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
1829–1895
Susan Catherine Fenner
1835–1907
Marriage: 27 March 1855
Amelia Ann Groesbeck
1856–1863
Mary Groesbeck
1856–1869
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

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.

1836

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

1851

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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