CHILDREN OF ABEL* AND CATHERINE FRANTZ REESE

*EIGHTH CHILD OF JOHN CHRISTIAN REESE (DIED 1840) AND MARY ZELLER REESE

From the newsletter of the 73rd annual Reese Reunion by Rodney Reese (1991)
One Hundred Years Ago

"February 2, 1891 ABEL REESE, 78, one of the pioneer settlers of Worth Township, Centre County, died at his home, February 2, 1891 of bronchitis. He was born at Phillipsburg, February 12, 1812, a son of the late John Christian and Mary Zellers Reese. On March 27, 1834 he married Catherine Frantz who survives. They had fifteen children, and [he also] is survived by the following: Levi, John, Christian, Delilah Adams, Lucy Cowher, and Oliver Perry, all of Worth Township, and Eve Sharer of Taylor Township. He was a farmer and had friends wherever he was known. Burial will be in the Black Oak Cemetery."

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ABEL REESE (Feb. 12, 1812 - Feb. 2, 1891) AND CATHERINE FRANTZ (1816-1895)


  • Levi Reese (12/15/1835-12/20/1899 married Mary Dillman (died: 4/22/1872); married Telitha Johnson (second wife)
  • John Reese (4/12/1838-8/28/1914) married Lucinda Shay Reese
  • Christian Reese (10/22/1840-8/2/1912) married Catherine Williams(1853-1931)
  • Dennis Reese (7/23/1842-9/16/1885) married Margaret Decatur
  • Lucy Reese Cowher (6/4/1842-12/17/1900) married Joseph Cowher
  • Delilah Reese Adams (11/6/1847-1924) married Matthew Adams
  • Eve Reese Sharer (8/26/1849-1932) married Christian Sharer
  • Reuben Reese (3/26/1849-7/14/1885) married Cathrine Carrier
  • Oliver Perry Reese (7/24/1858-5/11/1922) married Marian Meek Reese (3/7/1867-8/24/1953)
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