Philip Mikesell

23 October 1816–23 January 1886 (Age 69)
Montgomery, Ohio, United States

The Life of Philip

When Philip Mikesell was born on 23 October 1816, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, his father, Andrew Mikesell, was 42 and his mother, Susanna Vavrek, was 35. He married Mary Ann Gum on 9 February 1843. He lived in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1846 and Newcastle Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 23 January 1886, in Fulton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Franklin Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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Philip Mikesell
Mary Ann Gum
Marriage: 9 February 1843

Spouse and Children

9 February 1843

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    Susanna Vavrek




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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Meixell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Philip Mikesell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philip Mikesell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philip Mikesell, "United States Census, 1880"

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