Deanna Abra

16 January 1847–18 December 1903 (Age 56)
Blair, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Deanna

When Deanna Abra was born on 16 January 1847, in Blair, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Abra, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Wismer, was 15. She married Benjamin S. Wismer on 17 February 1873, in Preston, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Imlay Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1894 and Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 18 December 1903, at the age of 56, and was buried in Imlay Cemetery, Imlay Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin S. Wismer
Deanna Abra
Marriage: 17 February 1873
Nancy Hannah Wismer
Elizabeth Abra Wismer
William A Wismer

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin S. Wismer



17 February 1873
Preston, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


    Nancy Hannah Wismer



    William A Wismer


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 20

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Name Meaning

Hebrew, Greek: Found twice as a female name in the parish register of North Benfleet, Essex, this name may be abbreviated from Abraham or derived more probably from Greek, meaning "a maid servant, a waiting maid."

Sources (3)

  • Diana Wismer in household of Benjamon S Wismer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Deanna Wismer in household of Benjamin Wismer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dinna Wismer in entry for Wm A Wismer, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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