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JOHN, Sergeant Fredrick William

Male 1827 - 1910  (83 years)


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  • Name JOHN, Fredrick William  [1
    Prefix Sergeant 
    Born 3 Mar 1827  Alt Raden, Posen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • According to Hamburg passenger records (Which is now Kolodziejewo, Poland)
    Gender Male 
    Census 1855 Wisconsin State Census, Milwaukee County, details:
    1st ward
    Mrs. ? John males 3, females 3, none foreign born
    NOTE: Only John family found in census unknown if ours

    1860 Federal Census, Town of Stiles, Oconto County, Wisconsin details:
    Page No. 77, 31st of July, lines 28-32, dwelling 553, family 469
    William Johns, 28, m, w, farmer, vore:600, vope:150, prussia germany
    Margaret Johns, 26, f, w, prussia germany
    Clara Johns, 6, f, w, Wisconsin
    William Johns, 4, m, w, Wisconsin
    Henry Johns, 2, m, w, Wisconsin

    1870 Federal Census, Town of Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin details:
    Page No. 6, 23rd day of July, lines 10-16, dwelling 41, family 41
    Johns, William, 43, male, white, farmer, vore 2000, vope 500, Prussia, parents of foreign birth, can read & write
    Johns, Johanna, 40, female, white, keeping house, Prussia, parents of foreign birth, can read & write
    Johns, Clara, 16, female, white, at home, Wisconsin, parents of foreign birth, attended school, can read & write
    Johns Alfred, 13, male, white, at school, Wisconsin, parents of foreign birth, attended school, can read & write
    Johns, Henry, 11, male, white, at school, Wisconsin, parents of foreign birth, attended school, can read & write
    Johns, William, 10, male, white, at school, Wisconsin, parents of foreign birth, attended school, can read & write
    Johns, Louisa, 3, female, white, at home, Wisconsin, parents of foreign birth
    ????, Jesse, 22, male, white, farm laborer, England, parents of foreign birth, can read & write

    1875 Wisconsin State Census, Gillett, Oconto County details:
    page 1, line 10
    F. W. John white male 5[?], female 2

    1880 Federal Census, Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin details:
    Page No. 2, Lines 22-27, house 14, dwelling 14:
    John, William, white, male, 53, head, married, farmer, born: Prussia, father: Prussia, mother: Prussia
    John, Johanna, white, female, 51, wife, married, keeps house, born: Prussia, father: Prussia, mother: Prussia
    John, Henry, white, male, 21, single, helps on farm, born: Wis, father: Prussia, mother: Prussia
    John, William, white, male, 19, single, farm laborer, born: Wis, father: Prussia, mother: Prussia
    John, Laura, white, female, 13, single, helps in house, born: Wis, father: Prussia, mother: Prussia
    John, Victor, white, male, 8, single, at school, born: Wis, father: Prussia, mother: Prussia
    Note:.jpeg file, in picture folder, of census page

    1885 Wisconsin State Census, Town of Gillett, Oconto County details:
    line 1
    F. W. John male 3, female 2; nativity US 1, Germ 3

    1895 Wisconsin State Census, Town of Gillett, Oconto County details:
    line 4
    F. W. John males 4, females 2; nativity US 2, Germ 2

    1900 Federal Census Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin details:
    Line #79-83, Family #14, House #14
    John, Fredrick W., head, w, m, Mar., 1827, 73, married, 48yrs, born: Germany, father: Germany, mother: Germany, emmigrated 1852, resident 48yrs., naturalized, farmer, can read, write, speak english, own land, free of mortgage, farm
    John, Johannah, wife, w, f, May, 1830, 70, married, 48yrs, 6 children, 5 lived, born: Germany, father: Germany, mother: Germany, resident 48yrs., can read, write, speak english
    John, Henry D., son, w, m, Oct., 1858, 41, single, born: WI, father: Germany, mother: Germany, can read, write, speak english.
    Paul, Victor T., grandson, w, m, Aug. 1891, 8, single, born: Wisconsin, father: Wisconsin, mother: Wisconsin, at school, 9 months, can read, write, speak english
    Richtra, Henrietta, servant, w, f, feb 1826, 14, single, born: Poland Russ, father: Poland Russ, mother: Poland Russ, servant, 7, 3 can read, write, speak english

    1905 Wisconsin State Census, Village of Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin details:
    Sheet 1, line 1-6
    F. W. John head, white, male, age 78, married, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation postmaster, employed 12 months, own home free of mortgage
    Johanna wife, white, female, age 75, married, born in Germany, parents born in Germany
    Laura Maylor [Naylor] daughter, white female, age 38, divorce, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Germany, cook
    Henry son, white, male, age 47, single, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Germany, laborer
    Henrietta Richter servant, white, female, age 19, female, born Wisconsin, parents born in Germany, servant

