Peter ABESSER [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Peter ABESSER [????-????]

Names
Given: 
Peter
Family: 
Abesser
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased

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ABESSER is a rare german family name. Today there are less than 36 entries for Abesser in the phone books in Germany; meaning: less than 100 person.

The Abessers in Hong Kong were:

Paul Abesser - he was born in Schwerin and died 1883 in Hong Kong. His grave can be found in the Hong Kong Cemetery - Happy Valley Protestant Cemetery; # 08---/04/03: Hier ruhet/ PAUL ABESSER/ Geboren den 30 December 1854/ zu Schwerin/ Gestorben den 19 July 1883.

Abesser Paul

 

Entries for Abesser in the Jurors Lists are:

1894 Abesser Friedrich August Richard Merchant Scheele & Co., Ripon Terrace

1895 Abesser Friedrich August Richard Merchant Scheele & Co., 20 Stanley Street

1896 Abesser Friedrich August Richard Merchant Scheele & Co., 20 Stanley Street

1899 Abesser Richard Merchant Lutgens Einstmann & Co., 26 Belilios Terrace

1900 Abesser Richard Merchant Lutgens Einstmann & Co., 26 Belilios Terrace

1901 Abesser Richard Merchant Lutgens Einstmann & Co., 26 Belilios Terrace

1943 Harry Ching's wartime diary gives on: Tue, 1943-06-15: "To town for meeting of Welfare Committee. Decide we carry on. Relief money will last four months. Pat Brown and Peter Abesser confident will be enough."

I suggest that they were all kin.

In 1899 Friedrich August Richard Abesser seems to have anglicised his name, because his german forenames "Friedrich August" had been omitted since then in the Juror Lists.

Paul Abesser born 1854 departed from Hamburg bound for Hong Kong 23 December 1881 died 18 July 1883

Could the following be linked to him?

Paul Abesser of Mollers Ltd. Okinawa flew from Hong Kong to Seattle 4 December 1951. He held a British Passport dated 18 April 1951 and was recorded as English.

Paul Abesser born 28 February 1926 in Hong Kong flew to New York 11 Sep 1962 Visa issued Saigon.

Here's another mention of Peter from Henry Ching:

Peter Abesser was a stalwart of the Eurasian community; don’t know much about his background, I’m afraid. He helped a lot with the running of the Mutual Aid Society during the occupation (getting rations for the Eurasians).

Born 12 March 1857 and baptised  8 April 1857 Schwerin Mecklenburg

Married Auguste Bertha Caroline Bockelmann 19 August 1911 Hamburg

Died 8 June 1920 Hamburg