Jack W. Wiest1,2,3

ID# 17307, (1904 - 1967)
FatherJohann Wiest4,5,6 (1870 - 15 Jun 1926)
MotherElizabeth Schmidt4,7,6 (9 Jun 1877 - 29 Nov 1940)

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Jan 1904, Friedrechfield, Russia8,9,10
Marriage: 1936, Lydia Ebel (31 Mar 1906 - 19 May 1984)11,12
Death: 9 Aug 1967, Butte Co., California13,14,15
Burial: Glen Oaks Memorial Park, Chico, Butte Co., California16
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Jack W. Wiest was born on 13 Jan 1904 in Friedrechfield, Russia.8,9,10
     He arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, with his parents, Johann Wiest and Elizabeth Schmidt, on 12 Jul 1907, aboard the S. S. Cymric, having departed Liverpool 3 Jul 1907.17,18,19 He apparently used the German spelling Jakob W. Wiest originally, and adopted the Americanized spelling Jacob after immigrating. But as an adult he universally used the name Jack.20,21,22
     Jack W. Wiest appeared on the 1910 Federal Census North Dakota in the household of his parents, Johann Wiest and Elizabeth Schmidt.5 He appeared on the 1915 State Census of St. Paul, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, in the household of household of his parents.23 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Neburry Twp., Stutsman Co., North Dakota, in the household of his parents.24
     It appears that as they grew older Jack and his brothers attempted to conceal their actual birth place. In the 1930 and 1940 census John reported that he had been born in North Dakota, and gave the same information to his nephew Lee Pound when he was researching the family history in the late 1960's. Jack reported the same in the 1940 census, and his death records show that he was born in that state as well. Henry reported in 1940 that he was born in Montana. The reason may well have been the widespread antipathy toward eastern Europeans after the first World War.25,26,27,28,29
     Jack appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Barrington, Cook Co., Illinois, in the household of Katharina and John L. Ebel, his sister and her husband.30 He was a laborer at a country club.31
     Jack married Lydia Ebel, daughter of Ludwig Ebel and Christina Paff,and younger sister of John L. Ebel, who married Jack's sister Katharina in 1936.11,12
     Jack and Lydia moved to California before 1940. They appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Red Bluff Twp., Tehama Co., California, enumerated 23 Apr 1940, reporting they rented their home, but paid no rent. Their daughter was listed as living with them, They reported that he had lived in Kane Co., Illinois in 1935 and she had lived in Stutsman Co., North Dakota.32
     He was a farm laborer in California. He reported he had worked 70 hours the last week of March, and had worked 52 weeks the prior year, earning $780.33
     Jack and Lydia moved to Chico, California, by 1945. By 1948 they were living at 1124 Warner, and by 1950 had moved to Centennial Way.34
     Jack joined North Valley Tractor Company, owned by his brothers John and Henry, and John's brother-in-law William Frederick Glabe, as a salesman by 1945.35 He continued in that position until the firm failed about 1952, then held the same position with the successor firm, Chico Tractor, for many years.36
     Jack died on 9 Aug 1967 in Butte Co., California, at age 63.13,14,15 He was buried in Glen Oaks Memorial Park, Chico, Butte Co., California.16

Children:
     Children with Lydia Ebel

Their other child is believed to be still living.
  • Jack William Wiest Jr.37 (12 Oct 1942 - 30 Jan 1999)
  • Shirley Ann Wiest38 (23 Oct 1944 - 7 Nov 1996)

Citations

  1. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Jack W Wiest.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 32371961, Jack W. Wiest, includes photo of cemetery plaque showing same.
  3. [S1943] John Wiest household, 1915 North Dakota Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, St. Paul, shows name as Jack Wiest.
  4. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows them apparently as parent and child.
  5. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota.
  6. [S1943] John Wiest household, 1915 North Dakota Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, St. Paul, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota, shows him as the son of her husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  8. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows age 3, town, as Friedrechfield, and country, as Russia.
  9. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota, shows age 6 and country, as Russia.
  10. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Jack W Wiest, shows date, and state, as North Dakota.
  11. [S1949] Wiest, "Descendants of John Wiest", shows year.
  12. [S3918] Jack W. Wist household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tehama Co., California, shows married.
  13. [S1949] Wiest, "Descendants of John Wiest", shows date, town, and state.
  14. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Jack W Wiest, shows date and county.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 32371961, Jack W. Wiest, shows year, and includes photo of cemetery plaque showing same.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 32371961, Jack W. Wiest, shows year, includes photo of cemetery plaque.
  17. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows ship, arrival and departure dates and ports, and destination.
  18. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota, shows year, as 1907, for the parents, John, Rosa, Henry, Jacob, and Katie.
  19. [S1942] John Wiest household, 1920 U.S. Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, shows year, as 1908, for the parents, Henry, Jacob, and Katharin.
  20. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows name as Jakab Wiest.
  21. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota, shows name as Jacob Wiest.
  22. [S1942] John Wiest household, 1920 U.S. Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, shows name as Jacob Wiest.
  23. [S1943] John Wiest household, 1915 North Dakota Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, St. Paul.
  24. [S1942] John Wiest household, 1920 U.S. Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota.
  25. [S1224] John Wiest household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows born in North Dakota.
  26. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows born in Bentley, North Dakota.
  27. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Jack W Wiest, shows born in North Dakota.
  28. [S3916] Henry Wiest household, 1940 U.S. Census, Butte Co., California, shows birth state as Montana.
  29. [S3918] Jack W. Wist household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tehama Co., California, shows born in Dakota.
  30. [S1947] John L. Ebel household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  31. [S1947] John L. Ebel household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as laborer, industry as country club.
  32. [S3918] Jack W. Wist household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tehama Co., California.
  33. [S3918] Jack W. Wist household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tehama Co., California, shows occupation as farm laborer, industry as farm.
  34. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, 1945 pg 263, shows him in with PO box address; 1948 pg 334, show both them at 1124 Warner; 1950 pg 329 shows them at Centennial.
  35. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, 1945 pg 196, shows the business at new address, pg 263 shows Jack as employee; 1948 pg 334 shows Jack as salesman.
  36. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, 1948 pg 334; 1950 pg 329; and 1952 pg 298 show him with North Valley; 1955 pg 334, 1956 pg 460, and several later years show him as salesman with Chico Tractor.
  37. [S921] "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," Ancestry.com, record for Jackie William Wiest, shows mother's maiden name as Ebel.
  38. [S921] "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," Ancestry.com, record for Shirly Ann Wiest, shows mother's maiden name as Ebel.