Johannes Able (about 1758-1818) is #112 on my Ahnentafel list, my 4th great-grandfather, who married #113 Sophia Trimmer (about 1755 - before 1811) in 1777.
I am descended through:
* their son, #56 John Auble (1780-1831), who married #57 Anna Row (1787-1860) in 1804,
* their son, #28 David Auble (1817-1894), who married #29 Sarah G. Knapp (1818-after 1900) in 1844.
* their son #14 Charles Auble (1849-1916), who married #15 Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) in 1898.
* their daughter #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) who married #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer in 1918.
* their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
1) PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Name: Johannes Able[1–2]
* Alternate Name: John Able
* Alternate Name: John Abel
* Alternate Name: Johannes Abel
* Sex: Male
* Father: Michael Able (1719-1791)
* Mother: Christina (1730-1804)
2) INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Birth: about 1758, Roxbury, Morris, New Jersey, United States
* Death: before 16 April 1818 (before about age 60), Byram, Sussex, New Jersey, United States
* Probate: 16 April 1818 (about age 60), Inventory filed, Byram, Sussex, New Jersey, United States
3) SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Spouse 1: Sophia Trimmer (about 1755 - before 1811)
* Marriage 1: 30 January 1777 (about age 19), Oldwick, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States[1,4]
* Child 1: Anna Maria Able (1778- )
* Child 2: John Auble (1780-1831)
* Child 3: Anna Maria Able (1784- )
* Child 4: David Able (1787-1858)
* Child 5: Elisabeth Able (1789- )
* Child 6: George Able (1793-1870)
* Child 7: Jacob Able (1796-1837)
* Spouse 2: Mary Cripps (about 1762 - before 1818)
* Marriage 2: 17 April 1811 (about age 53), New Germantown, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
* Spouse 3 Catherine (about 1780 - 1847)
* Marriage 3: before 1818 (before about age 60), Sussex, New Jersey, United States
4) NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
The data on this family was obtained from the books The Able Aubles by Juanita Hayer Crampton and Early Germans in New Jersey by Chambers.
Very little is known about this Johannes/John Abel/Able/Auble family. They apparently lived near New Germantown, Hunterdon, New Jersey.
Johannes/John Abel/Able/Auble was born in about 1758 to Michael and Christina (--?--) Able/Abel, probably in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey.
He apparently was married three times:
1) to Sophia Trimmer (born about 1755, died before 1811) in 1777, who was the mother of his seven children between 1778 and 1796.
2) to widow Mary Cripps (born about 1762, died before 1818) in 1811, who died before 1818.
3) to Catherine --?--, who was the administrator of his estate..
The marriage record of John Abel to Sophia Trimmer in the Zion Lutheran Church records say:
" John Abel & Sophia Trimmer, Jan. 30"
Zion Lutheran Church birth and baptism records (New Germantown, New Jersey) for the children of Johannes/John and Sophia (Trimmer) Abel/Able/Auble were found in:
Ben Van D. Fisher, "Records of the Corporation of Zion in New Germantown in West Jersey - Births and Baptisms," Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Volumes XXX to XXXIII (1900-1903). The Zion Lutheran Church records are also found in the IGI index.
There are a number of John Able's in the early tax lists of northern New Jersey, but none in Hunterdon County. There was one in Roxbury township, Morris County, New Jersey in 1793. In 1814, a John Auble was taxed in Chester, Morris County, New Jersey, along with a John Auble Jr.
No census records for 1790 to 1820 are available for New Jersey.
The Inventory of the estate of John Able of Byram, New Jersey was taken on 14 April 1818 and was appraised by David Casterline and William Seeh. The inventory totaled about $310. It was submitted to the Sussex County Surrogate's Court at Newton on 15 May 1818 by Catherine Auble and EJosiah Munson, administrators of the estate.
1. Juanita Hayter Crampton, The Able Aubles (Utica, Kentucky: Mcdowell Publications, 1987), page 33, John Able sketch; digital image, FamilySearch Books (https://books.familysearch.org/ : accessed 27 June 2014).
2. Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers, The Early Germans of New Jersey: their history, churches, and genealogies (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982), page 227, Abel family sketch; digital images, FamilySearch Books (https://books.familysearch.org/ : accessed 12 June 2014).
3. "New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/), Sussex County, "Inventories 1808-1819 vol A-C," Volume C, pages 178-181 (images 552-553 of 643), John Able inventory, 1818.
4. Norman C. Wittwer and D. A. Sinclair, "Marriage Records of the Zion Lutheran Church at Oldwick," Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Volume XL, page 10, John Abel and Sophia Trimmer entry, 1777.
5. Ben Van D. Fisher, "Records of the Corporation of Zion in New Germantown in West Jersey - Births and Baptisms," Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Volumes XXX to XXXIII (1900-1903), page 36, Johannes Abel, born 1780, son of Johannes and Sophia Abel.
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