|Posted By:||Louisville WIGGINS STANTON CLARK PEAK MADDUX +|
|Subject:||Theodore H. WIGGINS 1830-1903 + Mari GRASS 1846 1925 : 8 ch STANTON PEAK CLARK M|
|Post Date:||March 11, 2011 at 21:00:27|
|Forum:||Jefferson County, KY Genealogy Forum|
2011 * WIGGINS GENEALOGY MASTER *: Theodore H. WIGGINS 1830 [Ger2KY] + Mari GRASS 1846 [IN,KY](Louisville, KY): 8 CHILDREN: Theodore, Benjamin Joseph [CA], Dora, George John, K, Charles J. L and (_); AND, SOME OF THE CHILDREN'S DESCENDANTS: WIGGINS GRASS: WIGGINS (Jenny).WIGGINS Page Mercer Campbell; STANTON WIGGINS: Greenwell: STANTON, BUTTS, Von Ville, Boylan Zemaitis; STANTON CLARK Pedigo; STANTON PEAK; WIGGINS KLUEH WIGGINS SOLOMON; WIGGINS SMITH; WIGGINS WIGGINS MMVM2011
MAR 2011_____________Beginning of WIGGINS GENEALOGY__________2011
THEODORE H. WIGGINS "TW"
born:__ ___ 1830/31 (West Kirchen. Westphalia, Prussia,
Germany or Neufahr (Neufahren / Neufauren / Neuflauen).
Westphalia, Prussia, GERMANY)
died: __ JAN 1903 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
buried: 5 JAN 1903 Louisville, KY, St. Louis Cemetery
Parents: ? ? (Search the Westphalia, Prussia, Germany area.)
Married:. __ ___ 1864 _____( West Kirchen or Neufahr, Westphalia, Prussia ?) Germany
MARY GRASS "MG"
born 29 SEP 1846 (possibly born in Ferdinand, Indiana)
died 12 MAR 1925 Louisville,Jefferson Co., KY,USA (aged 78)
buried 16 MAR 1925 Louisville, Jeff., KY, St. Louis Cemetery
Parents: ? ? (Search in Ferdinand, Indiana area)
(Mari Grass Wiggins had a half sister named Rose GRASS who was married to Phillip DURCHOLZ / DURCHOLTZ, he was born in Ferdinand, IN; and they had a daughter Henrietta Durcholz (b. or m. about 1900) who married Leo KLUEH from Ferdinand, Indiana. It is unknown if Elizabeth KLUEH, who married one of Mary Grass Wiggin's sons [George John Wiggins], is related to Henrietta's husband Leo KLUEH although, it is quite possible.)
( 8 [TW+MG] children: Theodore, Benjamin Joseph, Dora, George John, Charles J., Karl, and L. and "No Name"(Can not read all the intials in the Mari Grass WIGGINS Bible.) Children of Theodore H. (1830/31 Germany) and Mari Grass (1846-1925) WIGGINS:)
1.1. [TW+MG] THEODORE WIGGINS
b. 31 MAR 1865 Shelbyville, KY or West Kirchen.
Westphalia, Prussia, Germany or Neufahr (Neufahren / Neufauren ;
Neuflauen). Westphalia, Prussia, GERMANY (He is very young in Shelbyville, KY
where his father was a worker before moving to Louisville, KY)
d. __ ___ 1920 (Louisville, KY) aged 55
m.__about 1884 (KY?)
