John Adam Wildermuth


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John Adam Wildermuth 1

  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Blue Book of Schuylkill County: The Wildermuths, 1916. 1

Three brothers, Heinrich, Wilhelm and John Adam Wildermuth, came from Germany to Berks County, settling on this side of the Blue Mountain about 1760. John Adam, wf. Eve; Heinrich, wf. Christina; the latter baptized children, 1775,1779 (see Red Church records). They took up land near Fort Lebanon. The children of Adam and Eve were: Adam, Lucian and George.
Lucian, first wife of a Strauss, with whom he had five children and seven with the second.

Wm.3 Wildermuth (Lucian2, John1 Adam), b. March 14, 1785; d. May 29,1869; wf., Catharine, da. of Andrew Miller (Heinrich), b. January 6, 1792, d. October 29, 1859. Their children were: John, Hetty, m. ___ Pottberg, three children; Ella, wf. of John Heim; Charles, a prominent physician of Phila., m.; William, m., four children, Binghamton, N. Y.
· Kitty Wildermuth m. John Alspach, had several children.
Louisa Wildermuth, m., Raudenbush, Cleveland, O.; eight children.
· Alice, m. Thomas Heim;
· Susanna m. Rev. Riegle, of the Evangelical church, Kankake, Ill.;
· Hannah m. ____ Williams; second wf., Isabella Mengle.

William Wildermuth was a prominent boat builder at Landingville in the early days and lived at Orwigsburg on a lot adjoining that of his brother-in-law, Andrew Schwalm, where he and his wife spent their declining years.

John Wildermuth (William3, Lucian2, John1 Adam), b. November 8, 1811, d. November 9, 1899; wf., Susanna, da. of Peter and Susanna Alspach (born Gilbertin), b. March 6, 1819, d. September 6, 1862. Peter Alspach d. December 6, 1829. Susanna, his wife, d. February 25, 1864.

The children of John and Susanna Wildermuth were:

· Charles W. Wildermuth, news dealer and stationer, of Pottsville, Pa.; first wf., Delia Debo, one son, Fred., d. m. Mollie Snyder, four children, living in Philadelphia; second wf., Mary Foy, d.; c., Mame, wf. of Ed. Moyer, d., da., Dorothy; Delia, wf. of Hugh Davis, d., 1 da.; and Teenie, wf. of Charles Focht.
· C. W. Wildermuth d. October 4, 1915.
· Mary Wildermuth, d., wf. of David Allen, d., 1 da., d.
· Hannah Wildermuth, wf. of John Bankus, soldier in the Civil War; no children.
· Josiah Wildermuth, first wf., Susan, da. of Rev. Adams, of the Evangelical church; one son, m., two c; second wf., Helen Sinton. Three daughters of John and Susanna Wildermuth died September, 1851, in one week of scarlet fever and one of diphtheria, 1862, in Orwigsburg. In 1867, May 27, a son, George W., was drowned in Norwegian Creek, Pottsville, his body was found at Mt. Carbon, June 3.
· Edwin Wildermuth, painter, d.; first wf., Emma Daubert; four c; second wf., Kate Bankus; two c: Susie Wildermuth, d., m. John Helm, no c; Ella, 2d wife of John Heim.
· Albert L. Wildermuth, wf. Mary Schlaseman; c: Arthur and Ada. Employed in the Pottsville post office.
· John Wildermuth was a cabinet maker and carpenter and lived in Orwigsburg; he removed to Pottsville where he died.
· Sarah Catharine, da. of William and Catharine Miller Wildermuth; m. David Paul; lived at Port Carbon. Parents of Levi Paul, music dealer, Pottsville; Levi Paul, wf. Rosa Mary, d., c. : Howard May, music dealer, m.; Kathryn, single.

Samuel3 Leffler (John2, Conrad1) ; wf., Elizabeth, da. of William and Catharine Wildermuth; c.; William, d., unmarried; B. Franklin, d., widow resides at Fountain Springs, Schuylkill Co.; Uriah, m., has children, lives at Mechanicsville, carpenter. Lizzie (Samuel) single, Landingville ; Mary, m. Daniel Paul, Port Carbon, one da.; B. Franklin Leffler (Samuel), his sons are: George, m.. editor and publisher of the "Trades Journal," New York; William, single, physician, McKeesport ; Aurelian, single, teacher of the High School, McKeesport, Pa.

Conrad1 Leffler, of Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, where his son John was born, removed to Amity Township, Berks County; he is buried in the Amityville cemetery. He was one of the Associators for the Province of Pennsylvania and a Colonel in the Revolutionary War.

John married.


1 Elliott, Ella Zerbey, <i>Blue Book of Schuylkill County : who was who and why in interior eastern Pennsylvania, in colonial days, the Huguenots and Palatines, their service in Queen Anne's, French and Indian, and Revolutionary Wars : history of Zerbey, Schwalm, Miller, Merkle, Minnich, Staudt, and many other representative families.</i> (Pottsville, Pa.: "Republican", 1916, 481 pgs.), Page 411, The Wildermuths.

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