Seek info about my great grparents, Aloysius & Mary Werner. Lived in Norwood MA per 1930 census.

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I've just learned about my Werner ancestors and am not finding as much as hoped for. Aloysius worked as a book manufacturer at the Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass. in 1933 and was also described as a bookbinder. Both he and his wife Mary (Bradley) came from New Brunswick, where they were married. Aloysius came from Woodstock NB and Mary came from Sussex NB. I think Aloysius (or maybe his father?) was born in Germany. Aloysius was born about 1881 and immigrated to America in 1900. He returned to New Brunswick to wed Mary Bradley and they moved to Norwood Mass. Daughter Maria (or Marie) Elizabeth Werner was born January 24, 1910 in Norwood Mass. Son John was a few years younger. Marie gave birth to a daughter in Boston, Mass. in 1931. I think she worked at Western Union. Looking for some genealogical info, and to connect with family.

- Laura Ludlam Bridges

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Might be these Werners.  From

Parents Aloysius Werner b. GER  Catherine Holt b. NB

Census  31 Mar 1901  D, Saint John, N Bk, Canada

Head  Alios Werner M 58 Germany

Wife  Catherine Werner F 58 Nb

Son  Alios A Werner  M 18  abt 1833 Nb

Dau  Katie Werner F 12 abt 1889  Nb


Canada Census, 1891  Woodstock Queens Ward, Carleton, NB

Library and Archives Canada Film Number: 30953_148100

Alois Werner          M  46 abt 1845  Ger

Catherine Werner   F  43 abt  1848  NB

John J Werner        M  19 abt 1872 NB

Mary Elizabeth Werner  F  18 abt 1873 NB

Teresa A Werner    F  13 abt 1878 NB

Maud Werner         F  12 abt 1879 NB

Alois Werner        M   9  abt 1882 NB

Catherine Werner  M(?)  4 abt  1887 NB

MA Deaths

John J. Werner

Death  01 Dec 1896  Lynn, MA

Residence: Lynn, Massachusetts

Age: 26 yrs 11 mos

Occupation: machinist

Birth N.B. abt 1870

Burial Place: N.B.

Father Aloysius   Birth Ger

Mother: Catherine Holt   NB


New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births

 Joseph Francis Werner

 Birth 27 Mar 1889  Woodstock, Carleton, NB

Parents  Aloysius Werner   Catherine Holt 


Massachusetts, Marriages

John M Harney

Marriage  22 Feb 1911  Lynn, MA

Male  34 est 1877 Lynn

Parents  Peter Harney  Ann Mcnamara

Marriage Registration 1911 Lynn, MA

Marriage  Feb. 22, 1911 Lynn, MA

Spouse Maud A Werner

Spouse's Titles & Terms:

Female 32 est  1879  St John’s NB

Parents  Alloysius Werner  Catherine T Holt


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (790k points)
These are definitely "my" Werners!
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Hello Laura,

like you I am trying to find information on my family history.  Your great grandfather,Aloysius or Alois , was my grandmother, Catherine's, older brother by 5 years , I believe. Their father, Alois Werner, was indeed born in Germany, immigrating in 1865.   According to what I can find your grandfather was born December 1882. I am intrigued that he immigrated to US.  He had an older brother, John James, who was a machinist like their father, but I found that he died of pneumonia in Lynn, Massachusetts when he was 26, in 1896.  He was about 10 years older than your grandfather.  Now my problem is finding more information on Catherine Holt.  I know her father in from New Brunswick and her mother is from Ireland but I do not know their names or any other information.  Maybe you have found something?

Marie Murphy

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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