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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Joshua Mikesell
Melinda Ashby
Marriage: 7 June 1846
James Milton Mikesell
Susan Mikesell
Hiram Lorenzo Mikesell
Ella Mikesell

Spouse and Children


    Melinda Ashby


7 June 1846


    James Milton Mikesell


    Susan Mikesell



    Ella Mikesell


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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.

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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