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John Nicholas Thiell 



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John Nicholas Thiell
1805 - 1860
John Nicholas Thiell was born about 1805 in an unknown place overseas in Germany and died about 1860 somewhere in New York. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 55 years old.

Military7/1/1863 NY (New York County) 3 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Thiell.  Name: John Theill, Birth Year: abt 1820, Place of Birth: Germany, Age on 1 July 1863: 43, Race: White, Residence: Thomas, New York, Congressional District: 4th, Class: 2 
Military5/31/1865 NY (New York County) 5 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Thiell.  John Thiell - muster in July 29, 1863 at Redding, NY to the 140th NY Infantry. muster out on May 31, 1865 as a Pvt. Notes: absent on June 30, 1865 at m.o. of company, due to sickness.  

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2 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
9 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
25 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
34 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
39 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
48 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
51 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
54 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
6 1811 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.
7 1812 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.
23 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
29 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
1 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
6 1811 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.
15 1820 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.
25 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
30 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
32 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
35 1840 Oregon Trail is established
37 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
50 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
55 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
28 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Catherine Messinger
Born about 1809 and died on March 29, 1894
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Margaret Thiell
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 -...
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