

      However, recently when we were studying copies of some german script written letters we discovered one and part of another which were writter. by Henry, a brother, in which he described a trip to and visit with his brother Abraham. He named the towns which he passed through as well as his destination but failed to put down any names of the States.

      We began by searching the Ohio map, then the Indiana one and finally the Illinois one where the town names and destination seemed to fit Henry's description. Our inquiry at the Bureau County Court House revealed records that in the year 1856 an Abraham Grabill purchased 80 acres of land near New Bedford.

      Being pressed for time we continued our search and found a Tracy L. Grabill living near Walnut, Illinois, who is a descendant of the Abraham Family, who is still residing in the vicinity of the old Grabill homestead. With his help we were soon receiving reports from many other descendants and due to their interest and willingness to help, we are able to include their reports
      as you find them on the following pages!

      When Abraham acquired his farm there was no house on it and so a neighbor let the Grabill family live with them until a house could be built. He dug a well and walled it up with stone and built a tanning yard with vats so he could carry on the tanning of hides with his farm activities. Old letters indicate that his brother Jacob, on a business trip from Lee County, Iowa, stopped off at his brother's home for a visit.

      Abraham was a Sargent in the 148th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil war. It was reported in a letter dated December 1865 that he had returned home from the military service.

      Abraham's wife Margaret passed away in 1888 and nine years later their only living son Fredrick too passed away. Fredrick left a surviving widow and two young children, Wayne and Tracy.

      After his son's demise Abraham left his old homestead and went to live with his son-in-law and daughter Arnetta who resided at Kensington, Kansas, where he remained for the rest of his days.

      Source, Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966 (Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966), Newberry Library, Chicago, also personal collection of Michael Hervey, page 33.

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966, Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, (Name: Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966;).