I'm searching for information on August and Wilhelmine/a Wiese.They were my gg-grandparents.I'm unsure where exactly they were from but Wilhelmine death certificate says she was German.August was born June 15, 1839 and died May 29, 1908 in Chicago, Cook, IL (I'm still awaiting news of his death certificate.)Wilhelmine was born March 27, 1849 and died Jan. 7, 1939 in Chicago, Cook, IL.Her death cert. gave very little information except that her maiden name was Gramitz.
My Wiese's immigrated here sometime after 1880.They had 6 children, Rudolph, August, Otto, Minnie (probably Wilhelmine also) Mary, and Emma.I'm descended from Emma.
Emma was born June 6, 1880 in Germany.She always told my grandmother that the family came to the US when she was a very young child so it was after 1880.
We know almost nothing about the other children.What happened to them, where they went, who they married, etc.We do know that Minnie married an Otto Becker and had two daughters.
Since Cook Co. is such a huge county, I've had very little luck in searching census records.
If anyone knows anything of this family in Chicago, I'd love to know anything at all.