William Joseph Ohlheiser1,2,3

(24 April 1866 - 8 April 1925)

If you arrived here linked from another page or as the result of a web search, you might benefit from making a visit to our page, ABOUT USING THIS SITE

William Joseph Ohlheiser
1866 - 1925
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
Descent from Joseph Ohlhauser - c. 1757

Some Background

William Joseph Ohlheiser was also known within the family and among his friends as Will Ohlheiser.
FatherJoseph Ohlhaüser (26 Oct 1838 - 23 Feb 1904)
MotherHarriet S. Darling4 (19 May 1844 - 26 Dec 1880)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildWilliam Joseph Ohlheiser was born on 24 April 1866, in South Wales, Erie Co., New York.5,4,6
GroomHe, 25, married Mary Ellen Kieffe, 31, daughter of Patrick Kieffe and Alice Condon, on Thursday, 26 November 1891 in Adams Co., Nebraska. The Marriage License indicates William's age is 27 years and Mary's age is 30 years; rather than their actual ages of 25 and 31.
     Their Marriage Certificate is signed by J.E. English, a Roman Catholic Priest; Catherine Huston and William Kieffe (the bride's sister and brother) were witnesses.7,8
PrincipalHe and Mary E. Ohlheiser were divorced on 22 June 1908. On 27 December 1907 Will filed a petition in the Circuit Court in and for Pennington Co., South Dakota, seeking a divorce from Mary. Mary, living in Hastings, Nebraska, contested Will’s petition. In the end, six months later, the court decided in Mary’s favor, granting her the divorce based on what it determined was Will’s desertion of his wife and children. Mary was granted sole custody of their children, but not granted alimony. Their children's approximate ages in 1907 would have been: George Edward - 15 yrs, Paul Vincent - 13 yrs, and Marie Wilhelmina - 10 yrs.9
Second MarriageOn 17 August 1908, in Sheridan, Sheridan Co., Wyoming, William Joseph Ohlheiser, at the age of 41, married second Catherine Mulvany, who was 25 years old, daughter of John Mulvany and Mary Katherine Whelan.
     This date is according to the Sheridan County Records office. Other records, most notably Catherine's application for a widow's pension based on Will's military service, indicate they were married on 15 January by a Justice of the Peace in Sheridan, Wyoming.10,11
DeceasedHe died on 8 April 1925 in Letterman General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, at the age of 58. Cause of death is recorded as Cancer of Liver.5,12
InterredHe was buried in Presidio National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California; Section OSA, Row 10, Site 7.13,5

Children with Mary Ellen Kieffe:

Children with Catherine Mulvany:

