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Apr 12

Tombstone Tuesday–John H. & Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel

John H & Elizabeth Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

John H & Elizabeth Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Henry and Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel, located in row 8 of East Bethel Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

On the north side:
John H
Trisel
Geboren
19 July 1834
Gestorben
15 Feb 1896
Alter
61 J  6 M  26 T

On the south side:
Elizabeth
Trisel
Geboren
May 22, 1840
Gestorben
May 2, 1917

Although his name is inscribed as John H. on his tombstone he usually went by the name of Henry and I will refer to him as Henry in this post.

According to Zion Chatt’s records John Heinrich Trissel was born in Plossberg, Oberpfalz, and his wife Elizabeth (Feldman) was born in Gremsheim, Hesse-Darmstadt.

This Trisel family attended Zion Chatt at some time and a couple of their family baptisms and burials are recorded there. Their daughter Elizabeth Barbara was born 16 May 1874 and was baptized at Zion Chatt on 7 June 1874. Their son August Trisel’s death and burial were in the church records. He died 24 September 1888. The mother Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel’s death was also recorded at Zion Chatt in 1917.

Another church record entry indicates that Heinrich “Tresser” transferred from the Roman Catholic Church on 19 May 1872. This may be the same Henry Trisel although the spelling of the surname is off. The records also indicate that his wife Elizabeth’s maiden name was Feldmann.

Some on-line information indicates that Henry Trisel and Elizabeth Feldman married 23 September 1865 in Hamilton County, Ohio, before to moving northward to Mercer County. I have not found their marriage record yet.

Henry Trisel served in the Civil War as a private in Battery 4, light artillery. He enlisted 2 August 1861 and was discharged 27 August 1864, serving 3 years, 3 months, and 10 days. His name was recorded as Henry “Tricel” in this record. He suffered from rheumatism and chronic diarrhea as a result of the war. [1]

Henry and Elizabeth married about 1865 but it was the second marriage for Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel. Elizabeth married Johann Bahn on 24 July 1864 in Greenup, Kentucky. [2] Her husband Johann Bahn was a private in Company H, 183rd Ohio Infantry and was a POW. He mustered out on 27 April 1865 and perished on the Steamer Sultana that same day. [3]

Elizabeth (Feldman) Bahn was a war widow and gave birth to a baby boy about a month later. She named him John F. Bahn. Elizabeth married Henry Trisel later that year or the next and Henry adopted her son John F. Bahn. Elizabeth is shown as a widow and Henry is shown as her son John F. Bahn’s guardian in Johann Bahn’s Civil War Pension Index. [4] Unfortunately the boy John F. Bahn died in Mercer County in 1876 and is buried in Zion Chatt’s cemetery.

Henry and Elizabeth Trisel started their own family and were living and farming in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, at least by 1874, when their daughter Elizabeth Barbara was baptized at Zion Chatt. Henry owned 80 acres of land in Section 29 of Blackcreek Township, a little over a mile northeast of Chatt. His farm was located on what is now route 707, about ½ mile east of route 49, on the north side of the road. The name was spelled Treusal in the 1888 Mercer County plat map.

In the Trisel household in 1880: Henry, 46; Elisabeth, 40; Margret, 11; Jacob, 9; Elisabeth, 6; Augustus, 3. Henry and Elisabeth were born in Germany and their children were born in Ohio. [5]

Henry Trisel died in Blackcreek Township on 15 February 1896, at the age of 61 years, 7 months, and 5 days. His occupation was farmer. [6]

John H Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery. (2016 photo by Karen)

John H Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery, north side of stone. (2016 photo by Karen)

In 1900 Elizabeth Trisel, 60, a widow of four years and now the head of the household, lived with her granddaughter Rosa V. Kable, age 9, in Blackcreek Township. They lived next door to Elizabeth’s son Otto and his wife Della. This record indicates that Elizabeth had given birth to 8 children but only five were living. It also indicates that she immigrated in 1862. [7]

In 1910 Elizabeth, 69, still resided with her granddaughter Rosa V. in Blackcreek Township. By this time Rosa was married to Amos B. Bollenbacher, 27, and they had been married a year. This record indicates Elizabeth immigrated in 1854 and that she had given birth to five children but that only three were living. [8] Which census is correct? Census information varies, depending on who provided the information.

According to Zion Chatt’s records Elizabeth Trisel died of a stroke on 2 May 1917 at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and 10 days. She was buried in East Bethel Cemetery on the 4th and the funeral was conducted by Rev. F.G. Reitz. Zion Chatt’s records indicate that she was survived by her children and grandchildren.

