Joseph Hieser b. 1 Mar 1818 Bavaria, GR d. 9 Nov 1892 Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Joseph Hieser

Male 1818 - 1892  (74 years)


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  • Name Joseph Hieser  [1
    Born 1 Mar 1818  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 17 Sep 1838  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1848  Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph 'Hiser', 30; 'Madaline', 62, and Jacob, 34.
    Census 1870  Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph Heiser, 50, farmer; Barbara, 40; Christian, 19, farm laborer; Joseph, 17; Andrew, 14; Barbara, 14; Magdalena, 10, Elizabeth, 8; and Maria, 5. They appear on the 1880 census of Elm Grove as 'Jos. Hiser', 62, farmer; Barbara, 52, keeping house; Andrew, 23; Barbara, 23; Mary, 15; and Elisabeth [Barbara's mother], 67.
    Census 1880  Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 9 Nov 1892  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • At 71 yrs. 8 mo., 8 days.
    Buried 10 Nov 1892  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I2440  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 

    Father Jacob (Nicolas) Heisser,   b. Abt 1788, Ste. Marie-Aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Magdalena Eyer,   b. 1788, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1851, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1816  Arzbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Described the groom as Bauer Jakob Hiser, living in House No. 10, born in 1788, a son of Nicolaus Hiser and Katharina Hiser.
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Schrag,   b. 17 Aug 1828, Koesching, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1911, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1851  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • by Andrew Ropp. Page 188 Tazewell Marriage Index
    Children 
     1. Christian Hieser,   b. 19 Oct 1851, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1938, Minier, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Joseph S. Hieser,   b. 4 Jan 1854, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1932, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Andrew Hieser,   b. 27 Oct 1856, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1916, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Barbara Hieser,   b. 27 Oct 1856,   d. 27 Mar 1916, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Magdalena Hieser,   b. 22 May 1860, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1938, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Elizabeth Heiser,   b. 15 Dec 1862,   d. 20 Jun 1911  (Age 48 years)
     7. Mary Hieser,   b. 24 Feb 1865,   d. 20 Apr 1941  (Age 76 years)
     8. Veronica Heiser,   b. 17 Dec 1872,   d. 11 Nov 1876  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F1724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1818 - Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 17 Sep 1838 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1848 - Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1851 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1892 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Nov 1892 - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Hof T Obit: Jan 1, 1893
      HIESER - On the 8th of November, 1892, near Pekin, Tazewell Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age and other complaints, Bro. Joseph Hieser, aged 74 years, 8 months and 8 days. He leaves an aged widow, three sons and four daughters to mourn his death. He begged his family not to weep for him, for he said he was going home to Jesus. His remains were laid to rest at Pleasant Grove on the 10th. Funeral services by David Augsburger of Washington, Pre. King of Mackinaw, P. Ropp of Pekin, and J. Burckey of Tiskilwa.

      “Joseph went to Dillon in 1848 to work laying railroad tracks. He labored on the rails to Peoria until 1850, but came away with little savings.

      Following his arrival in Tazewell County, Joseph Hieser worked [in 1850] on the first railroad built into Peoria, and on account of dishonesty he was never paid for his labor. Until his marriage the home of Joseph Hieser was cared for by his mother, who had subsequently joined her son. She is now deceased and lies in the cemetery of Elm Grove Township.” [5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Christian and Catherine (Ulerich) Wagler, Tazewell Settlers, Margaret and Verle Oyer.

    2. [S424] Heisers, Joe Staker.

    3. [S18] Gravestone name and dates.

    4. [S1126] Pellheim Mennonite records.

    5. [S815] .

    6. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.


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