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Wheeler, N.T. (p. 154)
Mr. Wheeler married 9 March 1898 to Myrtle Hamilton, who was born in Des Moines Co., the daughter of Robert M. and Maria (Whittaker) Hamilton, the father a native of Ohio, and the mother of Illinois. They had ten children.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler had three children: Marie E. b. 22 December 1898; Harold L. b. 28 October 1900; and Bernard N. b. 25 January 1903.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler had five children: Roscoe P., Nellie; Bertha; Mabel; and Helen.
Whetstine, W.E. (p.431)
Mathias Whetstine, Sr., the great grandfather of our subject was born in the southern states. He emigrated to Iowa and settled in Washington Co. and lived to be 105. His son, Mathias, Jr. served in the Civil War in the same company as his son Enoch, a brother to R.S. He married Emelia Lee, whose father was a brother of Colonel Lee, a well known pioneer circus man. She died in Washington Co., KS at the age of 79 and her husband died at the age o f85.
The grandfather on the maternal side was Wesley B. Bolding, whose parents emigrated from England. He was born at Big Springs, KY, 9 August 1819 adn married 24 December 1840 to Nancy Drake, who was born in Gilson Co., Indiana on 22 October 1822. She moved with her parents to Coles Co., Illinois in her infancy and died at Coppock, Iowa 16 December 1901 and was buried in the Wayland Cemetery. There were eleven children in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Bolding namely: Mrs. Elizabeth J. Whetstine, of Wellman, IA; William R., a physician at Burlington; John L. of Omaha, NB; Mrs. Permelia Perry, Galena, KS; James M., who died age 32; Daniel D.of Denver, CO; Charley W. died in infancy; Mrs Alice M. Stonebarger of St.Michael, NB; Erasmus M. of State of Washington ; Mrs. Clara E. Watts, of Phoenix, AZ; and Mrs. Sarah Eldora Kurtz of Washington, IA.
Wayne Erwin Whetstine married 18 May 1911 to Lola F. Endsley, who was born in Kansas, a daughter of I.A. and Emma (Duncan) Endsley, both residents of Col. Jct. Mrs. Whetstine had one brother Willard Endsley. (ED. NOTE: Since the Louisa Co. History Book was published in 1912, we have no children listed for these newlyweds at that time)
Whisler, R. G. (p. 288)
Mr. Whisler was married on 15 November 1900 to Mabel Fitzsimmons, a daughter of WIlliam and Eva (Morgan) Fitzsimons, whose other children were: Olive m. C.A. Blanchard; Earl; Mary m. Lloyd Patterson; Myrtle and Walter.
Mr. and Mrs. Whisler had two children: Nina V. b. 14 February 1903; and one who died in infancy.
Wiederrecht, Louis (p. 327)
On the 20 April 1886, Mr. Wiederrecht married Katie Blauer, a native of Switzerland from which she emigrated when she was four years old. There were eleven children in the Bauer family. Mrs. Wiederrecht was the youngest. The others were: Mary m. Charles Pantel; Annie m. George Walters; Rosa m. Jacob Lieberknecht; Christ; Maggie m. John Dankert; Fred; John; Elizabeth; Ulrich; and Susie.
Mr. and Mrs. Wiederrecht had four children: Vernon b. 16 March 1887; Lola b. 1889; Mabel, b.1891; and Inez, b. 1893.
Wilcox, O.P. (p.155)
On Christmas Day of 1893, Mr. Wilcox was married to Lucinda R. Harmon, who was born in Louisa Co., Iowa 21 November 1854, the daughter of James and Mary A. (Duncan) Harmon. The parents were both born in Blount Co., Tennessee. They were the parents of nine children.
Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, one of whom died in infancy; Emma A. m. C.V. Shipman, of Sully, Iowa; Robert H.; Francis O.; Orlando A.; Zola M. b. 29 December 1889 and d. 6 March 1911; and George M.
Mr. Wilcox died 15 February 1910.
Williams, E. D. (p. 458)
On 23 January 1868, Mr. Williams married, in Louisa Co. to Catherine Davis, a daughter of Evan H. and Elizabeth (Evans) Davis, both of whom were born in Wales. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were the parents of eight children: Hugh; Evan; John; Edward; Joseph; RObert; elizabeth, m. W.V. Davis; and Catherine m. E.D. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams had five children: Elizabeth J.; Augusta; Morgan; Margaret m. John Humphrey; and Sarah Edna.
