Abraham Henry WEMPLE

Male 1841 - 1922  (81 years)


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  • Name Abraham Henry WEMPLE 
    Born 08 Oct 1841  Daunesburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Princetown Reformed Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Dec 1922  Home of his daugther, Cora, Goshen, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Ligonier, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1334  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father John Abraham WEMPLE,   b. 18 Aug 1814, Duanesburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1882, Clear Springs Township, LaGrange County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth STRANG,   b. 12 May 1821, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1891, LaGrange County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1840  The Reformed Church, Princetown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lavina NELSON,   b. 13 Oct 1845, Lyons, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1917, Topeka, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1865  LaGrange County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Nelson WEMPLE,   b. 10 Oct 1868, Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1963, Ligonier, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Clarence Erastus WEMPLE,   b. 08 Sep 1874, Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1938, Ligonier, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Cora Lillian WEMPLE,   b. 08 Nov 1876, Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1953, Goshen, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Arvilla Elizabeth WEMPLE,   b. 20 Jun 1884, Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1975, Goshen, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Article sent to the compiler by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI on July 1, 1999:

      From the HISTORY OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, page 24.

      ABRAM H. WEMPLE is one of the oldest and best known citizens of Noble County, and continuously for over a half a century has lived on and worked out his prosperity on one farm. This farm home, which has so many associations for him and his family, is located in section 23 of Perry Township, a half mile north and three-quarters of a mile east of Ligonier.

      He was born in Schenectady County, New York, October 8, 1841, son of John A. and Elizabeth (Strang) Wemple, both natives of New York State. His mother was born in New York City. After their marriage they came to Indiana in 1855, locating in Clear Spring Township of LaGrange County. They were farmers in that community, and were active members of the Reformed Church, of which John A. Wemple was a deacon and otherwise active. He was a democrat in political affiliations. Of ten children five are living, Abram H.; Angelica, widow of Bartlet Smith; James V., a farmer in Michigan; Elias C., who lives on a farm at Valentine in LaGrange County; and Elijah P., of Topeka, Indiana.

      Abram H. Wemple was fourteen years old when his parents first come to LaGrange County. the following year his father returned to New York State, and it was not until the fall of 1859 that the family settled permanently in LaGrange County. Abraham therefore acquired his education partly in public schools in LaGrange County. He lived at home until the age of twenty-four.

      On December 28, 1865, he married Lavina Nelson. She was born in New York State, October 13, 1845, and was brought to Indiana at the age of two years, her people being neighbor to the Wemples in LaGrange County. Mr. and Mrs. Wemple lived for one year with her parents, but in 1867 came to the farm where they have had their home for over a half a century. Mr. Wemple has not only kept up his own land and improvements, but has witnessed a remarkable transformation in many ways that enhance the value and attractiveness of country life. He has a good farm of 120 acres, is a stockholder in the Farmers and Merchants Trust Company and the Co-operative Elevator in Ligonier, and is still managing his various business interests.

      Mr. and Mrs. Wemple had four children: Charles N., who was educated in the common and high schools, is married and lives in Perry Township; Clarence E, finished his education in high school and lives in Ligonier; Cora L. was a student in the Ligonier High School and is the wife of Delano Oliver and has one daughter, Mildred, who is a graduate of high school; and Arvilla, who finished her education in the Ligonier High School and is the wife of Charles Straub, of Goshen. Mr. Wemple has three grandchildren. He and his family are members of the United Brethren Church at Ligonier and he is one of its trustees. In politics he is a democrat.


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