William Henry Wisenburg

M, b. 7 January 1842, d. 12 May 1909
     William Henry Wisenburg was born on 7 January 1842 at Knox Co., IL. He married Nancy Jane Carroll on 20 October 1866. William Henry Wisenburg died on 12 May 1909 at Peoria Co., IL, at age 67

Biography -- (Findagrave.com):

Private WILLIAM HENRY WISENBURG, Co. K, 86th Illinois

William Henry Wisenburg was born on January 7, 1842, probably in Knox County, the only child born to Louis Wydenbarger & Elizabeth Rebecca (Smith) Wydenbarger. Louis Wydenbarger was born in the early 1800's. He and Elizabeth Rebecca Smith were married on December 10, 1840 in Knox County, Illinois. William Henry was born in 1842. The story in the family is that sometime before 1850, Louis went west and was never heard from again. So whether Louis and Elizabeth were divorced, or whether he abandoned her and their young son, or whether he went west intending to come back for them and just never returned is not known. In any case, by 1850, Elizabeth and William Henry are on their own in Knox County.
Elizabeth Rebecca Smith was the daughter of Conrad Smith and Barbary (Knaus) Smith. She was born about November 2, 18__ in York County, Pennsylvania. The Smith family came west, settling in Illinois in Knox County in 1836. There Louis and Elizabeth were married in 1840. Elizabeth's name is sometimes listed as Whisenburcher or Wisenberger, but the name, at least in William Henry's case was eventually settled on as Wisenburg. Elizabeth was married to Carlos Alford on August 9, 1851 in Knox County and three children, Sarah E. Alford, Roswell J. Alford and Charles Alford, were born to them. Elizabeth's mother, Barbary, died on Sept. 5, 1852. Elizabeth's father, Conrad, died on July 12, 1863 and Elizabeth died in 1885. All are believed to be buried in the Smith Cemetery (also known as the Etherly Cemetery) in Victoria Township in Knox County, Illinois. At the time of the 1860 census, William Henry Wisenburg is found residing in Princeville Township with his mother and step-father, Carlos Alford. They are farming for a living.
On August 7, 1862, at the age of 20, William was one of the very first to volunteer to serve in a company of men which was being raised in Princeville, Illinois for service in the Union Army by Princeville School Teacher, John F. French.

ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name WISENBERG, WILLIAM H
Rank PVT Company K Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence PRINCEVILLE, PEORIA CO, IL Age 20 Height 5' 8 Hair DARK
Eyes GRAY Complexion DARK Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER
Nativity FULTON CO, IL

Service Record
Joined When AUG 7, 1862 Joined Where PRINCEVILLE, IL
Joined By Whom CPT FRENCH Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY APR 7, 1865 AT QUNCY ILL

When French had about 100 volunteers, he led the Princeville Company to Peoria, Illinois where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, French and 95 of his volunteers were mustered into the service as Co. K of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
On September 7, 1862, the men of the 85th Illinois, which was also organized at Camp Lyon, and 86th Illinois marched out of the gates of Camp Lyon through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, to the railroad depot. There they boarded trains headed for Jeffersonville, Indiana and Camp Joe Holt, which were located across the river from Louisville, Kentucky. Three weeks later, the 85th and 86th Illinois were in the field in Kentucky as part of Colonel Daniel McCook's Brigade chasing Confederate troops. On Oct. 8, 1862, just six weeks after they had been mustered into the service, the men of the 86th Illinois were engaged with those Confederate troops, suffering their first casualties. There would be many more during the next two and a half years.
During the next year and a half, William served faithfully in Co. K, participating in and witnessing some of the most brutal and bloody fighting in the Western Theatre of the war. This included the Battles of Chickamauga, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia; and Rome, Georgia. William was most likely in the ranks of Co. K on the morning of June 27, 1864, when the 86th as part of McCook's Brigade made the bloody assault on what would become known as the "Dead Angle" on Cheatham Hill on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. During this 30 minute assault, the 86th Illinois would suffer more than 100 casualties and McCook's Brigade would suffer more than 500 casualties, all in less than 30 minutes. Several days later, the Confederates were forced to give up Kennesaw and the drive for Atlanta, Georgia continued. On July 19th, the men of McCook's Brigade were heavily engaged with the enemy during the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. On the 28th of July, the Battle of Ezra Church was fought. The following day, July 29, 1864, as the Campaign for Atlanta continued, as the men of McCook's Brigade were moving into line of battle, Private William Henry Wisenburg was severely wounded in the left arm and was sent to the rear to a Field Hospital. William would spend the remainder of the war in Army Hospitals. Much of this time was spent in the Army Hospital at Quincy, Illinois. Finally, on April 7, 1865, after spending more than 8 months in hospitals, Private William Henry Wisenburg was discharged from the service at Quincy, Illinois and he returned to his home and family in Princeville.
William Henry Wisenburg was married to Nancy Jane Carroll on Oct 20, 1866 in Peoria County. Nancy Jane was born on October 18, 1848 at ____________, Connecticut, the daughter of Job Carroll and Hannah (_____________) Carroll. Job was born in Rhode Island about 1802, while Hannah was born about 1820 in Connecticut. The Carroll family came west where they settled in Princeville Township sometime after 1850, and probably after 1860. Four children are known to have been born to William and Nancy, They are;
1. Emma Jane Wisenburg; born Sept. 17, 1867
2. Willie (William) Eugene Wisenburg, born May 17, 1869
3. Louis Albert Wisenburg, born January 20, 1872
4. Mabel Almira Wisenburg, born June 19, 1879

