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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Family Time Line

William Groesbeck
1829–1895
Susan Catherine Fenner
1835–1907
Marriage: 27 March 1855
Amelia Ann Groesbeck
1856–1863
Mary Groesbeck
1856–1869
Eva A Groesbeck
1864–
Myrta Mercy Groesbeck
1859–1939
Sarah C. Groesbeck
1861–1863
Anne Groesbeck
1864–1876
Adam Fenner Groesbeck
1866–1941
Walter Grant Groesbeck
1869–1956
Ruth Elizabeth Groesbeck
1872–1951
Fred Loveland Groesbeck
1874–1955
William Dan Groesbeck
1877–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 March 1855
Wapello, Iowa, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

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.
1846

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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