Wilhelm Heinrich Friedrich Thies

29 August 1813–15 November 1864 (Age 51)
Minden, Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The Life 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 4 daughters. 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
1813–1864
Cathrine Wilhelmine Langenkamp
1815–1864
Marriage: 23 May 1841
Henriette Elisabeth Thies
1841–1908
Henry Fredrick Thies Sr.
1842–1931
Minnie Thies
1843–1901
Franz Christian Johann Thies
1844–1908
Catrine Wilhelmine Thies
1848–1908
Johann Heinrich Friedrich Thies
1850–1937
Catrine Maria Thies
1852–1884
Johann Friedrich Thies
1859–1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 May 1841
Versmold, Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
children

(8)

    Female1841–1908Female

    Henry Fredrick Thies Sr.

    Male1842–1931Male

    Minnie Thies

    Female1843–1901Female

    Franz Christian Johann Thies

    Male1844–1908Male

    Female1848–1908Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Male1813–1864Male

    Friedrich Wilhelm Thies

    Male1815–Male

    Anna Elisabeth Marie Thies

    Female1821–1871Female

    Johan Heinrich Thies

    Male1824–1897Male

    Louise Charlotte Thies

    Female1826–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1814

Age 1

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.
1818

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 reduced form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilhelm Thies, "Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945"
  • Heinrich W. Theis in entry for Fritz Thies and Emilie Knop, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Huf. Wm. Thies in entry for J. H. Thies, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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