Dessa Wessel1

b. circa 1867
Last Edited=20 May 2016
1st cousin 3 times removed of Joseph Michael Flint
     Dessa Wessel was born circa 1867.1 She was the daughter of Andrew J Wessels and Phebe Rector.1

On 1 June 1880 Dessa Wessel was enumerated in the household of Andrew J Wessels on the 1880 U. S. census for Salt Creek Township, Tama County, Iowa as Dessa Wessel, 13 years old, Daughter, Single, birthplace of Iowa. Attended school within the year. Father born in New York. Mother born in New York. Also enumerated in the household were Phebe Rector, Helen Wessel and Issac Wessel.1


  1. 1880 U. S. census, Tama County, Iowa, population schedule, Salt Creek Township, Enumeration District 332, p. 5 (written) p. 569 (stamped), dwelling 42, family 44, A J Wessel; digital image, ( : accessed 20 May 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, Roll 365.