Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Theren A. and Mary E. (Prosser) Abrams,6 South 43 West

In 1850 Ulster County, New York, Thos. "Abraham" and Mariah are 32, with Julia7, Theron 5, and Jas. 2.
(Thomas N Abrams 1819-1896 is buried in Cairo, Greene County, New York, # 36134868, with Maria A. (Mattice) Abrams 1820-1852.
Theren, a farmer, mustered in at Greeneville, Greene County, New York, February 1864, and out in June 1865.
Mary was the daughter of John & Ruth (Hunt) Prosser. Mary & Theron, a farmer who had survived fighting on the side of the Union during the Civil War, were married by Rev. Nobles in Norton Hill, Greene Co, NY on July 4, 1868. She was 23 years old; Theron was 22.
In 1870 Greeneville, Theron 26 and Mary 24 have Edwin, 1.
In 1875 Greene County, "Thearan" is 39, Elizabeth 30, with Adison 6 and newborn George.

In 1880 Knox County, Nebraska, Theren is 34, Mary 35, Addison 11, NY, George 5, NY, and Chas. 1 Nebraska.
In 1885 Knox County, "Thos" and Mary are both 40, with Edison 16, George 9, and Oliver 1.

In August 1890, Theren, of Herrick, Nebraska, was granted an invalid pension.

In 1900, Thern Abrams, 55 (Nov. 1844), & Mary, age 55 (April 1845), both from NY lived in Eastern, Knox Co, NE where they were renting a farm. They had been married 32 years; Mary had given birth to 5 children, but only 3 were still living. Their sons living with them were Addison, age 31 (April 1869, born in NY), and Oliver, 17 (Dec. 1883, born in NE). Addison was single & helped with the farm work. Oliver was attending school. A boarder, Phylo Tyler, from NY, was a farm hand.
Theren proved up a quarter in 17, 6S 43W in 1910.
1909 Kit Carson County school notes "George Abrams was neither absent nor tardy" The 1910 census of Kit Carson County has Theren , 64 and Mary E., 65, both born in New York, with grandson George J. TTheren 9, born in Nebraska.
Theren has his own income.
There's an Oliver "Abraham" farming in 1910 Kit Carson County, 26, born in Nebraska, with parents born in New York.

1910 Kit Carson Record, Goff items "Mr. Lankin and family have moved on the Thenen(sic) Abrams place on main street."
1910 "A cottage prayer-meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Abrams, Thursday evening. These meetings may become a permanent feature of religious work."

On Nov. 23, 1911, Theron was admitted to the Western Branch National Home for Disable Volunteer Veterans in Leavenworth, KS. He was described as being 5'7" tall, having a fair complexion with brown eyes & gray hair. Theron had Diabetes Mellitus. He died at the hospital at 6:45 a.m. on December 8, 1913. Mary, who was living in Otterville, Mo, was notified by Rev. James M. Payne, the Chaplain. His effects were shipped to her on January 19, 1914. He was buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS in plot 24, 11, 31.
FindaGrave # 253104 has Theren buried in Leavenworth National.

Mary died at 12:30 p.m. from Chronic Nephritis. She had lived 71 years, 9 months, & 25 days. She was treated by the local physician, Dr. Robert Fogle of Otterville. Her son, Oliver, shown as Ol Abrams of Otterville, was the informant on the death certificate. She was buried Feb. 3. FindaGrave # 68650580 has Mary buried in Otterville.
Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown February 12, 2013
In 1900 George Abrams is a railroad laborer, born Dec 1974 in New York, married one year to Nellie Nov 1880 Illinois, have George Jr. Jan 1890 !! five months old.
The census also lists a son Reuben N. Johnson Dec 1891, born in Nebraska with Swedish parents, Adolph Johnson Apr 1894, and baby daughter Johnson Dec 1899.

In 1920 Omaha, George Theren Abrams, 19, is boarding with the Haas brothers in a boarding-house.
He said his mother was born in Iowa, his father in New York.

Omaha, Nebraska marriages "VERBRUGGE, Martha Mary; 21; md. George Theren ABRAMS; 23; May 1924"
In 1930 Omaha, George, 29, and Martha 26 born in Belgium, have Madaline M. 4 and George Jr., newborn.
George T. Abrams 1900-1935 is buried in Omaha # 75747909.

Madeline Mary (Abrams) Pechar 1926-2007 # 20056615 is buried in Omaha- "daughter of George T. and Martha Abrams"

Oliver Edmund Abrams, born Dec 21, 1883, registered with an address of David City, Nebraska, nearest relative Winifred Abrams of David City. Oliver was working for R.J. Stahl of Rockland, South Dakota.
FindaGrave has Oliver Edmond Abrams dying 1918, buried in David City # 1233320162.

1932 Lincoln Star " A bath today was blamed for Addison Abrams' escape from jail here. The elderly prisoner was given a bath by force at the Knox county jail, where he was placed for vagrancy. He had served as a trusty about the jail and court house grounds. Soon after he was forced bv officers to take a bath, Abrams made a dash for liberty, walking in the snow although he did not have overshoes. When he failed to return, a search was started. Twenty-four hours later, Abrams was apprehended by Deputy Sheriff Emmonds after a chase through fields, 11 miles north of here."

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