William and Nancy resided in Princeville Township the rest of their lives, farming the land. In 1887, the surviving members of the 86th Illinois held a reunion in Peoria on the 25th anniversary of their being mustered into the service, August 27, 1887. William was one of 9 Co. K men to attend that first reunion. As the reunions continued, always being held in Peoria during the week of August 27th, William was one of about ten Co. K men who were almost always there, rairly missing a reunion. The last reunion that William was able to attend was the reunion of 1908. Private William Henry Wisenburg died the following spring on May 12, 1909. His earthly remains were laid to rest in the Princeville Township Cemetery. Nancy Jane (Carroll) Wisenburg died on January 15, 1912. Her earthly remains were laid beside those of her husband of over 42 years in the Princeville Township Cemetery.

by Baxter B. Fite III.

He was buried in May 1909 at Princeville Township Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria Co., IL, Findagrave #22076640.

Child of William Henry Wisenburg and Nancy Jane Carroll

Jacob Wiser

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     Jacob Wiser married Sarah Rhoad, daughter of Philip Rhoad and Maria Magdalena Wendel, on 3 November 1836 at Highland Co., OH.

Bessie K. Wishard

F, b. 23 April 1891
     Bessie K. Wishard was born on 23 April 1891 at Maryland.1 She was the daughter of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Beulah M. Wishard

F, b. 25 July 1901
     Beulah M. Wishard was born on 25 July 1901.1 She was the daughter of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Charles M. Wishard

M, b. 16 May 1858
     Charles M. Wishard was born on 16 May 1858.1 He was the son of John D. Wishard and Tracey Eavey.1 Charles M. Wishard married Clara E. Kaylor, daughter of Thomas Kaylor and Hannah Stouffer, circa 1889. Charles M. Wishard lived in 1900 at Beaver Creek Dist., Washington Co., MD. He lived in 1926 at Boonsboro, Washington Co., MD.1

Children of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Frederick Wishard

M, b. 23 May 1897
     Frederick Wishard was born on 23 May 1897.1 He was the son of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Iva V. Wishard

F, b. 21 June 1892
     Iva V. Wishard was born on 21 June 1892.1 She was the daughter of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

John D. Wishard1

M, b. September 1823
     John D. Wishard married Tracey Eavey.1 John D. Wishard was born in September 1823 at Maryland.

Child of John D. Wishard and Tracey Eavey

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

John M. Wishard

M, b. 21 December 1893
     John M. Wishard was born on 21 December 1893.1 He was the son of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Mary H. Wishard

F, b. 14 January 1896
     Mary H. Wishard was born on 14 January 1896.1 She was the daughter of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Nellie M. Wishard

F, b. 10 January 1890
     Nellie M. Wishard was born on 10 January 1890.1 She was the daughter of Charles M. Wishard and Clara E. Kaylor.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 662.

Abraham Wisman

M, b. circa 1815, d. after 1880
     Abraham Wisman was born circa 1815 at Virginia.1 He married Mary Magdalene Coffelt on 29 January 1846 at Shenandoah Co., VA. Abraham Wisman died after 1880.

Child of Abraham Wisman and Mary Magdalene Coffelt

Citations

  1. [S226] 1850 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia, District 58. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 976.

Alfred E. Wisman

M, b. 15 October 1936, d. 29 April 2008
     Alfred E. Wisman was born on 15 October 1936 at Michigan.1 He died on 29 April 2008 at Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI, at age 71. He was buried in May 2008 at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI, Findagrave #163750629.

Citations

  1. [S2110] 1940 Federal Census, Macomb County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1784.

Catherine Wisman

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     Catherine Wisman married Philip Borden on 6 February 1796 at Shenandoah Co., VA.

Child of Catherine Wisman and Philip Borden

Christina Wisman

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     Christina Wisman married Thomas Wiseman.

Child of Christina Wisman and Thomas Wiseman

Juliana Wisman

F, b. circa 1810, d. before 1824
     Juliana Wisman was born circa 1810 at Shenandoah Co., VA. She was the daughter of Paul Wisman and Rosina Wendel. Juliana Wisman died before 1824 Was deceased by 1824 according to testimony in an 1831 chancery case. (Bob Baird's Genealogy Filing Cabinet.)

Magdalena Wisman

F, b. circa 1772
     Magdalena Wisman was born circa 1772. She married Lawrence Spiegel, son of Johann Michael Spiegel and Christina Snapp, on 20 August 1792 at Shenandoah Co., VA.

