I do have those birth dates for Jacob and Catherine Wiest's twelve children:
Elizabeth b. August 3, 1806 d. January 28, 1892 married a Macklin
Benjamin b. April 28, 1808 d. January 28, 1892
John b. September 14, 1809 d. July 11, 1880
Jacob Henry b. July 23 1811 d. February 20 1891
Catherine b. September 29, 1812 d. February 20, 1891 married a Roshon
Sarah b. April18, 1813 d. ? married an Arnold
Mary b. February 4, 1814 d. ? married a Miesse
Lydia b. March 7, 1817 d. April 12, 1865 married a Wildermuth
Samuel October 5, 1818 d. ?
Jonas Henry b. March 16, 1821 d. June 9 1894 Jonas was a doctor and it is his son Jonas Jr. that wrote this letter and copy from the family bible. This transcription is signed and dated Jonas Wiest son of Dr. Jonas Wiest May 1, 1916.
Sophia b. November 18, 1828 d. November 1829
Lucetta b. December 31 1831 d. ? married a Goss
Some of the death dates look suspect and are not listed in the bible. Those in the bible are Benjamin, Catherine, Sarah, Lydia, Jonas, Sophia. I'm sure about John's having seen his grave.
It is also interesting that you spelled Wiest Weist. My grandmother and her brothers use to fight over the spelling.
As for the Spouse difference with Christian, Jonas' letter listed Christian's sister, Catherine, as married to one John Goskley could this be the Catherine you have as his spouse? I have her birth and death year as the same as Catherine Gacklien, Gockley, Goskley. I would be happy to send you a copy of the letter written by Jonas.
I'm guessing that his sister was listed as his spouse. I have not got any proof but this letter. I don't know where the bible ended up but I bet Jerry or Ann or maybe my dad knows. His letter also spells Roshon with the o-o and not Roshan and Van Aken not Van Auken but it might be Van Akin so hard to read real script with ink-well ink.
Let me know if this sound close.
Debbie Giffe Stephenson Graham
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