Joshua Mikesell

28 March 1821–29 March 1904 (Age 83)
Ladoga, Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Mikesell was born on 28 March 1821, in Ladoga, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, his father, David Meixell, was 42 and his mother, Mary Harter, was 39. He married Melinda Ashby on 7 June 1846. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Woodburn, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 29 March 1904, in Avery, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cuba Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Mikesell
1821–1904
Melinda Ashby
1831–1870
Marriage: 7 June 1846
James Milton Mikesell
1856–1921
Susan Mikesell
1858–1915
Hiram Lorenzo Mikesell
1862–1935
Ella Mikesell
1865–

Spouse and Children

    Male1821–1904Male

    Melinda Ashby

    Female1831–1870Female

MARRIAGE
7 June 1846
children

(4)

    James Milton Mikesell

    Male1856–1921Male

    Susan Mikesell

    Female1858–1915Female

    Male1862–1935Male

    Ella Mikesell

    Female1865–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 4

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Meixell .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Miksell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua Miksell, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Joshua Mikesel, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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