Joseph Jacob Kroetsch

(1849 - 1897)

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Joseph Jacob Kroetsch
1849 - 1897
Born
September 20, 1849
Bamberg, Waterloo Regional Municipality County, Ontario Canada N0B 2T0
Death
1897
Illinois United States
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J J Kroetch
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Joseph Jacob Kroetsch, father to 7 children, was born on September 20, 1849 in Bamberg, Ontario Canada. He married Angeline Chartrand, and they gave birth to Margaret Kroetsch, Lawrence Francis Kroetsch, Elizabeth Ann (Kroetsch) Minning, Rosabel Orillia (Kroetsch) Connolly, Albert Aloysius Kroetsch, Mary Josephine Kroetsch, and John Baptist Henry Kroetsch. He died in 1897 in Illinois at 47 years of age.
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Joseph married Angeline Chartrand in 1871 in Bruce Co., Ontario. They immigrated to Kansas. He died in 1897 from heat stroke while helping a friend shuck wheat in Illinois. Joseph left a substantial life insurance policy. His wife, Angeline used the proceeds wisely and financed some of her sons in building a lumber mill in Idaho.

Their eldest son, John Baptist Henry Kroetsch (1874 - 1945) is the great-grandfather (and great-great-grandfather) of the AncientFaces co-founders.
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Joseph Jacob Kroetsch
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Joseph Jacob Kroetsch
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J J Kroetch
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Joseph Kroetsch was born on in Bamberg, Waterloo Regional Municipality County, Ontario Canada N0B 2T0
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Joseph Kroetsch died in in Illinois United States
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Joseph Kroetsch was born on in Bamberg, Waterloo Regional Municipality County, Ontario Canada N0B 2T0
Joseph Kroetsch died in in Illinois United States
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Catholic Cemetery in Plainvville, Kansas United States
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Dec 15, 1853 - Jan 28, 1943 1853 - 1943

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Oct 2, 1882 - Unknown 1882 - ?
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Mar 9, 1887 - Unknown 1887 - ?
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Sep 1884 - Feb 1985 1884 - 1985
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Apr 11, 1876 - Unknown 1876 - ?
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Apr 5, 1878 - Unknown 1878 - ?
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1879 - Unknown 1879 - ?
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Apr 7, 1874 - Apr 1945 1874 - 1945

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Curtis Beitans
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There is a Joseph Kroetsch born 1850, Ontario,
his father John was born in Germany.
Joseph's wife Angeline Chattreau.
Apr 21 · Reply
Daniel Pinna
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I believe that's this Joseph! At least one of his children were born in Ontario John Baptist Henry Kroetsch

We've really got to update my poor ancestor's biography soon!
Apr 21 · Reply
Curtis Beitans
15.3k+ favorites
Yes, I noticed there was no dates, I have heaps of stuff also to try and finish
off, I get side tracked a lot from reading old newspapers.
Apr 21 · Reply
Lori Russell
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Yes I have been researching this line. I also have clements in my line. John Harvey Clement. Married Bertha Lambertson. Went by the name birdie. All living around Muskegon Michigan
Apr 24 · Reply
Lori Russell
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One is a preacher also
Apr 24 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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The Michigan Kroetch line is Catholic - as are most lines of the family in Canada and the US West. No preachers. Lots of nuns and priests.
Apr 24 · Reply
Lori Russell
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I know someone is a school teacher and preacher? I have a old Bible. From my grandpa. To my mom
Apr 24 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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Not that we know of, sorry.
Apr 25 · Reply

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Joseph Jacob Kroetsch, father to 7 children, died in 1897 in Illinois at 47 years of age. He was buried in Catholic Cemetery, Plainvville, Kansas. Joseph was born on September 20, 1849 in Bamberg, Ontario Canada. He married Angeline Chartrand, and they gave birth to Margaret Kroetsch, Lawrence Francis Kroetsch, Elizabeth Ann (Kroetsch) Minning, Rosabel Orillia (Kroetsch) Connolly, Albert Aloysius Kroetsch, Mary Josephine Kroetsch, and John Baptist Henry Kroetsch.

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In 1849, in the year that Joseph Jacob Kroetsch was born, on April 22nd, Patrick Kennedy - great-grandfather of President John Kennedy - arrived in the United States. He was the 3rd born son of an Irish farmer and he knew that he wouldn't be given the chance to run the family farm. So he emigrated to Massachusetts and became a cooper. After only 10 years in the US, he died of cholera at age 35.

In 1864, he was merely 15 years old when on August 13th, the first fish and chips shop opened in London England. By the 1930's, there were over 35,000 shops throughout the United Kingdom.

In 1873, when he was 24 years old, on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated for a second time as President of the United States. Grant ran against Horace Greeley - "go West, young man" - and won 55.6% of the popular vote versus Greeley's 43.8%.

In 1885, at the age of 36 years old, Joseph was alive when on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1897, in the year of Joseph Jacob Kroetsch's passing, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

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