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John Adam "Adam" Miltenberger

Male 1816 - 1906


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  • Name  John Adam "Adam" Miltenberger  [1, 2
    Nickname  Adam 
    Born  18 Sep 1816  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His name was "Aaron" on the 1870 federal census.
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Aaron Miltenberger was listed with his wife, Catharine, and children: Sarah B., David T., John F., and Margaret Miltenberger:) Line Number: 30, Dwelling Number: 237, Family Number: 226: Aaron Miltenberger, age 53, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $8800, value of personal estate $400, born in West Virginia, male over 21 years of age
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Living with his wife, daughter Margaret, and farm laborer, George Preison:) line Number 28, Dwelling Number 35, Family Number 37: Adam Miltonberger, head of household, white, male, age 64, married, occupation farmer, born in Virginia, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living with his wife and the three surviving children of his son, Charles Reese Miltenberger, whose wife died in 1881:) line number: 20, Dwelling number: 120, Family number: 120: Adam Miltenburger, 71 Township, Range 5, Section 2; Address N N W; age 68, male, married, occupation farmer, born in West Virginia, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, entitled to vote
    Biography  1888  [2
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa 
    • Adam Miltenberger, residing on section 2, New London Township, has a fine farm of 160 acres under a high state of cultivation, and has resided in Henry County since 1852. Mr. Miltenberger was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, now West Virginia, September 18, 1816. His parents were John and Elizabeth (Blass) Miltenberger, who were also natives of Virginia, and were of German descent. His father was born in Augusta County in 1782, and was a farmer by occupation. His paternal grandfather came to America from Germany, in his youth. Adam's mother was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, also of German parents.

      Our subject was reared on a farm, and when sixteen years of age removed to Warren County, Ohio, where he was married, October 25, 1843, to Miss Catherine Rees, daughter of David and Mary (Richards) Rees. Her father was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, of German descent. Her mother was also born in Pennsylvania and was of English origin. Mrs. Miltenberger was born in Warren County, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1826. Nine children were born of their union, six sons and three daughters, three of whom died in infancy: Marietta, born November 22, 1845, is the wife of Robert Baxter, a hotel-keeper of Albia, Iowa, and has three children living, a son and two daughters; Charles R., born April 29, 1847, married Martha Jackson for his first wife, by whom he had three children; with his present wife, who was Miss Olive Hine, he resides in New London, Iowa, and is a traveling salesman. Sarah Belle, born October 14, 1848, wife of John W. Jackson, resides in Osborne County, Kansas, and has one child, a daughter; Theodore, born June 20, 1850, married Emma Randall, and resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, engaged in mercantile business, and has one child, a son; John Franklin, born April 25, 1852, and residing in Phillips County, Kansas, is engaged in milling; he is married to Martha Thompson, and has one daughter. Margaret Luella, born October 26, 1862, is the wife of John W. Lee, who is engaged in the butchering business at New London, and has two children, girls. William, born November 17, 1855, died in infancy, and two unnamed infants are also deceased.

      Our subject emigrated from Warren County, Ohio, to Des Moines County, Iowa, in April 1852, and located in Flint River Township. He was engaged in farming there for three years and then came to New London Township, and located on his present farm. He is a Republican in politics, and a Master Mason, a member of New London Lodge No. 28, A. F. & A. M. Mr. and Mrs. Miltenberger are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are highly respected by all who know them.
    The Biography of John 'Adam' Miltenberger (1816-1906)
    The Biography of John "Adam" Miltenberger (1816-1906)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), pages 553-554.
    Census  1900  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living with his son-in-law and daughter, John W. and Margaret Lee:) Adam Miltenberger, father (sic: father-in-law), white, male, born in September 1816, age 83, widowed, born in, (West) Virginia, father born in, (West) Virginia, mother born in, (West) Virginia, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Living with the family of his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and John W. Lee:) Adam Miltenberger, Card Number: 713; Post Office Address: Morning Sun: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa
    Died  1 Sep 1906  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I24435  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Catherine Reese,   b. 22 Feb 1826, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1895, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Oct 1843  Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Martha Marietta Miltenberger,   b. 22 Nov 1845, Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Charles Reese Miltenberger,   b. 29 Apr 1847, Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1919, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Belle Miltenberger,   b. 14 Oct 1848, Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David Theodore "Theodore" Miltenberger,   b. 20 Jun 1850, Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >5. John Franklin Miltenberger,   b. 25 Apr 1852, Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1929, Phillips County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Miltenberger,   b. 17 Nov 1855, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1855
     7. (Infant - 36493) Miltenberger,   b. 1857, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. (Infant - 36494) Miltenberger,   b. Between 1859 and 1860, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >9. Margaret Luella "Maggie" Miltenberger,   b. 26 Oct 1862, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1962, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8782  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S618] World Connect - Dearth Family, Extended: rjdearth, (last updated: 2008-04-16 05:15:33 UTC (Wed), contact: Roscoe J. Dearth) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S369] Henry County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), pages 553-554 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 28, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 293, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on July 23, 1870

    4. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 4, Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 97, Sheet 352; Enumerated on June 3, 1880

    5. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 58

    6. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 85; enumeration date: June 4, 1900

    7. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa