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Michael Ries

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Luxemburg, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Death: December 23, 1936 (78)
New Vienna, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann "Joannis" Ries and Susanna Ries
Husband of Suzanna Ries and Josephine Ries
Father of Paulina (Lena) Ries; Nicholas Edward Ries; Anthony "Andy" Peter; Lawrence "Scoop" Ries; Susan Bertha Maiers and 6 others
Brother of Barbara Ries; John Ries, Sr.; Maria Maiers; <private> Ries and Katharina Ries
Half brother of Barbara Gilbert; Michael Ries; Valentine Ries; Johann "John" George Ries and Peter Ries

Managed by: Jacob Alan Wessels
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About Michael Ries

"Mike" had three kids die at birth? Edward, Mamie, and Robert says the obituary, another tree lists Maria Mamie Ries as b: 14 Jul 1893 and Nicholaus Edward Ries b:30 Jul 1894.

both from his second marriage to Susanna Elenz

From Dyersville Genealogy Society

Must be from the Dyersville paper:

December 24, 1936:

Michael Ries Was Called to Reward

Prominent Farmer Died at His Home Las Week Wednesday.

Michael Ries, prominent Dubuque county farmer for many years, diedWednesday last week o f complications resulting from a long period ofilliness. he was 78 years fo age. His deat h occurred at the familyhomestead about five miles southeast of New Vienna.

Deceased was born at Luxemburg on November 14, 1958, where he grewto young manhood and r eceived his education in the Holy Cross Schools.His entire lifetime was spent in the pursui t of agriculture in which heenjoyed the success merited by hard work and honest dealings.

Mr. Ries was married on June 12, 1882, to Miss Josephine Conrad, theceremony taking plac e at New Vienna with Rev. Father Conrad L. Schulteperforming the cermony. Mrs. Ries passed a way on July 7, 1888. Mr. Reisremarried on January 27, 1891, taking as his wife Susanna Elen z who alsopreceded him death passing away on Dec. 29, 1930.

Surviving are the following children: John and Thomas Ries of NewVienna; Peter Ries of R ickardsville; Anton Ries, Holy Cross; Susan (Mrs.Anton Maiers) of Holy Cross; Marie (Mrs. Her man Lukan of Luxenburg; Lenaand Lawerence at home. Three children, Robert, Mamie and Edwar d died ininfancy. Thirty Grandchildren and seven great grandchildren are alsonumbered amoun g the survivors.

Mr. Ries was a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church his entirelife and had the com fort of the last rites of this Holy Religion beforehe passed away. He was a kindly man whos e cheif interest in lifecentered in his family but he found time to participate actively inch urch and community affairs and in his passing the community loses avaluable citizen. Mr. Rie s was the director of the Hickory ValleyCreamery Company for 38 years and a director of the s chool board for 20years.

The funeral took place from the family home to St. Boniface churchat New Vienna on Satur day6 morning at 9:30 o'clock where Rev. FatherReinert sang the Resquiem High mass for the rep ose of his soul afterwhich intermnent followed in St. Boniface cemetary. Pallbearers wereMes srs Matt, Joe and Elmer Ries; Clarence, Herbert and Arthur Ries,LuVern and Harold Ries, all g randsons of the deceased.

From the Dubuque Genealogical Society

Probably from a Local paper

No Date--

"Michael Ries

New Vienna, IA. --Special: Michael Ries, 78, died Wednesday morningat his home followin g a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held here Saturday morning at St. BonifaceCatholic Church.

He is survived by eight children: Pauline and Lawrence, both athome, Mrs. Tony Meyer, Mr s. Hermann Lukan, and Peter and Andrew Reis, allof Holy Cross, and John and Thomas Ries, bot h of New Vienna."

Ries, Michael and Ries, Nicholas n.a; Iowa, 1875 9596 pg 67

9596 Warren, Dorothy, compiler. "Plymouth County, IA, NaturalizationRecords. Volume I" Haw key Hertiage, 11:2 (April 1976) "Second Papers,1872-1886" Pg 66-74- "First Papers, 1871-1888 " pp 104-106.

Reiss, Michael, America 1855, 7140 p 265. Reiss Peter, America 1841,7140, pg 269

Reiss, Maria Eva, America 1855, 7140 pg 262

Rasimies Hans, Auswander Aus Jockgien in 19 Jarhundert (Schnflin zurWanaderungsgeschichte d u Pfallzer, 29. Beitraege Zuer Heimstgechicte,Schriftenreihe des Landkreises Germersheim, vo l i).. Kaiser Slautern: n.p. . 1980 416 p.

Michael "Rice" 1848 Census Father James "Rice" Film /Fische 053881Patron Sheets 1969-1999 Ba tch # 7123118

recently came across your genealogy information and have some questions. Specifically about the Ries family information. I am looking for information on a Michael Ries and it appears that a Michael Ries married Susanna Elenz the daughter of Jacob Elenz and a Michael Ries married Margaret Elenz the sister of Jacob Elenz. Did you run across of any of this or does this sound familiar to you? Thanks, Rochelle Phelps



Subject: By the way--who I am...

Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 19:18:40 EDT

I tried to send this and my file, bounced back so here's who I am without the file.... HI, I'm Michelle Huss great great granddaughter to Michael Ries (1858) a half brother to your Michael (born in 1833). I haven't contacted you earlier. I was intimidated by your website. But, Merle and Shirley said you were related and not to be intimidated. Here's my file, so you can see I'm legit. I didn't privatize the information. Which may not have been a smart thing to do, but I figured Merle and Shirley have been wonderful and they wouldn't steer me wrong. I haven't updated my file for about a week. So some of the connections aren't in. For example, your Michael and My Michael being half brothers.

Some interesting people you probably already know but, I'll tell you about: There are some great Ries people doing your side of the family. But, there are at least 2 great people in your exact tree, and there are four or us in half brothers to your Michael that I know of.

This lady above is wonderful. She and the MRIes on your board are about as helpful and knowledgeable as you can get. (,, respectfully). Dee (Daniel) on the message board, belongs to your Michael's half brother John, Sr. Married to Katherine Heiderscheidt. A website to see that line is:

Brenda is a great person too, she's very helpful. And very excited (

I fall under your Michael's half brother Michael, along with two other of my cousins working with me. One on the message boards, (, and, you can also find on the message boards. MRies56511 has been to Germany and knows the family furthest back. He and his wonderful wife gave enough information to this man in Dyersville, that he published this family tree and this is how I found them. I'll send it to you sometime.Just wanted you to know who the crazy person sending you email was and who the other people was she copied. Oh, the marc is from the message boards. He has a Joseph he thinks is a son to your Michael. So alas another one for your tree. ( Michelle Huss




Subject: Conrads

Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 16:54:48 EDT

Here's something for you to sink your teeth into this information came fromJoe Stefensmeier in Dyersville Iowa. Yet another Ries Conrad intermingling, with the Konzens. So after this, Dee we will have to figure out what cousin we are and how many times removed once again. Thomas Conrad and Anna Loeser are parents of both, Robert Conrad and Josephine Conrad. Joesphine Conrad is first wife to my Michael Ries (b. 1858). Here's how Robert Conrad falls in your Ries line, Dee and Brenda. Robert Conrad (b 31 March 1849 in Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, died 31 January 1904 buried in New Vienna) and lovely wife Anna Meyer(born 25 December 1854 in Luxemburg, Dubuque Co., Iowa Died 6 Feb 1919 in New Vienna Iowa, m. 17 Feb 1874 in New Vienna her parents are Anton Meyer and Catherine Konzen) are parents to: Thomas Conrad (b. 4 November 1874, d 13 Jul 1881) Margaretha Conrad (b. 25 November 1877, m 26 Sept 1905 New Vienna to John Jaeger, d. 21 Feb 1935) Annie Conrad (b. 9 Aug 1879, d, 1895 or 1904 in New Vienna) Fancisus Conrad (b. 28 October 1881, d 18 Dec 1889 New Vienna, Dubuque Co., Iowa) William Robert Conrad (b. 27 March 1884, m 26 Nov 1906 to Ann Loutsch in Remsen, Iowa, d. 8 May 1961 Bankston, Dubuque Co., Iowa) Sophia Conrad (b. 5 Jan 1887, d 11 Feb 1887 in New Vienna Iowa) Sophia Rose Conrad (b. 6 Jan 1888 in Bankston, Dubuque Co., Iowa, M 1 Feb 1910 to Michael M Ries, died 24 March 1968 in Edgewood, Clayton Co., Iowa buried in Luxemburg, Dubuque Co., Iowa) Johannes Thomas Conrad (b 27 Feb 1891 in Bankston, Dubuque Co., Iowa, M 9 Feb 1915 in Holy Cross, Iowa to Angela Pfeiler, d. 3 Aug 1972 in Dyersville, Dubuque Co., Iowa, buried 5 Aug 1972 in New Vienna, Dubuque Co., Iowa) Katherine Martha Conrad (b 29 July 1894, m 24 Nove 1914 to Nicholas M Konzen d. 18 Aug 1918, buried, New Vienna Iowa) Franz Conrad (b 1895, buried New Vienna) Mary Marie Conrad (b 2 April 1900, m 5 Jan 1921 to Clarence Schnurr in New Hampton, d 14 March 1996)

per Roger Thiemann

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Michael Ries's Timeline

November 14, 1858
Luxemburg, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
September 25, 1861
Age 2
April 16, 1883
Age 24
New Vienna, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
February 7, 1886
Age 27
Dubuque County, Iowa, United States
January 7, 1887
Age 28
New Vienna, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Age 29
New Vienna, Dubuque County, Iowa, United States
April 11, 1892
Age 33
New Vienna, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Age 35
New Vienna, Dubuque County, Iowa, United States