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Henry Andrew WIEDBRAUK[1, 2]

Male 1818 - 1904  (86 years)


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  • Name Henry Andrew WIEDBRAUK 
    Born 1 September 1818  Vesbro Brunswick,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1853  NY to IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Immigration 15 September 1853  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1860  Bainbridge,Geauga Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1870  Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1880  Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1900  Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried September 1904  Burke Cemetery Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 1 September 1904  Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 11, 12
    Cause: Old Age 
    Notes 
    • From Walter Wiedbrauk/Ann McCreery's Records:
      HENRY ANDREW WIEDBRAUK & CAROLINE MUNT


      SHIP RECORDS

      GERMANS TO AMERICA, Lists of passengers arriving at US Ports, 1850-1855, Volume 5, May 1853 to October 1853. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filloy.

      Ship: COREOLAN From: Bremen To: New York
      Arrived: 15 September, 1853

      Page 408

      WIELBROCK, HENRY 36 years old, occupation shoemaker, from Prussia
      CAROLINE 28 years old, occupation wife, from Prussia HENRY 2 years old, male child

      NOTE: Of the 265 passengers listed for the ship many were listed with the first name of HENRY, with no HEINRICH listed. The record keeper for the ship apparently made the English conversions at the time they registered as passengers. Their destination was listed as Illinois, and their Province as PR which stands for Prussia.

      The County Death Record Book from Montcalm County did not list his
      parents. He was 86 years old at the time of his death and the cause given as old age. Death Certificate obtained from Montcalm County, MI

      NOTE: The name HEINRICH VIETBROUK ON THE NATURALIZATION PAPERS was later changed to HENRY ANDREW WIEDBRAUK; A check of the Germany records at the Mormon Church in the International Genealogical Index (IGI) lists:
      FRIEDRICH HEINRICH WIEDBRAUK Christened on April 1, 1827, Evangelist
      Parish, Blomberg, Lippe County, Germany. The parents were listed as
      Heinrich Wiedbrauk & Dorothee Catharine Linneweber.

      Also records from the IGI file shows the name of WIETBRAUK with birth
      dates from 1772 to 1843, with their birth place of Lichtenhagen,
      Brunswick, Germany. The records available at this time do not correspond with HEINRICH born on 9-1-1818, however they are very likely closely related to HENRY ANDREW WIEDBRAUK.

      In view of the above information that the name WIEDBRAUK and WIETBRAUK, were both in use in Brunswick and Lippe County, it is believed that the 2 families are related and either could be his ancestors.


      Family information indicates Henry & Caroline were married in Vesboro, Brunswick, Germany in 1850.


      DATE REFERENCES


      September 15, 1853 the family arrived in New York, USA.

      After September 15, 1853 daughter WILHELMENA was born. Her death
      Certificate obtained from Montcalm County, Michigan states that she died of Scarlet Fever on 4-18-1871, states she was 18 years old at the time, the certificate recorded on 8-20-1872. The name spelling on the record was WILHELMENA WIELBRAUGHK. Her 11 year old sister CAROLINE ALSO DIED ON 5-1-1871. Both girls buried with their parents at Crystal, Mi.

      NOTE: After locating the Ship passenger Arrival records it became known that only 1 male child was listed as a passenger on the ship, which means that Wilhelmena was born in the U.S.A. shortly after their arrival.

      June 12, 1856 Heinrich Vietbrouk declared his intention to become a
      Citizen by filing a Certificate of Declaration in the Common Pleas Court in the City of Cleveland, state of Ohio.

      9-25-1856 a son EARNEST MORRIS WEADBROCK was born while still in the
      Cleveland area. He is the only son that took and maintained the last name of WEADBROCK when the rest of the family used WIEDBRAUK.

      October 7, 1858 he was granted citizenship, certificate #2345, by the
      District Court of the Northern District of Ohio at the City of Cleveland, Ohio. This certificate was in the possession of family members.

      Around 5-1-1860 daughter CAROLINE was born, she died on 5-1-1871 of
      Scarlet Fever and was listed on her death certificate as 11 years old and born in Germany, however she had to be born near Cleveland, Ohio. The death Certificate gave the name as CAROLINE WIELBRAUGHK. The death record was recorded on 8-20-1872 the same date as her sister who died 13 days earlier.

      3-27-1861 son LEWIS OLIVER WIEDBRAUK was born in Portage, Ohio

      8-5-1864 daughter ALICE WIEDBRAUK was born in Cleveland, Ohio

      4-8-1871 & 5-1-1871 the 2 daughters died of Scarlet Fever when they were living in Crystal Twp, Montcalm Co, MI

      April 5, 1872 son JOHN WIEDBRAUK was born in Crystal Twp, Montcalm Co, MI

      It was recorded that CAROLINE (MUNT) WIEDBRAUK had 7 children and 5 still living. This was in a Census report after all of the above listed children were born and the 2 daughters had died.