    1910 Federal Census Village of Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin details:
    Sup. dist. no. 8, Enumer. dist.no. 99, sheet no. 14A, Enumeration 7051, April 25th, Lines 1-3, dwelling 1, family 1
    John, William F., head, m, w, 83, widowed, born: Germany, parents: Germany, emmigrated 1852, naturalized, speak english, own income, read, write, own home, farm, Union Vet
    John, Henry, son, m, w, 51, single, born: Wisconsin, parents: Germany, speak english, farmer, general farm, oa, read, write
    Richter, Henrietta, servant, f, w, 24, single, born: Russia/Germany parents: Russia/Germany, emmigrated 1892, speak english, servant, private family, w, no, o, read, write

    FEDERAL CENSUS’ DONE FOR WILLIAM AND JOHANNA!!!
    Can’t find them in 1855 State census, otherwise finished. 
    Naturalization 21 Jun 1855  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Circuit Court
    Census 1860  Stiles, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1870  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1875  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • State Census; see notes for details
    Naturalization 26 Oct 1877  Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Circuit Court
    Census 1880  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1885  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • State Census; see notes for details.
    Census 1895  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1900  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1905  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1910  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 22 Jul 1910  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 24 Jul 1910  Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery located on South Elm Street in Gillett (south off of Main Street), Undertaker: Jos. Kuehl
    Person ID I2192  Shepard and John Tree
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2017 

    Father JOHN, Ludovick 
    Mother SHULE, Justina 
    Family ID F1756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 VOAKS, Henriette,   b. Abt 1829,   d. Sep 1852, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 1850  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DEADRECH, Johanna (Josie) C.,   b. 8 May 1830, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1908, Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1852  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9, 10
    • by Oliver Parsons, Justice of Peace
    Notes 
    • Celebrate Golden Wedding
      Is What F.W. John and Wife Did Last Saturday.
      F.W. John, the genial and popular postmaster of Gillett, and his wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding at their home, in the west part of the village, last Saturday. Those present to enjoy the festivities of the day were all their children and grand-children and a few old time friends whom they had known for years.
      Mr. and Mrs. John have been residents of Gillett for more than forty years and possibly no couple of the county have a wider acquantance than they have. Mr. John is in his 76th year. He was a native of Prussia. He served his adopted country through the war of the Rebellion. Mrs. John’s maiden name was Johanna Diedrich. She was born in Brunswick. They were married in Milwaukee in 1852. They have five children living, fifteen grand-children and one great grand-child. They received numerous congratulations by mail and telegram and were the recipients of many substantial and beautiful gifts from relatives and friends both at home and abroad, a few of which came from far off Germany.

      GOLDEN WEDDING
      Postmaster John and wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sat. Nov. 28, 1902 at the old homestead in the west part of the village by inviting to their home for the day all the children and grandchildren and a few intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. John a fine old German couple are Wisconsin pioneers having lived in Gillett more than 40 years. Mr. John a native of Prussia is in his 75th year, is still vigorous and hearty and did service for the country of his adoption throughout the war of the rebellion. Mrs. John whose maiden name is Johanna Diedrich was born in Brunswick is in her 73rd year is sprightly, kindly, and loveable. They have five living children, fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They received numerous congratulations both by mail and telegram and were recipients of many substantial and beautiful presents from relatives and friends both at home and abroad, a few of which came from far as Germany. Both Grandpa and Grandma John as everyone calls them are charitable, generous to a fault everybody knows them everybody likes them and The Times joins everybody in wishing them many years yet of health, peace, prosperity and contentment. Gillett Times. [9, 11]
    Children 
     1. JOHN, Clara Ellen,   b. 1854, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1885, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. JOHN, Alfred C.,   b. 7 Feb 1857, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1936, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. JOHN, Henry Donsing,   b. 8 Oct 1858, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1926, Newald, Forest County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. JOHN, William W.,   b. 28 Jun 1860, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. JOHN, Laura,   b. 27 Aug 1866,   d. 1922  (Age 55 years)
     6. JOHN, Victor Hugo,   b. 13 Feb 1872, Gillett, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1956, Oconto Falls, Oconto County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Frederick William John
    Frederick William John
    F W in his civil war uniform. Image from RHinz who got it from another John cousin.
    Frederick William John and his wife Johanna Deadrich John
    Frederick William John and his wife Johanna Deadrich John
    This image was given to my by my cousin RHinz, who got is from another John cousin.
    Frederick William John and Victor Hugo John
    Frederick William John and Victor Hugo John
    F W and his youngest child Victor Hugo, taken in Marinette, Wisconsin. This image was found in a local history book, it was taken from a photographer's studio portrait.
    John family homestead in Gillett
    John family homestead in Gillett
    Frederick William John and Johanna Deadrech John family home with some family. Located in Gillett, Wisconsin. Unable to indentify most of the people in the picture although I believe that it is 3 sons and a daughter, possibly FW's brother August. Maybe taken when August game to visit.

    Headstones
    Frederick William John's Civil War GAR star
    Frederick William John's Civil War GAR star
    Located by his headstone.

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