George Wickizer - died Ohio, Cholera Epidemic
Hi - I hope someone can help me. I'm working on township history for Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio (2010 is the township's bicentennial).
We have a "lost" Wickiser Cemetery - according to the WPA (back in the 30's) there were three burials in the cemetery - George, Isaac, and Abraham. But the WPA information doesn't give any dates.
According to the 1880 Delaware County history - "Conrad Wickizer, a native of Berks County, Penn., settled in the southeast part of the township about the year 1812. He improved a farm and raised a large family; many of them and their descendants are still living in Harlem, and the eastern part of the county. George Wickizer was well educated, and held several township offices. He was an honest and upright man. Mr. Wickizer died of cholera, which it was supposed he took from exposure. During the cholera season in Columbus near thirty years ago , his son, who was living in Columbus, was attacked by this malignant disease and died; the father conveyed the remains to Harlem for burial, and was soon afterward attacked by the disease, and in a few hours died. There are quite a number of the family connection still living in Harlem."
There was a major cholera outbreak in Columbus, Ohio in 1849.
Does anyone have any information about this George Wickizer and does anyone know which son died of cholera - Isaac or Abraham? So, far everything I've found for the "almost" correct names and time period show burial in Wharton, sometimes stated as being in Marion County and sometimes in Delaware. I'm pretty sure that's not the right one.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Vicki