      LAND OR PROPERTY: a check was made of deeds granted in Montcalm County for the years of 1867 through 1881. I found no listing in the books however may have passed over the record.

      1897 Plat map of Montcalm County, showed 40 acres along the south right center of section 24 in Crystal Twp. was listed to F. WIEDBRAUK. it was learned that the grandson FRED EDLIN who lived with them went by both names of EDLIN & WIEDBRAUK, and he remained on the family farm, he would have been about 14 years old in 1897. FRED'S descendants tell me there are presently no buildings on the property and it is not owned by the family. The property is about 5 miles north of Carson City.

      HENRY ANDREW WIEDBRAUK 9-1-1818 9-1-1904 AND CAROLINE MUNT 10-28-1825
      2-24-1914



      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

      Probate Court in Montcalm did not have a record of the Wiedbrauk name
      change.

      Hazel Wiedbrauk was in possession of what appeared to be a baptismal
      Certificate dated 17 May, 1862 and listed HEINRICH WILDBRAUK & CAROLINA MOND as parents, the location was FREEDOM, PORTAGE COUNTY, OHIO. The form printing was in German and apparently referred to LEWIS OLIVER WIEDBRAUK.
      (The important thing noted is that the family name was changed in Ohio, and the name MOND for Caroline has not been observed on previous papers.

      More records may be available from the Mormon Church at their Headquarters. , however as of 8-22-1994 I have not been able to locate a map that lists Vesbro, Brunswick.

      Records may also be available in Germany.

      DEATH: Montcalm Co. Death Record Book B, Page 240
    Person ID I31  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 5 February 2007 

    Family/Spouse Caroline MUNT,   b. 28 October 1826, Vesbro Brunswick,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1914, Carson City,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1850  Vesbro Brunswick,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Henry WIEDBRAUK,   b. 18 August 1852, Vesbro Brunswick,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 January 1936, Mitchell Twp.,Curran,Alcona Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Caroline B. WIEDBRAUK,   b. about 1854, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 June 1871, Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
    +3. Earnest Morris WEADBROCK,   b. 25 September 1856, Cleveland,Cuyahoga Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1949, Belding,Ionia Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Wilhelmena J. WIEDBRAUK,   b. about 1859, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1871, Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
     5. Lewis Oliver WIEDBRAUK,   b. 27 March 1861, Portage Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 September 1939, Mitchell Twp.,Alcona Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Alice WIEDBRAUK,   b. 5 August 1864, Cleveland,Cuyahoga Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 August 1958, Bloomer Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     7. John Henry WIEDBRAUK,   b. 5 April 1872, Crystal Twp.,Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 August 1943, Montcalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F16  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1313] WIEDBRAUK Walter, GEDCOM File.

    2. [S1314] MACCREERY Ann Gencom File.

    3. [S1255] Burke Cemetery Marker Publication - WEIDBRAUK Henry Family.

    4. [S1363] WIEDBRAUK Henry Andrew Obituary 1904, (Publ: Carson City Gazette, Carson City, Montcalm Co., MI; Vol XXXIV; No 37; 9 Sept 1904, Page 1, Col 2).

    5. [S1155] WIEDBRAUK Henry - VIETBROUK Heinrich Citizenship Record.

    6. [S1257] Germans to America - WIELBROCK Henry Family, (Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1850-1855, Volume 5 May 1853-Oct 1853, Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby).

    7. [S1364] 1860 US Federal Census - WIEDBRAUK Henry A. Family, (Bainbridge, (Bissell Post Office) Geauga Co., OH; Page 85; Image 8 of 20 ).

    8. [S1256] 1870 US Federal Census - WIEDBRAUK Henry A. Family, (Crystal Twp., Montcalm Co., MI, Page 48, Lines 9-16 ).

    9. [S1157] 1880 US Federal Census - WEADBRAUK Henry Family , (Crystal Twp., Montcalm Co., MI, ED 230, Page 8, Lines 27-31, Image 8 of 24).

    10. [S1156] 1900 US Federal Census - WIEDBRAUK Henry Family , (Crystal Twp., Montcalm Co., MI; ED 123; Page 6A; Lines 5-8; Image 11 of 30 ).

    11. [S1358] WIEDBRAUK Henry A. Death Record 1904, (Montcalm Co., MI Death Records 1901-1915, Book 1, Page 240, Rec 725 ), M/F 12955524.

    12. [S1508] WIEDBRAUK William Henry Journal 1890 - 1914.


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