John William Rochholz

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John William Rochholz

  • Birth 16 Oct 1816 Munich (München), Münchener Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Death 10 Mar 1897 Rochester, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 28730457

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)


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  • Created by: Maggie
  • Added: 2 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28730457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Rochholz (16 Oct 1816–10 Mar 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28730457, citing Hebron Cemetery, Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Maggie (contributor 47014900) .