wife: Jenny ______ __________ _____
b. about 1865
d. after 1886 ?Kentucky
(2 ch. of Theodore WIGGINS and Jenny ____ )
[It has been heard that both children died as teenagers or
young men while diving under a canal boat near the Ohio
River near Louisville, KY around 1900. MM)
1. Theodore WIGGINS poss. b. 1885 Louisville, Jefferson, KY poss. d. 1900
2.Matthew WIGGINS poss. b. 1886 Louisville, Jefferson, KY poss. d. 1900
2. [TW+MG] BENJAMIN JOSEPH WIGGINS "BJW"
b. 5 SEP 1867 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. __ ___ ____ (Washington State or California)
m._________after 1890 . Washington State poss. Seattle, USA
Florene PAGE "FP"
b. abt. 1867, Indiana
d. __ ___ ____, (Washington State or California)
( 3 [BJW+FP] Children of Benjamin Joseph WIGGINS and Florene PAGE)
1. [BJW+EP} Esther WIGGINS
b. abt. 1887 Seattle, King, WA
d. after 1907 Seattle, King, WA
Mr. ____ MERCER
(1 child of Esther WIGGINS and _________ MERCER)
1. -William ( Bill ) MERCER
b. after 1907 Seattle, King, WA
d. before 2003 poss. WA
m. Not known to be married or have any children.
2. [BJW+FP] Theodore Heywood WIGGINS
b. after 1887 ? Seattle, King, WA
d. after 1933 ______
wife: (name unknown)
(3 children of Theodore Haywood WIGGINS and _____ _____)
1. Pat (Patricia?) -is female- WIGGINS
Do not think she was married. ( Unknown )
2. __________(Living WIGGINS) abt. 1923 Seattle, King, WA
3. __________(Living WIGGINS) abt, 1932 Seattle, King, WA
3. [BJW+FP] Martha Lee WIGGINS
b. before 1900 Seattle, King, WA
d. after 1983 Seattle, King, WA
m. about 1921 ? Seattle, King, WA
b. about 1900 ___
d. before 1964 Seattle, King, WA
(Martha Lee WIGGINS and Carlyle CAMPBELL-CC was ill- had no children,
I communicated with her, there were no children.)
NOTE: See 1966 letter from Martha Lee Wiggins Campbell at the end.
3. [TW+MG] DORA M. WIGGINS_
b. 6 JAN 1870
d. 26 JUL1955 Louisville, KY aged 85 years
m. 20-22AUG1894 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
m. Michael Jacob STANTON
b.17 JUN 1854 Louisville, Jeff., KY
d. 12 JUN 1935 Louisville, KY aged 80
bur. __ JUN 1935 Louisville, KY, Calvary Cemetery
(Parents of Michael Jacob STANTON:)
b. appx 1809 (possibly Klare Island), County Mayo, Ireland
d. JUL 1884 Louisville, Jefferson, KY (Kentucky)
bur. 28 JUL 1884 Louisville, KY, St. Louis Cemetery
m. about 1853, County Mayo, Ireland
Bridget ROODY, RUDY, RUDDY ? RAIDY(mo. or brother may have been a RAIDY)
b.1822,IRE (possibly Klare Island, County Mayo, Ireland)
d. 13 JAN 1908 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky (KY)
bur. 13 JAN 1908 Louisville, KY St. Louis Cemetery
(5 children of Patrick STANTON (1809-1884)
and Bridget [ROODY/RUDDY/RAIDY?] (1822-1908)
1. Mary 2. Michael Jacob 3. Austin 4. John J. and 5 Bridget:)
1. MARY STANTON 1852 (1856 should be 1852-1920)
b. ([[? Klare Island?], County Mayo, Ireland)
d. 22 NOV 1920 Louisville, KY (suspect was single.)
2. (M. J.) Michael Jacob STANTON 1854 (1854-1935)
b. 19 JUN 1854 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 12 JUN 1935 Louisville, KY
bur. __ JUN 1935 Louisville, KY, Calvary Cemetery
[1911 Louisville, KY City Directory address is 2718 West Walnut.]
[Word of mouth has passed down that his name may be on a
Courthouse or City Building in Butte, Montana as he helped build it.
