b. 16 March 1860, d. 27 November 1905
- Barbara Wiedenmann was born on 16 March 1860 in Niagara County, New York.
- 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 Barbara Wiedenmann, Fredericka Wiedenmann, Charles August Wiedenmann, Mary Wiedenmann, Elizabeth Marie Wiedenmann and Emma A. Wiedenmann. Also in the household was one male servant.
- She married Christian Fink, son of Christian Fink and Margaretha Walter, on 31 October 1882 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York, with Rev. J. G. Dietrich officiating The marriage was witnessed by Charles August Wiedenmann and Christiana Fink.
- The following appeared on 1 November 1882 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Last evening the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wiedenmann, of Grove Av., Suspension Bridge, was the scene of one of the grandest social events that has occurred in this locality for a number of years. The event was the marriage of their daughter Barbara to Mr. Christian Fink. About 300 invitations had been issued to the firends and acquaintances of the contracting parties, and as a result the spacious residence was completely filled at the time of the ceremony.
Rev. J. G. Dietrich officiated in a very able manner making the customary marriage rites of unusual interest. The newly wedded couple were the recipients of many congratulations from those present. A bountiful repast was then heartily enjoyed which fully sustained the enviable reputation which Mr. and Mrs. Wiedenmann have gained for treating their guests in a hospitable manner. Early in the evening the Union Reed Band, of which Mr. Fink is the leader, put in an appearance and serenaded their chief. Their arrival was heralded with sky rockets and colored fires which in addition to the Chinese lanterns hung about in trees, produced a sight long to be remembered. The band then entered the house and partook of the hospitalities of the host and hostess after which they rendered several fine selections at intervals throughout the evening. The time was very enjoyable spent in dancing and other social pastimes until early this morning when the happy couple left for New York and the east on the early morning train. They have the best wishes of a host of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fink were remembered in a very substantial manner receiving many beautiful and costly presents. The following is a complete list: . . .
- Christian Fink and Barbara Wiedenmann appeared in the New York state census of 16 February 1892 in Niagara, New York. Other members of the household included Ida May Fink, Emma Barbara Fink, Marguerite Fink, Walter C. Fink and Susan Anna Koelle.
- 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.
- Christian Fink and Barbara Wiedenmann appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 920 Cleveland Avenue. Other members of the household included Ida May Fink, Emma Barbara Fink, Marguerite Fink, Walter C. Fink, George C. Fink and Frederick Ernest Fink.
- Frederick Wiedenmann and Barbara Wiedenmann appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 922 Grove Avenue. Other members of the household included Emma A. Wiedenmann.
- Christian Fink became a widower at her death.
- Barbara Wiedenmann died on 27 November 1905 at age 45.
- Last Edited: 10 Nov 2014