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* The Muth-Schiefen Family Home Page by Barb Hebeler*

Updated September 5, 2000

I am a descendent of Lawrence Muth and Josephine Schiefen and am researching the Muth and Schiefen family trees. John Muth was born in 1815 and married Catherine Beafo on September 28, 1845 in Stark County, Ohio. They had seven children:
John born April 8, 1848 in Ohio & married Elmira Willey;
George born September 4, 1852 in Ohio;
Henri born September 20, 1853 in Ohio;
Charles born July 4, 1858 in Jackson County, Iowa;
Andrew born 1859 in Jackson County, Iowa;
Mary born 1863 in Jackson County, Iowa; and
Edward born 1866 in Jackson County, Iowa.
On October 2, 1870 Catherine died in Jackson County, Iowa. On February 16, 1873 John married Louise Lawrence in Sabula, Iowa. They had two sons:
Leo born 1874 in Plymouth County, Iowa and
Joseph born February 8, 1877 in Plymouth County, Iowa.
On November 28, 1889 John died in Walla Walla, Washington.
Friedrich Schiefen and Elizabeth Dole were born and married in Germany. They had three sons:
Joseph Herman born in 1826,
Carl Heinrich born January 11, 1833 and
Friedrich Wilhelm born November 11, 1840.
Joseph married Anna Sable and they had five children born in Germany:
Christine born in 1855,
Peter born in 1857,
Anthony born in 1858,
Mary born in 1861 and
William born in 1865 and
they had two daughters born in Steuben County, New York: Elizabeth born in 1869 and Gertrude.
Carl Heinrich married Marie Christine Bensel in Germany and they had four children born in Germany:
Carl Heinrich born in 1864,
Katherina born in 1866,
Mathero born in 1868 and
Frederick William born in 1870.
The family immigrated to Steuben County, New York on March 13, 1872 and four of their children were born in Steuben County, Neyw York:
Mary in 1873,
Herman in 1875,
Lena in 1878 and
Jane in 1879.
Friedrich Wilhelm immigrated to Steuben County, New York on February 19, 1872 and on November 18, 1873 he married Catherine Young. They had four children born in Steuben County, New York:
William born in 1875,
Anna born in 1877,
Joe born in 1880 and
Ted born in 1882 and they had five children born in Sioux County, Iowa:
George born in 1887,
Chris born in 1889,
Frank born in 1891,
Julius born in 1894 and
Catherine born in 1898.
I am trying to find family history informatin including information on:
Catherine Beafo born 1825 in France;
Elmira Marie Willey daughter of Aaron Willey and Ruth Hunt born December 13, 1850 in Quebec, Canada;
Anna Kimmes born February 1848 in Luxenbourg;
Peter Thinnes born June 1843 in Luxenbourg;
Catherine Young daughter of John Nicholas Young born August 10, 1857 in Steuben County, New York;
Franz Pollak born August 13, 1833 in Germany;
Anna Hillner born July 19, 1840 in Germany; and
descendent of Carl Henrich Schiefen from Stueben County, New York.
Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.


Barb Hebeler

404 Indian Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
United States

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