William Martin Wiesen

Birth Name Wiesen, William Martin
Gramps ID I0360
Gender male
Age at Death 74 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E0504] 1885 Illinois  

Death [E0505] 1959 Chicago, Illinois  



Father Charles Wiesen [I0365]
Mother Mary [I0366]
  1. Jennie Wiesen [I0367]
  2. Jacob Wiesen [I0368]
  3. Martha Wiesen [I0369]
  4. Charles Wiesen [I0370]
  5. Bessie Wiesen [I0371]
  6. Harry Wiesen [I0372]


Married Wife Beda H Johnson [I0362]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E0511] about 1918    

  1. Charlotte Virginia Wiesen [I0019]
  2. Charles Wiesen [I0363]
  3. Robert Wiesen [I0364]


In the census of 1930, 4 or 5 years after Beda's death, William Martin Wiesen was living with his folks and Charlotte was living with the Koerpers, Frank P. and Rosallie. After her mother's death Charlotte had lived with her grandmother, and two different aunts, Sally and Hilder. Her grandmother and (I think) aunt Sally, at least, had died, leaving Charlotte without a home again and again. I didn't remember Rosallie's name but I'm sure she was an aunt on Beda's side because she listed her mother and father as having been born in Sweden. Rosallie might have been the aunt who wanted to adopt her but wasn't allowed adoption because of William's non-consent to it. Frank and Rosallie had been married for 15 years, apparently with no children born.
To my surprise, I found that the younger boys, Charles and Robert, ages 8 and 6, were living in an orphanage in 1930. I had never heard of that before, but there they were at the end of a list of 25 boys and girls, "relationship to head of family" listed as "inmate". JWP Sep 6, 2012
Addendum: I see now that Rosallie IS Sallie. Sep 7, 2012


  1. Charles Wiesen
    1. Mary
      1. William Martin Wiesen
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      2. Jennie Wiesen
      3. Jacob Wiesen
      4. Martha Wiesen
      5. Charles Wiesen
      6. Bessie Wiesen
      7. Harry Wiesen