Herman Abel, 74, for 54 years a resident of this city [Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin], where he engaged in the carpenter and contracting business, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at his home, 531 Birch Street, after a two months illness. Death resulted from a heart attack, suffered two weeks ago while he was convelesing from a surgical operation.
services will be held at 1:45 Tuedsay afternoon from the Krohn and
Berard chapel, to the First Moravian Church, Revs.I. Richard Mewaldt and
John O. Wollin officiating, with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home until the time of
July 11, 1861 in Milwaukee, Mr. Abel came here at the age of 20 and
resided here ever since. For a number of years, he engaged in the
contracting business, in partnership with the late Louis Schroeder,
which firm held contracts for the remodeling of the Wood County Court
House, and construction of the First Moravian Church as well as a number
of other buildings and residences.
Abel held public office, both as a member of the City Council and of
the County Board of Supervisors. He also was an active member of and
held offices in the Carpenter Union and Central Labor Union. He
followed his trade until about five years ago, when he retired.
March 15, Mr Abel underwent an operation at Riverview Hospital, for a
perforated stomach ulcer. Dismissed March 25,, he had apparently been
making satisfactory recovery, until stricken with a heart attack, two
him are his wife, the former Augusta Syring, whom he married Jan. 1,
1884, in the town of Sigel; two sons, Frank D. Abel, city; and Henry C.
Abel, Minneapolis; two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Slekey, Johnsons Creek, and
Mrs. William C. Hofmann, Berlin; a sister, Mrs. James Shearier, city
and several grandchildren. One child died in infancy.