Charles August Wiedenmann

b. 14 February 1856, d. 12 April 1895
  • Charles August Wiedenmann was born on 14 February 1856 in Niagara County, New York.
  • His name was recorded as Karl August in his death record.
  • Frederick Wiedenmann and Barbara Erech appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1875 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Charles August Wiedenmann, Fredericka Wiedenmann, Mary Wiedenmann, Barbara Wiedenmann, Elizabeth Marie Wiedenmann and Emma A. Wiedenmann. Also in the household was one male servant.
  • He and Christiana Fink witnessed the marriage of Barbara Wiedenmann and Christian Fink on 31 October 1882 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York; with Rev. J. G. Dietrich officiating.
  • Charles August Wiedenmann died on 12 April 1895 at age 39 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at the family home on Grove Avenue.
  • He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 13 April 1895 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The death of Charles Wiedenmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wiedenmann, occurred at 3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home on Grove Avenue after an illness of four months. The deceased was born on Main street 39 years ago. Until four years ago he was in the meat business with his father. He was a prominent member of the city fire department, having served in the Bellevue Hose company and was a member of the Excelsior H. & L. company at the time of his death. Under the old village government he was chief of the Suspension Bridge fire department for several years. A father and mother, five sisters, Mrs. Louis Buhl and Mrs. Charles Meister of Buffalo; Mrs. John Pietsch, Mrs. Christopher Fink, and Miss Emma Wiedemann of this city survive him.
         The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. rev. J. H. Asbeck will officiate.
  • The following appeared on 15 April 1895 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The funeral of the late Charles Wiedenmann was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family house on Grove avenue. Rve. J. S. Asbeck, pastor of the German Lutheran church officiated. The attendance at the house was very large, and numbered many friends besides numerous relatives of the family. Every company of the city fire department was represented at the funeral, there being nearly 150 firemen present to witness the last rites of one who was chief of the department of the former village of Suspension Bridge.
         Those in attendance from Buffalo were Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Buehl, son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Meister, Mr. and Mrs. Herbst, Mrs. Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buehl and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buehl. The remains were taken direct from the house to Oakwood cemetery, where the interment was made.
         The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wiedenmann. He was a young man of wide popularity, not alone in this city, but in many other places in Western New York, where his friends were legion. His early demise has had the effect of casting a cloud over more than one home, for it extends over a wide circle of relatives and friends.
  • Last Edited: 11 Nov 2014