Sophia Dorothea Henrietta <I>Harder</I> Maassen

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Sophia Dorothea Henrietta Harder Maassen

  • Birth 13 Jan 1855 Schleswig, Schleswig-Flensburger Landkreis, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Death 5 Feb 1923 Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 92594459

Sophia was born in Mistorf, Mechlenberg Germany, her parents were Jacob Harder and Mary Hepner Hoeppner Harder.

Sophia's 1st husband was Jacob Maassen, who's parents were John Maassen and Catherine Sterling. Jacob and Sophia were married July 5, 1876. Jacob was murdered by christian pittman, July 28, 1879. Jacob and Sophia had 2 sons John Jacob Maassen, and William Henry Maassen.

Sophia, re- married on Feb. 19, 1881 (Avoca,IA), to C. John Maassen, who was Jacob Maassen's younger brother.

Sophia and John had many kids:
1)Anna Maassen Olsen, who married George Olsen,
2)Augusta Maassen Pope, who married Pleasant Pope,
3)Ida Maassen Davis, who married Harley Earl Davis,
4) Amanda Maassen Eggerss, who married John Eggerss,
5)Alma Maassen Nelson, who married Carl Nelson,
6)Gustav Julieus Maassen, who married Sena Andersen



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  • Created by: Troll'sBridge
  • Added: 25 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92594459
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Dorothea Henrietta Harder Maassen (13 Jan 1855–5 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92594459, citing Graceland Cemetery, Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Troll'sBridge (contributor 47862965) .