Johannes Michel - was born in Germany and died in 1828 in Germany .
Johannes married Catherine Nonkassar.
Catherine was born in Germany.
She died in 1828 in Germany .
- their family numbered six children; four sons and two daughters. He was a farmer by occupation and followed that pursuit throughout his entire life.
(Sources: - 1)
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Jacob Michel - was born on 12 Oct 1824 in Frankfort, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany.
He is the son of Johannes Michel and Catherine Nonkassar.
Jacob married Louisa Krakow in 1852 in Dubuque, IA.
Louisa was born in 1829/1830 in Mecklenberg, Ger.
(Michel is pronounced like "Mitchell")
Attended the public schools in Germany until his fouteenth year, when his father died, adn a week later his mother passed away. After the death of his parents he began learning the shoemakers trade, serving a three years' apprenticeship to the same in Offenbach.
After completing his term of service he travelled through sourthern Germany, and in France and Switzerland, working as a journeyman, but did not find a place which seemed to him ot offer the attractions and advantages whih were attributed to the New World.This led him to seek a home in the United Stated, and in 1847 he took passage on a westward bound sailing vessel, which a few weeks later dropped anchor in the harbor of New York.
He went at once to St. Louis, Mo., where he spent two years working at the showmaker's trade, and in 1850 he came to Dubuque, where he has since made his home.
|Census: 1860 Dubuque Iowa|
|Jacob Mitchel ||35 ||Shoe Maker ||Darmstadt |
|Elizabeth Mitchell ||31 || ||Mecklingberg |
|Kate Mitchel ||8 || ||Iowa |
|Sophia Mithell ||6 || ||Iowa |
|William Mitchell ||4 || ||Iowa |
|Andrew? Mitchell ||2 ||Iowa || |
|May Bagel ||15 || ||Mecklenberg |
|Census: 1880 Dubuque Iowa|
|name ||relation ||age ||born in ||occupation ||father born ||mother born || |
|Jacob Michel ||self ||55 ||Frankfort ||Shoe Store ||Frankfort ||Frankfort || |
|Elisabeth Michel ||wife ||50 ||Mecklenburg ||Keepinmg House ||Mecklingburg ||Mecklenburg || |
|Catherine Michel ||dau ||27 ||IA ||at home ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|Sophia Michel ||dau ||26 ||IA ||at home ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|William Michel ||son ||24 ||IA ||Clerk in Shoe Store ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|Benjamin Michel ||son ||20 ||IA ||Clerk in Drug Store ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|Jenny Michel ||dau ||15 ||IA ||School ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|Flora Michel ||dau ||13 ||IA ||School ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|Philip Michel ||son ||11 ||IA ||School ||Frankfort ||Mecklingburg || |
|Mary Hines ||other ||18 ||OH ||Servent || || || |
Jacob and Elizabeth were still living in Dubuque at the time of the 1895 Iowa Census - age 70 and 66.
There is Jacob is listed as "Michel, Jacob Greenfield 8/21/62 Corp., Sergt.; wnd. and pris. Chancellorsville, wnd. 6/22/64, Chattanooga, Tenn." in the Roster of the 26th Wisconsin Regiment. Perhaps the biography will tie this in to our Jacob.
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Children: (Quick Family Chart)|
Katie Michel was born in 1852/1853 in Iowa.
Sophia Michel was born in 1853/1854 in Iowa.
F. William Michel was born in 1855/1856 in Iowa.
moved to California.
Henry Michel |
was a well known attorney in Dubuque.
Benjamin Michel was born in 1859/1860 in Iowa.
was engaged in the practice of medicine.
Jenny Michel was born in 1864/1865 in Iowa.
Flora Michel was born on 18 May 1867 in Iowa and died May 1945 and was buried in Oakwoods Cemetery, 67th & Cottage Grove - Chicago, IL .
Flora married John McDowell Young on 18 May 1888.
John was born in 1858 in Scotland.
He was the son of Robert Young and Jane McDowell.
He died in 1903 and was buried in Oakwoods Cemetery, 67th & Cottage Grove - Chicago, IL .
Flora was one of many children from the Dubuque, Iowa area. Her father, a shoe salesman and later a shoe store owner, was apparently from the Alsace-Lorraine region. Even though the name appears to be of French origin, he considered himself to be from Germany and pronounced the name "Mitchell".
|Census: 1910 Chicago, Ill 440 No. Normal Parkway|
|Flora M. Young ||head ||42 ||Wd ||Iowa ||Germany ||germany ||own income |
|Edith M. Young ||daughter ||20 ||s ||Ill ||Scot ||Iowa || |
|Jennie F. Young ||daughter ||17 ||s ||Ill ||Scot ||Iowa || |
See Young family for children.
Philip Michel was born in 1869/1870 in Iowa.
was a salesman.
Portrait and biographical record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa
Chicago. Chapman Pub. Co.. 1894.
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