Joshua Wagers

5 October 1837–8 January 1925 (Age 87)
Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Wagers was born on 5 October 1837, in Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, his father, John Wagers, was 31 and his mother, Anna Johnson, was 29. He married Almira Medaugh on 19 October 1858, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Willshire, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Ohio, United States in 1925. He died on 8 January 1925, in Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wren, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Wagers
Almira Medaugh
Marriage: 19 October 1858
Willis Byron Wagers
Anna J. Wagers
Mary Sabrina Wagers
Ephraim Johnson Wagers
Charity Alice Wagers
Minnie Rosina Wagers

Spouse and Children

19 October 1858
Van Wert, Ohio, United States


    Willis Byron Wagers


    Anna J. Wagers



    Ephraim Johnson Wagers



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Wagers


    Anna Johnson




+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 23

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Wager .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Joshua Wagers, Van Wert County, Ohio - Biographical sketch

Biographical Sketch: Joshua Wagers, who is now serving his eighth term as a justice of the peace, in Willshire township, resides on his well improved farm of 160 acres . . . He belongs to one of the …

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Wagers in household of John Wagers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua Wagers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua Wagers, "United States Census, 1920"

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