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Rev. Johann ABRAHAMS

Rev. Johann ABRAHAMS[1]

Male 1860 - 1940  (80 years)

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  • Name Johann ABRAHAMS 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 18 Jun 1860  Landskrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 3 Sep 1874  Teutonia; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baptism 14 Jul 1901 
    History Bethesda-Henderson Book I p. 98: "ber getreten zur Brueder Gemeinde". He was ordained as preacher in 1916.
    Biography - Prominent among the self-made men of York county is John Abrahams whose life has been largely identified with agricultural pursuits and business activities and success has attended his well directed efforts. He was born in Southern Russia, June 18, 1860, a son of John and Katharina (Voth) Abrahams, also natives of Russia where the father spent his entire life, his death occurring there in 1872. Some two years after the death of her husband, in 1874, Mrs. Abrahams and her family immigrated to America and after their arrival they went to Nebraska, coming to York county and settling on section 29, Brown township. Their first house was constructed of sod with a board roof and in this the family lived for six years, later replacing it with a more substantial and commodious building. There were twelve children born to John and Kathrine Abrahams, of whom seven are living and doing well in their various lines of activity. In his boyhood John Abrahams had but little opportunity for acquiring an education but attended the schools of his native country for a time. He was fourteen years old when he accompanied his mother to the new world and remained with her, working on the home farm, until he had attained his majority. He then engaged in farming on his own account, continuing in that line for one year at the end of which time he entered a general store at Bradshaw where he acquired a full knowledge of business methods and the buying and selling of goods and followed this line of activity for thirteen years. He then turned his attention to farming again and has since been engaged in agricultural pursuits now operating a fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres devoted to general farming and stock raising. It is a well improved property and in the conduct of his agricultural interests he has met with gratifying success, being energetic, enterprising and progressive. He has kept in touch with all modern methods and farming machinery and has utilized both to the fullest extent in the carrying on of his affairs, thus securing maximum results from his investments. In 1883 Mr. Abrahams was united in marriage to Miss Katharina Kroeker, who was born in Russia, a daughter of Heinrich Kroeker and wife, the former of whom died some years ago. They have no children. Mr. Abrahams and his wife are active members of the Mennonite church, to the teachings of which they consistently adhere and their influence is always on the side of right, progress and improvement. He is a preacher of the church and by self-education, wide reading and close study is amply qualified for the duties which the work of a preacher entails, his efforts for the moral and social uplift of the community being worthy of special commendation. His political support is given to the Republican party and while not an office seeker he served years ago on the township school board as a director, his interest in the advancement of educational facilities being on a par with his other efforts for the welfare of the community. His honorable principles have won him many friends and all who know him hold him in the highest esteem.
    SOURCE: York County, Nebraska and its people : together with a condensed history of the state. Volume 1 (1921) - Sedgwick, T. E. (Theron E.) - 616 pages 
    Occupation Minister 
    Reference Number 001jo 
    Buried Abt Jul 1940  Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Hampton, Hamilton, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Jul 1940  Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I57671  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2014 

    Father Johann ABRAHAMS,   b. 30 Nov 1824, Landskrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1872, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Katharina VOTH,   b. 10 Jul 1830, Landskrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1907, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 11 May 1850  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F22224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharina KROEKER,   b. 10 Apr 1859, Ladekopp, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1943, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1882 
    Photos
    Ediger, Cornelius J.-1852 Family (~1913)
    Ediger, Cornelius J.-1852 Family (~1913)
    Back Row (l-r): Aganetha Ediger-1894, Cornelius J. Ediger-1852, Johann D. Quiring-1889, Frank C. Ediger-1892, Johann P. Regier-1869, Rev. Johann Abrahams-1860, Helena Ediger-1898.
    Front Row (l-r): Aganetha (Kroeker) Ediger-1864, Justina C. (Ediger) Quiring-1887, John J. Quiring-1911 (on her lap), Maria (Kroeker) Regier-1870, Katharina (Kroeker) Abrahams-1859. The last two women are sisters of Aganetha on the left end of the front row, the wife of Cornelius J. Ediger.
    Picture was taken around 1913.
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F36143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1940 - Henderson, York, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kroeker, Katherina-1859 (~1913)
    Kroeker, Katherina-1859 (~1913)
    Taken about 1913.
    Abrahams, Johann-1860 (~1913)
    Abrahams, Johann-1860 (~1913)
    Taken about 1913.

    Ships
    S.S. Teutonia-1856
    S.S. Teutonia-1856
    Owner: "Hamburg Brasilian Steamship Co." in Hamburg, Germany
    Year build: 1856
    Builders: Caird & Co., Greenock
    Tons: 2693 - Length: 86,0m - Width: 12,0m
    Engine: 1 I-Exp. - PS 1300 - Knots: 10
    Passengers: 1.Class 50
    Passengers: 2.Class 136
    Passengers: Middle Deck: 310
    Crew 80

  • Sources 
    1. [S423] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 7.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S109] Brothers in Deed to Brothers in Need, compiled and edited by Clarence Hiebert, (published by Faith and Life Press, Newton, Kansas, 1974.), Pg. 177.

    3. [S141] Henderson, Nebraska Bethesda Evangelical Mennonite Church Record Book, 1878-1948, Pgs. 25, 98.

    4. [S192] Zionsbote, 31 Jul 1940, Pg. 11.

    5. [S63] Janzen, Johann Family Record Book, Pg. 25.