Joseph Charles Kroesen

10 September 1880–27 March 1964 (Age 83)
Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Charles

When Joseph Charles Kroesen was born on 10 September 1880, in Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Jefferson Kroesen, was 26 and his mother, Loveday Quick, was 22. He married Grace Darling Kepler on 26 October 1901, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 March 1964, in Elmwood, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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Joseph Charles Kroesen
Grace Darling Kepler
Marriage: 26 October 1901
Bertha I Kroesen

Spouse and Children

26 October 1901
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States


    Bertha I Kroesen


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Jefferson Kroesen


    Loveday Quick




    Loveday Ellen Kroesen


    Clara Belle Kroesen


    Mabel Augusta Kroesen



    Lily M Kroesen


+5 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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Dutch:1. metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle Dutch croes(e), cruese ‘stone jar’, ‘drinking vessel’. 2. nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle Dutch croes ‘curly’, ‘crinkly’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Krosen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph C Kroeam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph C Kloesen, "United States Census, 1940"

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