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Ellen M Wuest Relyea
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1924
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2007
Sylvan Beach
Oneida County
New York, USA

Ellen Wuest was the daughter of John Lewis Wuest & Myrtle (Davis) Wuest. She was the wife of Floyd Winfield Relyea. He passed away in 1987, and also is laid to rest in Lenox Cemetery.

Ellen's great grandparents arrived in the United States in 1884 aboard the "Bohemia" in New York harbor. The parents and 5 of their 7 surviving children came from Germany to America on that voyage. Ellen's grandfather, Wilhelm/William Wuest, the only son that came to America, was on that voyage.
2 of the other children continued to reside in Germany. The American side of the family kept in touch with the family members in Germany through at least the 1960s.

Throughout my research of our Wuest family generations I have been amazed at the atheletic ability of each generation of the family. Over a 90 year period of newspaper clippings, I am constantly seeing the Baseball teams of local high schools and always there is a Wuest member listed in the headlines of the games statistics.

The family's social functions, weddings, anniversaries, family trips and visits have always been in the newspapers of their respective communities. This made my task of finding out more about my extended Wuest family much easier. My great grandmother, one of the daughter's that arrived on the "Bohemia" married in 1887 and by 1920 she, her husband and 3 children had moved to California. My Grandmother grew up visiting with her Wuest and Smiley family of New York. But, that did not continue to the next generation of our branch. My Grandmother's son, Ray, lived and worked in Utica for years and he maintained some contact. But all of the rest never had the opportunty to know our Wuest or Smiley extended family.

But now via research, I have met a Wuest brother & sister, at LAST a family connection.

IF anyone related happens to read this please feel free to contact me, just 'click' on my name on this page and it will take you to a message board with your note sent on to me. Hope to hear from more family!


Family links: 
  John Lewis Wuest (1891 - 1958)
  Myrtle Davis Wuest (1894 - 1932)
  Floyd W. Relyea (1924 - 1987)
  Philip L. Wuest (1918 - 2000)*
  Leslie R. Wuest (1922 - 1999)*
  Ellen M Wuest Relyea (1924 - 2007)
  Richard J. Wuest (1926 - 1999)*
  Betty J. Wuest Meli (1931 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Lenox Rural Cemetery
Madison County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Carrie Bias Hoffert
Originally Created by: Andrew L.
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
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Ellen M <i>Wuest</i> Relyea
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Ellen M <i>Wuest</i> Relyea
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Ellen M <i>Wuest</i> Relyea
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