NameGarret Lewis GROESBECK ®1, M
Birth Date1 Feb 1795
Birth PlaceStillwater, Washington, New York, United States
Death Date11 Jan 1876
Death PlaceAfton, Union, Iowa, United States
Burial DateJan 1876 ®6
Burial PlaceLorimor, Union, Iowa, United States
Burial MemoGroesbeck Cemetery
FlagsNauvoo Area Resident
FatherLudovicus GROESBECK , M (1768-)
MotherEve Van NESS , F (1773-)
Spouses
Birth Date13 Mar 1802
Birth PlaceVerona, Oneida, New York, United States
Death Date24 Feb 1888
Death PlaceNew Hope, Union, Iowa, United States
Burial Date27 Feb 1888 ®6
Burial PlaceLorimor, Union, Iowa, United States
Burial MemoGroesbeck Cemetery
FlagsNauvoo Area Resident
FatherCaptain Dan BOSWORTH , M (1774-1819)
MotherAnna LADD , F (1777-1841)
Marr Date4 Apr 1821
Marr PlacePortage County, Ohio, United States
ChildrenAdelia , F (1822-1910)
 Henry Clay , M (1824-1894)
 Mariah , F (1825-1905)
 William , M (1829-1895)
 Amelia , F (1831-1911)
 Benjamin (Died as Child), M (1837-1846)
 Harriet , F (1840-1865)
 Dan Van Ness , M (1842-1921)
 Cordelia Ann , F (1846-1925)
Notes for Garret Lewis GROESBECK
LDS Church Membership Record:
Name: Garrett Louis Groesbeck
Gender: male
Birth: 1795-02-01, Stillwater, Washington, New York
Death: 1876-01-11
Spouse: Mercy Bosworth
LDS Bap: bef 1846
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PIONEER GROESBECKS
GROESBECK, BOSWORTH, LAMBERT, ROWELL, CLAUSON, PETERS, ALLEN, BALL, SEARS, WOODRUFF, STILES, LORIMOR, SHADE, WEISSMAN, FENNER, HAMMANS, LONGSHORE, NORIN, BENEDICT, COMER, ALSTRAND, GORDON

Written by Susan Longshore Gibbs, printed "Union County History 1981"

Garrett and Mercy Bosworth Groesbeck came to New Hope Township, Union County, Iowa, in 1854, from West Point, Lee County, Iowa. Garrett had come to Iowa in the mid 1830’s and decided to move his family here. Mercy’s mother, Anna Ladd Bosworth, came with them. Mercy’s father, Dan Bosworth, had died at Ft. George, Upper Canada, in 1819.

The Groesbeck Family had come to Ohio from Schaghticok, N.Y. Garrett and Mercy were married April 1821, in Ohio, and lived in Eagleville until 1838.

Garrett and Mercy’s children were: Adelia Lambert, Utah; Henry, Lorimor; Maria Rowell, Washington, Kansas; William, Lorimor; Amelia Clauson, Salem; Benjamin; Harriet Peters, Lorimor; Dan, Afton; and Cordelia Allen Ball, Lorimor.

This Groesbeck family arrived in New Hope Township, Union County during a rainy spell. They made camp high and dry east of Grand River in Section 18 on land which later Henry and wife Mary Sears, homesteaded and lived on for many years. Their Children who grew to maturity were Sam and Adelia. Sam married Kathryn Woodruff, Lorimor; their family was Clarence Harold, California; Edith Stiles, Sioux City; Maude, Moville; and Madge Lorimor, Oskaloosa; Delia married James Shade. Their children were Anna Weissman, Washington State; and True, Lorimor.

William chose land a short distance down the ridge toward Grand River in Section 19. In 1855 he went to Agency, Iowa, for his bride, Susan Fenner. They spent some forty years developing and faring this land. Their children were: Mercy Hammans, Lorimor; Adam, missionary in China; Walter, Afton; Ruth Longshore, Afton; Fred, Des Moines; William, Boone; daughters Amelia, Mary, Sarah and Anna died young.

