John and Maria Anna immigrated to the United States and settling in St. Marys, PA and then in 1871 moving to Roselle, IA. They had three sons, Joseph Bernard, Frank Henry, and John (Jr.). On March 9, 1893 while helping his son, Frank Henry pack to move to Breda, he injuried his hand and developed blood poisoning and passed away. He is buried in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Carroll, IA. Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery was renamed Mt Olivet Cemetery.
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Carroll Sentinel - March 24, 1893 - John Wichmer died at his home in the fourth ward Wednesday from blood poisoning. Last Thursday he was helping move and injured his hand slightly and blood poison set in and in a few days his whole arm was badly swolle...(Read more) -
Geo Clinton Added: Feb. 25, 2011