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|About Catherine Messinger|
Catherine Messinger was born about 1809 in an unknown place overseas in France and died on March 29, 1894 in Erie County, New York. Actual date of birth is unknown. She lived to be about 85 years old.
1809 - 3/29/1894
She married John Thiell (abt. 1805 - bef. 1860)
Peter (1836 -1875) -married Mary
George (1843-1912)-married Minnie Grass
|Immigration||6/30/1849 ||New York NY (New York County) ||40 yrs old |
| Name: Catherine Theill,
Gender: F (Female),|
Peter Theill, Gender: M (Male),Age: 24
Arrival date: June 30, 1849,Port of Arrival: New York,
Port of Departure: Liverpool,
Place of Origin: Ireland,
Family Identification: 2708027,
Microfilm Serial Number: M237,
Microfilm Roll Number: 80
|Census||8/2/1860 ||Cheektowaga NY (Erie County) ||51 yrs old |
|Page 898-#1278 Catharine Theille (age 50),
Peter Theille (25),
Mary Theille (20),
George Theille (17),
Margaret Theille (6) and farm hand George Seiling (27)NY. All born in Germany, except Margaret in NY. George is a farmer. Their home is valued at $2000, personal at $500. |
|Census||7/5/1865 ||Cheektowaga NY (Erie County) ||56 yrs old |
|#380 , #360-Catherine Thiell (age 50),
George Thiell (22),
Margarett Thiell (11). Catherine and George were born in France, Margaret in Erie Co. NY. George is a farmer. They live in a frame house, it is valued at $500
|Graveyard/Tombstone||3/29/1894 ||Lancaster NY (Erie County) ||85 yrs old |
Catherine Thiell, Age 85 ~ Wife (widow) of John Thiell. From St. Mary's Church death records.
burial: Catherine Thiell - 1809 to 3/29/1894, Saint Mary's Cemetery
|Other||1/1/1901 ||Buffalo NY (New York County) ||7 yrs after death |
| City Directory 1901 - Address: 227 Prospect Ave (rents)|
Catherine Theill(Peter's daughter) -occupation: dress maker
George N. -occupation: clerk
Lena R. -occupation: bkpr. buf. at Weaving Co.
Mary (widow) -occupation: Flint & Kent
Mrs. Mary (widow of Peter) -occupation: none listed
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Catherine, her family, and friends. For example, Catherine is 2 years old when By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
||The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
||NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
||The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
Born about 1805 and died about 1860
|The Children of Catherine Messinger|
Born somewhere in New York on an unknown day in September 1853 and died in Lancaster, Eric County, New York on May 5, 1931. She was 77 years old.
She was called "Maggie". Her parents were John Thiell (- bef. 1860) and Catherine Messinger Thiell (1809 -3/29/1894) both from Germany.
Margaret first married Francis "Frank" J. Raynor (1849 -...