Wilhelm Heinrich Friedrich Thies

Male29 August 1813–15 November 1864

Brief Life History of Wilhelm Heinrich Friedrich

When Wilhelm Heinrich Friedrich Thies was born on 29 August 1813, in Minden, Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Franz Heinrich Thies, was 31 and his mother, Margarethe Elisabeth Kleine- Esselbruegge, was 29. He married Cathrine Wilhelmine Langenkamp on 23 May 1841, in Versmold, Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1857 and lived in Randolph, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 15 November 1864, in Bremen, Randolph, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Bremen, Randolph, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilhelm Heinrich Friedrich Thies
Cathrine Wilhelmine Langenkamp
Marriage: 23 May 1841
Henriette Elisabeth Thies
Franz Christian Johann Thies
August Heinrich Philipp Thies
Catrine Wilhelmine Thies
Johann Heinrich Friedrich Thies
Catrine Maria Thies
Johann Friedrich Thies

Sources (23)

  • Henry W Thies, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Thies in entry for August Heinrich Philipp Thies, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Huf. Wm. Thies in entry for J. H. Thies, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1841Versmold, Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.


    Age 5

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 17

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    North German and Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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