>I got information from the cemetery where Christian and Ottilia were buried that looks very interesting. There are 26 people buried in this plot. The plot was purchased for $39.06 in 1860 by Christian Wieckmann. Here are the names and the dates of their death: > >Louis Schillbroth 10/13/1863 >Frederick Deverling 1/13/1864 >Mary Deverling 2/6/1864 >Marie Wieckman 2/12/1868 >Sophia L. Wieckman 2/13/1868 >Frederica Wieckman 3/25/1872 >Jacob W. Wieckman 5/3/1872 >Jacob H. Wieckman 2/13/1874 >Francis X. Haefner 12/1875 >Charles F. Wieckman 5/11/1875 >Sophia Brandt 4/2/1877 >Anna C. Wieckman 5/24/1878 >Lorenz P. Wieckman 4/1/1880 >Caroline Wieckman 8/26/1882 >Mary Wieckman 1/6/1887 >Peter B. Wieckman 4/15/1887 >Louisa M. Wieckman 10/18/1877 >Christian Wieckman 6/27/1895 >Christian Wieckman 12/2/1898 >Mary Wieckman 11/22/1901 >George Emert 11/19/1903 >Julia Wieckman 7/10/1906 >Ottilia Wieckman 11/22/1908 (although the other information I got said her death date was 11/15/1908) >Charles Wieckman 3/29/1910 >John D. Wieckman 11/23/1915 >Anna W. Wieckman 10/12/1952 > >I am especially interested in Frederick and Mary "Deverling". I can't believe that this is not a misspelling of Deuerling. I am guessing that this was an uncle of Ottilia. This might make some sense of how Christian and Ottilia met. More research in Bamberg might confirm this. > >Do any of the other surnames (Schillbroth, Haefner, Brandt, Emert) mean anything to you? I am guessing that these folks might have been related in some way. > >Note that there are 12 Wieckmans chronologically before Christian which could be the 12 children that died before 1900. There is nothing in the records to indicate relationships. Ottilia was living at 601 East Delavan when she died of pneumonia. The service was held at St. Vincent's. [this email was from Craig Dorling]
Buffalo City Directory1890 Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year C. Wieckmann The Aurora (weekly) editor and proprietor 131 Broadway Buffalo NY 1890 Christian Wieckmann The Aurora editor and proprietor 131 Broadway Buffalo NY 1890 John D. Wieckmann Christian Wieckmann b. 131 Broadway Buffalo NY 1890
2 December 1929 The Evening News Blood of Victims of Gas Fumes Will Be Analyzed Buffalo Authorities Seek to Trace Nature, Source of Deadly Vapors Which Killed Two and Sent Six to Hospital in Serious Condition Buffalo, N. Y., Dec 2 (UP) - Blood from the bodies of two victims of poisonous gas will be tested by experts of the city board of health in an effort to determine the nature and source of the fatal vapors. While the bodies of Aloysius Wieckmann, 33, and Mrs. May Bernhardt, 44, his sister-in-law, lie in a morgue here, six other persons who were overcome by the fumes are under observation in Sisters hospital.
Those in the hospital, all but one members of the same family, are Mrs. Gertrude Wieckmann, 33, wife of Aloysius; their 1-year-old son, William; Mrs. Anna Wieckmann, 61, mother of Aloysius; her daughter, Elizabeth Wieckmann, 23; Mrs. Julia Hoff, 83, mother of Gertrude Wieckmann and Mrs. Mary Culliton, 55, a friend of the family. The deaths of other members of the family are believed to have been averted by the arrival of Dr. William Callahan, the family physician. Symptoms of the gas effect were first noticed Saturday night, when Mr. and Mrs. Wieckmann called a physician to treat them and their child when they first felt ill. The doctor diagnosed their illness as due to stomach trouble and treated them accordingly. Later, when others of the family became ill, Dr. Callahan was called. Confirming his colleagues diagnosis he treated those who were ill for stomach disorders and said he would return Sunday. When he called early yesterday, the physician found all the members of the family semi-conscious. Smelling no odor of gas, he went about treating them until he felt himself being overcome by the fumes, and staggered to a window to throw it open. Revived, he called the hospital for help and opened other windows. Mrs. Culliton who called at the Wieckmann apartment to visit Mrs. Gertrude Wieckmann, who had been ill, was overcome shortly after she stepped into the apartment. All of the victims were hurried to the Sisters hospital where Wieckmann and Mrs. Bernhardt died. Mrs. Bernhardt gave her life on an errand of mercy, it became known later. She volunteered to stay over Saturday night in the apartment to help attend to her sister, Mrs. Wieckmann