John Friedrich Wedewart


John Friedrich Wedewart

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death 4 Jun 1901 (aged 67)
Algoma, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Algoma, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 100172000 View Source
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WEDEWART, John (father)
b: 04 Mar 1834 - Geb 4 Marz 1834
d: 04 Jun 1901 - Gest 4 Juni 1901
nxt/Arline E., Elenora (mother)

Though not an exact match to other evidence, this may refer to John:
IGI Record
Johann Friedrich WEDEWARD
Sex: M
Birth: 7 Mar 1835
Wartin, Pommern, Preussen
Father: Carl Friedrich WEDEWARD
Mother: Luise BREHN
Source Information:
Film Number: 184316
Page Number: 245
Reference Number: 5508

Certificate of Disability for Discharge
Private John Wadwart of Captain F. A. Atwater's Company, (A) of the Forty Second Regiment of United States Ill Inf. Vol. was enlisted by Capt. Northrop of the 42nd Regiment of Ill. Inf. Vols. at Chicago, Ill. on the Fourteenth day of September 1861, to serve three years; he was born in ______ in the state of Prussia is Twenty six years of age, five feet four inches high, light complexion, Blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty (60) days.
Station: City General Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
Date: July 14th 1864
J. A. Jackson, In charge of hospital

I certify that I have carefully examined the said John Wadwart of Captain Atwater's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of gun shot wound through left metatarsus received at battle of Chickamauga September 20th 1863 while in the line of duty. He is unfit for the Veteran Reserved Corps. Degree of disability one fourth.
J. A. Jackson, Surgeon in charge of Hospital
Discharged this Twenty Eighth day of July 1864 at Chicago, Illinois
B. J. Sweet, Col. VPC, Commanding the Post
The soldier desires to be addressed at Town Kewanee County Henry State Illinois.

19 Feb 1891 Ahnapee Record
John Wiedowart of Ahnapee town, has been granted a pension of ten dollars per month, to date from June 1890. Mr. Wiedowarts many friends will be pleased to learn that Uncle Sam has dealt with him so generously.

John Wiedewart, an early settler of the town of Ahnapee, passed away Tuesday forenoon. He died from a complication of diseases. He contracted pneumonia by catching cold last week Tuesday just a week before his death and this complicated with valvular disease of the heart hastened dissolution-his death occurring on June 4, 1901.

He served during the Civil War getting an honorable discharge when it was over. He was a gentleman of quiet disposition, a good father, a kind husband, sociable and lived to a good age, he being 69 years old at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, one son, Fred, and four daughters to mourn him.

The funeral will take place Friday from the German M. E. Church. Rev. W. G. Schmidt will officiate.


John Wedewart had ties to Wilhelmina Wedewart, who lived in John's household for some years with her son William Wedewart. Her 1893 obituary indicates that Wilhelmina was John Wedewart's niece.


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