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John H. Wiehl1

Male
b. 3 July 1830, d. 25 March 1917


Father Johan Hyacinth Wiehl1 b. circa 1785, d. 1878
Mother Hannah Firestone1 b. 29 November 1799, d. 10 July 1887
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Family Jane H. "Jennie" Ryerson b. circa 1831, d. before 1900
Marriage*   Principal=Jane H. "Jennie" Ryerson1 
Children  1. Frederick F. Wiehl b. Jun 1856, d. 20 Jan 1926
  2. Elma Lou Wiehl b. 28 Feb 1860, d. 20 Oct 1923

Marriage*   Principal=Jane H. "Jennie" Ryerson1 
Birth* 3 July 1830  Zelienople, Butler Co., PA, GeneJunky has the date as 23 Jul 1829.1,2,3 
Census* 1860  1860 Federal Census, Kentucky, Boyle County, Danville Post Office, Series: M653, Roll: 356, Page: 886, June 21
01, 296, 323, Wiehl, John H, 30, M, , Cabinet Maker, 700, , Penna, , , , ,
02, 296, 323, Wiehl, Jennie H, 28, F, , Milliner, , , New Jersey, , , , ,
03, 296, 323, Wiehl, F F, 3, M, , , , , Ky, , , , ,
04, 296, 323, Wiehl, E L, 4/12, M, , , , , Ky, , , , ,
05, 296, 323, Wiehl, Daniel, 40, M, , Cabinet Maker, , , Penna, , , , ,
06, 296, 323, Wiehl, Joseph, 33, M, , Cabinet Maker, , , Penna, , , , ,
07, 296, 323, Wiehl, S M, 28, M, , Cabinet Maker, , , Penna, , , , ,
08, 296, 323, Wiehl, G H, 22, M, , Student, , , Penna, , , , ,1 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Missouri, St Louis County, St. Louis, Ward 6, Series: M593, Roll: 815, Page: 166A, July 6
03, 777, 959, Wiehl, John H, 40, M, W, Cabinet Maker, , 500, Pennsylvania, 1, , , , , , , , 1,
04, 777, 959, Wiehl, Jennie H, 36, F, W, Keeping House, , , New Jersey, , , , , , , , , ,
05, 777, 959, Wiehl, Fred H, 14, M, W, At Home, , , Kentucky, , , , , 1, , , , ,
06, 777, 959, Wiehl, Lou Emma, 10, F, W, At Home, , , Kentucky, , , , , 1, , , , ,
07, 777, 959, Kenna, Bridget, 20, F, W, Domestic, , , Ireland, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,
08, 777, 959, Coleman, Ellen, 27, F, W, Domestic, , , Ireland, 1, 1, , , , , , , ,4 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, Ward 3, ED: 66, Series: T9, Roll: 1259, Page: 131A, June 1
04, 2, 4, Mehl, John H, W, M, 49, , , 1, , , Furnioture Dealer, , , , , , , , , , , , Pennylvania, ,
05, 2, 4, Mehl, Jane H, W, F, 47, , Wife, , , 1, , Milliner, , , , , , , , , , , New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey
06, 2, 4, Mehl, Frederick F, W, M, 26, , Son, 1, , , , Clerk in Bank, , , , , , , , , , , Kentucky, Pennylvania, New Jersey
07, 2, 4, Mehl, Lou E, W, F, 20, , Daughter, , 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Kentucky, Pennylvania, New Jersey
08, 2, 4, Green, Jennie R, W, F, 12, , Niece, , 1, , , Attnding School, , , , , , , , , , , Kentucky, Kentucky, New Jersey
09, 2, 4, Bodley, Fannie L, W, F, 28, , , 1, , , , Domestic Servant, , , , , , , , , , , Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky
10, 2, 4, Wilson, Braxton, B, M, 23, , , 1, , , , Domestic Servant, , , , , , , , , , , Kentucky, Virginia, Kentucky5 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, Ward 3, ED: 20, Series: T623, Roll: 519, Page: 228B, June 15
Sheet 22B, 44 Barr Street
66, 493, 597, Wiehl, John H, Head, W, M, July, 1830, 69, Wd, , , , Pennsylvania, Germany, Virginia, , , , Undertaker, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, H,
67, 493, 597, Wiehl, Fred F, Son, W, M, June, 1856, 43, M, 14, , , Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, , , , Undertaker, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes,
68, 493, 597, Wiehl, Catherine, S-in-Law, W, F, May, 1863, 37, M, 14, , , Kentucky, Ireland, Scotland, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes,2 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, Ward 4, ED: 27, Series: T624, Roll: 474, Page: 290B, April 27
Sheet 5B, 144 Barr Street
75, 62, 85, Wiehl, John H, Head, M, W, 80, Wd, , , , Pennsylvania, Ger: German, Virginia, , , English, Proprietor, Undertaking, Emp, , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, H, 6, 5, 3, x
76, 62, 85, Wiehl, Fred F, Son, M, W, 52, M1, 25, , , Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, , , English, Proprietor, Undertaking, Emp, , , Yes, Yes, , , , , 6, 5, 3, x
77, 62, 85, Wiehl, Katie M, Daughter-in-Law, F, W, 42, M1, 25, 0, 0, Kentucky, Scotland: Scotch, Irs: English, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
78, 62, 85, Whitman, Jessie B, Noarder, F, W, 37, S, , , , Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, , , English, Teacher, Public Schools, W, No, 0, Yes, Yes, , , , , 1, 4, 6, x6 
Biography* 1912  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.

At the age of seventeen years, having acquired a practical education in the public schools of his native village, John H. Wiehl went to Pittsburg, where he served an apprenticeship at the cabinet maker's trade. Going to Lexington, Kentucky, in 1851, he worked here as a journeyman three years, after which he was in business in Danville, Boyle county, eight years. Returning then to Lexington, Mr. Wiehl has since been actively engaged in business as a furniture dealer and undertaker, having by his honest, upright dealings, won an extensive patronage, and gained in a marked measure the esteem and respect of his fellowmen.

Mr. Wiehl married, in 1854. Jane H. Ryerson. who was born in Paterson, N. J., a daughter of John and Hannah (Van Geison) Ryer son. Mr. and Mrs. Wiehl are the parent of two children, namely: Fred, associated in business with his father, married Catherine--; and Luella, wife of Thomas H. Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Wiehl are sincere, earnest Christians, and faithful members of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Wiehl has been a Democrat all his life though he never aspired to political office.3
Death Cert 25 March 1917  Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Name: John H. Wiehl
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Death Date:25 Mar 1917
Death Place: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1829
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Birthplace: Ohio
Death Age: 88 yrs
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widower
Race or Color: White
Street Address: 144 Barr
Occupation:Undertaker
Residence: Lexington
Burial Date: 26 Mar 1917
Burial Place: Lexington
Cemetery Name: Lexington Cemetery
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Father's Name: Hyacinth Wiel
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Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Helna Firestone
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Mother's Birthplace: Virgnia
Film Number:785
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Certificate Number: 7195
Microfil Roll: 7016130-70418037
Death* 25 March 1917  Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N9JN-DJ4
Name: John H. Wiehl
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Event: Death
Event Date: 1917
Event Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky
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Father: Hyacinth Wiehl
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Mother: Helna Firestone
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Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 7195
Film Number: 1942766
Collection: Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-19558,7 
Burial* 28 March 1917  Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY7 

Citations
  1. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1308] History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, E. Polk Johnsononline http://archive.org/details/historyofkentuck03injohn.
  4. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S826] Firestone Database, Gene "Junky".
  8. [S1309] KY, Death Records, 1911-1955.


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