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Stephen Wisthoff

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My grandmother, Fern Tackman (noted by the "X"), and some girlfriends
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Wesley was born April 23, 1895 at Black Creek, WI. Raise on the farm, he worked until entering the military during W.W. I. He was stationed at Camp Hancock in Georgia and was scheduled to be transferred overseas in the European conflict. Two weeks prior tos numerous other jobs. He met and ma his departure date, the Armistice was signed and he was discharged. Returning home, he worked on the farm, as a silo builder, and in the logging camps as well as other jobs. He met Fern Tackman aboard a train on the way to the logging camp, and they were later married on September 7, 1927. They raised two children, Dean Charles and David Wesley. Wesley passed away December 19, 1927 and is buried in Appleton.
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W.W. I Nurse, she attended to the wounded both on board ship and on the battlefields of France. She never married and spent most of her life work as a nurse in the hospital and caring for her mother and her sister Florence. Olga was born June 19, 1889 and died Oct. 27, 1966.
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Bertha was wife of Ferdinand A. Wisthoff. She was born July 3, 1859 at Stettin, Pomerania E. Prussia. She moved into Appleton not long after Ferdinand's death and her son Frank took over the farm. In later years, her daughters Olga and Florence cared for her. She died June 9, 1946 and is buried at the Evangelical Church cemetery at the cross roads of County road "A" and Pleasant Rd.
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Born in Pomerania, E. Prussia Feb. 3, 1849. Served in the Kaiser's Regiment and immigrated the America in 1871. Ferdinand settled in Outagamie Co. near Black Creek, WI and farmed and worked as a blacksmith. He died of internal hemorrhage January 19, 1915 and is buried in the rural cemetery at the Evangelical Church at the crossroad of Co. road "A" and Pleasant Rd. He and his wife Bertha (Kollath) Wisthoff had ll children. The photo is from a large charcoal portrait.
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Stephen Wisthoff No, it was basically compulsory service to the German military. He went AWOL in order to leave with his family to America. We have a neat picture which is a large wall picture of his face placed in the artistic rendering of three different military officials. I believe this was distributed to the soldiers if they wanted to receive one. He is on horseback with sword and German helmet of the era and then in two other poses. My brother has the picture. It's kind of neat. I don't know anything more about his service in the military.
Apr 18, 2013 · posted to the photo Ferdinand Wisthoff