10. John Gustaf Mickels was born on 19 October 1866 in Biala, Posen, West Prussia, Germany.38,39 He was born on 24 October 1867 in Germany.40 He died on 9 April 1941 at the age of 74 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.41 John was also known as John Gustaf Michels.41 He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.4 He lived in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa.40 John Gustaf Mickels became a Citizen of the U.S. A. in 1921. Documents received from Immigration and Naturalization Service show he claimed he left Bremen, Germany June 1881 and arrived in New York, NY, 3 July 1881.
Worked as a railroad car repairer in Oelwein, Iowa railroad yard. Also farmed.
Obituary provided by Oelwein Area Genealogical Society: John Gustaf Mickels died at his home at 4 1/2 Street, SW in Oelwein on Wednesday evening, 9 April 1941, age 74. Besides his wife he was survived by his 3 sons and 2 daughters. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 12 April. Burial was held at Woodlawn Cemetery. The deceased was brought to the family home on Friday morning. Hintz Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Another Obituary appeared in the Oelwein Register on 14 April 1941, page 7: John Gustav Mickels was born in Province Posen, Germany on 19 October 1866. He was baptized there and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. He came to America as a young man to make his home here. On 12 April 1898 he was united in marriage in New York City with Miss Martha Meisner. The young couple moved to Oelwein, Iowa where Mr. Mickels found employment in the Chicago Great Western Railroad shops. The family lived here for 24 years when it became necessary for Mr. Mickels to find other employment because of his health. For this reason he and his family moved to a farm near Fayette, Iowa, where they lived for the next 16 years. In 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Mickels moved back to Oelwein where they have lived since. The illness which eventually led to his death began about 2 years ago. On 10 October 1940 he was taken to the hospital in Iowa City where he underwent a major operation. Since that time his health failed rapidly. He passed to his eternal reward on Wednesday, 19 April 1941 at 8:35 p. m. He attained the age of 74 years, 5 months, and 21 days. He leaves to mourn his death his grief-stricken wife; 5 children; Elsie, now Mrs. Richard Earl Shepherd of Oelwein; William of Albert Lea, Minnesota; George of Fayette, Iowa; Mrs. Albert (Eva) Neuman of Oelwein; and Edward of Oelwein; 4 grandchildren and many friends. May he rest in peace. The funeral for John was conducted from the family home and Zion Lutheran Church of Saturday afternoon, 12 April. Rev. H. C. Schiffler, officiated. The singer was Miss Esther Gruse. Interment was held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Martha Augusta Meisner and John Gustaf Mickels were married on 12 April 1898 in New York, New York.42,43 In 1998 searched New York State and the boroughs of New York City for their marriage record. Unable to find any record of their marriage in 1898.
11. Martha Augusta Meisner was born on 14 March 1877 in Filehne, Posen, West Prussia, Germany.39 She died on 27 March 1951 at the age of 74 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.44 She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.4 Obituary provided by Oelwein Area Genealogical Society: Mrs. Martha Mickels, daughter of William and Augusta Meisner, died at 3 p.m. on 27 March 1951, age 74. She was survived by her 2 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Shepherd and Mrs. Albert (Eva) Neuman of Oelwein and 3 sons, George and Edward Mickels of Oelwein and William Mickels of Albert Lea, Minnesota, one granddaughter, 4 grandsons and one great granddaughter. Mrs. Mickels was born in Germany and came to America and Oelwein in 1900. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church followed by burial in block 12, lot 35 beside her husband.
