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Alan Lee Abbey




Alan Lee Abbey was born September 25, 1941, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. He is the son of Oran Ralph Abbey of Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, and Alice Frances Herman of Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.

Janice P. "Jan" Welk was born November 25, 1944, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. She is the daughter of David John Welk of Zap, Mercer Co., ND, and Pearl Alvira Bowers of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

Alan Lee Abbey and Janice "Jan" Welk were married April 25, 1964, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

Alan Lee Abbey and Janice "Jan" (Welk) Abbey had three children:

  1. Alana Marie Abbey: Born January 22, 1965, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Beulah High School Class of 1983. Married to Robbi Allan Erstad: Born May 25, 1962, in Norman Co., MN. Robbi was married to Janeen M. Ness on June 18, 1983, in Clay Co., MN, and was divorced from Janeen M. (Ness) Erstad on May 15, 1984, in Clay Co., MN. Robbi was married on January 18, 1985, in Clay Co., MN, to Kimberly R. Larson, and divorced from Kimberly K. (Larson) Erstad on November 9, 1987, in Clay Co., MN.
  2. Gregory Oran "Greg" Abbey: Born January 17, 1967, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Beulah High School Class of 1986. Married (1) October, 1996, in Burleigh Co., ND, to Lori Ann Schneider: Born September 1, 1960, in Unknown. Divorced March, 2004, in Burleigh Co., ND. Married (2) April 1, 2016, to Norine Olsen: Born Unknown.
  3. Alicia Pearl Abbey: Born July 18, 1986, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Married August 15, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Fargo, Cass Co., ND, to Shane David Aleshire: Born September 5, 1984, in Minnesota.



TIMELINE

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows Orran Abbey (age 39) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of College, and who married but has no occupation listed, is renting his home for $15/month, and is living in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Alice Abbey (age 38) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of College; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, June Abbey (age 11) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of School; his daughter, Lenore Abbey (age 10) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of School; his daughter, Marilyn Abbey (age 9) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of School; his son, Gale Abbey (age 7) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Dona Abbey (age 5) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his son, James Abbey (age 2) born in North Dakota; his daughter, Colleen Abbey (age 5/12) born in North Dakota; and an unmarried Servant, Roger Endresson (age 21) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School, a Common Laborer in a Farming Mine.

Alan Lee Abbey was born September 25, 1941, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

Janice P. "Jan" Welk was born November 25, 1944, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.


Below is a link to the "Beulah, North Dakota Golden '50' Years Anniversary, 1914-1964":

http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/beulah64.txt


Alan Lee Abbey in Freshman Class Picture, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey and Alan Lee Abbey in Pep Band, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Alan Lee Abbey's 1959 Beulah High School graduation picture. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Janice P. "Jan" Welk's 1962 Highland Park, IL, High School graduation picture. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND, Friday, January 3, 1964

JANICE WELK

Beulah Couple Set Engagement

Sgt. and Mrs. David Welk, Beulah, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Janice, to Alan Abbey, son of Mrs. Alice Abbey, Beulah. Miss Welk is a 1962 graduate of Highland Park, Ill., High School and presently is employed by Montana-Dakota Utilities co. in Beulah. A 1959 graduate of Beulah High School, Mr. Abbey is employed by the Knife River Coal Co. in Beulah. A summer wedding is planned.


Alan Lee Abbey and Janice P. "Jan" Welk were married April 25, 1964, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


       

Alan Lee Abbey and Janice P. "Jan" Welk's wedding picture, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Photos courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Abbey brothers & sisters at their mother's, Alice Frances (Herman) Abbey, funeral, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, April 1, 1982.


David John Welk died June 18, 1985, at Mandan Hospital, Mandan, Morton Co., ND,  at age 61, from a heart attack. Buried in Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


The Beulah Beacon, Beulah, Mercer Co. ND, July 3, 1985

David Welk

Services for David J. Welk, 61, Mandan were held June 20 at Buehler Funeral Horne, Mandan, with the Rev, Paul Myers, Beulah, officiating and with Rev. Clifford Hoper and Rev. Paul Myers officiating at the Zion Lutheran Church, Beulah, on Friday, June 21. Military graveside services were held at the Beulah cemetery. Welk died of a heart attack June 18 at the Mandan hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1923, at Zap to Fred and Rose (Flemmer) Welk. He grew up at Zap and attended school at Zap and Beulah. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943, served in England, Korea and Germany. He retired from the service in 1964. He married Pearl Bowers, Oct. 1, 1947 in Beulah. The couple moved to Mandan in 1964 and he worked for the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget. He was preceded in death by a son, his father and a brother. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Janice) Abbey, Beulah; four grandchildren; his mother, Rose Welk, Beulah; one brother, Ervin, Chatsworth, Calif; and one sister, Mrs. Gus Morlock, Beulah. Pallbearers were nephews, Leslie Borneman, Kevin Gutknecht, Bruce Morlock, Gary Bowers, Jeff Bowers and Kim Gutknecht.


