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This site was created to provide information regarding the family of Emil Vivian Wideman (1903-1964). Barry M. Wideman, Emil's grandson, created this site in the year 2000 in order to provide a central place for communication between his extended family. In addition, it will establish a central database of genealogical data.
As stated before, the primary purpose of this page is to keep our family in touch. This includes all the people in our ever-extending family. I became interested in my lineage during a class I took at the McGregor School of Antioch University. I hope that this page will lead to more contact with each other and a better understanding of our family's history.
I have entitled this page "The Widemans of Missouri" in tribute to my forefather, Francis Wideman (b. 1764, d. 09/11/1826), who built the first ferry in the Missouri Territory and was instrumental in the settling of this area. My forefathers came originally from the Abbeville District in South Carolina, then moved to a Kentucky plantation, and then to Missouri (primarily Jefferson County).
The Emil V. Wideman Family, c. 1941 (204 KB) The Emil V. Wideman Family, c. 1941
Back left to right: Donald, Katheryn holding John, Emil.
Middle left to right: Charles, Nadine, (James) Bill.
Front left to right: Doris and Robert
Adam Wideman's Marker (79 KB) This is a photo of the South Carolina marker of one of the first Widemans in this country. Born on the trip over he participated in the War for Independence.