Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt

Brief Life History of Heinrich Friedrich Phillip

When Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt was born on 15 December 1818, in Lippe, his father, Johann Ernst Wendt, was 85 and his mother, Amalia Elisabeth Toelle, was 33. He married Helena Koentje on 12 April 1844, in Oldenburg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Davis, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 1 February 1890, in Cortland, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt
Helena Koentje
Marriage: 12 April 1844
Louisa Carolina Amalia Magdalena Helena Wendt
Henry Friedrich Phillip Wendt
Mary Louise Henrietta Wendt
Friedrich Ludwig W P Wendt
Wilhelmina Carolina Wendt

Sources (4)

  • Phillip Wendt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fried. Heinrich Wend, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.


Historical Boundaries: 1837: Stephenson, Illinois, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Kurt, Erwin, Hans, Dieter, Heinz, Reinhold, Wolfgang, Armin, Erhard, Ernst.

German and Danish: ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (i.e. Polabian Slavs, Pomeranians, and Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern and eastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland; see Wendland ), and many German placenames and surnames are of Wendish origin. Today, of all Wendish people only Sorbians still exist (in Lusatia in eastern Germany). See also Serbin 2.

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

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