Samuel Messerly (1822-1891)

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Samuel Messerly
Sex: Male
Birth: 1822, Fairfield County, Ohio [1]
Death: 2 Jul 1891 Winamac, Indiana
Father: Nicholas Messerly (1793)
Mother: Elizabeth Caley (bef1814-?)

Samuel Messerly

  • 1850 Census records show Samuel was living with his younger brother Christian and his family.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census shows Samuel Messerly b 1822 living in Miami, Indiana, employed as a day laborer, living with a potter same age and his son aged 11. Column 13 is checked indicating "Person over 20 who could not read or write".
  • 1870, Samuel Messerley born about abt 1820 - Ohio is in Washington, Miami, Indiana
  • Note: Samuel 1822 should not be confused with Samuel Messerly (1823) who emigrated from Switzerland in 1854, married to Barbara Messerly.[2]


Tentative hypothesis is that Samuel was without children. In 1860, he is in Indiana at age 38 in a household with a man and a boy, working as an unskilled laborer with census indicating he is deaf and dumb. It would have been difficult for him to start a family then. Still, it is conceivable that he did and there be no record, due to the loss of the 1870 census.

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Name Birthdate Birthplace Death date Death place Male Line
Children of Nicholas Messerly (1793) and Elizabeth Caley
Nicholas G. Messerly (1819-1872) 1819 1872 checked
Maria Messerly (1820) 1820 1820 Died as infant
Samuel Messerly (1822-1891) 1822 Fairfield Co, OH 2 Jul 1891 Winamac, IN checked
Christian Messerly (1824-1886) 1824 1886 checked
George Messerly (1826) 1826 1873 checked
Jonas Messerly (1828) 17 Sep 1828 Basil Ohio 1881 checked
James Messerly (1830)
James Jacob
1830 1890 checked


  1. ^ Birth and Death information from telephone and mail between "Carl J. Messerly," and Greg Raven, March 30, 2006.
  2. ^ 1800 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Clinton > Dunnstable > District 12> Page 1, Line 1.


Greg Raven's "Blickensderfer and related families genealogy"

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