Napoleon Hessig

Napoleon Hessig
b. 2 April 1840, Stark County, Ohio, or St. Joseph County, Indiana, to George and Margaret (Keifer) Hessig
d. 1918, Whitewater Township, Winona County, Minnesota

m. 14 June 1863, Indiana
Fiannah Schlott
b. 13 May 1841, Stark County, Ohio
d. 31 May 18??, Whitewater Township, Winona County, Minnesota

Children with Fiannah Schlott:

  • Harvey
  • George Franklin
  • Alice Maudilla
  • Minnie Belle
  • Mary Amanda
  • William Day
  • Lillie May
  • Edna Gertrude
  • Aaron E.
  • Lulu Edna

In 1862 Napoleon Hessig walked to Minnesota on foot from Harris Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, and claimed 160 acres of wild land lying at the head of the Whitewater Valley in Winona County. The following year he returned to Indiana, where he married. He and his wife then returned to Minnesota.

Submitted by:
Graylen K. Becker
Rochester MN

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