Some Life Events of Interest

In 1895 in Juniata, Adams Co., Nebraska, Will Ohlheiser and his brother George Edward Ohlheiser, were in the hardware business.
     Building on the experience they gained working at their uncle's (George Ohlheiser) hardware store in Auburn, New York, Wm J. and Ed Ohlheiser went into partnership running their own hardware store (Ohlheiser Bros.) in the small prairie village of 700 people six miles west of Hastings. They both invested all of their ready cash and borrowed from their Grandfather Darling in order set the business up.
Unfortunately, the enterprise was not a success. The country was just beginning to recover from the economic depression caused by the "Panic of 1893" and young, optimistic entrepreneurs must have seen opportunity... but "The Drought of 1894" wiped out most of the crops throughout Nebraska that year and this certainly would have had an impact on their business. The timing was not the best for building up a new business in Adams County.
     May and June (1894) had been bad, but worse was to come. No rain fell during the long hot days of July, but farmers had hopes for a corn crop until July 26th when all hope was lost. For two days previous a hot wind blew dust from the southwest. Matt Trausch, who farmed with his father north of Roseland, remembered the day well. It was too hot to work, so he sat in the shade of the granary driveway. He later compared the hot wind blowing through to the heat from a blast furnace. By nightfall brown withered corn leaves were blowing in the roads, and the air was filled with the odor of parched corn.
     The Juniata Herald called it "a day that will go down in Nebraska history with the most destructive scorching wind and dust storm ever known." The recorded temperature had reached 112 degrees. The Grand Island Independent warned "Ninety percent of the farming class will be compelled to draw aid from the county or starve before many more weeks pass." On August 9th the Hastings Weekly Nebraskan observed trees dropping their leaves and advised watering them. It also reported reduction of rents in Hastings as many laborers were without work, and told of cattle being shipped to market due to lack of feed. On August 16th in a column titled "Looking Toward Relief" the Nebraskan estimated "it will take more than $20,000 ($500,000 in 2012 dollars) for charity in Adams County this winter," and August 23rd called the Omaha World Herald to task for denying the plight of western Nebraska. The Nebraskan estimated thirty moving wagons per day were passing through Hastings headed east.
     In September the Kerr Opera House closed indefinitely and some merchants also closed shop. During the fall and early winter not one car load of grain was shipped out of Hastings, but nearly 200 cars of hay and grain were shipped in. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that Nebraska corn averaged only six bushels per acre; but in western Nebraska many fields produced nothing, not even fodder for starving livestock.
     - The Drought of 1894, by Catherine Renschler, Adams County Historical Society, 2002

     The brothers persevered for a while longer as the business was listed in Juniata with their names for the 1895 Adams County Directory. And in December 1895, Will was elected Secretary and to the board of managers of the Southern Nebraska Pet Stock and Poultry Association, a networking connection he would have made to further awareness of their business. The association held an annual exhibit in Grand Island, Nebraska, just north of Juniata. Later Will wrote that he "had always tried to cultivate the impression it was a good paying proposition in order to sell it."
     Due to the effects of the drought, business must have been reduced to the point they felt they could leave it with an employee while they "pursued other opportunities." By 1897 Ed had returned to Erie County, New York, had married there and started a family. Will, who with his family was living in Hastings, had assumed the responsibility for the store. He said that he tried his "very best to make it pay out, but it would not." For three years he tried to sell it without success, though ultimately he was able to sell, between 1895 and 1900, to one Bolivar "Bally" Crone the employee who ran the store while Will was serving in the military. Will was able to sell for just enough to pay off any of the business' outstanding debt, but they lost the entirety of their original investment. As he wrote to Ed years later, "I went away and left it and you went away and left it and the inevitable result followed."14,15,16
          
William and his brother Oren were in partnership at Ohlheiser Bros., a saloon at 428 N Main in Sheridan, according to the city directory for 1908.17
In 1919, William Joseph Ohlheiser was the recipient of a $3,600 legacy ($47,900 in 2012 dollars) from his aunt (his mother's sister) Ida (Darling) Cornwall who had died childless the previous year.
     Her estate consisted of cash and real estate in Erie Co.. He shared in the estate with his brother, George Edward (Ed) who received an equal amount. Their brother Oren would have shared in the estate as well but had died the year before their aunt..18

Occupation

A 'Jack of All Trades' - Will worked in many occupations including, among others: Hardware Merchant (Juniata, NE), 1st Lt./Rgmtl Q.M. during Spanish American War (Hastings, NE), County Clerk (Adams Co., NE), Railway Ticket Agent (Lead, SD), Fruit Salesman (Billings, MT, & Sutherlin, OR) Saloon Owner (Sheridan, WY), Electrician (Coquille, OR), and Newspaper Editor (Crescent City, CA). At the time of his death he was the U.S. Postmaster for Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California19,17,5

