John Abbott Family Genealogy

Website Update Log

INFO ADDED or CHANGED to WEBSITE

02 Mar 2017 - Added obituary for Beulah Abbott in Obituaries page and changed her DOD on .Robert Henry Abbott & Fannie M. Hatcher page
15 Oct 2015 - Added 3 resource links to the Genealogy Resources page
26 Dec 2014 - Added info to the Horace Abbott & Susannah Mathews page (Clarence Edwin Abbott)
02 Apr 2013 - Added new links to the My Genealogy Resources page
08 Apr 2012 - New images info added to the John Milton Abbott & Laura Main page
08 Apr 2012 - 1940 Census info added to the Henry Abbott & Minna Louisa Long page.
26 Apr 2011 - Added a link to Free Family Tree downloadable templates on the Front & Resources pages.
07 Oct 2010 - Added links to various descendants for Find A Grave Memorial pages.
07 Oct 2010 - Updated & corrected info on the Jane Abbott / George Meeteer page.
20 Oct 2009 - Updated Charles Wayman & Ella Abbott on the John Milton Abbott & Laura Main page.
07 Jun 2008 - Info added to the Henry Abbott & Minna Louisa Long page.
07 Jun 2008 - Info added to the Jane F. Abbott & George W. Meeteer and Charles W. Abbott & Belle Morgan pages
01 Jun 2007 - Lots of Info Added (incl. 1900-1930 Census 1941 UK Census & more) - See Descendants Pages
30 Oct 2006 - Added Missouri Death Certificate Database link to Resouces page
30 Oct 2006 - Emma Abbott Death Certificate in the Cato Abbott & Ruth Rebecca Beal page
09 Jul 2005 - New information on Thomas Cox Wadland in the Sarah Abbott page
25 Jun 2005 - Additions to the Descendant Report page - Horace Abbott & Susannah Mathews line
25 Jun 2005 - To find new additions on a page look for highlighted text that will remain for at least 6 months
23 Jan 2005 - New Page Added Illinois Abbott Death Index Pre 1916
01 Aug 2004 - Updated the Transcribed Obituaries Page
01 Aug 2004 - Updated the John Milton Abbott & Laura Main page.
01 Aug 2004 - Updated the Henry Abbott & Minna Long page.
18 May 2004 - Updated all Descendant pages with no names of living to protect privacy.
09 Apr 2004 - Descendant Report page is now password protected; contact webmaster for access
15 Mar 2004 - Updated the Descendant Report page
15 Mar 2004 - Updated the Jane Abbott & George Meeteer page
23 Feb 2004 - Updated the Horace Abbott & Susie Mathews page
21 Feb 2004 - Added a new page: My Genealogy Resources
22 Jan 2004 - Scott County Atlas History and Plat Book Transcription of Henry Abbott
17 Jan 2004 - Added Google Search Box for searching within this website & WWW searching
22 Oct 2003 - Images added of John Abbott, Cato Abbott, and Alice Mae Meeteer to their pages.
19 Oct 2003 - Additions to the Esther Abbott & William Briggs page.
19 Oct 2003 - Additions to the Transcribed Obituaries Page
19 Oct 2003 - 2003 ABBOTT REUNION REPORT (see below)
30 Sep 2003 - Added to Descendant Report on Augustus Abbott & Mattie Belle Lakin page.
03 Sep 2003 - Additions to the Emily Abbott & Henry Robinson page.
27 Aug 2003 - Additions to the Ernest Abbott & Catherine Hill page.
27 Aug 2003 - Additions to the Transcribed Obituaries Page
17 Aug 2003 - Added to Descendant Report on Augustus Abbott & Mattie Belle Lakin page.
17 Aug 2003 - Added Main Genealogy Report to John Milton Abbott & Laura Main page.
27 Jul 2003 - Additions to John Milton Abbott & Laura Main page.
27 Jul 2003 - Additions to Charles Abbott & Belle Morgan page.
22 Jul 2003 - Corrections & additions to Ernest Abbott & Catherine Hill page.
28 Jun 2003 - Added Catherine Hill's parents to the Ernest Abbott & Catherine Hill page.
28 Jun 2003 - Added 1880 Census info to the Ernest Abbott & Catherine Hill page.
26 May 2003 - Added new Surnames page.
26 May 2003 - Added info to James Long & Jane Noyes within the Henry Abbott & Minna Long page.
15 May 2003 - Edited Mattie Lakin's lineage in the Augustus Abbott & Mattie Belle Lakin page
14 Apr 2003 - New official URL (website address) is now abbott.splashweb.net
12 Apr 2003 - John Leland Abbott death info added within the John Milton Abbott & Laura Main page
03 Apr 2003 - About the Webmaster page added
03 Apr 2003 - Website Update Log page added


