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Benjamin (Wheland) Wieland (1814 - 1902)

Benjamin Wieland formerly Wheland
Born in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Died at about age 87 in Stephenson, Illinois, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Benjamin Wheland was born in Pennsylvania in 1814, the son of Michael Wheland and Sarah Salome Pecht. He married Anna Marie Walker (1815-1894) on 9 February 1843. They had seven children, born between 1843 and 1860. Benjamin died in 1902. [1]

In 1860, All members of the household were born in Pennsylvania, except as noted.

Benjamin Wheeland, 42, a farmer, with $900 in real estate and $400 in personal estate
Maria Wheeland 40
John W Wheeland 17, in school
Sarah Wheeland 14, in school
Ellen Wheeland 12, in school
Frank Wheeland 10, in school
Lucis Wheeland 8, in school
Mary Wheeland 5
Wm Wheeland 1, born in Illinois [2]

Benjamin’s son, John M. Wieland, served as a Private in Co. A 46th Regiment Illinois Infantry. [3] This unit was organized at Camp Butler in 1861, and served there until 11 February 1862, when they moved on. [4] NOTE: Private John M. Wieland died at Camp Butler on 12 November 1861.

In 1870, the Wheland family lived in Oneco, Stephenson, Illinois. The family included

Benjamin Wheland, 56, born in Pennsylvania, a farmer, with $3800 in real estate and $700 in personal estate
Maria Wheland, 55, b. Pennsylvania, could not read or write
Frank Wheland, 20, b. Pennsylvania, a farm laborer
Mary Wheland, 15, b. Pennsylvania, in school
Wm Wheland, 10, b. Illinois, in school [5]

In 1880, the Wheland family lived in Oneco, Stephenson, Illinois. The family included

Maria Weiland, 65, born in Pennsylvania, a farmer
Benj. Weiland, 65, b. Pennsylvania, a farmer, father b. Wertenberg; mother b. Germany
Mary A. Weiland, Dau., 24, b. Pennsylvania, a dressmaker
William F. Weiland, Son, 20, b. Illinois, a farm laborer
Charlotte Jackson, 70, b. Ireland, boarder
Samuel Jackson, 30, b. Ireland, boarder, a farmer [6]

Benjamin WIELAND, 1814-1902 (87-88), is buried at Rock Grove Cemetery, Rock Grove, Illinois with his wife, Anna Maria, 1814-1894; and three children, son, John M., 1853-1861 (18), Company A, 46th Regiment, Civil War, died at Camp Butler, Illinois; daughter, Sarah M., 1845-1866 (20-21); and daughter, Lucy C., 1852-1868 (15-16). [7]


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), John W Wheeland in entry for Bery Wheeland, 1860.
  3. The Civil War, Soldier Search (
  4. The Civil War, Battle Unit Details (
  5. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 June 2019), Benjamin Wheland, 1870.
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 January 2022), Benj. Weiland in household of Maria Weiland, Oneco, Stephenson, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #134524283

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