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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

George Hassig

George Hassig
b. 17 November 1808, Strasburg, France, to John and Barbara Hassig

m. 1840, Indiana
Margaret Keiffer

Children with Margaret Keiffer:

  • Napoleon (1840–1918) married Fiannah Schlott
  • Franklin (b. ca. 1846–22 July 1912) married Maria (Winters) Butler
  • Louisa (b. ca. 1842-d. young)
  • Eliza Ann (b. ca. 1844–abt. 1872) married John Keller
  • Emanuel (1848–1923)
  • Israel (b. ca. 1845) married Emma C. Miller
  • Margaret (b. ca. 1851 and may have d. in February 1908) married William Null

George came to the United States in 1832, and lived for about five years in Stark County, Ohio, before moving to Harris Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, about 1837.

Submitted by:
Graylen K. Becker
Rochester MN