He was a bricklayer as were some of his sons.]
m. 20 Aug 1894 Louisville, KY
Michael Jacob STANTON aged 40 and Dora M. WIGGINS aged 24
mar. to Dora M. WIGGINS
(6JAN1870 (?Ferdinand,IN-26JUL1955 Louisville,KY):
(5 ch of Michael Jacob STANTON and Dora M. WIGGINS:)
Marie STANTON 1895, Robert T. STANTON 1898,
Thomas Michael STANTON 1901,
Charles J. STANTON 1903 and Austin J. STANTON 1907)
3. AUSTIN STANTON 1860 (1855-1872)
b. 1860 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 23 JUN 1872 Louisville,KY; single
(It is uncertain however, he MAY have drowned in the Ohio River.MM)
4. JOHN J. STANTON 1862 (1861-6NOV1898)
b. 1861 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 6 NOV 1898 Louisville, Jefferson, KY; single)
5. BRIDGET STANTON 1863 (1863-1944)
b. 1863 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 28 SEP 1944 Louisville,KY; single
(5 [MJS+DW] ch. of Michael Jacob STANTON and Dora M. WIGGINS:)
1. [MJS+DW] MARIE STANTON
b. 1895 Louisville, KY
d. 8 MAR 1937 (probably Louisville, KY)
b. about 1891 ? Louisville, KY
d. before 2010
m. about 1935
b. 1891 (probably Louisville, KY)
(2 ch of Joseph GREENWELL and Marie STANTON:)
1. JANE GREENWELL b/dLouisville,KY single
2, STANTON GREENWELL b/dLouisville,KY single
2, [MJS+DW] ROBERT T. STANTON 7DEC1898 Louisville, KY
b. 7 DEC 1898 (OR 4 NOV 1897) Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 14 MAY 1957 Louisville, KY
m. Alma PAYNE
b. 1902 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 4 SEP 1958 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
(2 children of Robert STANTON and Alma PAYNE:)
b. 1920 Louisville, KY
d. 7 APR 1961 Louisville,KY
Never married, was handicapped.
2. (Infant) STANTON (sex unknown); (twin of Dorothy?)
b. 1920 Louisville, KY
d. 1920 Louisville, KY
bur. 1920 Louisville, KY, St. Louis Cemetery
3. [MJS+DW] THOMAS MICHAEL STANTON
b. 14 JUN 1901 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 27 SEP 1976 Columbus, Franklin, OH
(He was short, very thin and wiry with extremely blue eyes and large ears.
The large ears are from the WIGGINS side. He and his brothers very much
favored each other in looks. A nephew Michael STANTON looks exactly as he did!)
m. 30 MAR 1921 Glenmont, Holmes, OH, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Thomas Michael STANTON was 19 and Loretta Francis BUTTS was 20.
(BUTTS and GUENTHER Family reunions were held at this church in
Glenmont for many many years, including the 1970s and 80s.
Relatives still live in the area.)
Loretta Frances BUTTS
b. 10 AUG 1900 Glenmont, Killbuck, Holmes, OH
d. 17 MAR 1976 Columbus, Franklin, OH
(dau of Frank Cerius BUTTS and Julia A. GUENTHER.
NOTE: SEE www.genforum.com under both BUTTS and GUENTHER.
Both these BUTTS and GUENTHER families go back to the 1600s in Germany
and are listed there. Check for other family surnames/last names there also.
Also, contact family at FamilyIsHere@yahoo.com; email@example.com
MM VONVILLE c/o Mitchell 4301 Shire Cove Road, Hilliard, OH 43026. MM)
(6 ch of Thomas Michael STANTON and Loretta Frances BUTTS:)
1. Mary Rita STANTON "Mary Rita"
m. VON VILLE / VONVILLE
2. Joseph Francis STANTON, " Fr. Joe "
b. 9 MAY 1924 Columbus, Franklin, OH
Ordination to become a Catholic Priest 10 MAR 1951
age 26 St. Charles Seminary, Columbus, OH
d. 9 MAY 2011 Columbus, Franklin, OH
bur. Resurrection Cemetery on High Street near Worthington, OH
3. John Francis STANTON " John "
b. 13 MAR 1927 Columbus, Franklin, OH
d. 11 JUL 1996 Columbus, OH
bur. Resurrection Cemetery on High Street near Worthington, OH
4. Marcella Veronica STANTON " Sally "
m. John Cornelius BOYLAN (b. Pittsburgh, PA:BOYLAN+DOLAN d. Columbus, OH)
m. #2 Peter ZEMAITIS (No children together.) d. Franklin Co., OH
5. Francis Michael STANTON " Fr. Frank "
6. Roland Paul STANTON " Ronnie "
There were about 17 grandchildren of Thomas M. STANTON in 2003.
