John was born in 1854. He married Wilhelmina (a.k.a. Minnie) Wenzel in 1878 and had two children, Laura and Henry (a.k.a. Elmer). He worked in Marshalltown, Iowa as a shipping foreman for a glucose factory, as well as a firefighter for the Anson Hose Company. Tragedy struck in July of 1889 when John drowned in the Iowa River at the age of 36.
The Sippe (Clan) Averbeck-Overbeck by Alvin H. Overbeck
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: