My wife and I have been searching for the ancestors of her gggrandmother, Catherine Wildermuth (Jul 1843 - Feb 1913), for some time.We know that Catherine's parents were Jesse Wildermuth and Lydia Brant.We also know that Catherine married Henry S Rotes (Rhoads) of Limerick about 1866 or 67, and that they lived in Pottstown.
Your posting speaks of "Josiah aka Jesse" and of having found his death date and his wife in one of the Schuylkill Archives Books.I wonder whether this civil war veteran "Jesse" is the same person we are seeking.
We have located a large family of Wildermuths who were in Berks County Pennsylvania about the time of the American Revolution. Some of them seem to have migrated to Ohio and Indiana prior to the civil war, and at least two of the brothers moved to Montgomery County (Limerick).But we are so far unable to link that family to our Catherine and her father Jesse.
Mary Jane and I would appreciate any help you can offer.