4. [MJS+DW] CHARLES J. STANTON
b. 19 DEC 1903 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 25 MAR 1977 Louisville, KY, Christopher East Nursing Home
bur. 28 MAR 1977, Louisville, KY, Calvary Cemetery Sect.18,Block3,Grave1,Lot714
m. 16 JUN 1934 Louisville, KY, St. Columba
by Rev. John Abell in the presence of Austin Stanton and Dorothy Jackey.
m. Frances Marie CLARK
b. 20 JUN 1911 Louisville, KY at 12:45 am
bapt. 30 MAR 1919 at age 7 in Louisville, KY at Our Lady Catholic Church
on Rudd Ave. by Rev. M. O'Connor in the presence of Sponsor George Clark.
d. 21 FEB 1977, Louisville, KY, Surburban Hospital at 12:10 am
Residence at death 3715 Fallen Timber Drive, Louisville, KY
bur. 23 FEB 1977 Louisville, KY, Calvary Cemetery Sect.18,Block3,Grave2
(dau of William Edward [ Will ] CLARK and Margaret M. PULLAN)
( 1 child of Charles STANTON and Frances Marie CLARK:)
1. Elaine Marie STANTON
_ _ _-_-_
b. 28 SEP 1941 Louisville,KY
d. 4 OCT 2000 age 59 at Kentucky Baptist Hospital East
Louisville, Jefferson, KY
bur. 9 OCT 2000 Louisville, Jeff., KY, Calvary Cemetery
She graduated from Virginia Medical Center as a nurse.
m. 20 OCT 1962 Louisville, KY at St. Columba in the presence of
Mrs. Herschel (Carol) Sedoris and Melville Pedigo, Sr.
Elaine Marie STANTON was 21, Gerald Anthony PEDIGO was 22
m. Gerald Anthony PEDIGO
b. 3 OCT 1940 Louisville, KY
(son of Melville Matthew PEDIGO, Sr. and Mary Loretta FELHOELTER)
(2 ch. of Charles STANTON and FrancIs Marie CLARK:)
5. [MJS+DW] AUSTIN STANTON
b. 25 Apr 1907 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 1 DEC 1963 Louisville, KY
bur. DEC 1963 Louisville, KY Calvary Cemetery
m. 17 FEB 1943, Louisville, KY
Austin STANTON aged 35 and Genevieve Julia (Gin) PEAK aged 32
Genevieve Julia "Gin" PEAK
b. 9 JUL 1910 Louisville, Jeff.,KY
d. 26 DEC 1980 Louisville, KY
(dau of Christopher Leo PEAK and Margaret ______.
(1 son of Austin STANTON and Genevieve Julia PEAK)
1. Michael STANTON
6 granchildren, AS OF 2003 ++
Email addresses here cover the ENTIRE above family: SEND EMAILS TO ALL OF THEM.
4. [TW+MG] GEORGE JOHN WIGGINS "GJW"
b. 29 AUG 1872 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
d. 25 AUG 1939 ?Kentucky
m. __________, Indiana, St. Meinrad Church
m. Elizabeth KLEUH "EK
b. __ ___ 1876 ?Shelbyville, KY
d. 29 OCT 1957 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
( [GJW+EK] 5 ch (Olivia Barbara, George Bernard, Charles Garland,
Mary Rosa Lee, Earl Bernard WIGGINS)
of George John WIGGINS [GJW] and Elizabeth KLUEH [EK]:)
1. [GJW+EK] Olivia Barbara Elizabeth
b. 23 SEP 1898 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 15 APR 1967 (Kentucky?)
