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John Messerly
Sex: Male
Birth: 03 January 1812 Switzerland [1]
Death: 29 June 1888 Cedar Falls, Iowa
Spouse/Partner: Barbara Senn (1820) [2]Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

John Messerly aka Johann Messerli

  • As of the 1870 Census (known to have several errors on ages) gives residence in Iowa > Bremer > Maxfield with Chas 28, Gottlieb 21, Margaret 18, Elizabeth 16, Louisa 14 (born Iowa), Sophia 12 (born Iowa). All other children listed as swiss birth.
  • Spelling in 1880 Census is John Messerlee (69) in Iowa > Black Hawk > Cedar Falls > District 46, with Barbara 62 and Louisa 22. Jacob Pfifer (16) is also living there- occupation listed- maybe some else can guess what it is.
  • Passenger list- arrival in US: 22 April 1854 - Metropolitan Spelling was Johann MESSERLI


  • Sources for Rootsweb document:
    • Census records - Iowa; 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910
    • Obit for Barbara SENN MESSERLY
    • Obit for Rudolph MESSERLY
    • Family History writings of Rudolph MESSERLY
    • Info from Tombstone at Greenwood Cemetery, Black Hawk County, Iowa


Children

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Name Birthdate Birthplace Death date Death place
Children of John Messerly (1812) and Barbara Senn Messerly
Elisabeth Messerly (c1852) 1852 Switzerland
Mary Messerly Switzerland Married Henry Walters
Charles Messerly (c1839) 1839 Switzerland
Rose Messerly (c1842) 06 October 1842 Switzerland Married Henry Wisner
Rudolf Messerly (1844) [3] 05 April 1844 Switzerland 18 June 1931 Cedar Falls, Iowa
Gottliep MESSERLY (c1849) 1849 Switzerland
Margaret Messerly (c1852) 1852 Switzerland Married William Kline
Elizabeth Messerly (c1853) 06 August 1853 Switzerland 11 July 1934 Oelwein, Iowa Married Christian Grunig
Lucy Messerly (c1855) 16 September 1855 Bremer County, Iowa 18 January 1949 Cedar Falls, Iowa- unmarried
Sophia Messerly (c1857) [4] 13 August 1857 Maxfield twp, Bremer County, Iowa 07 August 1944 Cedar Falls, Iowa

Source- Rootsweb document with some dates verified by 1880 Census



Tombstone at Greenwood Cemetery, Black Hawk County, Iowa

Notes

  1. ^ 1870 census
  2. ^ 1870 census records gives Barbara age as 55, assumed as incorrect, since both the 1880 census is in agreement with the rootsweb document gives Barbara birth as 20 October 1820.
  3. ^ Married Sophia TIEDT 24 March 1870 according to rootsweb document
  4. ^ Married to Friedrich SEUFFERLEIN 29 December 1875 Black Hawk County, Iowa
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