Rev Joseph Schlegel

Rev Joseph Schlegel

Alsace, France
Death 25 Dec 1913 (aged 76)
Milford, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Milford, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 18765658 · View Source
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Schlegel.--Bish. Joseph Schlegel was born Nov. 11, 1837, near Mulhausen, Alsace, Germany; died of cirrhosis of the liver and arterial sclerosis, near Milford, Neb., Dec. 25, 1913; aged 76 y. 1 m. 14 d. While a youth he moved with his parents to Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, lived there a few years, then in 1856 with his parents moved to Davis Co., Iowa. On Aug. 25, 1863, he was married to Mary Miller, daughter of Peter and Anna Miller, one of the first Amish families to live in Davis county. He lived in matrimony 50 y. 4 m. To this union were born 13 children, 8 sons and 5 daughters. Two daughters, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild preceded him to the spirit-world. He left to mourn his departure his beloved companion, 8 sons, 3 daughters, 34 grandchildren, and many friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters in Christ.
In early life he accepted Jesus, united with the A. M. Church, in which he was ordained a minister near Wayland, Iowa, in 1867 for the Henry County congregation (later known as Sugar Creek Church), and in 1868 ordained a bishop. In 1879 he moved to near Milford, Neb., at which place he labored faithfully and actively unto the end. At the first Western District A.M. Conference held in Cass County Mo. in 1890 Joseph was elected as first Conference moderator, serving as either moderator or assistant modertor ten times between 1890 - 1904. Joseph had a hand in organizing A.M. churches from the Missouri River to Oregon, from South Dakota to Oklahoma. At the 1891 conference, he and Christian Rediger of Aurora, Nebr. were appointed as evangelists to visit the scattered churches in the west. Funeral services were held on the 28th at the East Fairview Church, conducted by the bishop and ministers, Peter Kennel, Jake and Joseph Birkey, Fred Gingerich, Christian Rediger, Joseph Zimmerman.

Father: Joseph SCHLEGEL
b: 30 Apr 1809 in Froeningen, Haut-Rhin , 68, France
Mother: Madeleine (Malinda) PETERSCHMITT
b: 17 May 1814 in Ste Croix Plaine, Bas-Rhin , 68, France

* Married: 25 Aug 1863 in Davis, Iowa
to Mary MILLER
b: 14 Feb 1847 in New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


b: 5 Dec 1864 in Pulaski, Davis, Iowa
b: 4 Nov 1868 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa
3. Cathren or Katie SCHLEGEL
b: 7 Nov 1870 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa
4. Benjamin SCHLEGEL
b: 30 Jul 1873 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa
b: 10 Aug 1875 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa
6. Joseph Miller SCHLEGEL
b: 14 Mar 1877 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa
7. Lovina SCHLEGEL
b: 15 Dec 1877 in Holmes, Ohio
b: 18 Aug 1866 in Pulaski, Davis, Iowa
b: 22 Jan 1872 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa
10. Willian SCHLEGEL
b: 13 Jan 1880 in Milford, Seward, Nebraska
11. Daniel SCHLEGEL
b: 14 Apr 1881 in Milford, Seward, Nebraska
12. Samuel SCHLEGEL
b: 19 May 1883 in Milford, Seward, Nebraska
13. Levi O. SCHLEGEL
b: 18 Sep 1885 in Milford, Seward, Nebraska
b: 11 Feb 1887 in Milford, Seward, Nebraska

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  • Maintained by: Tim Schlegel
  • Originally Created by: Tom Crago
  • Added: 4 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18765658
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Joseph Schlegel (11 Nov 1837–25 Dec 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18765658, citing East Fairview Cemetery, Milford, Seward County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tim Schlegel (contributor 47673483) .