Mary Wisman

F, b. 2 February 1820, d. 12 February 1892
     Mary Wisman was born on 2 February 1820 at Virginia. She married Levi Gochenour on 29 January 1839 at Shenandoah Co., VA. Mary Wisman died on 12 February 1892 at Shenandoah Co., VA, at age 72. She was buried in February 1892 at Levi Gochenour Cemetery, Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., VA, Findagrave #120615400.

Child of Mary Wisman and Levi Gochenour

Mary Ann Wisman1

F, b. 20 November 1848, d. 21 March 1926
     Mary Ann Wisman was born on 20 November 1848 at Shenandoah Co., VA.2,3 She was the daughter of Abraham Wisman and Mary Magdalene Coffelt. Mary Ann Wisman married Isaac S. Swartz, son of Samuel S. Swartz and Mary Gibler, on 11 July 1872 at Shenandoah Co., VA. Mary Ann Wisman died on 21 March 1926 at Shenandoah Co., VA, at age 77. She was buried in March 1926 at Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Alonzaville, Shenandoah Co., VA, Findagrave #124720797.

Children of Mary Ann Wisman and Isaac S. Swartz

Citations

  1. [S291] 1900 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1728; FHL #1241728.
  2. [S226] 1850 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia, District 58. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 976.
  3. [S289] 1880 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1390, FHL #1255390.

Paul Wisman

M, d. circa 1814
     Paul Wisman married Rosina Wendel, daughter of John Wendel and Maria Magdalena Dellinger, circa 1809, She was unmarried as of 5 MAR 1808 when she was a witness for the christening of her brother George's son Wilhelm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg. Paul Wisman died circa 1814 Was stated in Rosina's son Amos Beard's biographical sketch to have died during the War of 1812.

Child of Paul Wisman and Rosina Wendel

Annie Wismer1

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     Annie Wismer was the daughter of David Wismer and Sarah Bergey.1 Annie Wismer married Harry C. Moyer, son of William P. Moyer and Anna M. Cassel, on 22 November 1895.1

Children of Annie Wismer and Harry C. Moyer

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 263.

David Wismer1

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     David Wismer married Sarah Bergey.1

Child of David Wismer and Sarah Bergey

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 263.

Harold Alton Wismer1

M, b. 29 October 1922
     Harold Alton Wismer was also known as Austin Horace.2 He was born on 29 October 1922 at Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Jonas Wismer and Lillie Landis.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 255.
  2. [S897] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 2080-85; FHL #2341814-19.

Isaiah Kratz Wismer

M, b. 14 September 1897, d. March 1974
     Isaiah Kratz Wismer was born on 14 September 1897 at Rahns, Montgomery Co., PA.1 He married Lulu Pearl Cassel, daughter of Rev. Emmanuel N. Cassel and Ida Alderfer Price, on 12 March 1923.1 Isaiah Kratz Wismer died in March 1974 at Coopersburg, Bucks Co., PA, at age 76.2

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 305.
  2. [S89] Social Security Death Index.

Jacob Wismer1

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     Jacob Wismer married Sarah Ann (?).2

Child of Jacob Wismer and Sarah Ann (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 255.
  2. [S897] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 2080-85; FHL #2341814-19.

John G. Wismer

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     John G. Wismer married Isabella Laughton.

Child of John G. Wismer and Isabella Laughton

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 358.

John M. Wismer

M, b. 6 March 1869
     John M. Wismer was born on 6 March 1869.1 He was the son of John G. Wismer and Isabella Laughton.1 John M. Wismer married Della I. Robinson, daughter of Henry Robinson and Lavinia S. Price, on 25 October 1899, Ceremony by Rev. Koehler of All Souls Church for the Deaf.1 John M. Wismer lived in 1926 at Orvilla (near Lansdale), Montgomery Co., PA.1

Children of John M. Wismer and Della I. Robinson

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 358.

Jonas Wismer1

M, b. circa 1896
     Jonas Wismer was Church of the Brethren.1 He was born circa 1896 at Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Jacob Wismer and Sarah Ann (?)1,2 Jonas Wismer married Lillie Landis, daughter of Abraham M. Landis and Elizabeth Price, circa 1918.1,2 Jonas Wismer lived at Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.1

Children of Jonas Wismer and Lillie Landis

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 255.
  2. [S897] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 2080-85; FHL #2341814-19.

Jonas Gladdyn Wismer1

M, b. 21 September 1918, d. 4 August 1921
     Jonas Gladdyn Wismer was born on 21 September 1918 at Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Jonas Wismer and Lillie Landis.1 Jonas Gladdyn Wismer died on 4 August 1921 at Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA, at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 255.

Loraine Elizabeth Wismer1

F, b. circa 1927
     Loraine Elizabeth Wismer was born circa 1927 at Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Jonas Wismer and Lillie Landis.1

Citations

  1. [S897] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 2080-85; FHL #2341814-19.