The Abraham Penner Story
and connection with Gerhard Rempel
| This is the story of ancestor ABRAHAM PENNER, possibly born in Prussia who died 14 July 1840 in Russia AND the connection with SARAH ADRIAN (b Feb 10 1816) and Sarah's second husband GERHARD REMPEL (born Dec 14 1816).
only information on the early life of Abraham A Penner we had
previously been aware of came from two pages in a Family Bible shown to
the right and these words from Abraham's obituary written by his wife
Minnie Funk Penner.
An interesting sidelight is that Sarah Adrian Penner Rempel's second husband Gerhardt lost four wives to death and was married a total of 5 times. His fifth wife outlived him and married again. Gerhard had a total of 15 children. Sarah and her second husband Gerhard Rempel had a son Gerhard Rempel among their 5 children. This son Gerhard was to become an ancestor of Delbert Sperling who married Kathleen Penner who is a descendant of Sarah Adrian and Abraham Penner! And so the whole Penner Sperling connection has come together.
|Family Bible Pages|
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Classen Family Book started by Abraham and Sarah Adrian Penner Rempel
|Intro and 1st page of the Classen Book|
|This starts the first page of the original handmade book started by Abraham Penner in 1836. Note on the top it says Seite (or Page) 1 and 2|
|Page 3-4 Gerhard Rempel starts writing.|
|End of book|
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