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July 4, 1820
|Family notes say he was born July 4, 1820 in Germany.|
Married Ms. Mittelstaedt
|Anna Dorothea Mittelstaedt is named as the mother of Martin's son Johann. However, there is some confusion over which Mittelstaedt was his wife.
A letter on Sept. 20, 1961 from Adaline Tagatz to her sister Evaline said that her research found that Jacob Martin Wichner and Anna Dorothea Mittelstaedt were Maria Juliana Wichner's parents. An undated contradictory note, also written by Adaline, said that Mary Mittelstaedt was Maria's mother.
Adaline Tagatz wrote: "Johann Ludwig Schubert made his home at the home of Jakob Martin Wichner and Mary (Mittelstaedt) Wichner, the parents of his future wife, and worked at different places until he had the indebtedness paid off of the funds advanced for his emigration to U.S.A."
Anna Wichner is buried in the Richford Cemetery, Waushara Co., WI, next to Jacob Martin Wichner's son Herman. The tombstone says that Anna was the wife of M. Wichner, born July 4, 1820 and died Apr. 18, 1908.
Family notes say that Anna Dorothea Mittelstaedt's brother was the grandfather of Bertha Amanda Emilie Mittelstaedt (who married Mr. Wedell and William Frederick Schubert).
For more information on this surname, go to additional Mittelstaedt surname records.
Johann August Wichner
b. Apr. 10, 1846
d. Oct. 4, 1901
|August is on the 1870 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI with his father (see census entry below). Go to W6 to see a photo of August with his family. Other family photos posted are: August's grown children, Albert Emil Wichner (August's son), Robert Wichner (August's son), Emma Wichner (August's daughter), and Elsie Wichner (Bruch).
His marriage record said he was born Apr. 10, 1846 in Obornik, Preussen, Germany. He married his first wife, Ernestina Caroline Schaefer on May 20, 1872 in Crystal Lake. This record said his parents were Martin Wickner and Anna Dorothea Mittelstaedt, and she was born Mar. 31, 1854 in Chodziesen. Marriage witnesses were Martin Wickner and Daniel Kroll. Her parents were listed as Friedrich Shaefer and Louise Rienitz. [SOURCE: Evangelical Lutheran Church record transcribed online by David and Alice Marotz]
A tombstone in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Crystal Lake Township, Marquette Co., WI, says Ernestine G. Wichner [maiden name Schaefer and wife of Joh. Aug. Wichner] was b. Mar. 31, 1854 and d. Nov. 16, 1833.
His second wife was Mina Koenitz (Welhelmina [Wilhelmina] Kienitz). Welhelmina married August Wichner on Mar. 27, 1884. Her parents were Christoph Kienitz and Justine Rode (marriage record #18842-1) [SOURCE: St. James Lutheran Church marriage records online]
The 1880 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI, shows August Wichner (age 35, farmer, born in Prussia). He was living with:
August Wichner is on the 1900 Federal Census in Richford, Waushara Co., WI (age 57, born Apr. 1846 in Germany, immigrated in 1856, in America for 44 years, farmer). He was living with:
August Wechner from Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI, served on a circuit court jury in June 1882. [SOURCE: Montello Express, June 10, 1882 - transcribed on rootsweb.com]
August apparently ran a store in Richford, Waushara Co., WI, from 1870-1918. His son William (born May 27, 1886 and died May 15, 1985) was born in this store. William's sister Clara married Mr. Berg. [SOURCE: online post by Shirley Quinton Nov. 24, 1999 on ancestry.com]
Children of August Wichner:
My Great-aunt Adaline Tagatz wrote that the children of August Wichner and his first wife were: Emma Wichner (single), Herman Wichner (single), Gusta (Wichner) Beutler, Bertha (Wichner) Bruch and Hulda (Wichner) Clark. The children of August and his second wife Mina were: Anna (Wichner) Wedde, William Wichner, Clara (Wichner) Berg, Elsie (Wichner) Bruch, Robert Wichner (married Ida Steuck), Albert Wichner and Laura (Wichner) Rux. I don't know what sources she used for this information; it may have been word of mouth. See photo of August's grown children.
The 1920 Federal Census in Richford, Waushara Co., WI, shows several of August's children. Willie was the head of household (age 33, born in Wis., parents born in Germany, farmer). He was living with:
August's son Robert Wichner was on the Social Security Death Index on ancestry.com. It says he was born Mar. 15, 1894 and died Mar. 1981. His last residence was Milwaukee, WI. My Grandmother Evaline Tagatz's datebook says that Clara Wichner was born Oct. 5, 1888. I assume this was Robert Wichner's wife Clara Berg.