2003 ABBOTT REUNION REPORT

Submitted by Donna Rohwedder

Thirty-six descendants of John and Emma Mason Abbott and four guests gathered at the pavilion in Naples, IL on Saturday, September 27 to celebrate the immigration of their ancestors to Illinois in 1835.

Visiting and looking at a photo display of previous generations was followed by a cold buffet lunch catered by Classee Catering of Bluffs with dessert furnished by Helen Wankel who baked and decorated a cake featuring the Abbott family crest, and Donna Rohwedder who prepared a fruit salad.. Lunch was followed by a short meeting which included introductions, discussion of future reunions, thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bruner, current owners of the Abbott House in Naples, and an explanation and awarding of a traveling reunion gift. Zaelon Rohwedder was the first recipient of a quilted wall hanging featuring the names of John and Emma Abbott and their children, Henry, John H., Emily, Washington, Sarah, Ella, Jane, and Cato. Before passing it to the next recipient, Rohwedder will add his name and the year 2003. The wall hanging was made by Donna Rohwedder.

The afternoon was highlighted by tours of the newly renovated Abbott House and visits to the Naples cemetery where many of the early Abbotts are buried. Jim and Kaye Bruner graciously conducted tours of the beautiful old house which was owned by Abbott family members for over 100 years. The home, which was built in 1832, was purchased by John Abbott, Esq. in 1879 and was continuously occupied by Abbott descendants until the 1940’s. It was rented out as a residence for a number of years and finally abandoned and stood empty. While standing vacant for many years, the house fell into disrepair and became the victim of vandalism. Repairs and renovation were done by Jim and Theresa Twyford, who is also an Abbott descendant, when they purchased the house in 1989. The Bruner’s acquired the house several years ago and have done extensive research and renovation to make it a show place of the area while maintaining the history and integrity of the original house. From all appearances, the 171 year old house, barring natural disaster, will remain standing as a majestic Naples landmark for another 170 years.

In the late afternoon, many family members met in the breakfast room at the Comfort Inn to share more photos, computerized information, and view the Abbott Genealogy website (abbott.splashweb.net) which is hosted by Dave Abbott, of Los Angeles County, CA. He invited all who had additions or corrections to contact him. His email address is included on the website. At 7 p.m. 18 participants enjoyed dinner at Lonzerotti’s Restaurant in Jacksonville.

Those attending the reunion were: From California, Dave Abbott and daughter, Kelcee and nephew, Michael Abbott; Robert Abbott; and Phil Abbott. From Nebraska, Kathy Rohwedder and guest Janice Ross. From Creve Coeur, IL, Virginia Saylor, Rhonda Poff and daughter Allison, Donna Vaupel and daughter Alexandria Muir; From Pekin, IL, Terri Montgomery; From Glen Carbon, IL Keith and Mary Gauen; From Mason, IL, Randy, Kara, Lee and Kelsey Haarmann, Zale, Paula and Emily Rohwedder; From Teutopolis, IL, Hank and Donna Rohwedder; From Beecher City, IL, Kandi Durbin and children, Alex and Abby Hall and stepdaughter, Sammi Jo Durbin; From Springfield, IL, Mike and Linda Luepke; and From Jacksonville, IL, Helen Wankel, Gerry Lahey, Mark and Jackie Haggerty and children Christy and Ian, Bud and Pat Abbott.

Regrets were received from: Kelli and Kendall Abbott, Christine Bedford, Pat Finnegan, Olive Garman, Susan Gordon, Marie Luepke, Norma and Howard Robertson, Theresa and Jim Twyford.

Births Since last Reunion: None Reported

Marriages Since last Reunion: None Reported

Divorces Since last Reunion: None Reported

Deaths Since last Reunion: Paul S. Abbott, 14 February 1946 -- 21 Jan 2003

Joseph J. Luepke, 15 December 1910 -- 27 May 2003

(Please submit any additions or corrections to Donna Rohwedder, PO Box 452, Teutopolis, IL 62467, email: donnar@effingham.net)

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