On the 20 February 1873, Mr. Williams married Amelia Chandler, daughter of Andrew and Caroline (Fisher) Chandler. Her parents were natives of Germany, but were married in New York and came west in 1863. Mrs. Williams was one of five daughters, the others were: Hortense, m. Henry Allward; Bridget, m. William Coonrod; Elizabeth, m. Ezra Kurtzp and Annie M. m. S. D. Gates of Artesia, N.M.
Unto Mr. and Mrs. Williams were born eleven children: John W.; Carrie E. m. Ben Luckenbill; George H.; Fannie A., m. Albert Hamilton, of Des Moines Co.; James Albert; Maud C., m,. Marion Bailey; Gladys, m.Marshall Thomson; Lyman C. ; Warren Seldon; Bessie L. and Norma E.
He married in December 1877 to Ann Williams, the daugher of Richard and Jane Williams, also natives of Wales. They were the parents of eleven children.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams had six children: John R.; ROland; Elmira J.; Mary E. ; Hattie E., and David. Mrs. Williams died 9 November 1908 and is buried in the Cambrian Cemetery.
Williamson, W.C. (p. 410)
On the 5 January 1869, Mr. Williamson was married to Wilhelmina Berkhoff, who was born in Prussia, Germany, on 26 July 1844 and was brought to this country when he was four years old. They had seven children, as follows: Julie, m.C.A. Eversmeyer; A.J.; Minnie M., m. Ed Eversmeyer; Emma, m. H.B. Jones; and three deceased before 1912. The mother died on 30 May 1903.
Mr. Williamson m. 2) on 30 May 1905, to Katherine Schafer, who was a native of New York, and in 1864 came ot Iowa with her parents. She was one of fourteen children, whose father died in 1896.
Willson, J.R. (p.141)
Mr. Willson married 16 February 1853 to Myrilla Reid, who was born in Greene Co., Ohio. Her parents James and Elizabeth (Robinson) Reid, were also natives of Ohio. Mr.and Mrs Willson ahd thirteen children, some of them were Mary E.; Anna J. m.. C. B. Wilson; A.M.; Mattie A. m. Charles Wiekertsheimer, of Idaho; and Lois S. m. M.C. Honeyman of Emerson, Iowa. Mrs. Willson died 27 October 1909.
Wilson, C. B. (p.87)
On the 1 of June 1843, James Wilson married Martha E. Miller, a native of Pennsylvania. They had four sons and four daughters: John W.; Mary E. m. George M. Simpson, a resident of Kansas, who died 15 February 1910; Margaret J., widow of another John W. Wilson; Cynthia E., a missionary in India; George B.: William G.; Rosana T., also a missionary teacher in India;and Charles R.
James Wilson died 18 December 1891 and his wife died 26 March 1896 and is buried in the Brown Cemetery.
Charles B. Wilson married on the 22 December 1885, to Anna J. Willson, who was born in Des Moines Co., on the 7 August 1861, a daughter of James R. and Myrilla (Reed) Willson. Her father was a native of Pennsylvania who came to Louisa Co. in 1850 and her parents were married here at the home of her uncle David Robinson on 10 February 1853. Her mother was born in Ohio and died at Morning Sun on 26 October 1909.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Wilson had the following children: Ella M. b. 20 February 1894 and died five days later; E. Raymond b. 20 September 1896; G. Russell, b. 22 February 1898; James Ralph b. 7 May 1903; and Ethel Myrilla, 9 August 1906.
Mr. Wilson married Mary J. Henderson after coming to Louisa Co. and had four children: Elizabeth B., m. E. Long, of Minnesota; Maud, m. E. Carrick, of Des Moines Co.; Lucia Zel, m. M. McElhaney, also of Des Moines Co.; and Sadie F. The mother died in OCtober 1902.
On 2 February 1887, Mr. Wilson married Nancy Ann Edgar, who was born on 1 November 1866. She was the daughter of David and Martha (McElhinney) Edgar, to whom were born the following other children: James L., Glenwood, Minn.; Samuel E.; William J.; Thomas; Robert M.; and Elizabeth m. E. W. Hensleigh. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Wilson married 2) Julia Wells and they had five more children: George G., Seattle, WA; Melville; Emma L. and Eleln E., twins, the former m. Samuell Hartzell, of PA. and the latter m. Alfred Killpatrick, of Des Moines Co.; and Charles F. m. Agnes Hartzell, and lived in Pa.
On the 3 March 1869, Mr. Wilson married Adeline McClurkin, a native of Lousa Co and a daughter of Thomas and Julia Ann(Kline) McClurkin, natives of Indiana. They came to Iowa during its early years and the father died here in 1889. Mr. and Wilson had two children, both of whom died in infancy.
