Saturday, April 2, 2011

Albert W. and Julia Maag Schlesselman























Albert W. Schlesselman and Julia Maag Schlesselman are buried in the Kelleys Island Cemetery. Albert W. Schlesselman was born on September 21, 1876 to William and Mary (Barnhope) Schlesselman, at Kelleys Island, Ohio. According to Ohio Marriage Records, available at Family Search Labs, Albert W. Schlesselman married Julia Elizabeth Maag in November of 1903. Julia was the daughter of Daniel and Fredericka (Youngman) Maag. Sadly, Julia Maag Schlesselman died on June 15, 1906, when she was only 23 years old.

In August of 1907, Albert W. Schlesselman married Louisa Schnittker, the daughter of August and Amelia (Mayer) Schnittker. In the 1920 U.S. Census, Albert W. and Louisa Schlessman were living in Humboldt County, Iowa. They had a son and three daughters. Albert W. Schlesselman listed his occupation as Minister. By 1930, there were five Schlesselman children in the household, and Rev. Schlesselman stated that he was a clergyman in the Evangelical Church. In 1930, the family lived in Cresco, in Howard County, Iowa.

According to his tombstone, Rev. Albert W. Schlesselman died on December 29, 1948. He was buried next to his first wife Julia in the Kelleys Island Cemetery. At the top of the tombstone for Albert W. and Julia Maag Schlesselman is the inscription: "There is no night there."

3 comments:

lindalee said...

WOW....that is some tombstone!!! I love it.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks Linda!

Kelleys Island has so much history...it was fun to get to visit the cemetery there last summer.

Leslie said...

If you can't visit the Kelleys Island cemetery in person, you can at least visit it on video: http://youtu.be/I6V4yo_eCMs