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Johan Hyacinth Wiehl1

Male
b. circa 1785, d. 1878


Family Hannah Firestone b. 29 November 1799, d. 10 July 1887
Marriage* 9 December 1818  Principal=Hannah Firestone1,5 
Children  1. Mary Louise Wiehl b. c 1819
  2. Daniel Wiehl b. c 1819
  3. William Wiehl b. 1823
  4. Sarah "Sadie" Wiehl b. 1825, d. 1896
  5. Joseph F. Wiehl b. Nov 1827, d. 7 Nov 1900
  6. John H. Wiehl b. 3 Jul 1830, d. 25 Mar 1917
  7. Sidney Mathias Wiehl b. 1831, d. 1898
  8. George Henry Wiehl b. 1836, d. 1863
  9. Frederick Ferdinand Wiehl b. 27 May 1840, d. 1 Sep 1900

Biography*   The following is extracted from a section of an article on Kate Foster that appeared in the Chattanogan as a part of a series on the pioneers of Hamilton Co., TN.

"The Wiehls date back to a blacksmith who came from France in 1688 and settled at Pfohren in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany. His son, Anton Wiehl, was born at Achdorf about 1706 and was also a blacksmith. The descent goes to Simon Wiehl, a wheelwright who was born in 1746. His son, Hyacinth Wiehl, was a cabinetmaker born in 1792. He made his way to the United States. His son, Hyacinth Johann Wiehl, was born at Lexington, Ky., in 1829 and he married Hannah Firestone. The family was at Zelienopic, Pa., when F.F. Wiehl was born in 1840."

The information is not 100% accurate as Hyacinth was born in 1785 and the his son Hyacinth said to be born in KY in 1829 and married Hannah Firestone was actually born in BUtler Co., PA and his mother was Hannah Firestone.2 
Birth* circa 1785  Baden, Germany3,4 
Marriage* 9 December 1818  Principal=Hannah Firestone1,5 
Census 1820  1820 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Connoquenessing Township, Series: M33, Roll: 98, Page: 145
Wiehl, Hyacinth, Line 10: 000001-01010-1-00006 
Census* 1830  1830 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Connoquenessing Township, Zelienople Borough, Series: M19, Roll: 147, Page: 31
Line 4: Fiddler, Jacob, 2201001000000-1110010000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-9-00000-00007 
Census 1840  May be Hyacinth Wiehl
1840 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Connoquenessing Township, Series: M704, Roll: 448, Page: 48
Veal, Harrison, Line 9, 2212000100000-0002010000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-11-0002000-0-0-000-000-00-00-0000000008 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Zelienople Borough, Series: M432, Roll: 760, Page: 164B, September 11
01, 1, 1, Wiel, Hiacint, 65, M, , Cabinet Maker, 2000, Germany, , , ,
02, 1, 1, Wiel, Hannah, 57, F, , , , Pa, , , ,
03, 1, 1, Wiel, Louisa, 30, F, , , , Pa, , , ,
04, 1, 1, Wiel, Sarah, 23, F, , , , Pa, , , ,
05, 1, 1, Wiel, George H, 13, M, , , , Pa, , 1, ,
06, 1, 1, Wiel, Frederick F, 10, M, , , , Pa, , 1, ,3 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Zelienople Boro, Series: M653, Roll: 1087, Page: 475, July 19
31, 797, 778, Wiehl, Hisan, 76, M, , Cabinet Maker, 2500, 150, Baden Ger, , , , ,
32, 797, 778, Wiehl, Hanah, 60, F, , , , , Penn, , , , ,
33, 797, 778, Wiehl, Sarah, 30, F, Domestic, , , , Penn, , , , ,
34, 797, 778, Wiehl, Frederick, 20, M, Student, , , , Penn, , , , ,
35, 797, 778, Wiehl, Hisan, 10, M, Student, , , , Penn, , , , ,9 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Zelienople Borough, Series: M593, Roll: 1316, Page: 280B, June 7
27, 78, 84, Wiehl, Hiacint, 85, M, W, , 5000, 600, Baden, 1, 1, , , , , , , 1,
28, 78, 84, Wiehl, Hannah, 71, F, W, , , , Ohio, 1, 1, , , , , , Blind, ,
29, 78, 84, Wiehl, Sarah, 40, F, W, Keeping House, , , Penna, 1, , , , , , , , ,
30, 78, 84, Wiehl, Sidney, 37, F, W, Farm Hand, , 350, Penna, 1, , , , , , , , 1,10 
Burial* 1878  English Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zelienople, Butler Co., PA11 
Death* 1878  Zelienople, Butler Co., PA11,4 
Biography 1912  Extracted from the biography of his son, John H. Wiehl from the book A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities, Volume 3.

John H. Wiehl.- Among the energetic, prosperous and progressive citizens of Lexington is John H.Wiehl, who, as a furniture dealer and undertaker is carrying on a substantial business. A son of the late Hyacinthe Wiehl, he was born, July 3, 1830, at Zelienople, Butler county, Pennsylvania.

His great-grandfather Wiehl was a native of France. As a young man he served in the French Army, and for gallant service rendered was awarded, in 1711, a silver medal by the emperor. Subsequently going to Germany, he there married a young German girl, and continued a resident of the Fatherland the remainder of his life.

Hyacinthe Wiehl was born in Baden-Baden. Germany, and was there educated. Completing his school life, he served an apprenticeship at the cabinet maker's trade, after which, as is the custom in Germany, worked at his trade in different places, including Vienna. At the time he went to Vienna Napoleon was en-route for that city with his army, and the emperor of Austria offered all journeymen workers an opportunity to engage in business if they would enlist and assist in driving the invading army from the country. Enlisting. therefore, as a soldier. Hyacinthe Wiehl, a short time later, was captured by the French. Setting his wits to work, he soon made his escape, hazarding his life in the attempt, as he. unable to swim, was forced to cross the river by clinging to a log which he rolled into the water. Making his way in safety, however, to the opposite bank, he returned to his early home, where he soon persuaded a brother to start with him for America. At Havre the brother repented, and turned back. Hyacinthe took passage on a small sailing vessel, and after battling with the wild waves three weary months landed in Philadelphia, arriving in that city in 1817. He made his way via canal and stage to Pittsburg, then a village, from there pushing onward to Zelienople. Butler county. At once engaging in the manufacture and sale of furniture, he was there a resident until his death, at the advanced age of ninety-one years.

The maiden name of the wife of Hyacinthe Wiehl was Hannah Firestone. She was born in Columbiana county. Ohio, and died at her home in Pennsylvania, aged eighty-eight years. Her father. Matthias Firestone, was born in Maryland, of German ancestry. He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war, afterwards moving to Ohio, and becoming a pioneer settler of Columbiana connty, where he spent his remaining days. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hyacinthe Wiehl. namely: Mary Louise, Daniel, William, Sarah, Joseph, John H., Sidney, Henry, and Fred.4 

Citations
  1. [S1299] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S1306] Sweet Kate Foster, online.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S1308] History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, E. Polk Johnsononline http://archive.org/details/historyofkentuck03injohn.
  5. [S1304] Unknown compiler.
  6. [S279] 1820 U.S. Federal Census , 1820 Federal Census.
  7. [S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census , 1830 Federal Census.
  8. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.


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