Military

Military ServiceFrom 27 May 1898 to 11 May 1899.
     When President McKinley called for volunteers to enlist for military service in the Spanish American War, Will signed up on 27 May 1898, at Hastings, Nebraska, as a 2nd Lt. for a "term of 2 years from date of enrollment unless sooner discharged," in the Third Regiment of Nebraska Volunteers, commanded by Colonel William Jennings Bryan.
     He was mustered into service with the rest of the regiment at Omaha, Nebraska, 9 July 1898 "and was transported by R.R. thence to Jacksonville, Fla, where it (the regiment) arrived on the 22 day of July, 1898."
     On 5 December 1898, in Savannah, Georgia he was "discharged from the service of the United States for the purpose of being promoted to 1st Lieut., Company K, 3 Neb. Vol. Infantry." He was mustered back in the same day for another two year term... commissioned as a 1st Lieut. by the Governor of Nebraska, with his rank to be retroactive to the date of the commission, 25 November 1898.
     According to a note in The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) 11 December 1898, William was visiting home on furlough, this prior to the regiment's shipping out to Havana.
     On 31 December 1898, the General Orders, No. 35 for that day, paragraph XI incorrectly indicated that Will had been promoted to the rank of Captain of Company "K," an error that was corrected by way of General Orders, No. 2, for 23 January 1899, which amended his appointment from Captain to that Regimental Quartermaster. He saved a copy of the extract of the original General Orders which he received while in Havana, Cuba - no doubt for the amusement it gave him to be a Captain for a few days - he would have already known it was an error as he had been acting Regimental Quartermaster for some time before the orders came through. (Col. Bryan apparently never got the word of the adjustment in rank as he addressed Will in letters written after the war as "My Dear Capt.")
     The regiment had been in Cuba, at Camp Columbia for over a month before Will was finally mustered out as a 1st Lieut. of Company "K" and back in the same day - 18 February, 1899 - as Regimental Quartermaster, 3rd Nebraska Vol. Inft. He served in this capacity until he was discharged on 11 May 1899, "by reason of Muster Out of the Regiment."
     His Military Record indicates 1st Lieut. & QMaster, William J. Ohlheiser, while not cited for Distinguished service, he did serve during the Spanish American War 1898-9 in Cuba, and that he received no wounds in service. Under Remarks, the commanding officer of the Regiment, Col. Vitquain, wrote, "Services Honest and faithful : a first class quartermaster."
     In June of 1899 Will received a letter of recommendation from his former regimental colonel, William Jennings Bryan, stating that Mr. W. J. Oldheiser (sic) "was one of the most faithful and efficient officers in the regiment; honest industrious and vigilant..." In his cover letter which he addressed to "My Dear Capt." Mr. Bryan said, "Hope you will not leave the state. We will need you in the future as we have in the past."20,21,5
Military PensionOn 14 July 1920, in Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California,William Joseph Ohlheiser applied for a Military Disability Pension (by reason of a rupture) based on his service during the Spanish American War, 1898 and 1899.
     His application was approved in due time, the 25th of May 1922. The amount was to be $18 per month, payable quarterly, and since it was to have commenced on 20 July 1820 (the date the Pension Office had received his application), he would receive a lump sum payment for the arrears.22

Community Service

On 7 November 1899, in Hastings, Adams Co., Nebraska, William Joseph Ohlheiser was elected to serve as County Clerk. He had run as the Fusion Candidate...getting his support from the Democrats and the Populists. You can read a contemporary newspaper article (campaign rhetoric) touting the candidate's qualifications for the job here at The Hastings News, Hastings, Neb. Oct. 27, 1866.23
On 4 January 1923, at Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California, William Joseph Ohlheiser was appointed Postmaster for a term of four years. He had served as Acting Postmaster from 1 September 1922 until his official appointment in January.
     He took special pride in the fact that during his term the Post Office grew from a "Third Class Office" to a "Second Class Office" based on the increase in their receipts for stamp sales. He wrote to his brother Ed that while the work involved long hours it was not heavy work and that it also provided some work for the members of his family.
     Unfortunately, Will died in 1925 and so served as Postmaster for little more than two years of his four year appointment.24,25,26

