History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
John Abell Biography
John Abell, meat market, 431 State St., Erie, was born in Columbia Co., N.Y. in 1839; when eleven years old, he came here with his people, who settled in Erie City.
He began his present occupation with his father when fifteen, and when twenty-four, established himself in his present business, with which he has since been successfully identified.
He was united in marriage, in Harbor Creek Township, in 1861, with Josephine, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Appleby, pioneers of Erie County.
Mr. and Mrs. Abell have 1 daughter living - Nellie Laura, a literary and classical graduate; and a son and daughter deceased (John Webb and Zillah), who are buried in the Erie Cemetery. Our subject has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for 16 years, and a Knight Templar for 18 years. He and his wife are earnest members of the Presbyterian Church.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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