Michel Family Genealogy
Michel Family Genealogy

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Details for Michel Family
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1. 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 .

Johannes - - 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)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jacob Michel was born on 12 Oct 1824 in Frankfort, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. See #2. below.
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2. 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.

Jacob - (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. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Katie Michel was born in 1852/1853 in Iowa.
ii.  Sophia Michel was born in 1853/1854 in Iowa.
iii.  F. William Michel was born in 1855/1856 in Iowa.

F. - moved to California.
iv.  Henry Michel

Henry - was a well known attorney in Dubuque.
v.  Benjamin Michel was born in 1859/1860 in Iowa.

Benjamin - was engaged in the practice of medicine.
vi.  Jenny Michel was born in 1864/1865 in Iowa.
vii.  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 - 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.
viii.  Philip Michel was born in 1869/1870 in Iowa.

Philip - was a salesman.
Sources:
1 Portrait and biographical record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa Chicago. Chapman Pub. Co.. 1894. (view detail...)

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