- never married
2. [GJW+EK] George Bernard WIGGINS I (Bernard WIGGINS)
b. ____ __1899
d. 20 APR 1973 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
Margaret Adeline MADDUX
rdy rdy rdy-RDY-rdy
b. 24 JUL 1901 Louisville, Jeff., KY
d. 18 OCT 1984 Louisville, Jeff., KY
bur. __ ___ 1984 Louisville, Jeff. KY
([Daugh)ter of William Phillip MADDUX b. 1881 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 29JAN1954 Louisville,KY and Harriet Mary FALVEY 5JUL1885-22DEC1968Louisville,KY:
5ch 1901,1906,1907,1909and1911] firstname.lastname@example.org]
(3 Children of George Bernard WIGGINS II and Margaret Adeline MADDUX:)
1. George Bernard WIGGINS ( George Bernard WIGGINS I [ the first ])
3. [GJW+EK] Charles Garland WIGGINS
b. 1902 Kentucky?
d. is dead
(No children for C.G. WIGGINS+Mary SOLOMON)
4. [GJW+EK] Mary Rose Lee "Rose Lee" WIGGINS
b. __ ___ 1905 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. is dead, ?Louisville, KY
John Herman SMITH
b. before 1910 KY?
d. is dead
(1 daughter of John Herman SMITH and Mary Rose Lee WIGGINS:)
[NOTE: Mary " Rose Lee " WIGGINS SMITH had the Marie Grass WIGGINS' Family Bible
which she gave to me because I was the only Wiggins descendant at that time
(1970s) who had an interest in genealogy. She was very kind to me in letters as
was her cousin Martha Lee WIGGINS CAMPBELL who lived in Seattle, Washington. MM]
5. [GJW+EK] Earl Bernard WIGGINS
b. __ ___ 1906 ? Louisville, Jeff., KY
d. is dead
Lived in Huntingdon, Cabell, West Virginia (WV)
(1 son of Earl Bernard WIGGINS:)
1. EARL B________ WIGGINS, JR. "EBWjr"
who married Peggy ______________ "P"
[Earl was an Accountant;
possibly a CFO for an Insurance Co. in Indianapolis,IN in 2003.]
(5 ch. of Earl B. WIGGINS, JR and Peggy _______:)
K, WIGGINS " K. Wiggins"
b. 27 APR 1874 (Shelbyville, KY) or 27 APR 1875 (Louisville, KY)
d. _ most probably Louisville, Jefferson, KY
[THERE ARE 2 Ks IN THE BIBLE, ONE WE NEVER KNEW THE NAME FOR WHICH IT STOOD,
NOR WAS IT HEARD THAT THIS K GREW UP. The other K was for Karl (German) which means
Charles in English. "K W" is what is in the Bible (which is in German); and, the W
is believed to stand for WIGGINS, K stands for the first name.]
Charles J. Wiggins (-1932); (K, "Karl" in German means Charles in English)
b. 18 SEP 1877 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. 12 or 14 DEC 1932 Louisville, KY
[Charles never married and he took care of his mother. He was a mailman.]
b. 4 APR 1880, Louisville, Jefferson, KY
d. (Died young.)
bur. __ ___ _____, Louisville, KY, buried in St. Louis Cemetery.
[Never heard of L. as a adult, believed to be female and to have died as a child;
no name for L; "L W" is the only thing listed in the German Bible Marie Grass Wiggins kept.
The "W" is believed to stand for WIGGINS. (Most of the children were by
initials and names have been filled in for those which are known.)]
NO NAME (No first name as the Bible was difficult to read.) WIGGINS
b. 11 SEP 1881 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
[Never heard of any name or that this person grew to adulthood.]
