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Franka (Wiegand) Nichter (1833 - abt. 1913)

Franka "Frankie" Nichter formerly Wiegand
Born in Dammersbachmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 27 Oct 1858 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 79 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United Statesmap
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She died in 1913 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1]

Franka Wiegand was born in 1833 in Hesse.

She married Joseph Georg Nüchter on 27 October 1858 in Fort Wayne, Indiana[2]. They had the following children:

  1. Mary Theresa b. 1859
  2. John b. 1860
  3. Peter b. 1862
  4. Elizabeth b. 1866
  5. George b. 1868
  6. Frances b. 1873

She passed away in 1913 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Her death notice from the Fort Wayne newspaper[3]:

NICHTER - Franka Nichter, aged 79 years, 10 months and 19 days, the widow of Joseph Nichter, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. August Gruber, 736 Walnut street. Death was due to paralysis. She had been in ill health since last October when she fell and suffered a fractured hip. She was much improved, however, and it was thought that she would recover until Wednesday evening when she grew worse and suffered an attack of paralysis. She was born in Germany May 29, 1833, and came to this country at the age of twenty one years. She located in Fort Wayne fifty-eight years ago and was married in 1859 to Joseph Nichter the ceremony having been solemnized in St. Mary's Catholic church by Rev. Father Fuller. She was the mother of nine children, six of whom are surviving as follows: John, Peter, George, and Miss Lizie Nichter, Mrs. August Gruber and Mrs. Henry Kohrman. She also leaves twenty-eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Frank Bott, of this city. Mrs. Nichter was a charter member of St. Paul's Catholic church. She was also a member of the Rosary society, the Altar society and the Sacred Heart League. Funeral services Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Paul's Catholic church. Interment at the Catholic Cemetery. Friends are kindly requested to omit flowers


  1. "Nichter," The Fort Wayne Sentinel 17 Apr 1913: 2. Print. clipping.
  2. Marriage: "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2021), Joseph Nichter and Francis Wicant, 27 Oct 1858; citing Allen, Indiana, United States, Marriage License, Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis; FHL microfilm 004168617.
  3. Death Notice: The Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Wednesday, April 16, 1913, Franka Nichter

See also:

  • United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 October 2018), Joseph Nichter, Wayne Township, Precincts 17-18 Fort Wayne city Ward 4, Allen, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 32, sheet 17A, family 370, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,358.
  • Bistumsarchiv Fulda

Birth Date:

Pfarre/Ort Marbach, St. Aegidius Kirchenbuch 1781-1844, Taufbuch Seite 243

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