On the 4 March 1897, Samuel F. Wilson married Margaret Almina Elliott, the seventh child of Richard and Nancy Ann (Woodside) Elliott. Margaret was born 12 February1873 in Louisa Co. Her paternal grandfather, John Elliott, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1787 and emigrated to the United States as a young man, settling in Preble Co., OH, where he subsequently married Elizabeth Stevenson and had fourteen children. Some of those children were: WIlliam; Mary Jane, Coulterville, IL; Margaret m. a Robinson; David; Renrick; and Richard b. 4 November 1834, Fairhaven Preble Co., OH. Mrs. Elliott died 5 March 1855 and Richard died 9 October 1863.
On the 9 December 1858, Richard Elliott married Nancy Ann Woodside, b. 4 June 1841, the third child of John J. and Mary Ann (Burns) Woodside. Her father was born in Ky. John J. Woodside married Mary Ann Burns, who was born in the District of Columbia,and was of Scotch extraction, descended from the same branch of the family as Robert Burns, the poet. Nancy Ann. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott had nine children: WIlliam Joseph, b. 1;7 April1860; John Calvin, b. 9 August 1862; Annie May, m. William R. McElhinney, of Morning Sun; Edith Arnetta, b. 18 June 1866; Robert Burns, b. 29 March 1868; David Coulter, b. 5 March 1870; Margaret Almina m. Mr. Wilson; Ella Elizabeth b. 25 October 1873, m. 25 April 1894 to Charles T. Reynolds, was a grocer in Fairfield; and Delbert Harvey, b. 15 October 1878, pastor.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Wilson had one child: Harold Elliott, b. 5 January 1898.
On the 12 November 1857, Mr. Wilson was united in marriage to Susanna M. Raushenberger, who was born in Ohio, on the 1 July 1839. She was the daughter of John and Mary (Messer) Raushenberger, the father a native of Pennsylvania and the mother of Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had five children: James Franklin; Edna; Mary Catherine, m. W.D. Nelson; William H. and Riley M. (Mrs. Nelson left the following children at her death: Bessie May; James Lale; and Mame Etta, m. WIlliam P.Hunt.) Mrs. Wilson died 13 October 1905 and is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, at Morning Sun. Mr. Wilson ws still living in 1912.
On the 2 March 1875, Mr. Wilson married Anna McLean, the daughter of John W. and Fannie (Preston) McLean, natives of Catlettsburg, Ky. The father was killed in the Civil War. Three children were born to the McLeans: Nora, m. John Boyd, Mrs. Wilson and one whose name is unknown. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had two daughters: Elizabeth m. W. E. McDaniel, of Minneapolis, MN; and May.
Mr. WIlson married Miriam Conway, a native of England, b. 6 July 1843, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Conway, who started for the United Staes in 1850, but the mother died on board the vessel and was buried in the Gulf of Mexico. The family located in Des Moines Co., Ia. There were six children in the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams had the following children: Winona, the wife of G.W. WIlson; William G.; Samuel F.; Leah R. m. T.D. Wilson; Nellie, b. 18 september 1873, d. 13 December 1893; John; Sarah E., m. B.C. Owens of Henry Co.; Clarissa; R.G.; James H.; and Mary E.
On the 19 October 1882, Mr. Woodruff married Maud Turner, daughter of William and Margaret (Ewing) Turner, natives of Ohio and Indiana, respectively. The father died 1 April 1908. They had twelve children: one who died in infancy; Maud, now Mrs. Woodruff; Willianna, m. Perry Kerns; Emeline, m. WIlliam Dawes; Charles; Maggie, m. John Adye; Cora; Hugh; Hattie, m. Fred Baldridge, of SD; Clifford; Dlellan; and Alma.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff had five children: Stella, m. James Bennett; Arthur; Nellie; Ralph; and Mary b. 10 June 1891.
In 1880, Mr. Woodruff m. Mary Ogier, a native of Ohio, the daughter of Isaiah and Emeline (Nixon) Ogier, both natives of Ohio. Her parents settled in Louisa Co., Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff had nine children: Anna, m. L.L. Ballentine, of Lincoln, NB; Mable, d. age 18; Alice, m. A.A. Ballentine; Grace, m. John Hanpt (?Hanft); Everett; Claire; Myra; Almond; and Max R.
Wright, Frank (p. 148)
Mr. Wright became a dentist and maried Emma Hook, daughter of G.W. and Emily B. (Trask) Hook, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Illinois. The father died 13 November 1895 and the mother on 31 January 1910. They had nine children. Two children were born to Dr. Wright and Mrs. Wright: Raymond H., b. 14 October 1895; and Robert E. b. 4 September 1900. Mrs. Wright was a teacher nine years before her marriage.