William Groesbeck

2 July 1829–18 June 1895 (Age 65)
Farmington, Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life 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 7 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
Eva A Groesbeck
Myrta Mercy Groesbeck
Sarah C. Groesbeck
Anne Groesbeck
Adam Fenner Groesbeck
Walter Grant Groesbeck
Ruth Elizabeth Groesbeck
Fred Loveland Groesbeck
William Dan Groesbeck

Spouse and Children

27 March 1855
Wapello, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.

Age 17

Iowa is the 29th state.
1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 18

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from Groesbeek, south of Nijmegen.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Groesbeck, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William Groesbeck, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Wm Groesbeck, "United States Census, 1870"

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