Menzor V Wiseman

Male23 May 1842–14 June 1895

Brief Life History of Menzor V

When Menzor V Wiseman was born on 23 May 1842, in Gainesville, Gainesville, Wyoming, New York, United States, his father, Orlando Wiseman, was 40 and his mother, Thankfull Parker, was 36. He married Sarah Ann Prentice on 23 November 1865, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in York, Dane, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 June 1895, in Early, Sac, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Early Union Cemetery, Early, Sac, Iowa, United States.

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Menzor V Wiseman
Sarah Ann Prentice
Marriage: 23 November 1865
Fred Elijah Wiseman
Effie Marie Wiseman
Florence Belle Wiseman
Adeline Laura "Addie" Wiseman
Myra Jane Wiseman
Leone Holmes Wiseman
Cheney Orla Wiseman
Lynn Prentice Wiseman
Earl Milton Wiseman
Ray Wiseman

Sources (30)

  • Monsen Wiseman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Menzer Wyseman in entry for Effie Maria Rowley, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Menzer Wiseman, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    23 November 1865Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Sac, Iowa, United States

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 15

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English wise ‘wise, discreet’ (see Wise 1) + man, also wise-man ‘wise, thoughtful, rational, skilled, or intelligent person, a cunning man’ (Old English wīs + mann). The name may also have been used ironically.

    Americanized form of German Weismann .

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

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