01 January 2013

Born Casper Wittman; Died As John Thiers

From the Wayne County, Michigan, Probate Files online at FamilySearch.  Not related to me; just thought the name change, from Casper Wittman to John Thiers, was interesting.  Many of the actual files are online, too, in addition to the index cards, but only through #16980;  #21291 is not online yet. 

Source: FamilySearch

Estate 1895
Died 30 July 1895 - age: about 60 years
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Will dated 31 Jan 1891
Burial in Lakeview Cemetery
Formerly known in Pennsylvania as Casper Wittman


Executor of estate of John Thiers
Daughter of estate, or possibly wife, as she signed Mrs. Mary Thiers
61 Michigan St.
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
death date: 30 Jul 1895
death place:  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
age: 71
birth date: 1824
birthplace: Germany
race: White
marital status: Widowed

Date: March 7, 1926
Source: Source unknown;  Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #080.
Notes: Thiers-Mary M., beloved widow of the late John, Friday morning at 7:20 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Koenigshoff, 20907 Edgecliff boulevard, at Euclid, O. Funeral Monday at 10:30 a. m., from St. Joseph's church, Woodland avenue and E. 23rd street.
Name: Thiers, John
Date: 1895
Source: Cemetery record;  Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #080.
Notes: 1824-1895. Lakeview Cemetery Prospect List.
Date: May 31 1936
Source: Source unknown;  Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #046.
Notes: Koenigshoff: Clara (nee Thiers)*, wife of John C., mother of John A. and Mary C., at Lakeside Hospital, May 28, residence, 20907 Edgecliff blvd., Euclid Village. Funeral Monday, June 1, at Holy Cross Church, E. 200th and Lake Shore blvd., at 10 a. m. Burial Lake View Cemetery.  *Adopted according to marriage record (see link); was this Clara in 1900?


Jason said...

Casper Wittman was my 3rd great-grandfather! I am just now discovering his strange story. My search for clues led me to this blog. Thanks for the information!

PalmsRV said...

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