|??? Mickels was born in 1900 in New York.11 He died in 1900 at the age of 0 in New York.11|
|Elsie Alma Mickels.|
|William F. Michaels was born on 23 April 1904 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.45,46 He died on 11 February 1975 at the age of 70 in Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., Minnesota.46,47 He was buried in Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan Co., Iowa. Obituary provided by Oelwein Area Genealogical Society: William F. Michaels, a former Oelwein native, died at his home in Albert Lea, Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon, 11 February 1975, age 70. Funeral services for William were held on Friday, 13 February, at 10 a.m. at Bonnerup and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Albert Lea. Burial was held at Fairbank Iowa Cemetery. William F. Michaels was born 23 April 1904, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gustaf Mickels of Oelwein. He lived in Waterloo and Charles City, Iowa and moved to Albert Lea in 1938. he married Thelma Fink on 14 September at Fairbank. He owned and operated an upholstery shop in Albert Lea. Survivors included his wife, a brother, George, of Oelwein; 2 sisters, Mrs. Albert (Eva) Neuman of Oelwein and Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Medaus of Oelwein. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Edward who died 17 January 1962.|
Obituary from Albert Lea Tribune, 12 February 1975 (Wednesday) page 12, column 2: William F. (Bill) Michaels, 70, of 2004 Bimelich Lane, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in his home of cancer. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Zion Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Fairbanks, Iowa. The Rev. Ronald Jansen will officiate. Friends may call at the Bonnerup & Son Funeral Chapel. A native of Iowa, he was born April 23, 1904. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Michaels. He lived at Waterloo and Charles City before moving to Albert Lea in 1938. He was the owner and operator of Bill's Upholstery Shop. Mr. Michaels and Elm Fink were married at Fairbanks, Sept. 14, 1923. His immediate survivors are: his widow Selma; a brother George of Oelwein, two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Eva) Newman and Mrs. Elsie Medaus, both of Oelwein, and nieces and nephews
|George Elmer Mickels was born on 19 March 1907 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.18,39,48 He died on 22 June 1986 at the age of 79 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa.18,49 He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.4 Obituary from Oelwein Area Genealogical Society: George Michaels died at Palmer Memorial Hospital in West Union, Iowa on Sunday 22 June 1986, age 79. He had been a resident at Good Samaritan Home in West Union. Graveside services for George were held at Woodlawn Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Hintz Funeral Home had charge of burial services. He was survived by his sister, Mrs. Elsie Medaus of Oelwein. George had a nephew and 3 nieces. [Should read a niece and 3 nephews].|
|Edward John Michaels was born on 17 August 1909 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.50 He died on 17 January 1962 at the age of 52 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.50 He was also known as Edward John Mickels.50 Edward was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.50 From the Oelwein Daily Register, 7 December 1945: Edward J. Michaels has resumed his duties at the Wilson Co. today after spending the past 22 months in the E. T. O. [European Theatre of Operations]. He also served for 11 months in the States. He received a discharge at Camp Grant, Ill., November 15th. The veteran has the Presidential Citation, French Decoration, E. T. O. ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory ribbon with three battle stars and arrowhead for the Normandy Invasion. He served with the first Army.|
Obituary provided by Oelwein Area Genealogical Society: Edward John Michaels of 116 3rd Avenue SE, Oelwein died at Mercy Hospital at noon on Wednesday, 17 January 1962, age 52. He was a lifelong resident of Oelwein and was survived by his wife, Evelyn Frazer Michaels, and one son, John. His 2 brothers are George of Oelwein and William of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Medaus and Mrs. Albert (Eva) Neuman, both of Oelwein. Burial was held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Oelwein. Funeral services were held at Brant Funeral Home on Saturday, 20 January 1962 with Rev. P. C. Lutz officiating.
Woodlawn Cemetery records show Edward John Michaels is buried there, not Floral Hills.
|Vernon Mickels was born on 11 February 1912 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.51,52 He died on 16 March 1913 at the age of 1 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.51 He was also known as Vernie Mickels.51 Vernon was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.51|
|Elizabeth Dorothy Mickels was born on 17 July 1916 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.53 She died on 12 May 1917 at the age of 0 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.49 She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.49 Died of pneumonia, buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, IA Blk 12 Lot 35. Date of burial 14 May 1917.|
|Eva A. Mickels was born on 23 May 1918 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.18 She died on 29 October 1983 at the age of 65 in Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.18 She was buried in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa.54 Social Security Death Index:|
Individual: Neuman, Eva
Birth date: 23 May 1918
Death date: Oct 1983
Social Security #: 485-03-0442
Last residence: IA 50662
State of issue: IA
Mrs. Eva Neuman died Saturday, 29 October 1983 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, age 65. She lived at 327 4th Avenue in Oelwein. Funeral services for Eva were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Oelwein on Wednesday, 2 November and burial Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery south of Oelwein. Hintz funeral home had charge of funeral services. She was survived by her sister, Mrs. Elsie Medaus.