William Groesbeck

Brief Life History of William

When William Groesbeck was born on 2 July 1829, in Farmington, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, his father, Garret Lewis Groesbeck, was 34 and his mother, Mercy Bosworth, was 27. He married Susan Catherine Fenner on 27 March 1855, in Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Union, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Union, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 18 June 1895, in New Hope Township, Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Groesbeck
Susan Catherine Fenner
Marriage: 27 March 1855
Amelia Ann Groesbeck
Mary Groesbeck
Myrta Mercy Groesbeck
Sarah C. Groesbeck
Anne Groesbeck
Adam Fenner Groesbeck
Walter Grant Groesbeck
Ruth Elizabeth Groesbeck
Fred Loveland Groesbeck
William Dan Groesbeck

Sources (31)

  • William Groesbeck, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William Groesbeck, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Wm Groesbeck, "Iowa, Death Records, 1888-1904"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Lee Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Lee, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Lee, Iowa, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from Groesbeek, south of Nijmegen.

History: The name is recorded in Beverwyck in New Netherland (now Albany, NY)in the mid 17th century.

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

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