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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

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   RABER, Abe A.;   

RABER- Abe A., son of Abraham and Magdalena (Miller) Raber, was born Jan. 20, 1891. Died June 28, 1973, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 9 days. He was married to Abigail Miller Jan. 16, 1913. She died April 11, 1938. He was married a second time, Jan. 23, 1941, to Mattie Beachy who survives. Also, surviving are three sons, Levi of Route 4. Millersburg, Ohio, and Roman and Joseph of Route 5, Millersburg, Ohio; a brother, Jonathan of Route 1, Lakeville, Ohio,; and a sister, Mrs. Christ C. (Mattie) Yoder. Nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish church. Services were held at the home on Sunday, July 1, 1973, by Min. Andrew B. Raber of Shipshewana, Ind., Bishop Roy L. Schlabach and Bishop John Frey of the home community. Burial was in the Raber Cemetery in Walnut Creek township.

From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, September 1973, p. 201.
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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