Heinrich Wichern

Male21 February 1834–20 March 1897

Brief Life History of Heinrich

When Heinrich Wichern was born on 21 February 1834, in Hanover, German Empire, his father, Claus Wichern, was 31 and his mother, Margarete Hoft, was 31. He married Margarethe Spark about 1851, in Hanover, German Empire. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Freedom, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died on 20 March 1897, in Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rock Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Wichern
Charlotte Frick
Marriage: after 1866
Metta Wichern
about 1851–1891
Charles Wichern
Mathew Wichern
William Wichern
Albert Wichern

Sources (22)

  • Henry Wichern, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hinrich Wichern, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Heinrich Wichern, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    after 1866United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 2

    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 18

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    Name Meaning

    North German (Hamburg): possibly a topographic name from Middle Low German wīk ‘muddy place, bay’ + horn ‘corner’.

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

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