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John Hešugiga Mike Jr. (1862 - 1946)

John Hešugiga Mike Jr.
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1889 (to 1937) in Wisconsin, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 83 in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Feb 2020
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John was Ho-Chunk.




John was born 10 Nov 1862. (Find a Grave) The 1910 Federal census shows that Lizzie Mike's father (John Jr.) was born in Wisconsin.


His Hocąk name was Hay-Shoo-Kee-Kah, Hešugiga, from he, "head, top"; šu, "feather"; gi, "to arrive going back"; and '-ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. So his name means, "He Returns with a Head Feather," a reference to having counted coup. It may, therefore, be an honorific name.


The 1900 Federal census says that he was a farmer.

Marriage and Children

Mike married Kate Goodvillage (b. 1863), and had the following children (1905 census):

Mattie (E-noo-kah) (b. 1889)
Lizzie (We-hun-kah) (b. 1892)
Ada (b. 1894) (1910 census)
William (Ha-ga-kah) (b. 1894)
Nannie (Uk-se-uk-kah) (b. 1896)
Dewey (Na-he-kah) (b. 1900)
George (Na-he-hak-no-ne-kah) (b. 1902)
Peter (Na-he-ho-no-nee-kah) (b. 1904)
Allen (Chay-da-ho-kah) (b. 1905)
Thomas (Chay-doch-kah) (b. 1908)

Given that the oldest male child, William, has the birth order name Hagaga, the two male children preceding him either died or lived independently at the time of the census (1905).


John died on 2 Aug 1946 (aged 83), and is buried at the Dewey Mike Cemetery, Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA. (Find a Grave)


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