Elizabeth (Feldman) Bahn Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery. (2016 photo by Karen)

Elizabeth (Feldman) Bahn Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery, south side of stone. (2016 photo by Karen)

Her Ohio death certificate indicates that Elizabeth died of cerebral apoplexy in Celina on 2 May 1917; that she was 76 years, 11 months, and 9 days old, was a widow, born in Germany on 22 May 1840, and that her maiden name was Feldman. George H. Springer, of Celina, was the informant. She was buried on 4 May. [9]  

Henry and Elizabeth (Feldman) Bahn Trisel had the following children:
Jacob (1871-?)
Elizabeth “Barbara” (1874-?), married George H.  Springer
August Jacob (1877-1888)
Margaret (? ), married Geyer
Otto F (1880-1959), married Della Anselman
Maria “Mary” L (1883-?), married William Bauer

John H & Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery. (2016 photo by Karen)

John H & Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel, East Bethel Cemetery. (2016 photo by Karen)

Henry Trisel, his wife Elizabeth, their son August, and their son Otto F. and his wife Dellie M. are all buried near each other at East Bethel Cemetery.

Trisel tombstones: Henry & Elizabeth, Otto & Dellie, August J, East Bethel Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Trisel tombstones: Henry & Elizabeth, Otto & Dellie, August J, East Bethel Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

 

[1] 1890 U.S. Veterans Schedules, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 178, p.1, line 6, Henry Tricel; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Apr 2016); from NARA microfilm M123, roll 64, Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15.

[2] Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900, compiled by Jordan Dodd; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Mar 2016.

[3] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, Historical Data Systems, comp; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Mar 2016).

[4] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, soldier John Bahn; Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Apr 2016); from NARA microfilm T288, roll 16. Note: Henry Frissel listed as guardian of John Bahn and Elizabeth Bahn listed as widow.

[5] 1880 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 179, p.324C, line 20, Henry Grisel; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2016); from FHL microfilm 1255048, from NARA microfilm T9 , roll 1048.

[6] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 9 Apr 2016); John H. Trisel, 15 Feb 1896; from Mercer, Ohio, Deaths, Vol. 1-2, p. from FHL microfilm 914954.

[7] 1900 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 74, p.9B, dwelling & family 192, Elizabeth Trisel; Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Apr 2016); from FHL microfilm 1241303, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 1303.

[8] 1910 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 107, p.9B, dwelling 196, family 198, Any B. Bollenbacher; Ancestry.com  (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 Apr 2016); from FHL microfilm 1375227, from NARA microfilm T624, roll 1214.

[9] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 9 Apr 2016), Elizabeth Trisel, 2 May 1907; from Celina, Mercer, Ohio, from FHL microfilm 1984014.

2 comments

  1. Dianne S Anselman Donovan

    Karen,

    Your website is very impressive – a wonderful job of sharing.

    My maiden name was Anselman and I have many connections to the Liberty Township area. I am also a member of the DAR and 1812 Society, First Families of Marion County Ohio. For some reason I have not gotten around to applying for First Families of Mercer County. I think at the time I tried, there was some confusion about them accepting anything but certified documents and I just didn’t want to spend the extra money.

    Do the photos on your home page have anything to do with your family? They are great photos.

    The reason I happened on to your site was that Geneanet sent me an email about an entry on their site for Brecheisen in Mercer County. In order to see the info, I needed to pay a $90 subscription fee. Just didn’t seem worth it so I entered the name Brecheisen into my search engine and your website came up. My husband connects to the Brecheisen family and we have even visited the home town in France.

    Well, anyway, just wanted to let you know that I have totally enjoyed your site.

    Happy hunting,
    Dianne S. Anselman Donovan
    [email protected]
    Port Orchard, WA

    1. Karen

      Thank you for you nice message! It is so nice to hear from you and to learn of your connection to Liberty Township. I really appreciate that you wrote and hope you find the information about our area and its people interesting and useful. That is why I set up and continue my website and it is encouraging to hear from readers. To answer your question, the background photo on my home page shows my Bryan ancestors–my great-great-grandmother Emily (Bryan) Reid and her parents John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan. I have a lot of family photos in the Gallery and in the blog posts. I have been blogging for over 6 years now and there is a lot of information on the website. The search feature in the upper right corner is very helpful to find what you are looking for. Again, thanks for writing!

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