~LETTER FROM MARTHA LEE WIGGINS CAMPBELL TO ROSE LEE AND OLIVIA WIGGINS 1966:
(Typed directly from the letter.)
1741 Belmont Avenue
December 6, 1966
Dear Rose Lee and Olivia:
Trying to get my Christmas cards and letter written and as you know it is a big job, so I am writing this in duplicate.
I hope each day that you are walking better, Olivia. It is a long, hard pull but you will win out in the end. A friend of mine who is now 84, broke her hip when she was 82, and after two operations (the first was not successful), she gets out and walks without even a cane most of the time. She sure made a remarkable recovery.
And Rose Lee, I hope you, Joe, and Sharon are well and enjoying life. I know that Sharon keeps things lively for you and keeps you young in thoughts and actions. Sharon must be quite the business girl by this time. I hope she enjoys working in an office as much as I did all those years that I worked.
I am again planning on going down to Santa Monica, California, to be with Ted and his family for the holidays, unless something happens in the meantime to change my plans. Ted's wife was sick a short time ago, so a lot depends upon how she feels when the 19th rolls around.
There is not much news about me -- I just get a little slower and like to go to bed earlier than I used to, so you see I have slowed down. I suffer from nerves, which a lot of people have, and I have nothing to be nervous about; I guess it is due to the high blood pressure which I have had for years but which the doctor keeps under control by a lot of medicine prescribed to me. I spend most of the time from April thru September at my beach place, coming into towns for short visits. We had a perfect spring and summer this year so it was enjoyable at the beach.
I had three different sets of company from California during September and October and they stayed with me in my small apartment. My niece, Pat Wiggins, came up the early part of September for a week before her school started; she teaches English in high school. For many years she worked as a secretary, but decided there was not enough future in that, so went back to college for an additional two years to get her teaching degree; she seems to be very happy in her new choice.
Tom Wiggins is now a TWA pilot. I am amazed whenever I see those big planes to think that young Tom is flying one. He is still a bachelor -- about 33 years.
Teddy Wiggins family are all growing up. His oldest daughter, Colleen, is now a junior in college -- away from home--she wants to be a veterinarian! The rest of his children are in school, with the exception of the youngest little girl.
My brother Ted seems to keep well and strong. He keeps himself busy taking care of their five unit apartments. He is 73 now. We are all getting up there. When our parents were that age, we all thought they were old, so I guess we are too now! Take care of yourselves and say a little prayer for all of us.
Love , (M)artha (L)ee
BJW+FP Benjamin Joseph WIGGINS + Florence Page's children
EBWjr+P Earl Bernard WIGGINS JR + Peggy's children
GJW+EK George John WIGGINS and Elizabeth KLUEH's children
MJS+DW Michael Jacob STANTONS + Dora WIGGINS' children
TW+MG Theodore WIGGINS and Mari GRASS children
(x and r and rdy and / are used in the Coordinator's, MM's, research only and mean nothing to anyone else.)
MM= Mary Martha Von Ville,
mmvonville @ hotmail.com, the Coordinator of the information contained within this WIGGINS (and the STANTON and the GUENTHER / GUNTHER genealogies.
1. The FAMILY BIBLE. The first few pages only of the Family Bible were sent to me and the few printed pages included were in German. This listed the names or initials of the Patrick Stanton and Mari Grass STANTON children. Also, others have confirmed those same initials or names. Whatever names are known have been filled in for the intials only which were in the Family Bible seen in the 1970s. MM
2. CEMETERY RECORDS from the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Louisville, Jefferson, KY and from Calvary Cemetery. [Note: The records of one of the cemeteries may have been merged into another cemetery's records, uncertain, heard later that that may have happened, in case you wish to get originals. MM]
3. DEATH, BIRTH and MARRIAGE records, including an "intent to marry" license for Michael Jacob Stanton and Dora Wiggins, the City of Louisville, Kentucky [Vital Statistics type department has the records. Some of the death records are available, "Kentucky Death Records" in a Google type search brings up many of the Wiggins eg. Dora Wiggins and others of her descendants.