Amelia married Moses Clauson and lived in Salem, Iowa.
Benjamin died age 9 years.

Harriet married Gerhard Peters, a Civil War Veteran. They and two of their three children lived in New Hope Township and died young. Son, Henry Peters Lived with his Uncle William.

Dan Van Ness (named for Garrett’s Mother) at the age of twelve had land just beyond Grand River in Dodge Township, Section 24, held for him by his older brothers. Fourteen years later Dan went to Agency for his bride, Sarah Fenner, sister of William’s wife. Their children were: Louise Norin, Ritzville, Washington; Herman, Afton; Arthur, Afton; and Benjamin, Afton.

In 1866 Cordelia married George Allen. Their children were: Minor, Plattsmouth, Nebraska; Mercy, Denver, Colorado; Mills, Plattsmouth; Ethel Alstrand, Omaha, Nebraska; Edith Gordon, Omaha; Mabel Comer, Shannon City; and Cora, Omaha. After the death of George Allen, Cordelia married George Ball.

Garrett was a millwright by trade. Locally one of the first grist mills he built was on Grand River on William’s farm on or near the line between New Hope and Dodge Townships.

True Pioneers they were! Born in New York State, they spent later childhood and early marriage in Ohio, and then sixteen years in Southeastern Iowa and Missouri and on to Union County in 1854 to establish homes, break sod, preach the Gospel, found a community, start a cemetery, create schools, construct mills, and build roads.
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PROPERTY:
Half Breed Tract: 66.6 Lee Co, Iowa

NAUVOO RECORDS:
Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 292
Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 19, pp 415-416
History of Half Breed Tract
History of Early Title
History of Lee County

Land Patent Records, Lee County Iowa

LAST NAME,  FIRST NAME, TRANSFER , REMARKS:
GROESBECK, Garrett L., Lee co.,IA Territory, 12 01 1841, 80, 68N, 15
 
GROESBECK, Garrett L., Lee co.,IA Territory, 12 01 1841, 40, 68N, 15

Sources:
1. LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 19, pp 415-416.
2. LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), , p 292.
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Census notes for Garret Lewis GROESBECK
1840 United States Census
Iowa Territory, Lee County
Township 68, Range 6W

G. L. Groesbeck with wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters
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1850 US Census, Iowa
Lee County, Dist 29

Garrett Grosebeck, age 54, Farmer, born New York
Mercy Groesbeck, age 48, born New York
Henry Groesbeck, age 25, Farmer, born Ohio
William Groesbeck, age 20, Farmer, born Ohio
Amelia Groesbeck, age 18, born Ohio
Harriet Groesbeck, age 10, born Iowa
Dan Van Ness Groesbeck, age 8, born Iowa
Cordelia Groesbeck, age 3, born Iowa
Jane Groesbeck, age 21, born Ohio
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1870 US Census, Iowa
Newhope Township, Union County
PO Afton, Iowa
(Next door to brother, Henry)

Groesbeck, Wm, age 41, Farmer, born Ohio
Groesbeck, Susan, age 33, Keeping House, born Ohio
Groesbeck, Mercy, age 10, At home, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Eva A, age 6, At home, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Adam, age 2, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Walter, age 11 mos, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Garrett, age 75, Guest [Father], born New York
Groesbeck, Mercy, age 68, Guest [Mother], born New York, father born Holland

Staggs, Wm, age 16, works on farm, born Ohio
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Notes for Mercy (Spouse 1)
LDS Church Membership Record:
Name: Mercy Bosworth
Gender: Female
Birth: 1802-03-13, Verona, Oneida, New York
Death: 1888-02-24
Spouse: Garret Lewis Groesbeck
LDS Bap: bef 1846
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Wife of Garrett Lewis Groesbeck (1795-1876). They were married April 4, 1827 in Portage County, Ohio. They moved to Union county, IA in 1854 with 5 of their nine children: Henry and his wife Mary Sears (and their 6 mo. old son, Samuel), William, Harriet, Dan Van Ness, and Cordelia.
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NAUVOO RECORDS:
Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 292 As Mercy Crosby
Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 6 p 258
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Census notes for Mercy (Spouse 1)
1850 US Census, Iowa
Lee County, Dist 29

