Joseph Hieser1818 - 1892 (74 years)
Name Joseph Hieser  Born 1 Mar 1818 Bavaria, GR Gender Male Immigration 17 Sep 1838 NY Residence 1848 Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Census 1850 Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL
- Joseph 'Hiser', 30; 'Madaline', 62, and Jacob, 34.
Census 1870 Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL
- 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 Residence Butler Co., OH  Died 9 Nov 1892 Tazewell Co., IL 
- At 71 yrs. 8 mo., 8 days.
Buried 10 Nov 1892 Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL
- 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 , d. Bavaria, GR Mother Magdalena Eyer, b. 1788, FR , d. 19 Oct 1851, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 63 years) Married 25 Nov 1816 Arzbach, Bavaria, GR 
- 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 , d. 30 Oct 1911, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 83 years) Married 4 Feb 1851 Tazewell Co., IL 
- by Andrew Ropp. Page 188 Tazewell Marriage Index
Children 1. Christian Hieser, b. 19 Oct 1851, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL , d. 17 Feb 1938, Minier, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 86 years) 2. Joseph S. Hieser, b. 4 Jan 1854, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL , d. 18 Aug 1932, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 78 years) 3. Andrew Hieser, b. 27 Oct 1856, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL , d. 16 May 1916, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL (Age 59 years) 4. Barbara Hieser, b. 27 Oct 1856, d. 27 Mar 1916, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL (Age 59 years) 5. Magdalena Hieser, b. 22 May 1860, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL , d. 28 Dec 1938, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL (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
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- 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]
- Obit: Hof T Obit: Jan 1, 1893