Notes for Joseph Heaser: 1860 U.S. Census, Mt. Vernon Township, Winona, MN (Taken on June 4, 1860) Families numbered in order of visitation: Joseph Heiser: #20 visited. NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION BORN Joseph Heiser 35 M Farmer Germany Elizabeth Heiser 34 F Germany Mary Heiser 4 F Minnesota Dorothy 2 F Minnesota Mother and father can read and write. They were not married in the past year. All children healthy (no one deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, or convicted. The value of Joseph's real estate is $180.00. The value of his personal estate is $90.00.
1870 U.S. CENSUS, MT. VERNON TOWNSHIP, WINONA, MN (TAKEN ON AUGUST 1870) Families numbered in order of visitation: Joseph Hiser: #42 visited. NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION BORN Joseph Hiser 50 M Farmer France Anna 45 F Keeping House Baden (Germany) Anna 13 F At House Minnesota Dorothy 11 F At House Minnesota Elizabeth 9 F Minnesota Joseph 8 M Minnesota Teresa 7 F Minnesota Carolina 5 F Minnesota Mary 1 F Minnesota The value of Josephs farm is $600. The value of his personal estate is $1,050. All children except Mary attended school within the last year. All family members are healthy. Joseph and Anna are married. Joseph is a citizen of the United States.
The Following information if from the Genealogical book by Mary Niles called "ROLLINGSTONE". Her information is generally OK but is not always reliable: Joseph Heaser b. circa 1821in France, d. circa 1894 Anna Westline, wife Elizabeth, daughter b. 08 April 1860 d. 18 August 1877 Dora, daughter b. 08 April 1860 m. 07 January 1879 to Joseph H. Schurb Caroline, daughter b. April 1864 d. 25 August 1877 Mary, daughter b. April 1868 d. 28 August 1877 Anna, daughter m. to Matthew Berg Joseph F., son m. 22 Nov 1898 to Frances Theis Theresa m. 1898 to John Siebenaler in Minneiska
From THE STORY OF FIVE GENERATIONS OF HEISER/HEASER by Hildegarde Hendrickson (Born 1898. Great-granddaughter of Joseph Heaser. Granddaughter of Michael Heaser. Written in 1971. 32 pages).
JOSEPH HIZER Great-grandfather Joseph Hizer and HIS wife Theresa (Soldiner) Hizer were natives of Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine (France) which borders on the Rurh Valley of West Germany. After the death of his wife, Theresa, great-grandfather Joseph Hizer, three sons, Michael 9 (age 15), Joseph, and Antone, and two daughters, in the year 1847, emigrated to America settling on 40 acres of land near Buffalo, New York. The two daughters, names unknown, went to Texas. Uncle Antone corresponded with them but after the Galveston flood they were never heard from again. It is said that great-grandfather Joseph Hizer later came to Trout Valley to be with his sons Michael, Joseph, and Antone. He died here and was buried in an old cemetery back of the Joseph Schurb farm. His body was later moved to the present St. Mary's cemetery. There is no marker on his grave. In his young days, great-grandfather Hizer was one of Napolean's body guards in France. He was red-haired.
About the year 1857, the Catholic families including the three Heiser families (the Michael, Antone, and Joseph Heiser's) were made very happy on hearing of the arrival at Minneiska of two Catholic missionaries, Fathers Lette and Van. These priests probably held the first service near the home of Mr. Agnes (near the present Ed Heaser home). At this time seven children were baptized and a four day mission gave hope and courage to the little group. In following years Mass was celebrated in various homes among them the Antone Heiser home. The first house of worship was built on the upper bank of Old Back Road at Minneiska in 1867. The Heiser families were part of this congregation.
More About Joseph Heaser: Fact: About 1857 he was living in Minneiska..561 Immigration: 1847, Came from in, or near, Strassbourg, Alsace.. Occupation: Bet. 1860 - 1870, Farmer.562, 563
Children of Joseph Heaser and Elizabeth Anna Westline are: