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Franklin (or Franklyn) Wilt and Louise Pfeiffer Wilt
Posted by: Nancy Wilt (ID *****1789) Date: June 01, 2010 at 22:08:31
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Franklin Wilt was my great grandfather. He was originally married to Louise Pfeiffer Wilt and they lived in Bronx, NY. They had two children: Anna and Walter William. Walter was my grandfather. Louise was crippled by an accident with a horse and buggy and Franklin left the family to 'go out west' - we have been told Chicago but are uncertain of this. Louise took in a border by the last name of Bender and told her children their last name was Bender. Walter William Wilt married Mary Morrison Wilt and had three children: Edward, Gertrude and Elinor who were originally raised as Benders. Later, when Franklin died, the family was contacted and advised to change their names officially back to Wilt. Franklin had another family of Wilts although he never divorced Louise. We are very interested in learning about his other descendents. We are also seeking information on his origins and on Louise Pfeiffer's origins and family. Any information is greatly appreciated.

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