Pearl Alvira (Bowers) Welk died September 8, 1988, at her home, Mandan, Morton Co., ND, at age 61. Buried in Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


The Beulah Beacon, Beulah, Mercer Co. ND, September 9, 1988

Pearl Welk

Pearl Welk, 61, rural Mandan, died Sept. 8, 1988, at her home of natural causes. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene, Mandan, with burial in the Beulah Cemetery. Visitation begins at 2 p.m. today at Buehler Funeral Home, Mandan, and continues at the church one hour before services. Pearl Bowers was born Feb. 20, 1927, at Beulah, where she was raised and educated. She married David Welk, Oct. 1, 1947, at Beulah. He died in 1985. She worked as a salesperson in Bismarck, before moving to Mandan in 1964.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Janice) Abbey, Beulah; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Gutknecht, Minot, and Mrs. Yvonne Bornemann, Pick City; three brothers, Darhl, Mandan, Delbert, Beulah, and Wallace, Miles City, Mont.; and five grandchildren.


Diamond Jubilee, 1914 - 1989, Beulah, Mercer Co. ND, 1989

Alan and Janice Abbey

Alan L. Abbey, son of Oran and Alice (Herman) Abbey, was born Sept. 25, 1941. Oran Abbey was killed in 1943 in an automobile accident, widowing Alice with nine children, of whom Alan was the youngest. The family remained on the farm three miles south of Beulah until 1947, at which time they moved into Beulah. Alan went through school in Beulah, worked locally, and traveled with construction until he was employed with Knife River Coal Mining Co. in 1963. On April 25, 1964, he married Janice Welk at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beulah. Jan is the daughter of the late David Welk and Pearl (Bowers) Welk. Mrs. Welk resides in Mandan, which is where they made their home in 1964 when Dave retired from the U. S. Army and started working for the state purchasing department in Bismarck. Even though Dave was an Army career man, the family, including one son, Jerry, spent a lot of time in North Dakota. David was twice stationed at Fort Lincoln near Bismarck. They also lived at Battle Creek, Mich. Jan graduated from high school in Highland Park, Ill., while David was stationed there at Fort Sheridan. While Dave was in Korea, and again when he was in Germany, Pearl and the children resided in Beulah. Jan was employed at the Hazen Memorial Hospital soon after her graduation and was working at the MDU office in Beulah when she and Alan were married. Jan's brother, Jerry, was killed in an automobile accident in October, 1982. His two sons, Jason and Jamie, live with their mother in Glendive, Mont. David passed away in June, 1985. Alan remained with Knife River Coal Mining Company at Beulah until 1974, at which time he was transferred to their Gascoyne Mine near Scranton, N. D. In 1980 he returned to Beulah where he is now mine superintendent for Knife River Coal. Alan's mother, Alice, passed away in the spring of 1982. Alan and Jan were blessed with three children: Alana Marie, who is attending Moorhead State University; Gregory Oran, serving with the United States Army, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Essayons, Hijongbu, Korea; and Alicia Pearl, at home.



Alicia Abbey, Beulah, N.D., and Shane Aleshire, Wrenshall, Minn., announce their engagement. Parents are Jan and Alan Abbey, Beulah; and Candace Butala, Wrenshall. Alicia graduated in 2004 from Beulah High School and in 2008 graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor's degree in business management. She is an administrative assistant at Navteq, Fargo. Shane graduated in 2003 from Princeton (Minn.) Senior High School. He attended North Dakota State University and will be attending the University of Mary to pursue a bachelor's degree in business management. He is a sales representative for Wennsoft, Fargo. He also served with the U.S. Air Force from 2003 to 2009. The wedding will be Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Fargo, followed by a reception at the Holiday Inn, Fargo.


Shane David Aleshire and Alicia Pearl Abbey were married August 15, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Fargo, Cass Co., ND.