Johann Wiest1,2,3

ID# 66, (1870 - 1926)

Key Events:

Birth: 1870, Rahrbach, Russia4,5,6
Marriage: about 1897, Russia, Elizabeth Schmidt (9 Jun 1877 - 29 Nov 1940)7,8,9
Death: 15 Jun 1926, Barrington, Cook Co., Illinois10,5
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington, Cook Co., Illinois11

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Narrative:

     Johann Wiest was born in 1870 in Rahrbach, Russia.4,5,6
     Johann married Elizabeth Schmidt about 1897 in Russia.7,8,9
     Johann and Elizabeth arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, on 12 Jul 1907, with their children John, Rosa, Henry, Jack and Katharina, aboard the S. S. Cymric, having departed Liverpool 3 Jul 1907. They stated they intended to join his brother, Gottlieb Wiest, in Palatine, Cook Co., Illinois.12,13,14
     Johann and Elizabeth appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Adams Co., North Dakota, enumerated 15 Jun 1910, reporting that the family owned its farm, free of mortgage. Their children John, Rosa, Henry, Jack and Katharina were listed as living with them.2
     Johann and Elizabeth appeared on the 1915 State Census of St. Paul, Stutsman Co., North Dakota. Their children Rosa, Henry, Jack and Katharina were listed as living with them.15
     Johann and Elizabeth appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Neburry Twp., Stutsman Co., North Dakota, enumerated 7 Feb 1920, reporting that the family owned its home, which was mortgaged. Their children Henry, Jack, Katharina and Emma were listed as living with them.16
     He was a farmer.17,2,16
     Johann died on 15 Jun 1926 in Barrington, Cook Co., Illinois.10,5 He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington, Cook Co., Illinois.11
     
Research Note:
Harold Wiest, who has researched the Wiest family extensively, reports that Johann's ancestor Franz Wiest was born in 1772 in the Rheinpfalz in Germany and moved to Rohrbach, South Russia in 1809. A number of Wiests, including Konrad (born about 1828) and his wife, Eva Marie Strasser (born about 1829), believed to be Johann's parents, left Rohrbach and moved to Friedrichsfeld when that colony was established in 1885.18

Children:
     Children with Elizabeth Schmidt:

Citations

  1. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows name as Johann Wiest.
  2. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota.
  3. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows name as Jacob Wiest.
  4. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows age 37, town, and country.
  5. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 42130768, John Wiest, shows year and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  6. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota, shows age 40 and country.
  7. [S1941] Ralph Pendleton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Adams Co., North Dakota, shows married 13 years.
  8. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows married.
  9. [S1942] John Wiest household, 1920 U.S. Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, shows married.
  10. [S1949] Wiest, "Descendants of John Wiest", shows date, city, county, and state.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 42130768, John Wiest, includes tombstone photo.
  12. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows ship, arrival and departure dates and ports, and destination.
  13. [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.
  14. [S1942] John Wiest household, 1920 U.S. Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, shows year, as 1908, for the parents, Henry, Jacob, and Katharin.
  15. [S1943] John Wiest household, 1915 North Dakota Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, St. Paul.
  16. [S1942] John Wiest household, 1920 U.S. Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota.
  17. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943.
  18. [S1948] Wiest, "Re: Terry," e-mail to author, 11 Sep 2008.
  19. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  20. [S1945] S. S. Cymric arrival 12 Jul 1907, Passenger Lists, Boston, 1891-1943, shows them apparently as parent and child.
  21. [S1943] John Wiest household, 1915 North Dakota Census, Stutsman Co., North Dakota, St. Paul, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  22. [S3924] Wiest, "Descendants of Johann "John" Wiest", author stated by email that this information obtained from Emma (Wiest) Schafer's daugther Susan and granddaughter Jennifer.