The Biographical Dictionary of America/Abeel, Gustavus
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ABEEL, Gustavus, clergyman, was born in New York city, June 6, 1801, son of John Neilson Abeel, clergyman, and grandson of Col. James S. Abeel, revolutionary soldier. In 1826 he became a minister of the Reformed church, and preached for a short time in English Neighborhood and in Belleville, N. J. He then removed to Geneva N. Y., where in 1829 he was installed, and where he remained until 1844, when he accepted a call to preach at the new second Reformed church. There he labored successfully for twenty years, retiring at the end of that time to devote his remaining years to study. He was an active member of the New Jersey historical society. He died at Stanford, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1887.