Residences and Censuses

William Joseph Ohlheiser appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of South Wales Village, Town of Aurora, Erie Co., New York, in the household of William Darling and Abigail Darling, his maternal Grandparents. His own parents were also living there.27
He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Aurora, Erie Co., New York, in the household of his parents, Joseph Ohlheiser and Hattie Ohlheiser.28,29
In April 1881, William Joseph Ohlheiser lived with his father Joseph Ohlheiser in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York.
     After Hattie's death the previous December, Joseph moved to Auburn bringing his two older sons. They lived with Joseph's brother, George, and George's family.30
In 1883, William Joseph Ohlheiser lived in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York.
     The City Directory for that year shows that he was working as an assistant bookeeper and was a boarder at 60 Mechanic St. (now re-named Owasco St.) around the corner from his father's and uncle's hardware store which was at the corner of Genesee St. and Mechanic St.)31
In 1884, William Joseph Ohlheiser lived in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York.
     He was still an assistant bookeeper at the same employment address on Genesee St., but he was now boarding at 60 Elizabeth Street.32
In 1898, William Joseph Ohlheiser lived at 719 N. Denver, Hastings, Adams Co., Nebraska, according to the Hastings City Directory for the year.33
He and Mary E. Ohlheiser appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Hastings, Adams Co., Nebraska, enumerated 2 June 1900.
     A 35 year old William (born in Apr 1865) is shown with his wife of nine years, 35 (sic) year old Mary E; their children George, Paul and Marie were listed as living with them.
     Wm is shown as having been born in New York, both his father and mother in Germany; Mary says she was born in Wisconsin (born in May 1865) and both of her parents were born in Ireland. She also says she had three children born, and three were living... all born in Nebraska.
     William had been employed all of the previous year and at the time of the ennumeration he was employed as the County Clerk.3
Between 4 July 1906 and 19 June 1909, William Joseph Ohlheiser was living and receiving his mail in Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota.
     A dispatch from Lead, S.D., to The Minneapolis Journal newspaper for 4 July 1906 reported that: "Captain W. J. Ohlheiser has been appointed city ticket agent for the Burlington railroad company..." The Burlington Rail Depot in Hastings was finished just a few years earlier (1902) and the company had a division office there as the city was the third largest railroad center in Nebraska. Will would likely have made a number of contacts in the railroad industry through his position as County Clerk as well as through the fraternal organizations of which he was a member, the Masons and Shriners. (It is also possible that he may have been an employee of the railroad company between the time his term in office ended in 1900 and this appointment in 1906.) He had apparently used his business contacts in Hastings to arrange the job when he made the decision to leave his wife and family.
     Six months later, on the 8th of January 1907, the Adjutant General's Office in Lincoln, Nebraska, sent a letter to him in Lead relative to a claim that had been filed on behalf of the officers of the 3rd Regiment for back pay due them.
     A card of the Burlington Route R.R. with the schedule of the Electric Line Service between Deadwood and Lead (a trip of 15 minutes) dated in June 1907 names W.J. Ohlheiser as their ticket agent in Lead.
     In February 1908 he received a letter there that in closing says, "Wishing you success in the business you have just undertaken..." but there is no indication as to what that "business" was.
     Mail for Will was still being addressed to him in Lead in June of 1909 but he was no longer living there.34,35,36,37,38
In 1908, William and Catherine Ohlheiser resided at 430 S. Tschirgi St., Sheridan, Sheridan Co., Wyoming. They were married in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1908 and their first child was born there the same year. Will's brother Oren was also living in Sheridan in 1908, at the same address, and the city directory for that year lists them as partners in the Ohlheiser Bros. saloon.39,38
He and Catherine Mulvany appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, at 215 1/2 Rock St., enumerated 20 April 1910. Their child, one and a half year old Marjorie, was listed as living with them.
     The family, 40 year old William and his wife (noted as his second wife) of two years, 27 year old Kate, along with Marjorie were living in a rented house. Will is shown as having been born in New York, his father in Germany and his mother in New York; Kate says she was born in Minnesota and both of her parents were born in New York. She also says she had only one child born, and one living child... presumably Marjorie, who was born in Wyoming.
     William had been employed all of the previous year and at the time of the ennumeration he was working as a shipping clerk.40
In 1911, William Joseph Ohlheiser and Catherine Ohlheiser were living at the 414 N. Front, Medford, Jackson Co., Oregon. William is shown as the proprietor of the rooming house in the Jackson County Directory.41
In 1918, William Joseph Ohlheiser and Catherine Ohlheiser were registered to vote in Elk River, Del Norte Co., California.
     In the Index to Precinct Register for Elk River, Del Norte Co., to and including 5 October 1918, Nos. 143 & 144, both were registered as Democrats. Will's occupation was that of Electrician and Catherine's was that of Housewife.42
In 1920, William Joseph Ohlheiser and Catherine Mulvany were registered to vote in Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California.
     William registered as Democrat, Catherine registered as Republican.42
He and Catherine Ohlheiser appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California, at Elk Valley, enumerated 3 February 1920. Their children Marjorie, Claire, William and Frederick were listed as living with them.43
In 1922, William Joseph Ohlheiser and Catherine Mulvany were registered to vote. They are listed in the Index to the Precinct Register for Elk River, Del Norte Co., Nos. 136 & 137.
     Will once again registered as a Democrat and Catherine as a Republican. Will's occupation was now that of Farmer and Catherine's was still that of Housewife.44

