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Obituary - Abram F. Wiens d. Jan. 10, 1937
Posted by: Kurt Johnson (ID *****1663) Date: November 06, 2006 at 13:08:42
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Obituary - Gospel Herald, March 18, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.51 - page 1086, 1087:

WIENS.-Abram F. Wiens was born in Russia Sept. 25, 1868; died Jan. 10, 1937; aged 68 y. 4 m. 16 d. He was converted at the age of 14. On May 29, 1898, he was married to Katherina Krocker in Texas. He with his family came to Chicago to engage in Mission Work about 30 years ago. He was ordained to the ministry in October, 1906, and for a time assisted in the work of Mennonite Gospel Mission on 26th St. Later he founded two missions one at 3301 S.. Hoyne Ave., which today is The Brighton Mission Chapel. In 1917 the present Mennonite Bible Mission at 4221 S. Rockwell St. was opened, where he labored until he was suddenly called home. His death was due to heart failure. He leaves his faithful companion and 7 daughters, 4 of whom are active, with their mother, in the work which he laid down, and 3 are missionaries in foreign fields. They are as follows: Mrs. John Neufeld, whose husband has become pastor of the Mission; Mrs. John Thiessen, Birra, India; Mrs. August Evert, Hopei, China; and Helene, Sara and Esther at home; also 13 grandchildren. One brother (also a minister, John A. Wiens, Dinuba, Calif.), and 1 sister (Mrs. Aganetha Fast of Ontario) also survive. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 in charge of A. H. Leaman, and he was laid to rest in Fairmont Cemetery.


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