Abraham Herschel was married to Berthe Davids. The couple had five children, including Nathan Nico, Samuel and Herman. Two children survived the war in hiding. The family lived on the Haaksbergerstraat in Diepenheim. Abraham Herschel was merchant of scrap iron, skins and chickens. He was a member of the local band and of the local drama society. His son Samuel was married and lived in Groenlo. His son Nathan Nico played on the local football club.
H. Hamburger and J.C. Regtien, Joodse oorlogsmonumenten in de provincie Overijssel, alsmede algemene oorlogsmonumenten waarop joodse namen voorkomen. Profiel (Bedum 2002) 24
See also: W. Rietman, Dag stedeke van gisteren (Diepenheim 1980)