William C. Willhelm Sr.

9 June 1822–25 December 1901 (Age 79)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William C.

When William C. Willhelm Sr. was born on 9 June 1822, in Virginia, United States, his father, Michael A. Wilhelm, was 31 and his mother, Polly Tole, was 30. He married Margaret Clara Donnally on 20 May 1847, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Knox, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 25 December 1901, in Lewistown Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lewistown Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William C. Willhelm Sr.
1822–1901
Margaret Clara Donnally
1830–
Marriage: 20 May 1847
Cornelius Wilhelm
1848–
Charles Wilhelm
1854–
William Hiram Wilhelm
1856–1933
Clara Ellen Wilhelm
1858–1932
Frank "Frankie" Wilhelm
1861–1897
John Henry "Jack" Wilhelm
1863–1940
Josephine "Josie" Wilhelm
1865–1948
Pike Wilhelm
1867–
Andrew Jackson Wilhelm
1875–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 May 1847
Knox, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Cornelius Wilhelm

    Male1848–Male

    Charles Wilhelm

    Male1854–Male

    Male1856–1933Male

    Female1858–1932Female

    Frank "Frankie" Wilhelm

    Male1861–1897Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Michael A. Wilhelm

    Male1791–1844Male

    Polly Tole

    Female1792–Female

siblings

(7)

    Miss Wilhelm

    Female1810–Female

    Adam Wilhelm

    Male1815–1845Male

    John Wilhelm

    Male1815–Male

    Henry Wilhelm

    Male1820–1844Male

    Male1822–1901Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 2

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 22

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Wilhelm .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Wilhelm, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Wilhelm, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Willhelm Sr., "United States Census, 1900"

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