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Peter Hingtgen was born 7 May 1858 in Luxemburg, Germany. Peter died 25 Sep 1924 at St.
Donatus, Jackson County, Iowa, and is buried at St. Donatus, Jackson County, Iowa. He
married Francesca Gilles on 25 Nov 1880 at St. Donatus. Francesca Gilles was born 14 Sep
1857 in Luxemburg. She is the daughter of Nicholas Gilles and Elizabeth ____________.
Francesca died 21 Nov 1939 at St. Donatus and was buried on 23 Nov 1939 at St. Donatus.
Peter and Francesca had 11 children and I have information for most of them. I also have
copy of the obituary for Francesca Hingtgen published in the Bellevue Leader on November
I am Peter Hingtgen's Great Great Granddaughter. My grandmother is Irene Hipschen
Boxleiter (still living age 101), who is the daughter of Elizabeth Hingtgen, who is the
daughter of Peter & Francesca Hingtgen.
When I was doing research on them in the mid-90's, it was my understanding that he was
and still is buried at St. Donatus regardless of whether his headstone survived. My
grandmother would have definately told me if the grave was moved to St. Joe's in
Bellevue as it was through her that I was able to find most of that side of the
family's grave sites. If, indeed, remains were moved - I would like to know when and
where and what documentation you found on this movement of remains. It would be a
welcomed piece of information for my own research.
If I can be of any help in anyone's research on this family, please let me know. My
research is not 100% complete on my Hingtgen family so possibly you would have information
I could use too. I would like to hear from you or anyone that has this family show up in
their lines. Thanks much.
Marianne Gibson Eshleman