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John William Rochholz
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1816
Munich (München)
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Mar. 10, 1897
Cedar County
Iowa, USA

Johann Wilhelm Rochholz (John's name before it was "Americanized") was the son of Johann Adam Rochholz and Margaretha Magdalena Meseth. He came to America about 1846. Family lore has it that he came with his prospective bride Anna Maria Wildt, whom he could not marry in Bavaria because she was Catholic and he was Lutheran. They got married in New Jersey, and he pursued his trade of stone cutter. Some six years later they moved to Iowa where he farmed and worked as a stone mason while she produced children -- altogether 11 of them:

George E. (1846)
Harriet (1848, Becker)
Margaret (1849, Sinclair)
Barbara E. (1851, Cripliver)
John William Jr. (1856)
Amalia/Emma (1857, Munn)
August William (1858)
Mary Ann (1861, McClellan)
Sarah J. (1862, Grimm)
Nellie Clara (1866, Edwards)
William Peter (1869)
Family links: 
  Anna Mary Wildt Rochholz (1828 - 1881)*
  George E Rochholz (1846 - 1921)*
  Henrietta Rochholz Becker (1849 - 1912)*
  John William Rochholz (1856 - 1935)*
  Amalia Rochholz Munn (1857 - 1937)*
  Sarah J Rochholz Grimm (1862 - 1934)*
  Nellie Clara Rochholz Edwards (1866 - 1932)*
  William Peter Rochholz (1869 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Hebron Cemetery
Cedar County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Maggie
Record added: Aug 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28730457
John William Rochholz
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