Garrett Grosebeck, age 54, Farmer, born New York
Mercy Groesbeck, age 48, born New York
Henry Groesbeck, age 25, Farmer, born Ohio
William Groesbeck, age 20, Farmer, born Ohio
Amelia Groesbeck, age 18, born Ohio
Harriet Groesbeck, age 10, born Iowa
Dan Van Ness Groesbeck, age 8, born Iowa
Cordelia Groesbeck, age 3, born Iowa
Jane Groesbeck, age 21, born Ohio
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1870 US Census, Iowa
Newhope Township, Union County
PO Afton, Iowa
(Next door to brother, Henry)

Groesbeck, Wm, age 41, Farmer, born Ohio
Groesbeck, Susan, age 33, Keeping House, born Ohio
Groesbeck, Mercy, age 10, At home, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Eva A, age 6, At home, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Adam, age 2, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Walter, age 11 mos, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Garrett, age 75, Guest [Father], born New York
Groesbeck, Mercy, age 68, Guest [Mother], born Illinois, father born Holland

Staggs, Wm, age 16, works on farm, born Ohio
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1880 US Census, Iowa
Newhope Twp, Union County

Groesbeck, William, age 50, Head, Mar., Farmer, born Ohio, parents born New York
Groesbeck, Susan, age 44, Wife, Mar, Keeping House, born Ohio, parents born Pennsylvania
Groesbeck, Myrta, age 20, Daughter, Single, Keeping House, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Addie, age 14, Son, Farmer, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Walter, age 10, Son, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Ruth, age 7, Daughter, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Fred, age 5, Son, born Iowa
Groesbeck, Willie, age 3, Son, born Iowa
Ball, John, age 18, Servant, Single, Farmer, born Iowa, parents born Indiana
Groesbeck, Myrta, age 75, Mother, Widow, Keeping House, born New York, parents born Massachusetts
Wil___, [Blank], age 35 servant, Single, Farmer, born Sweden, parents born Sweden
Peters, Henry, age 20, [Nephew] Single, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Ohio
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1885 Iowa State Census
Union County, New Hope
Sec. 19, NW, SW

William Groesbeck, age 55, mar, Farmer, born Ohio
Susan C Groesbeck, age 49, mar, Keeping House, born Ohio
Adam Groesbeck, age 18, born Union County
Walter G Groesbeck, age 15, born Union County
Ruth E Groesbeck, age 12, born Union County
Fredrick L Groesbeck, age 9, born Union County
William D Groesbeck, age 7, born Union County
Mersey Groesbeck, age 82, wid, born New York
Henry W. Peters, age 24, single, born Union County
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Obituary notes for Mercy (Spouse 1)
Mercy B. Groesbeck was born March 13, 1802, in Oneida county, N. Y. She moved to Portage county, Ohio, in 1818; was married in 1821 to Garrett L. Groesbeck. They moved to Lee county, Iowa, in 1838, and came to this county in 1854, where she has since resided with her son Wm. Groesbeck.

She departed this life Feb. 25, 1888 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. She had been a member of the Methodist church for over sixty years, at all times exhibiting a Christian spirit and being an example of piety. But a short time before her death, she requested her son Henry to read to her from the Bible, the book she loved so well, and sing that old familiar hymn, "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand." She had lived the life of a Christian, and death had no terrors for her. May God grant that we may follow the example of her piety and at last meet her in Heaven.

The funeral services were held at her home on Monday, Feb. 27, where a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last respects to our departed friend. The services were conducted by Reverend Nixon of Afton, from Fourth chapter First Thessalonians, commencing at 18th and ending at 18th verse. He delivered a fine discourse, full of sympathy and comfort to the friends, after which the remains were taken to the Groesbeck cemetery, where the last respects were paid to the departed one.

Newspaper: The Enterprise, Afton, Iowa, March 1st, 1888
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