Associations

William Joseph Ohlheiser was acknowledged as a regular Master Mason of Juniata Lodge, No. 42, in the State of Nebraska on 13 December 1898, Juniata, Adams Co., Nebraska. As such, the members of the lodge desired and recommended that he be received and accepted by the Craft "wheresoever dispersed over the face of the globe."45
On 15 March 1901, William Joseph Ohlheiser was recognized as a Master of the Royal Secret of the 32d Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Masons in Hastings, Adams Co., Nebraska.46
In Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska,William Joseph Ohlheiser was "Received, Admitted and Constituted A Noble of the Mystic Shrine" in Sesostris Temple on 9 April 1902. And he was duly Enrolled as such upon the Records of the Order as attested to by the temple's Imperial Recorder and Imperial Potentate.47
On 7 May 1907, in Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, William Joseph Ohlheiser was elected to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at the regular session of the Lead Lodge, No. 747.48

Will

William Joseph Ohlheiser was named an heir in the will of William Darling, dated 22 February 1896 in Town of Aurora, Erie Co., New York, "... my grandsons William J. Ohlheiser, Oren B. Ohlheiser and George E. Ohlheiser."49
He did not prepare a will and so died intestate. William's estate would have been minimal (most likely just the family home) and as California was a Community Property State, his wife Catherine would have been his sole heir.

