Hiram Mesick

Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Mesick was born about 1832, in West Township, Knox, Albany, New York, United States, his father, Peter Isaac Mesick, was 30 and his mother, Phebe Lewis, was 24. He married Caroline Lewis in 1862, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Knox, Albany, New York, United States for about 40 years and Guilderland, Albany, New York, United States in 1910. He died in 1910, at the age of 79.

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Hiram Mesick
Caroline Lewis
Marriage: 1862
Lavinia Mesick
Barney L. Mesick
Abram Mesick
Phebe L. Mesick

Sources (11)

  • Hiram Mesick, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Hiram Mesick, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • "Mesick genealogy (Muzigh-Musig-Musick-Mesig-Mesick)" John F. Mesick 1888

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Müssig (see Muessig ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this or of its less common variant Musig.

Americanized form of Croatian (and possibly also Bosniak) Mesić and Mešić, Slovenian Mešič (see Mesic , compare Messick 2).

Americanized form of Slovak Mesík, unexplained. Compare Messick 3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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