Jehoidia H. Held

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  • Name Jehoidia H. Held  [1
    Born 8 Sep 1852  Ballard, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I5099  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Peter Held,   b. Abt 1823, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1877  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lurana Sams,   b. 20 Aug 1832, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1875  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alverda R. Jackson,   b. Abt 1858, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Jun 1875  [1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Loretta Williams,   d. 14 Feb 1874 
    Married 22 Feb 1873  [1
    Children 
     1. Charles I. H. Held,   b. Abt 1876, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - According to the 1880 Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Federal census, Johordia's mother was born in North Carolina. His father was born in Switzerland.

      - History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records (Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888). Pgs 761 & 762. [I have a digital "photo replica" of the pages on computer file.]

      Jehoidia H. Held, miller and manufacturer of lumber at Dutchtown, Mo., was born in Ballard County, Ky., September 8, 1852, and is a son of Peter Held, a native of Switzerland, who immigrated to the United States when about twenty years of age. He was a miller, which trade he learned in his native land. His first location in America was in Ballard County, Ky., where he married Lurana Sams, a native of that county. About 1856 he removed his family to Missouri, and located on Whitewater River, near where Whitewater Station is now situated. He purchased a mill, which he managed about three years, when he sold it, after which he was engaged in farming for four years. In 1862 he bought the old mill at Dutchtown. He repaired the old mill, and ran it until 1872, when he tore it down and built the present mill, which he managed until his death, May 19, 1877. His wife died previously, August 5, 1875. They reared to maturity a family of three daughters and two sons, all of whom are now living in Cape Girardeau County. Jehoidia H. is the eldest child. His youth was spent at his father's home, and when not at school he assisted at the mill, and clerked in a store. For four and one-half years he ran the hack from Allenville via Dutchtown to Cape Girardeau, making a trip each day. After the death of his father he took charge of the mill. He was also engaged in the mercantile business from 1878 to the spring of 1880. In 1881 he sold the mill, and was engaged in farming near Allenville for two years, after which he removed to Cape Girardeau, and was engaged in the foundry and machine business for two years. In 1884 he purchased his former mill, and has since devoted his time to custom grinding and managing the saw mill, which he operates about nine months each year. On February 22, 1873, he married Miss Loretta Williams, a daughter of A. J. Williams, deceased. She died February 14, 1874, leaving one son, Charles. Mr. Held married Alverda R. Jackson, daughter of David Jackson, on June 11, 1875. She is a native of Ohio. Two boys have been born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Held is a member of the Methodist Church. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. Politically Mr. Held is a Democrat, but votes independently for town and county officers. He held the office of justice of the peace of Hubble Township for six years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1380] Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records, "photo replica" pdf, pgs 761 & 762, biographical sketch of Jehoidia H. Held.