HENRY ABEL [of Monclova Township] born in Germany in 1823; came to America in 1851, and settled in Monclova in 1863. Married Miss Sophia Preston in 1851. Miss Preston was born in Germany in 1821. Had one child, Fred, born November 7, 1853. Married Miss Minnie Hinkelman of Toledo, Ohio. Had three children: Sophia, born December 22, 1879; Lina, born January 7, 1883; Anna, born September 24, 1885. Henry Abel is a farmer. In politics he is a Democrat.
Source: Clark Waggoner, ed., History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, Illustrated (New York: Munsell & Company, Publishers: 1888), p. 5.