John B Messerly
Sex: Male
Birth: 21 Oct 1868
Baptism: Putnam, OH [1]
Death: before 1920
Father: James Messerly (1830)
Mother: Ann Moore (1847)
Spouse/Partner: Carolina Messerly (1864) [2]

John B. Messerly

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Documentation notes

  • Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index indicates Zanesville household with Theobald 11, John 9, Clarence 3 and walter 6 caroline 13, catherine 15 caroline 45.
  • 1900 census: is Night Watchman
    • caroline born August 1864
  • 1910 federal census lists his occupation as Tileman
    • wife carolina father from Germany, mother from Germany (mother ohio in 1900 census)
  • 1920 census says John Not present, (assumed passed away). They rent, (do not own) home.
    • Carolina parents native language of parents both german.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, data is and may be verified there by running searches on the given names and dates.
  • 1930 census- Caroline's middle initial is E.
  • Wife went by "Carrie", according to Theo's WWI draft registration.



Name Birthdate Birthplace Death date Death place
Children of John Messerly (1868) and Carolina Messerly (1864)
Katharine Messerly (1894) Sept. 1894 Zanesville, Ohio
Caroline Messerly (1896) Sept. 1896 Zanesville, Ohio
Theodore Messerly (1898)Theodore J. Oct. 1898 Zanesville, Ohio no male issue
John Messerly (c1901) John D. c1901 Zanesville, Ohio 28 Oct 1958 Zanesville No records past 1930
Walter Messerly (1903) Walter C. 1903 Zanesville, Ohio 26 Dec 1964 Zanesville never married
Clarence Messerly (1906) Clarence F. 1906 Zanesville, Ohio 20 Jun 1967 Ross County never married
(Please see Children page for footnoted information)

Points regarding Children[]

  • 1920 Census John, Walter, ,Theodore (21), Clarence Fay E. (age 20) present. Father James prob. dead.
    • Fay E. Messerly is listed as Daughter in law. (probably married to Theo, since they are both gone, and not the other boys in 1930.)
  • 1930 Census John D., Walter C, and Clarence F. all with mother, listed as laborers.
  • Clarence death record has him in a VA hospital. Was a WWII veteran, enlisted in 1940 for the Phillipines.
  • Clarence enlistment records show his term of service is 7 years. He enlisted in 1940 for Philippines service at (age 34). If he really did go there, chances are he was in the Philippines when the Japanese overran it. His serial # 15013289 . Grammar school only, single.


  1. ^ date and place from Corax
  2. ^ 1900 Census gave August, 1864