John Peter Bissen

1880–1960 (Age 79)
Mitchell, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Peter

When John Peter Bissen was born on 8 May 1880, in Mitchell, Iowa, United States, his father, Peter Bissen, was 35 and his mother, Anna Maria Retterath Bissen, was 33. He married Elizabeth Schmitz in Mitchell, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Otranto, Mitchell, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Union Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 April 1960, in Johnsburg, Mower, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Johnsburg, Mower, Minnesota, United States.

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John Peter Bissen
Elizabeth Schmitz
Marie Louise Bissen
Arthur Bissen
Regina Anna Bissen

Spouse and Children

Mitchell, Iowa, United States



    Arthur Bissen


    Regina Anna Bissen


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Bissen


    Anna Maria Retterath Bissen




    Mary Bissen


    Catherine Bissen (Peck)


    Katy Bessen




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name from either of the places so named, one near Oldenburg, another in Rhineland.2 Danish: altered form of the German surname Bisping .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John P Bissen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John P Bissen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Bissen en la familia de Peter Bissen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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