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Nicholas Melick

Male 1845 - 1947  (102 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Melick 
    Born 5 January 1845  Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 November 1947  Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I006091  Apgar Family | Jacob

    Father John Wesley Melick,   b. 18 July 1817, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 January 1871  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Ann Elizabeth Apgar,   b. 9 April 1822,   d. 14 April 1898  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 September 1841  Methodist Episcopal Church, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The family of Noel Melick remembers hearing of John Wesley's buying 200 acres of good farmland from his deceased father-in-law's, Jacob Apgar, estate. As the Melicks began migrating west, John sold it to cover his family's moving expenses. John, his brother Peter, and families moved from NJ to IL and settled, and eventually on to Washington County, IA. John W. and Ann Elizabeth had 11 children, 8 surviving. Their son, Jacob, was in the Union Army during the Civil War. They moved from Illinois to the Seventy-Six township near Keota, IA about 1365-6. The farm was about 20 miles south of Iowa City.

      A granddaughter of John's (Leslie Mellick) told her brother Alden that an illness of some type, quite virulent, was raging in the area. John ministered to those sick and those he able to help, until he himself became ill with pneumonia and died after a short illness. His future son-in-law, Rev. Morris Barnford wrote his eulogy describing him as a very good man, always cheerful and pleasant, as well as a devout Christian.

      John died intestate. Ann Elizabeth petitioned for the guardianship of the children, Peter, William, Ida May and Townsend on 24 March 1872. Listed as minors (under 14) were Ida May and Townsend. John's estate, the net worth was $6520.03, a sizable amount in those days.
    Family ID F01442  Group Sheet


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