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Johann Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Wittman

Johann Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Wittman
b. 9 April 1886, Spencer County, Indiana, to Johann B. and Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman
d. 18 April 1972, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 5 June 1913, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana
Clara Emilie Mulzer
b. 9 February 1881, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana to Wolfgang and Anna (Keller) Mulzer
d. 10 April 1972, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska

Children with Clara Emilie Mulzer:

  • Arthur Henry (1914-1998) married Norma Emma Minna Dunklau
  • Wallace E. (1915-1988) married Hilda D. C. Katt
  • Rudolph Henry Carl (1917-1965) married Helen Mary Jensen
  • Narvin Otto married Verna L. Pressley
  • Oscar (1920-1986) married Ruby Doris Peck
  • Erwin George married Rita Ann Fisher

Johann was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana. He took his family and moved to Winslow, Dodge County, Nebraska, in 1916. He and Clara were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston, Indiana, and are buried next to each other in the Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Marlene Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: marlenepolster@sbcglobal.net

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Ulysses Grant Weatherly

Ulysses Grant Weatherly
b. 2 April 1865, West Newton, Marion County, Indiana, to William Addison and Lydia (Dicks) Weatherly,
d. 18 July 1940, Cortland, Cortland County, New York

m. 24 December 1890
Alice May Burgess
b. 23 September 1868, Solon, Cortland County, New York, to Gersham B. & Rexvilla (Peck) Burgess
d. 1957

Children with Alice May Burgess:

  • Ruth (ca. 1896-1978) married John Gray

Ulysses was born in Indiana and lived most of his life here, but he moved to New York, the native state of his wife, after his retirement in 1935. He was a professor at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and one of the first college-level teachers in the field of social work. He served as chair of the Sociology Department from 1899 to 1935.

His widow and daughter established a Ulysses Grant Weatherly Award for Best Undergraduate Paper at Indiana University in his honor after his death.

Submitted by:
Mary Houghton
Woodstock VT
E-mail: office@ewize.com