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The Family of John ESSIG

John ESSIG was born in 1855 in Wurttemberg, Germany. He was the son of John George ESSIG, Sr. and Christina KLINGEL. Family information recorded by his daughter, states that he came to the United States with his parents and a sister, Mary, when he was only 6 months old. He married Caroline KOCH, and settled in Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois. Caroline (KOCH) ESSIG died in 1899 after having 3 daughters. John ESSIG then married Elise ESSER and fathered 2 more daughters and 4 sons. John ESSIG died in 1933. Elise (ESSER) ESSIG died in 1976.

John ESSIG, Sr. died on the voyage to America. Information recorded by the family notes that the ship sprang a leak and and all the men had to pump to keep the boat afloat. John ESSIG, Sr. died of a heart attack and was buried in Ireland when the ship was able to stop for repairs. Other passengers robbed the body of John ESSIG, Sr. leaving his widow and children with no money. A wealthy female passenger assisted them financially, enabling them to finish the voyage to Detroit, MI. Christina (KLINGEL) ESSIG later married Jacob C. HEISLER. They lived in Washington, Tazewell Co., IL.

Many members of this family are buried in Glendale Cemetery and Hollands Grove Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell County, IL.

The children of John ESSIG and Caroline KOCH were:
  • Lillie Susan ESSIG b. 1889, m. Charles GROSENBACH
  • Mary Christine ESSIG b. 1893, m. Walter SPRING
  • Anna Margaret ESSIG b. 1895, m. Floyd HIMMEL
The children of John ESSIG and Elise ESSER were:
  • John H. ESSIG, Jr. b. 1901, m. Agnes BIRKETT
  • Wilhelmina M. ESSIG b. 1903
  • Henry William ESSIG b. 1905, m1. Frieda KOCH, m2. Virgina TORANCE
  • Hermina Elizabeth ESSIG b. 1909, m. Roger INGOLD
  • Herman Frederick ESSIG b. 1911, m. Phyliss DIXON
  • Edward Harold ESSIG b. 1915, m. Mary BREKKE

I am starting to add miscellaneous ESSIG data as I happen to run across it in my research. The items below are things that do not currently relate to my own line, but I wanted to keep track of in case we found a connection later. I have done my best to get everything correct, but it is every researcher's responsibility to go back to the original record to verify it for accuracy. Good luck!

Miscellaneous Census Data
Year Location Name Relationship Age Birthplace Father's BP Mother's BP
1880 Burton, Adams, Illinois ESSIG, John
ESSIG, Anna
ESSIG, Charlie D.
self
wife
son
21
22
1
IL
IL
IL
Prussia
Baden
IL
Prussia
Baden
IL
1880 Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois ESSIG, Daniel
ESSIG, Maggie
ESSIG, Daniel
ESSIG, Mary
ESSIG, Anna
ESSIG, Hellen
ESSIG, Lizzie
ESSIG, Kate
ESSIG, Henry
self
wife
son
daughter
daughter
daughter
daughter
daughter
son
53
44
23
15
13
10
8
5
2
Bavaria
Bavaria
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
Bavaria
1880 Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan ESSIG, Catharine
ESSIG, John
ESSIG, Christina
ESSIG, Lucy
EPKE, Chas.
self
son
daughter
daughter
other
45
22
19
17
8
Baden
MI
MI
MI
MI
Baden
Baden
Baden
Baden
Baden
Baden
Baden
Baden
Baden
Bavaria
1880 Clinton, Macomb, Michigan ESSIG, Rosina
ESSIG, Frederick
ESSIG, George
ESSIG, Mary
self
son
son
daughter
53
16
14
12
Wertemburg
MI
Wertemburg
MI
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
Wertemburg
1880 Rush, Shiawassee, Michigan ESSIG, W. George
ESSIG, G. Fidelia
ESSIG, W. John
ESSIG, Mary
ESSIG, Martha
ESSIG, Charles
ESSIG, Frank
ESSIG, Fred
self
wife
son
daughter
daughter
son
son
son
53
52
25
23
20
17
14
14
PA
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
PA
CT
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
CT
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
1880 Milford, Brown, Minnesota ESSIG, John Fred
ESSIG, Anna Louisa
ESSIG, John
ESSIG, Christian
ESSIG, Charles
ESSIG, Louis
ESSIG, William
ESSIG, Louisa
self
wife
son
son
son
son
son
daughter
69
53
29
23
20
16
11
13
Wurtemberg
Prussia
IL
IL
IL
IL
MN
MN
Wurtemberg
Prussia
Wurtemberg
Wurtemberg
Wurtemberg
Wurtemberg
Wurtemberg
Wurtemberg
Wurtemberg
Prussia
Prussia
Prussia
Prussia
Prussia
Prussia
Prussia

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