4. Personal INTERVIEWS with individuals listed in this genealogy who personally knew some of the oldest listed. The interviews included
Thomas Michael Stanton, Elaine Stanton Pedigo, Rose Lee Wiggins Smith, Martha Lee Wiggins, descendants of Benjamin Joseph Wiggins, and those children of Thomas Michael Stanton who visited Louisville and knew and had PHOTOS of Dora Wiggins and her children and their spouses and children. The Stanton boys all look very very similiar and one can tell they are brothers.
5. An excellently documented from original sources genealogy by Lisa Pedigo which she provided me.
~ More information upon the descendants and children is known. Contact (listinging specifically the family about which you are concerned) FamilyIsHere@yahoo.com
~Dora Wiggins, was very short and had very large ears.
~Many of the first and second generations were brick layers and traveled far to ply their trade. That is how Thomas Michael Stanton met Loretta Butts, he was building a school in Glenmont, Holmes, Ohio where her parents and siblings lived. They were married in Glenmont. ~Many of the Stanton descendants are short, thin, have exceptionally blue eyes and some have large ears.
~Mari GRASS WIGGINS had a half sister named Rosa Grass Durcholz (Durcholtz) from Indiana. Her husband's name is Phillip and they had a daughter named Henrietta who married Leo KLUEH born in Ferdinand, Indiana. [Unknown if this Leo Klueh is related to Elizabeth Klueh, George John WIGGINS' wife however, suspect strongly they are as close family often married at that time. Further research upon the GRASS family might be begun in the Ferdinand, Indiana area. The GRASS family is also believed to have spoken German however, the name of the father of Mari (Mary) Grass Wiggins and her half sister Rose Grass Klueh is unknown; and, due to the women being half sisters there would be two marriages for him with unknown women.
~Theodore WIGGINS initially shows up in Shelbyville, KY with his wife and at least one child before he settles in Louisville, KY. It appears from these records (which are probably now archived in Franklin, Kentucky) that he was from a town sounding like "Westkirchen" or "Neufahren or Neuflauen" in Germany. Towns with these or names sounding as they do are in PRUSSIA, GERMANY. Neufahr is a town in Prussia, Germany now and, as names of towns do change, it could have previously been called Neufahren. Neu = new and Fahren = far or go or travel in German now. There is a town called Neufahr in West Prussian, Kingdom of Prussian, Germany. ALSO, Westkirchen (West=west Kirche=Church) has shown up and, currently, there are places called West Kirchen: Westkirchen, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, Germany; Westkirchen, Warendorf, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, Gemany; and, Westkirchen, Ennigerloh, Beckum, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, Germany. NOTE: They are all in Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia (and may actually be the same town redistricted over the years) in Germany. and Neufahr is also in Prussia; therefore, IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT THEODORE / THEODORE H. WIGGINS IS FROM PRUSSIA, GERMANY AND MOST LIKELY THE WESTPHALIA AREA OF PRUSSIA, GERMANY. I do speak German. Those with computer expertise may now have much success searching by computer for records in Prussia and also the Westphalia area. Should you find Theodore / Theodore H. Wiggins and / or his siblings, parents or family then, would you please, post your information onto www.genforum.com; www.ancestry.com and www.rootsweb.com, as well as, any other genealogical site with which you have access. (Be specific in your Title to your message, such as "Theodore H. WIGGINS from Prussia , Germany settled in Louisville, KY m. Mari GRASS ( Ferdinand, IN ), many descendants" " then others can easily find your information when they search. If specifics are not in the Message Title then your information, although eagerly sought, may not ever be found. Also, please, put spaces around , and ( and ) as some search engines do not know to eliminate them in their search. Thank you!) Please, also, let any of your cousins who are from the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) you know or hear about whatever information you have found as they do special homage for each individual of their ancestry. Sending them information would be geatly appreciated. Thank you!
