Harriet Wisely

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Wisely was born about 5 January 1829, in Ohio, United States, her father, Edward Wiseley, was 46 and her mother, Leah Tomlinson, was 39. She married Isaac Brandt on 1 November 1849, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 25 years and Polk, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died in March 1896, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Brandt
Harriet Wisely
Marriage: 1 November 1849
Amos Brandt
Alice J Brandt
about 1853–
Olive Brandt
about 1858–
William Robert Brandt
about 1867–
George Brandt
George Brandt

Sources (15)

  • Harriet Branett in household of Isaac Branett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Wisely, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • Harriet Wisely Brandt, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): unexplained. Most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, or perhaps a variant of Whislay, a habitational name from Wisley in Surrey or Whistley Farm in Wiltshire (both of which are named from Old English wisce ‘marshy meadow’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’), though the concentration in Scotland cannot be explained.

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

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