The Zwieners of Texas:Information about Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener
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Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener (b. August 28, 1849, d. April 03, 1938)Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener (son of Carolus Wenceslaus Zwiener and Josepha Theresia Fischer) was born August 28, 1849 in Mittelwalde, Schlesien, Germany, Prussia2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167, 2168, and died April 03, 1938 in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, USA2169, 2170, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178.He married Augusta Koenig on December 09, 1875 in Fayette, Texas2179, 2180, 2181, 2182, 2183.
Notes for Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener:
Alias: Bill /Zwiener/
1. Christening:godfather is Joseph Fischer, f armer; witnessed by
Marianna, wife of Joseph Veith, cottager and Joseph Katze r, farmer; all
2. Death:[obituary for William Zwi ener.It's a Xerox copy dated
4-3-1938 but doesn't include name of newspaper .Says he was
born in Germany Aug 28, 1849 and since 1871 lived in Fayette Co.For
past 20 years lived in LaGrange, was bereft ofhis w ife in the
year 1922 (doesn't give her name or names of his parents).Two
daughters, Minnie Speckels ofHouston & Ella Zapp of LaGrange
and one son, John Zwiener, New Braunfels, chief srvivors, plus 6
grandchildren & 8great-grandch.NOW HERE'S THE INFO MY HUSBAND
WAS NOT AWARE OF SI NCE HE THOUGHT THERE WEREONLY BROTHERS WHO
CAME FROM GERMANY:" One sister, Mrs. Bertha Mohrhusen of Rutersville
also survives."D OES YOUR FATHER KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT
BERTHA????Judy Milner previously said she thought there maybe
a relationship to the Schramm's, like Bertha was William's step-sister &
Schramm's were her parents or somerela tive?????Of course,
newspapers can be wrong or receive wrong info.
Othe r relatives attending funeral were:(1)Ida Zwiener
(Wenzel's wife); her two daughters with husbands; and sonCharles
w/wife (it didn't list Lo nny's dad, Leon, who is also Wenzel's son).
This evidence further makes me believethat Wenzel & William were
definitely brothers.(2)Mrs. He rmine Schramm & son Alfred, Mrs.
Emilie Wolters, Mr/MrsEdgar Wolters, Flo Wolters, Edwin Wolters,
Mr/Mrs H Hollmann, Shiner, Dr/Mrs Joe Koenig,M r/Mrs. John Koenig, Mrs.
Ella Clark, Russell Zwiener of San Antonio, Mrs. Ber nice
Thompson, Llano; Wilbur Zapp, Bellville; Mr/Mrs. RGSpeckels,
Mr/Mrs Edward Stanzel, Mr/Mrs Weldon Zwiener, Houston, Mr/Mrs John
Zwiener, N ew Braunfels.I'll sendyou a copy of the obituary
later after I s ee JudyMilner (if you don't have one).PS--by
the way, newspaper saidWm lived with Mr/Mrs CB Zapp with whom he
had lived since Mrs. Zwi ener died in 1922.
3. Misc.:Judy Zwiener Milner once told me in a letter that his name
was Wilhelm M. Zwiener. That he had come to this country from,
emigratingfrom the Port of Bremen abt. June 9,1871 and arrived in
the Port of New Orleans July 9,1871. Hebecame acitizen
Februar y 14,1876. He was born August 28,1849, married Augusta Koenig on
December 9, 1875. She was born January3, 1854.She died
9-3-1922. He died in April 1938. He had a long white beard and was
called "Santa Claus" by Jud y when shewas a baby.The couple
are buried in the "New" Lagrange Cemetary. They had 5 children.
One still born, a son who died atthe age o f 20 andwas buried in
Rutersville.Minnie Speckels, b. 10-15-1876, d. 2-28-1956; Ella
Zapp, b. 9-7-1882, d. 2-21-1976and John Zwiener, b.
6-1878, d. 11-31-1954. He married Hattye Katherine Bodungen on Oc tober
20,1909. She was born8-18-1887
More About Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener:
Burial: Unknown, "New" LaGrange Cemetary, LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas, USA.
Immigration: June 09, 1871, From the Port of Bremen to the Port of New Orleans..2184, 2185, 2186, 2187, 2188, 2189, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193
Naturalization: February 14, 1876, Became a U.S. citizen.
Occupation: Blacksmith and farmer.
Residence: 1871, Fayette County, Texas, USA.
More About Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener and Augusta Koenig:
Marriage: December 09, 1875, Fayette, Texas.2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198
Marriage Notes for Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener and Augusta Koenig:
_DETS1922Wife died in Fayette County
Children of Wilhelm Joseph Zwiener and Augusta Koenig are:
- Stillborn Zwiener, d. date unknown.
- Minnie Zwiener, b. October 15, 1876, d. date unknown.
- +John Zwiener, b. June 1878, d. November 30, 1954, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, USA2199, 2200, 2201, 2202, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209.
- Henry Zwiener, b. May 18802210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, d. Abt. 1900, LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas, USA.
- +Ella Zwiener, b. September 07, 1882, Texas2215, d. February 21, 1976, LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas, USA.