~Patrick Stanton, it has been said, had around 7 brothers and sisters born in Ireland and he was to have named his children after his brothers and sisters. Also, he was definitely from County Mayo in Ireland ( Mayo is even on his grave stone.) It is possible that he was born on or very near Klare Island in the County of Mayo as descendants were told he was from Klare however, Mayo is on the gravestone and is possibly there to avoid the confusion with the County in Ireland sounding like Klare but begins with a C. There is an island in County Mayo called Klare Island and it is on maps.
~It has been heard that Patrick Stanton (husband of Dora Wiggins)'s father sent 4 of his children to England and the other 4 of his children to the United States. It has been heard that he did this because he wasn't certain which place was best and he wanted at least some of his children to survive. This is not heartless as it may sound. Remember that Ireland was in the midst of a potato family and potatoes are what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They were starving. He sent his children, out of love, to different parts of the world. It was common then that whichever children were more successful, meaning had jobs and a community which could support them, would, possibly later, invite their siblings who were not able to succeed as well elsewhere to come live with them. It was said that Patrick named his children after his siblings. Patrick immigrated to America (first working in Shelbyville then living in Louisville, KY) between 1852 and 1854 as his oldest daughter Mary was born in Ireland and his next child and oldest son Michael Jacob was born in Kentucky.
~Patrick Stanton's wife Bridget's maiden name is not for certain however, RUDDY RUDY ROODY and RAIDY have come up several times. There is a RAIDY baby buried in the STANTON plot; and, next to the STANTON plot are other RAIDY burials. Suspected that either her maiden name was RAIDY or a sister also settled in Louisville and she married a RAIDY or her brother came to Louisville and is surnamed RAIDY.
No records have been discovered as yet for Patrick STANTON or his wife Bridget's birth families, siblings or parents although some who are suspected to be siblings are listed in an email from 9 researchers and this has been posted to www.genforum.com under STANTON (search Louisville, KY or other specific information on the left side where it says "search this forum".), JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
~This email which you are reading will also, with most of the information, be posted onto www.genforum.com under WIGGINS, STANTON and KENTUCKY and JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY in order to locate other cousins or to provide them with this information. Hopefully, they contact some of us. Please, leave your email or other information for contact under whatever Message Board you find information or this message. Hopefully, anyone finding this will email the following fellow researchers: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; and, the common meeting place for all concerned with this and related genealogies: FamilyIsHere@yahoo.com.
~Although this has been researched for the last almost 40 years, and this is probably my last message, I will pass these email addresses onto my successor when that person appears: FamilyIsHere@yahoo.com; email@example.com. Please, email there even should you hear of my demise. A possible postage mail address is:
"Mary Martha's Helper." 4301 Shire Cove Road, Hilliard, OH 43026. Thank you, Mary Martha "MM" Von Ville McGrath
~ You have had some good people as your ancestors on both sides of your families, be honorable in your actions to your fellow men and keep God in your heart always for He will hear your petitions and answer your prayers in the best way for your eternities. Your ancestors loved you and that love still continues! Sincerely. MM
2011 * WIGGINS MASTER *: Theodore H. WIGGINS 1830-1903 (Westkirchen / Neufahr GER) + Mari GRASS ( ? Ferdinand, IN) 1846-1925; lived in Louisville, KY: 8 CHILDREN and some of the CHILDREN'S DESCENDANTS: SURNAMES:WIGGINS GRASS: WIGGINS (+ Jenny _ ).WIGGINS Page Mercer Campbell; STANTON WIGGINS: Greenwell: STANTON, BUTTS, Von Ville, Boylan Zemaitis. Tennant, Schaelecter Stanton ; STANTON CLARK Pedigo; STANTON PEAK; WIGGINS KLUEH Wiggins maddux; WIGGINS SOLOMON; WIGGINS SMITH; WIGGINS Wiggins Ernst Eilers O'Hare Abney Wiggins WIGGINS.~MM2011