Schlecht, Joseph

Schlecht, Joseph

Male 1842 - 1911  (69 years)

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  • Name Schlecht, Joseph  [1
    Born 31 Mar 1842  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1856  Jackson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Apr 1911  [2
    Buried Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Catholic Cemetery
    Person ID I727  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Schlecht, Michael,   b. 1802, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1868, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ruff, Barbara,   b. 16 Feb 1807, Grosshabersdorf, Bayern, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1868  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Menger, Francisca,   b. 17 Jun 1849,   d. 3 Oct 1897  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1868  Jackson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • by J. Harding, Catholic Priest
    Children 
     1. Schlecht, Francis,   b. 1 Mar 1869,   d. 4 Jul 1936  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     2. Schlecht, George,   b. 22 Jun 1870, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1940  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Schlecht, Anna,   b. 10 Apr 1874,   d. 2 Mar 1958  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     4. Schlecht, Mary,   b. 1880,   d. 1945  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     5. Schlecht, Katherine,   b. 13 May 1884,   d. 13 Apr 1897  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
     6. Schlecht, Sophia,   d. 1954  [natural]
     7. Schlecht, Clara,   d. 1960  [natural]
     8. Schlecht, Lena,   d. 1973  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1842 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - Jackson, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joseph Schlecht.tif
    Joseph Schlecht.tif

    Documents
    Micheal Schlecht - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
    Micheal Schlecht - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925

  • Notes 
    • "History of Jackson County Iowa" authored by Hon. James W. Ellis, Volume II, 1910, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago, page 438

      ...was born in Germany and came to America as a lad of nine years with his parents. They located in Bellevue, Iowa, and as soon as he was old enough Joseph Schlecht began work as a farm hand, being thus employed at the outbreak of the Civil war, when he enlisted in the Union army, serving until the close of hostilities-a period of four years. When the nation no longer needed his aid he returned to Jackson county, Iowa, and again engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was almost forty years of age, however, before he was in a position to buy land, his first purchase being one hundred and sixty acres in Washington township which he cultivated successfully until 1898. In that year he sold all but forty acres to one of his sons and removed to an adjoining farm of one hundred and two acres, which he had bought in the meantime. After operating it for a year he sold it to his son, George, and for five years thereafter lived in retirement in Bellevue, going thence to Crawford. Oklahoma, where he took up a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres, it remaining his place of residence to the present. He has now reached the ripe old age of seventy years and yet is active in supervising his various interests. His wife, who was Frances Menger in her maidenhood, was likewise a native of Germany and came to Iowa as a child. She died some years ago at the comparatively early age of forty-nine years.

      Eight children were born to Joseph Schlecht and wife, seven of whom are living, as follows: Frank, a farmer of Washington township; Sophia, the wife of Henry Eggers, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits in that township; Anna, who is living in Bellevue; Clara, the widow of a Mr. Knowles, formerly of Sabula; Lena, who is the wife of Benjamin Daggets, of Bellevue; Mary, the wife of William Schmidt, of the same city; George, the subject of this sketch; and Katherine, who died at the age of twelve years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S388] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Joseph Schlecht
      Micheal Schlecht - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
      Micheal Schlecht - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925


    2. [S343] Tombstone.
      Birth: Mar. 31, 1842
      Death: Apr. 16, 1911

      Husband of Franciska Schlecht (1849-1897).
      Parents of Katie Schlecht (1884-1897).

      Co. H 5th. Iowa Cavalry.

    3. [S66] Cemetery Records of Jackson County Iowa.

    4. [S167] History of Jackson County Iowa, Hon. James W. Ellis, (Name: 1910, vol 2.;), page 669, marriages.
      Joseph Schecht to Fransisca Menger, June 1, 1868, by J.Harding, Catholic priest