Adulphus “Albert” Jesmer- the tenth child of Joseph and Maryann Jesmer

Adulphus “Albert” Jesmer was the tenth child and the seventh son born to Joseph A. Jesmer and Mary Ann Robideaux.

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Link to the Jesmer family history page

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer page (Albert’s parents)    How the Jesmers came to Minnesota

Link to pictures of Princeton MN in Albert’s day       Hx of Greenbush township where Albert grew up

Link to Greenbush Cemetery 

The children of Joseph A. Jesmer: Nelson Adulphus Jesmer,  Sidney Joseph Jesmer,  Mary Jane (Jesmer) RobideauLouis E. Jesmer, William E. Jesmer, Joseph lll JesmerMoses Edward Jesmer,  Eunice Rose (Jesmer) Waldhoff, Eugenia (Jesmer) Kaliher, Adulphus “Albert” Jesmer,  Ida Jesmer, Delia Alice Jesmer,  Louella (Jesmer) BowenHubert Francis Jesmer;  Baby 1, Baby 2

Picture of Albert’s parents and some siblings

Adulphus “Albert” Jesmer was the tenth child and the seventh son born to Joseph A. Jesmer and Mary Ann Robideaux on 1/3/1874, in Greenbush Township, Milles Lacs MN. I think he went by Albert Jesmer. He was the third child born in Minnesota. At fifteen years old his mother died of cancer. It must have been very traumatic to see his mother die at so young an age. At seventeen years old his father remarried Rose Mallotte. Some of his older siblings were already moved away from the farm at the time of his birth. He may not have even known his older siblings well.

Not much is known about Albert other than he lived around Los Angeles California. Janice Sweet, a genealogist, mentioned that he did live in Wyoming at one time too.

Newspaper articles place him in Hibbing MN in 1897. Maybe he went to stay with his oldest sibling, Nelson A. Jesmer, who was running a hotel in Hibbing. He might have went to Wyoming to stay with his sister Louella who moved to that state. It is said that there was a family reunion at Albert’s home. There were three siblings that gathered at Albert’s home in Brawley California, in the Imperial Valley, Imperial County, with Hubert and Joseph Jesmer, his brothers. Five years later there was another re-union between Hubert and Joseph. Albert was not there. It is assumed he was deceased.

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Adolphus Albert JESMER

3 Jan 1874 – ____

  • BIRTH: 3 Jan 1874, Greenbush Township, Mille Lacs, MN

Father: Joseph JESMER 
Mother: Mary Ann ROBIDEAU 
_Joseph JESMER ______+

| (1809 – 1888) m 1832

_Joseph JESMER ______|

| (1833 – 1901) m 1857|

|                     |_Julie PLAMONDON ____

|                       (1812 – ….) m 1832


|–Adolphus Albert JESMER

|  (1874 – ….)

|                      _____________________

|                     |

|_Mary Ann ROBIDEAU __|

(1835 – 1889) m 1857|



Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Joseph JESMER Self M Male W 48 NY Farmer CAN NY
Mary JESMER Wife M Female W 44 NY Keeping House NY NY
Louis JESMER Son S Male W 17 NY At Home NY NY
Wm. JESMER Son Male W 16 CAN At Home NY NY
Joseph JESMER Son Male W 14 NY At Home NY NY
Moses JESMER Son S Male W 11 MN NY NY
Eunice JESMER Dau S Female W 10 MN NY NY
Eugenie JESMER Dau S Female W 9 MN NY NY
Albert JESMER Son S Male W 7 MN NY NY
Ida JESMER Dau S Female W 4 MN NY NY
Delia JESMER Dau S Female W 3 MN NY NY

July 21, 1894 “Albert Jesmer lost a pocketbook containing $26.00 in paper money and a bank check for $7.35 at the Superior mine last Monday. Several hours later it was found by Charley O’Donnell and promptly returned to its owner. ” The Hibbing Sentinel

March 9, 1895, “A bouncing baby boy was born to Mr and Mrs Nelson A. Jesmer last Tuesday.

Albert Jesmer is here from Grand Rapids, Mich, on a visit to his brother.” The Hibbing Sentinel

December 4, 1897, “Albert Jesmer left for Princeton Thursday to spend a month with relatives.” The Hibbing Sentinel

1930 United States Federal Census


NAME:            Zella M

[Zella M Jesmer]

SPOUSE:         Albert Jesmer

BIRTH: abt 1892 – location

RESIDENCE:   1930 – city, Imperial, California

1920 United States Federal Census


NAME:            Zella Jesmer

SPOUSE:         Albert Jesmer

BIRTH: abt 1891 – location

RESIDENCE:   1920 – city, Gila, Arizona

Other information in the record of Albert Jesmer and Zella Torst

from California, County Marriages

Name Albert Jesmer
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 01 Dec 1913
Event Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender Male
Age 37
Birth Year (Estimated) 1876
Father’s Name Joseph Jesmer
Mother’s Name Mary Rabideau
Spouse’s Name Zella Torst
Spouse’s Age 22
Spouse’s Gender Female
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Spouse’s Father’s Name Harry Pritchard
Spouse’s Mother’s Name Jessie Pusey
Page 145


“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 5 September 2015), Joseph Jesmer in entry for Albert Jesmer and Zella Torst, 01 Dec 1913; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,249.


GS Film number 1033249
Digital Folder Number 004540597
Image Number 00408

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