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WENZ, MacDONALD
Posted by: Janice Samuelson (ID *****3193) Date: November 03, 2008 at 19:17:30
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This is a narrative listed in Langlade Co Wisconsin.

Am looking for info on George & Catherine Wenz
immigrated 1860 from Prussia
through New York serving in Civil War 38th NY Infantry and 1st son, George born 1865
1870 census in Jersey City with other children born in NJ
1880 census in Milltown, Shawano Co WI as a farmer age 46
1890 Veteran Census
1900 Census for Rolling Town, Langlade County WI farmer age 65
1910 Census for same place Catherine age 73 widow living w/son Frank Wenz.

Perhaps there is a newspaper write up on George or Catherine Wenz listing their children visiting or an obituary.

I believe their daughter married James B. MacDonald because in the "Ironwood Daily Globe" a Mrs. Perkins visited with her brother, George Wenz (son of above) and her sister, Mrs. J.B. MacDonald. This happened in Watersmeet, Michigan.
This son, George Wenz died in Jan 1945 in Watersmeet, Michigan. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Antigo WI.

Several of James B. MacDonald's children were born in Antigo. The particular son I am researching is Francis Joseph MacDonald b. 08-12-1896 in Antigo WI. Maybe some records there would list the maiden name or parents' names on Francis' birth records. Or an announcement in the local newspaper.

On all the census for James B. MacDonald his wife is listed as Mary M.

Are there any records to help me on this? County records??? Church records??? School records??? marriage records??? birth records??? I am doing an artist rendering of a family tree for the granddaughter of James B. MacDonald. She was born and raised in Watersmeet. I really need to find Mary M. -- is she a Wenz?

Maybe George Wenz's family and/or parents are also buried near him in Evergreen Cemetery? Or maybe George and Catherine Wenz are buried in Rolling Town, Langlade Co near where they lived. Is there anyway to find a list of their children? Maybe J.B. MacDonald and Mary M. were married in Langlade County WI???

I sure would like pictures or at least information from the grave markers for the Wenz family. Names and dates. Actually, I would take any information you have on these two families.

It would be impossible for me to travel this distance to check this out. Someone please help me. Maybe someone living in the area is related. I didn't see any listings for Wenz on the Langlade County website. I would be happy to submit this family tree information as part of your records if you would like it. I would have to know where to send it.

Janice The following is the info as I have it:

James B. and Mary M. MacDonald marr. 07-09-1887 and children:
1. Mary b. 04-?-1888 Hibbing WI
2. Elizabeth "Bessie" b. 09-?-1889 WI
3. Mary M. b. 08-?-1891 DePere WI
4. Agnes C. b. 10-28-1892 Antigo WI
5. James Archibald b. 07-22-1894 Antigo WI
6. Francis "Frank" Joseph b. 08-12-1896 Antigo WI
7. Peter "Ed" Edward b. 07-15-1899 WI
FYI James & Mary MacDonald in 1900 Census Ontonagon Co MI


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