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Gerald Leon Bongean

M, b. 1962, d. September 16, 1963

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  • Birth: Gerald Leon Bongean was born in 1962.
  • Death: He died on September 16, 1963, at age ~1, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Edestine Alice Bongean

F, b. circa 1965, d. yes

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  • Birth: Edestine Alice Bongean was born circa 1965.
  • Death: She died yes.

Chris Brasch

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Brooke Unknown

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Wyatt Brasch

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jon Dahl

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Joshua Wenzel

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Rachel Wenzel

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Scott Lange

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Erin Lange

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Zachary Wenzel

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Brooke WEnzel

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William Hijlmar Johnson

M, b. circa 1888

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Family: Eva Martell (b. 1899, d. 1942)

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  • Birth: William Hijlmar Johnson was born circa 1888 in Illinois.

Eva Martell

F, b. 1899, d. 1942

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Family: William Hijlmar Johnson (b. circa 1888)

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  • Birth: Eva Martell was born in 1899 in Michigan.
  • Death: She died in 1942, at age ~43.

Frank Wimer

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Barbara Sue Alt

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Marvin Jay Wimer

M, b. January 1, 1912, d. December 28, 1985

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Family 1: Margie Arbaugh

Biography

  • Birth: Marvin Jay Wimer was born on January 1, 1912 in Pendleton, Louisa Co, Virginia.
  • Death: He died on December 28, 1985, at age 73, in Petersburg, Grant Co, West Virginia.
  • Note: Marvin J Wimer, 72, of Franklin, died Saturday morning [28 Dec 1985] at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, where he had been a patient one week.

    Mr Wimer was a retired farmer and had served in the Army during WWII.

    He was born Jan 1, 1912 at Smith Creek and was a son of the late Taylor and Rebecca Vandevander Wimer.

    Mr Wimer married twice. He was divorced from his first wife, Arveda Arbaugh. On Jul 11, 1967, he married Margie Arbaugh, who survives.

    Also surviving are three daughters, Evelyn Lambert of Cherry Grove, Alice Kile of Hinton, and Brenda Vanmeter of Ruddle, a step-dau Etha Mae Finnigan of Franklin; four sons, Jerry Wimer of Harrisonburg, Frankie Wimer of Bridgewater, Junior and Danny Wimer, both of Franklin; a step-son, Doug Shrader of Franklin; two sisters, Lucy Bennett and Regania Arbaugh, both of Cherry Grove, a half-sister, Sally Smith of Cherry Grove; four brothers, Oscie, Walter, Ambers, and Phillip Wimer, all of Cherry Grove; 12 gch and 1 step-gd.

    The funeral will be conducted 1 pm Tuesday at Franklin Assembly of God Church by the Rev Paul Goldizen. Burial will be in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.
  • Note: My great-grandfather's name is Marvin Wimer; he was a very kind man who loved to laugh. When he was younger it wasn't as easy to laugh. He was raised during the First Depression. Let's start from the beginning; he was born January 1, 1912. He was the son of Alfred Taylor Wimer and Ann Rebecca VandeVander. They were very poor because he had 8 more siblings. Food and clothes were scarce when they were kids. Therefore, they had to make their own clothes. To get underwear, they had to cut up burlap sacks. They also used gum from inner tubes to make the elastic for underwear and socks. Only wearing one pair of shoes a year could be a pain, when they were living on a farm. They only wore shoes after the first frost. Imagine walking on cow manure to harvest and water the crops. They grew corn, tobacco, coffee and ground cornmeal. Sugar was scarce too, so they used saccarin tablets to make basic foods sweeter. They ate lots greens and sometimes groundhogs. To get food they raised turkeys, chickens and sheep. They sheared the sheep to make clothes. The rest of the wool, they sold along with eggs and turkeys. With that money they bought oil for their oil lamps, for there was no electricity. But they did have guns, and when he was a little boy he was putting marbles in it. Sitting next to him was his little sister Sally, who was one years old. He accidently pulled the trigger and killed her. Now he knew how to kill people and that actually helped him when he was older, when he was in World War 2. He helped and hurt his family with guns.

    Megan Wimer, 2013.

Arveda Arbaugh

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Family: Marvin Jay Wimer (b. January 1, 1912, d. December 28, 1985)

Jeanette Mowrey

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Austin Mowery

M, b. circa 1890

Family: Rebecca Unknown (b. circa 1890)

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  • Birth: Austin Mowery was born circa 1890.
  • Note: Austin Mowery was my great-great grandfather, on my father's mothers, mother's side. He was a great provider for the family. Sometimes that isn't a good thing though. He was a lumberjack, mechanic, farmer and moonshiner. He lost a finger in any of the four previously mentioned jobs. But there was a bigger consequence than losing a finger, he was caught moon shining and went to prison for two years. He was sent Atlanta, Georgia, making him unable to provide for his family. While in prison he made plastic rings. In a shoebox my grandmother, Nana Sue found one very special ring. A picture of my great-great grandma in the middle of it. He made it by melting layers of plastic. After he got back out of prison he went back to work right away. He didn't have to have that many jobs because he only had one kid, Janet Mowery, my great grandma.

    Megan Wimer, 2013.

Rebecca Unknown

F, b. circa 1890

Family: Austin Mowery (b. circa 1890)

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  • Birth: Rebecca Unknown was born circa 1890.

Rex Joseph Koenamann

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