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ABRAHAM, Henry W., M.D, president of the Fox River Valley Medical Society, and one of the leading members of the Outagamie county medical profession, is engaged in a general practice in Appleton with office at No. 572 Oneida street. Dr. Abraham is a native of Germany, born August 1, 1866, a son of William and Hannah Abraham, who came from the Fatherland in 1870 and settled in Wausau, Wisconsin. William Abraham, who has been a soldier in the Germany army, was a brickmaker by trade and had a plant in Wausau, where he died in 1891, his widow surviving until 1898. They had a family of six daughters and three sons, of whom one is deceased. Henry W. Abraham attended the public schools of Wausau, and in 1891 graduated from Lawrence College. After one year spent in Vienna he began to read medicine and then entered Rush Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1898. He immediately came to Appleton, where he engaged in a general practice, and here he has continued to the present time. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Medical Examiners and holds membership in the County, State and National medical organizations, is president of the Fox River Valley Medical Society, is connected with the Theta Phi college fraternity, and is also a member of the Masons. Dr. Abraham is possessed of a kind, sympathetic nature, and the natural taste for the various branches of the medical profession that makes the ideal physician. He has built up a large and lucrative practice among the leading residents of Appleton, and has a host of friends both in and out of his profession. Dr. Abraham in politics is an independent voter, recognizing no party lines. He and Mrs. Abraham are members of the Congregational Church. In 1899 Dr. Abraham was united in marriage with Nellie Bassett, of Berlin, Wisconsin, a graduate of Lawrence College, and to this union there has been born one daughter, Margaret, aged eight years. Source: History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, 1911.
ADKINS C. G., was born in Traxton, Cortlandt county, New York, Oct. 1, 1822, came to Outagamie County, Wisconsin, May 3, 1853. Merchant. Married to Elary L. Woodward on January 12, 1847. Children, Lillie H.; now residing at Syracuse, New York; and C. V.; born Feb. 25, 1850; married, now resides at 738 Lawrence street, Appleton. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
ARTS, John, MRS. (Obit) Monday evening at 5 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. John Arts at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Van Deneng of Freedom. The body arrived here early Wednesday morning and was taken to the home of her son, Cornelius Arts, where her remains laid until Thursday when the funeral was held at half past nine o'clock from St. Francis church of which she was a member. Deceased was born in Zeeland, Holland, September 7, 1818, and was consequently 87 years old at the time of her demise. At the age of 30 years she was married to John ARTS which union was blessed wtih eight children. A few years after her marriage together with husband and two children and a party of other colonists they came over from Europe and migrated to Wisconsin settling at what was then known as Franciscus Bosch, now Hollandtown. June 8, 1848. In December 1964 [sic - I think they mean 1864 , her husband died leaving six small children to the sole and tender care of a kind and loving mother. About two years after she was again married to George Peerenboom with whom she made her home at Little Chute and shortly after at Appleton. In May 1872, Mr. Peeremboom died, again leaving her a widow. Shortly after she removed to Holland where she had lived up to about three years ago when she went to live with her daughter at Freedom. She is survived by one son and five daughters namely: (Cornelia) Mrs. Peter Dietzler, at Cadott; (Hattie) Mrs. Peter Van Deneng at Freedom; (Hannah) Mrs. John Debruin, (Nellie) Mrs. John L. Debrin; (Mary) Mrs. Henry Van Vreede and Cornelius Arts at Holland. We have lost our darling mother, She has bid us all adieu; She has gone to live in Heaven, And her person is lost to view. Oh, that dear one, how we loved her! Oh, how hard to give her up! But an angel come down for her and removed her from our flock. Kaukauna Times, Kaukauna, WI, October 20, 1905