Sources - Citations

  1. [S81] Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011, online at: http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm; Gives Names; Marriage date: 17 August 1908; Marriage place: Sheridan Co., Wyoming.
  2. [S89] State of Californina, State of California, United States. Great Register of Voters (Sacramento, California: California State Library, unknown date) Digitized by ancestry.com - subscription database. Residence date: 1900-1944; Residence place: Del Norte County, California, United States.
  3. [S329] William Ohlheiser household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adams Co., Nebraska, population schedule, Hastings City, Ward 3, Hastings Township, Enumeration District 11, Sheet no. 4, dwelling 73, family 73; Washington: National Archives. Digital Copy on File Locally #329 OHL WJO2 1900 CEN.
  4. [S563] William J. Ohlheiser, Military Service Records - Original Records, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Gives date of birth, and where born.
  5. [S699] "Taps Sounded For Spanish War Veteran", Crescent City Courier, Crescent City, Del Norte Co., California, April 1925, v. XIII, Obituary written by his widow, Katherine Mulvany Ohlheiser.
  6. [S560] William J. Ohlheiser,"Godeau Funeral Home Record", Invoice for Services; Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy; Tracy Home Office, gives date and state of birth.
  7. [S696] License and Certificate of Marriage, William J. Ohlheiser and Mary E. Kieffe: Names, Ages, Birth States, Parents Names, County of residence, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  8. [S329] William Ohlheiser household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adams Co., Nebraska, shows William J. and Mary E. had been married for 9 years.
  9. [S1090] William J. Ohlheiser and Mary E. (Kieffe) Ohlheiser divorce 22 June 1908, Divorce Petition Verdict: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  10. [S81] Western States Marriage Index, online at: http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm, for Sheirdan Co., WY, vol.4, pg. 61
    SCT Digital Files: #81 WmJos. Ohlheiser & Kathleen Mulvaney.
  11. [S331] William J. Ohlheisser household, 1910 U.S. Census, Washoe Co., Nevada, population schedule, Reno City, Reno Precinct, Enumeration District 73, Sheet no. 6 A, dwelling 133, family 142; Washington: National Archives. #331 OHL WJO2 1910 CEN Digital Copy in Local File, gives ages to approximate birth years; also gives birth states for themselves and their parents; shows William had married Kate in 1908, that it was her first and his second marriage; and that Marjorie was born in Wyoming; and shows by implication that Claire Maxine was born after the 21st of April, 1910.
  12. [S560] William J. Ohlheiser,"Funeral Home Record."
  13. [S559] Lt. W.J. Ohlheiser,"Report of Interment", Sec. OSA (Plot 10) Grave 7; Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy; Tracy Home Office.
  14. [S564] Unknown author, Erdmann & Hamen"s Hastings and Adams County Directory, 1895 - Alphabetical list of Juniata residents (1895; excerpt reprinted online database: Adams County Historical Society, 2005), pg. 147.
  15. [S576] Ida Darling Cornwall Estate, Correspondence, 1918-1919, #576 WJO2 - Ida Darling Cornwall Estate Settlement, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Letter to brother Ed - 8 Feb 1919.
  16. [S574] "OVER THE STATE", The McCook Tribune, (27 December 1895), McCook, Nebraska , Microform Copy, archived, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94056415/1895-12-27/ed-1/seq-2/
  17. [S865] R.L. Polk & Co.'s Sheridan City and Sheridan County Directory Including Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming : 1908-1909 (Montana: R.L. Polk & Co., 1908), pg 145.
  18. [S576] Ida Darling Cornwall Estate, Correspondence, 1918-1919 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, shows division of estate.
  19. [S561] William J. Ohlheiser, Includes Business Cards, Letters of Reference from former employers, and more, , Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  20. [S563] William J. Ohlheiser, Military Service Records - Original Records Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Service Records.
  21. [S698] Letter from William Jennings Bryan (Lincoln, Nebraska) to Capt. W. J. Oldheiser, 13 June 1899; #698 OHL WJO2 Bryan Ltr Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy (Tracy Home Office).
  22. [S563] William J. Ohlheiser, Military Service Records - Original Records Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Pension Certificate.
  23. [S558] Judge William R. Burton, Past and Present of Adams County, Nebraska (Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1916), pg. 117.
