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John Wilhelm (abt. 1870 - 1961)

John Wilhelm
Born about in Bastrop County, Texas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 4 Jan 1898 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Austin, Travis County, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Sep 2017
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Born AFT JUL 1870. Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Note: Death certificate date is not consistent with any other birth years, but may be accurate for month and day of birth.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Died 27 SEP 1961. Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States. [9]

Occupation: 1880 - farm laborer. 1900 - farmer. 1910 - farmer. 1920 - farmer. 1930 - farmer.

Census: 1900 Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Note: 1900 census - Bastrop County, ED 12, page 19B, line 100, age 28 and listed as John Williams. 1910 Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Note: 1910 census - Bastrop County, ED 12, page 3A, line 29, age 38. 1920 Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Note: 1920 census - Bastrop County, ED 33, page 4A, line 25, age 57. 1930 Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Note: 1930 census - Bastrop County, ED 11-19, page 6B, line 52, age 62. 1940 Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Note: 1940 census - Bastrop County, ED 11-20B, page 1A, line 20, age 72.

Buried Rockne, Bastrop County, Texas, United States.

Marriage Husband John Wilhelm. Wife Annie Kunshick. Marriage ABT 1897. [10]

John Wilhelm, 94, oldest member of Sacred Heart Parish, of Rockne, passed away in an Austin Hospital Wednesday morning, September 27 at 4 o'clock as the result of a heart attack. Mr. Wilhelm, who had the misfortune to break his hip last June, had been ailing since that time and confined to his bed and wheel chair. The Very Rev. Claude Faust officiated at the Requiem Mass offered in Sacred Heart Church, Rockne, Friday morning, September 29 at 10 a.m. Rosary was recited for the deceased at the home of his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Wilhelm near Rockne, Thursday evening, September 28, at 7:15 p.m. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rockne. Pall bearers were all grandsons, including Edwin Wilhelm, and James Wilhelm, Austin; Monroe Wilhelm, Bastrop; George Ahlstrom, San Antonio; Leroy Wilhelm of Sulphur Springs and Marvin Wilhelm of Rockne. Survivors are five sons, Eddie Wilhelm, Phillip Wilhelm, Louie Wilhelm and Willie Wilhelm, all of Rockne and Otto Wilhelm, San Antonio; three daughters; Mrs. William Ahlstrom (Katie) Mrs. Louis Supperville (Ida), San Antonio, Mrs. Ervin Goertz (Minnie), Rockne; two brothers, Andy Wilhelm, Rockne, Joe Wilhelm, Bastrop; 37 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Mr. Wilhelm was a prominent farmer and rancher in the Rockne Community until he retirement several years ago, and he was a life time member of the Catholic Church. He was the son of late John Wilhelm and Elizabeth Meuth Wilhelm, born May 12, 1877 at Rosanky. The deceased and Miss Annie Kunschick were married in Sacred Heart Church Bastrop, January 4, 1898, the first couple ever to be married in the church. Mrs. Wilhelm and three children preceded him in death. A host of relatives and friends from Austin, Bastrop, Mendoza, Rosanky, San Antonio, Smithville, String Prairie, Red Rock, Watterson and Rockne came to pay him a final tribute.


  1. Source: #S10964 10 years old in 1880 census
  2. Source: #S276 He is not in the household yet in 1870 census
  3. Source: #S481 November 1871 per 1900 census
  4. Source: #S9 38 years old in 1910 census
  5. Source: #S13 57 years old in 1920 census
  6. Source: #S868 54882 with birth date of 11/15/1876
  7. Source: #S24 62 years old in 1930 census
  8. Source: #S10513 72 years old in 1940 census
  9. Source: #S868 54882
  10. Source: #S12 1900 census shows they had been married for 3 years
  • #30716738
  • Source: S10513 1940 United States Census, ; .
  • Source: S10964 Age in years as shown in 1880 census.
  • Source: S13 United States 1920 census age in years
  • Source: S24 United States 1930 census age in years
  • Source: S276 Data from various columns in the 1870 census
  • Source: S481 United States 1900 census for month and year of birth
  • Source: S868 State of Texas, Texas Death Certificate
  • Source: S9 United States 1910 census age in years

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