Abel is a former parish in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is now known as Abild parish in Denmark. Click here for a picture of the church.
1801 Census (Højer and Lø): Indexed here.
1803 Census (Højer and Lø): Indexed here.
1845 Census: Film numbers 039249 and 039280 in the Family History Library Collection.
A transcription of this census is available on the web at Danish Demographic Database
A brief history of the parish in German appears here.
Land and Property
Early published land records for this parish (1607-1613) can be found in Tre gottorpske jordebøger 1607-13 [FHL book 948.94 R2ip v. 1-2].
Rekruterings stamruller 1876-1881 available on Family History Library [FHL] film 412763.
Laegdsruller [Conscription register] for Abel for the year 1889 available on FHL film 339575. This record contains names of conscripts born in the year 1889. Names and residence of the parents are also given as well as religion of the conscript, birthplace and notations regarding military service.
Parish records for Abel begin in 1763. For Family History Library film numbers click here.
Danish place names (with their variations) within the boundaries of Abild parish:
Blæsom = Nyhus
Blauberg see Blaabjærg
Bol = Boell
Gøl = Gøhl = Goel
Hjulstedgaard = Julstedgaard
Hommelhof = Hummelhoff
Humlehave = Hummelhoff
Julstedgaard = Hjulstedgaard
Klinborg = Klienborg = Klienburg = Kleinborg
Kongsbjerg = Königsberg = Kongensbierg
Løkkegaard = Lykgaard
Lykgaard = Løkkegaard
Nedersted = Nörstedt = Nærsted
Nordhaus = Nørhus
Nørhus = Nordhaus
Nyhus = Blæsom
Pothat = Pottat = Potthatt
Purremose = Porremose
Ravnsholt = Rauensholt
Sølsted = Sylstedt = Sulstedt = Sijlstede
Stengaard = Steinhof
Tykskov = Tyvse
Tyvse = Tykskov = Tügschau = Tügsshövet
Vennemose = Wenmoes = Wennemoos
Vestergaard = Westergaard
Source: J. P. Trap Danmark. G.E.C. Gads Forlag, 1966. (FHL 943.9 E2t v. 25).
Sources in print
Published sources for Abel or Abild parish include these:
Efterkommerne af Aegteparret Bolsmand Andreas Riggelsen og Maren Nielsdatter i Nørhus, Abild, Tønder. [Descendants of Andreas Riggelsen, in 1700 and his wife, Maren Nielsdatter, born in 1712, both were born in Abild]. [FHL 038975].
Slaegten Riggelsen fra Abild Sogn. [FHL 929.2489 R448s or film 718,345].