Johann Jacob Dexheimer
b. 27 October 1783, d. 4 June 1877
- Father: Philipp Peter Dexheimer b. circa 1733, d. 25 July 1794
- Mother: Anna Christina Baltz b. 28 July 1750, d. after 9 June 1791
- Johann Jacob Dexheimer was born on 27 October 1783 in Biebelnheim, Rheinhessen.
- The 28 October 1783 baptism of Johann Jacob Dexheimer was recorded in the Reformed churchbooks of Biebelnheim, Rheinhessen.
- He was known as Jacob.
- He married Anna Margaretha Hofmann, daughter of Johann Peter Hofmann and Anna Christina Nunius, on 8 May 1812 in Biebelnheim, Rheinhessen.
- Johann Jacob Dexheimer appeared in the 1853 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory at Charles above Noble listed as a tailor at Vine above Franklin, with a separate listing for Dexheimer & Kornbau, tailors, at 4 Vine above Franklin. Based on appearance of this entry in the 1853 city directory, it appears that Jacob Dexheimer was in Philadelphia prior to his arrival in the United States with his family in 1854..
- Johann Jacob Dexheimer and Anna Margaretha Hofmann, accompanied by Philippina Dexheimer, Margaretha Dexheimer, Georg Kaffenberger, Philippine Kaffenberger, Maria Kaffenberger and Valentine Kämmerer, departed circa 30 September 1854 from the Port of Le Havre aboard the ship Westmoreland, a voyage of 27 days.
- Johann Jacob Dexheimer and Anna Margaretha Hofmann arrived in the Port of New York on 26 October 1854, accompanied by Philippina Dexheimer, Margaretha Dexheimer, Georg Kaffenberger, Philippine Kaffenberger, Maria Kaffenberger and Valentine Kämmerer.
- Conrad Heldt and Philippina Dexheimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other members of the household included Johann Jacob Dexheimer, Philip J. Heldt, Philippine Louise Heldt and Anna Margaretha Hofmann.
- He was a tailor, according to the 1860 census.
- Johann Jacob Dexheimer became a widower at the 26 July 1861 death of his wife Anna Margaretha Hofmann in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Joseph Meier and Anna Christina Dexheimer, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in New York City, New York, at Delancey Street between Bowery & Chrystie with Jacob Dexheimer's age recorded as 37 rather than 87.. Other members of the household included Johann Jacob Dexheimer.
- Johann Jacob Dexheimer died on 4 June 1877 at age 93 in Manhattan, New York, at 171 Fourth Street.
- He was interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
- Green-Wood Cemetery Grave 1030 in Lot 17245 was purchased on 3 November 1872 for burial of Peter Dexheimer. Also buried in the grave: Jacob Dexheimer (brother of Peter's father) buried 7 June 1877 and Kate Derlick (Peter's daughter) interred 15 January 1889. Remains of Louis P. Dexheimer (Peter's son) were interred in the grave 6 September 1887 and removed from the cemetery 9 January 1896. Photos by Cathy Surber of the location of the unmarked grave.
- Photographs of present-day Biebelnheim.
- Last Edited: 3 Nov 2016
Family: Anna Margaretha Hofmann b. 12 October 1785, d. 26 July 1861
- Anna Christina Dexheimer b. 15 May 1813
- Maria Catharina Dexheimer b. 16 November 1814, d. 1 January 1830
- Jacob Dexheimer+ b. 21 August 1817, d. 22 January 1888
- Margaretha Dexheimer+ b. 13 January 1820, d. 6 April 1904
- Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer+ b. 15 September 1821, d. 4 March 1913
- Maria Apollonia Dexheimer b. 20 June 1824
- Anna Magdalena Dexheimer+ b. 21 September 1826, d. 19 December 1910
- Philippina Dexheimer+ b. 12 July 1828, d. 6 December 1904