Josephine Abel

11 June 1854–7 August 1919 (Age 65)
Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Abel was born on 11 June 1854, in Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States, her father, George Washington Abel, was 32 and her mother, Esther "Hetty" REED, was 27. She married Henry Evans Caster on 19 November 1873, in Jay City, Wabash Township, Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 August 1919, in Jay City, Wabash Township, Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Little Salamonia Cemetery, Portland, Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Henry Evans Caster
Josephine Abel
Marriage: 19 November 1873
Elva Elnora Caster
Jessie Benton Leone Caster
Ada Glenn Castor
James Abel Caster
Ruby Orene Caster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1873Jay City, Wabash Township, Jay, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 2
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 18
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, and Polish; Slovak (mainly Ábel) and Czech (also Ábel): from the Biblical personal name Abel, Slovak Ábel, which was used in continental Europe from the sixth century. After the Norman Conquest it was introduced to England and Scotland, where it had a brief currency in the 12th and 13th centuries before being revived in England after the Reformation. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as a representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hebel (Latinized as Abel), from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’.German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (15)

    • Josephine Abel in household of George W Abel, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Josie Abel, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Josephine Abel in entry for Ada Glenn Bibler, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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