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John Adam Muehling

Male 1862 - 1944  (81 years)


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  • Name John Adam Muehling 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Born 26 Nov 1862  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Printer 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Immigration 1883  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1900  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    newspaper editor 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-84550 
    Died 19 Apr 1944  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I84550  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Adam Muehling,   b. 1828, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1914, Paradise Township, Grand Traverse Co. , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Maria Wagner,   b. 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1912, Paradise Township, Grand Traverse Co. , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F21958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Green,   b. Jun 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Feb 1885  Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F47691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Frank Knox was a $I0 a week reporter on the Grand Rapids Herald in 1899, becoming by 1900 its city editor and a year later its circulation manager. Along with friend John A. Muehling he bought the Lake Superior Journal in 1902, added the Sault Sainte Marie Weekly News, and became the Upper Peninsula's two-fisted defender of lumberjacks and seamen, whose pay was systematically stolen in protected saloons. Knox's "clean-up campaign" included his knock-out of one saloonkeeper, who saw firsthand the power of the press. The windows of Knox's newspaper office were shot out. but he would not be intimidated....


      Encyclopedia of American Journalism edited by Stephen L. Vaughn

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      ...at the bedside of Navy Secretary Frank Knox, who'd been stricken with a heart attack on the 23rd while attending the funeral in New Hamp-shire of his longtime publishing partner, John A. Muehling. Knox suffered a series of at-tacks over the next few days and died on the 28th at his home. Also in attendance was Paul Dudley White; though Bruenn, never acknowledged the connection, it's not un-likely that he discussed Roosevelt's case with the famed heart specialist. (New York Times, April 29, 1944; Frank Knox medical records, Ross McIntire papers, FDRL-HP)


      FDR's Deadly Secret by Steven Lomazow, Eric Fettmann

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      J. A. Meuhling, 81, Publisher, Frank Knox Partner, Dies

      Manchester, N. H., April 19 (AP)\emdash John A. Muehling, 81, a business partner of Navy secretary Frank Knox and retired publisher of the Manchester Union-Leader, died Wednesday at St. Petersburg, Fla., according to word received here.

      Newspaper associates at the Union-Leader announced his death in a brief statement.

      Muehling had been a prominent figure in New Hampshire affairs since 1912, when he came to Manchester with Secretary Knox, president of the Union-Leader Publishing Company, to establish the Manchester Leader.

      Born in Conestoga, Ontario, on Nov. 26, 1862, he became a printer's devil in his boyhood and followed the trade until he came to the United States at the age of 21.

      He settled in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he published the Grand Rapids Post. He married Martha Green in 1885. She survives him.3a

      3aDallas Morning News (Dallas, TX) Date: Thursday, April 20, 1944

  • Sources 
    1. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 6 Page 55.

    2. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 36.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 37.

    4. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Waterloo N. Twp. 1881 Page 9.
      MUEHLING Adam Male 51 Germany Lutheran German Labourer
      MUEHLING Mary Ann Female 48 " " "
      MUEHLING Mary Ann F 24 Ontario " "n
      MUEHLING Balthasar M 22 " " " Labourer
      MUEHLING Anny F 20 " " "
      MUEHLING John M 18 " " " Labourer
      MUEHLING Elizabeth F 15 " " "
      MUEHLING Caroline F 10 " " "

    5. [S1835] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1900 12th Census, Michigan, Kent, ED 58 Precinct 3 Grand Rapids city Ward 4, sheet 13.
      John A. Muehling, b. Nov 1863, Canada (Eng), editor Newspaper
      Martha b. Jun 1864, Canada (Eng)
      Lawrence G. b. Jun 1888 Michigan

    6. [S670] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, GS Film number: 2342476 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4207804 Image Number: 195 Reference ID: v 2 p 2 rn 756.
      Name: John A. Muehling Age (Expanded): 22 years Birth Year: 1863 Birthplace: Canada Spouse's Name: Martha Green Spouse's Race (Original): Spouse's Age (Expanded): 20 years Spouse's Birth Year: 1865 Spouse's Birthplace: Canada Event Date: 07 Feb 1885 Event Place: Ionia, Ionia, Michigan Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:

    7. [S2115] News - Texas, Dallas - Dallas Morning News, J. A. Meuhling, 81, Publisher, Frank Knox Partner, Dies - Thursday, April 20, 1944.

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    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1862 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1883 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1885 - Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - newspaper editor - 1900 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1944 - Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
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