  24. [S700] William J. Ohlheiser, Postmaster Appointment, 8 Feb 1923, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  25. [S869] Record of Appointment of Postmasters : 1832-September 30, 1971, California, Alameda - Kern Counties; Microfilm Publication M841; Roll:10; (Washington D.C.: National Archives) Digitized by ancestry.com - subscription database.
  26. [S567] William J. Ohlheiser, Misc Letters to & From Family, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Transcript of letter dated 3/8/24.
  27. [S615] William Darling household, 1870 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, population schedule, Soth Wales P.O., Town of Aurora, Sheet no. 7 (written) 401 (stamped), lines 10-16, dwelling 62, family 56; Washington: National Archives.
  28. [S562] Joseph Heiser household, 1880 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, population schedule, Aurora, Sheet No. 51, dwelling 582, family 606; Washington: National Archives.
  29. [S638] William Darling household, 1880 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, population schedule, Aurora, Sheet No. 51, dwelling 581, family 605; Washington: National Archives.
  30. [S221] Letter from Joseph Ohlheiser (Auburn, New York) to William Darling, 24 April1881; Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). Letter to his in-Laws, William and Abigail (Treat) Darling:
    "Dear Mother and Father...", Letter from Joseph to his in-laws, dated.
  31. [S500] Lamey's Auburn Directory 1883 containing the Names of Its Citizens, A Compendium of Its Government, and of its Public And Private Institutions (Auburn, N.Y.: Alonzo P. Lamey, 1883), pg. 279.
  32. [S501] 1884. A. P. Lamey's Annual Auburn City and Cayuga County Directory of Towns (Auburn, N.Y.: Alonzo P. Lamey, 1884), pg. 232.
  33. [S502] McAvoy's Hastings City Directory for 1898-9 (Omaha, Nebraska: Omaha Directory Company, 1899).
  34. [S575] "Stariha Dedicates Churches", The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 4 July 1906, 6.
  35. [S563] William J. Ohlheiser, Military Service Records - Original Records Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, War Dept. Claim Letters.
  36. [S561] William J. Ohlheiser Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Burlington R.R. Schedule Card.
  37. [S81] Western States Marriage Index, online at: http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm, Marriage Date Aug 1908.
  38. [S865] Sheridan City Directory.
  39. [S81] Western States Marriage Index, online at: http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm
  40. [S331] William J. Ohlheisser household, 1910 U.S. Census, Washoe Co., Nevada.
  41. [S867] R.L. Polk & Co.'s Jackson County Directory : 1911 (Portland, Oregon: R.L. Polk & Co., 1911), pg. 145.
  42. [S89] State of Californina, California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, 1900-1944 Residence place: Del Norte County, California, United States.
  43. [S330] William J. Ohlheiser household, 1920 U.S. Census, Del Norte Co., California, population schedule, Elk Valley Precinct, Crescent Township, Sheet no. 6 B, dwelling 140, family 144; Washington: National Archives. Digital Copy in Local File #330 OHL WJO2 1920 CEN.
  44. [S89] State of Californina, California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968.
  45. [S570] W. J. Ohlheiser, Certificate of Registration of Baptism, Free and Accepted Masons' Certificate of Recognition; unknown location (dated 13 December 1898).
  46. [S569] W. J. Ohlheiser, Certificate of Registration of Baptism, Masons' Certificate of Recognition; unknown location (dated 15 March 1901).
  47. [S571] W. J. Ohlheiser, Certificate of Registration of Baptism, Certificate of Recognition; unknown location (dated 13 December 1898).
  48. [S568] W. J. Ohlheiser, Certificate of Registration of Baptism, B.P.O.E. Notice of Ellection; unknown location (dated 8 May 1907).
  49. [S526] William Darling will (20 February 1897), William Darling Last Will and Testament, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  50. [S329] William Ohlheiser household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adams Co., Nebraska, gives ages - to approximate birth years; also gives birth states for themselves, their children and their parents; shows William had married Mary E. in 1891;.
  51. [S331] William J. Ohlheisser household, 1910 U.S. Census, Washoe Co., Nevada, gives ages - to approximate birth years; also gives birth states for themselves and their parents; shows William had married Kate in 1908, that it was her first and his second marriage; and that Marjorie was born in Wyoming; and shows by implication that Claire Maxine was born after the 21st of April, 1910.
Last Edited17 May 2018

 Facts cannot be copyrighted; please feel free to copy names, dates and places. But just those facts. The goal has been to record accurate data; still, accuracy is not guaranteed and you should verify all data before you use it. Everything else within these pages is copyrighted. Your respect of my copyrights is greatly appreciated.