Name: Wilhelm Alexander JENSCH
Given Name: Wilhelm Alexander
Birth: 12 Sep 1841 in Bosenheim, Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
Christening: 19 Sep 1841 Bosenheim, Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
Death: 30 Oct 1887 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
Burial: Milwaukee, WI, USA
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!Given name Alexander apparently used only in the USA.
!SURNAME: Jänsch or Jäntsch in Germany prior to emigration.
!Birth, baptismal and confirmation records: evangelisch, church in Bosenheim. Baptismal sponsor: Alexander Schloer, merchant in Ippesheim.
!Civil birth record: Bosenheim, No. 15.
!Confirmation: 27 May 1855.
!EMIGRATION: to USA, after 1860.
!List (Bosenheim, January, 1961) of possible draftees born in 1841: Wilhelm was a hired hand; he was fit for military service.
!OCCUPATION: laborer, cooper, saloonkeeper.
!ADDRESS IN 1880: 2627 State Street, Milwaukee.
!He wrote his last will and testament on 27 Oct. 1887, 3 days before his death. In it he named his friend Friedrich Reichardt as executor of his estate. The Will was recorded in the Milwaukee County Probate Court on 02 Nov 1887 in Vol 41, page 344, of Wills. Reichardt served as the administrator of the Inventory of the estate, which was filed in the Probate Court on 08 January 1894. The Last Account of the estate was filed in the Probate Court on 07 Nov 1893 with Anton Porth as Administrator. Anton is probably the brother of William's 1st spouse, Maria Anna Porth.
!CEMETERY: Forest Home.
Father: David JÄNSCH b: 24 Feb 1799 in Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger. c: 24 Feb 1799 in Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germ.
Mother: Christina Barbara MAYER b: 22 Mar 1800 in Bosenheim, Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Maria Anna PORTH b: 19 Jan 1845 in Gappenach, Mayen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany c: 20 Jan 1845 in Gappenach, Mayen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
18 Feb 1867
in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Note: !MARRIAGE CEREMONY: civil; witnesses: William Porth and Melchior Jensch.
- Josephine JENSCH b: 22 Jul 1868 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Henry JENSCH b: 5 Jun 1870 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Alexander JENSCH b: 13 Feb 1874 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Adolph M. JENSCH b: 15 Feb 1874 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Martha JENSCH b: 10 Jun 1876 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Ella JENSCH b: 13 Mar 1878 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Elizabeth JENSCH b: 3 Jun 1880 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
Maria THOMA b: EST 1845 in Wittenberg, , Prussia, Germany
28 Jul 1884
in Milwaukee, WI, USA
!CEREMONY: civil, C. H. Schmidt, Justice of the Peace.
!WITNESSES: Fred Reichert, John Porth.