Posts Tagged ‘Kessler’
Birthday: March 13, 1821
Parents: Nikolaus & Petronilla (?) Kessler
Children: John, Joseph, Mathias, William, Mary, Edmund, Clemens, Clara & Reverend John.
Last Known Residence: Detroit, Michigan
Church: St. Joseph’s Church, Detroit, Michigan
Immigration: about 1846, became a United States citizen
Education: Able to read & write
Death: February 28, 1902 of heart disease & dropsy
Cemetery: Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan
Relationship to Me: 3rd great-grandfather
Joseph Hoeninghausen died September 22, 1899 in Indian River, Cheboygan, Michigan, and he was the widow of Susanna Kessler who died years earlier in 1881. The informant does not know his birthdate or his mother’s name… just his father’s name and that he was born in Germany. Joseph and Susanna were married in Germany around 1846 and made their way to the United States in 1852. The family shows up in the 1860 census in Detroit, Michigan and it appears that Joseph held a couple different jobs as a general laborer and as a collector. Their son, Theodore, fought in the Civil War.