Bessie Garnet Widmer

3 September 1901–18 January 1995 (Age 93)
Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Bessie Garnet

When Bessie Garnet Widmer was born on 3 September 1901, in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Albert Widmer, was 29 and her mother, Josephine Winchester, was 29. She married George John Carl Zwicky about 1922, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Black Wolf, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 January 1995, in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

George John Carl Zwicky
Bessie Garnet Widmer
Marriage: about 1922
Betty Jane Zwicky
LaVerne Russell Zwicky
Warren Zwicky
Gary Lee Zwicky

Spouse and Children

about 1922
Wisconsin, United States


    Betty Jane Zwicky


    LaVerne Russell Zwicky


    Warren Zwicky


    Gary Lee Zwicky


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 6

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant of land or property belonging to a church’, an agent derivative of widem ‘prebend’.2 German: variant of Wittmer 1.3 English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, named from Old English wīdig ‘willow’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Zwicky in household of George Zwicky, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Essie Zwicky in household of George Zwicky, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Widmer in household of Albert Widmer, "United States Census, 1920"

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