A newspaper clipping (unlabeled but handwritten year 1975) said that Mrs. Ida A. Wichner, a former Coloma resident, died on Feb. 21 at the age of 78 in a Baton Rouge, LA hospital. She was born May 22, 1897, the daughter of Herman and Adelheid Steuck. She married Robert Wichner on June 30, 1920. Survivors were: Mrs. Corrine Lind (Baton Rouge, LA), Mrs. Adelaide Treloar (Greendale), six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was buried in the Coloma Hillside Cemetery.
August's son Albert Wichner was on the Social Security Death Index on ancestry.com. This record said he was born May 11, 1891 and died Mar. 1962. It doesn't list his last residence, but his grandson said Albert last lived in Brookfield, WI. Albert married Edna Lehmann (daughter of Otto Lehmann of Richford, WI). They had a son, Donald, and a daughter, Geraldine. Albert's tombstone said he was born May 11, 1891 and died March 25, 1987. Edna's said she was born June 6, 1906 and died March 25, 1987. [SOURCE: Correspondence and tombstone photos from Allen Wichner, Albert's grandson]
August's son Herman F. Wichner is buried in the Richford Cemetery, Waushara Co., WI (born Apr. 9, 1875; died Apr. 13, 1912). [SOURCE: Cemetery transcription by Wayne Guyant in 1977]
August's son William Wichner is on the 1930 Federal Census in Richford, Waushara Co., WI. William (age 43, first married at age 39, born in Wis., retail merchant) was living with:
A Social Security death index record on ancestry.com shows William Wichner, born May 27, 1886 and died May 1985. His last residence was Coloma, Waushara Co., WI. William Wichner (born 1886) is buried next to Martha Wichner (born 1899) in the Richford Cemetery, Waushara Co., WI. [SOURCE: Cemetery transcription by Wayne Guyant in 1977]
A daughter of William and Martha Schubert died Sept. 2, 1973 at Jude Memorial Home in Wautoma. Mabel M. Splittgerber was 61 (born July 13, 1912 in the Township of Newton). Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake with Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Mabel was buried in the Crystal Lake Church Cemetery. She married Reinhold Splittgerber in Crystal Lake Church on Aug. 2, 1931. He died in June 1960. Mabel was survived by her mother (Mrs. Martha Schubert of Westfield), sons Wilmer and Robert Splittgerber (both of Westfield), sister Mrs. Willard (Esther) Buchholz and Mrs. Walter (Hannah) Peschel of Westfield as well as two grandchildren. [SOURCE: Undated obituary clipping from an unlabeled newspaper.]
August's widow is on the 1910 Federal Census in Richford, Waushara Co., WI:
Maria Juliana Wichner
b. Sept. 8, 1850
d. Mar. 1, 1927
|For more information, go to Maria Juliana Wichner's web page.|
b. Dec. 10, 1853
d. Apr. 19, 1925
|Family notes say Rosina was born on Dec. 10, 1853 in Germany. He married Mr. Bruesch. She died Apr. 19, 1925 in Princeton, Green Lake, WI of convulsions and old age. She is buried in Mecan, Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Marquette Co., WI. My Great-aunt Adaline Tagatz wrote that Rosina was buried Apr. 22, 1825 in this cemetery, died at age of 71 years, 4 months and 9 days.
She appears on the 1870 and 1880 census with her father in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI (see census entries below).
Ludvig (Ludwig) Wichner
b. ABT 1858
|Family notes say that Ludvig married Miss Zuelke.|
|Family notes say Jacob came to America about 1858.|
1870 Federal Census
Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI
|This 1870 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI, record may or may not fit my ancestor Jacob Martin Wichner. I assume it can be because most details match, and
his daughter Julia lives next door with her husband Lewis Schubert.
1880 Federal Census
Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI
|Martin Wichner (age 57, farmer, born in Prussia) was on the
1880 Federal Census in Crystal Lake, Marquette Co., WI. He was living with:
Apr. 18, 1908
|Family notes say he died on Apr. 18, 1908 at age 89 in Marquette Co., WI. A letter from Adaline Tagatz to her sister Evaline said that his tombstone omitted his first name and said he died Apr. 1909, which, she said, did not match the church record.|
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