Bray & Wiseman Families of Switzerland County, Indiana

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  • ID: I175
  • Name: Charles WISEMAN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 08 Nov 1815 in Berne, , , Switzerland
  • Death: 14 Aug 1895 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN
  • Burial: 16 Aug 1895 McKay Cemetery, Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN
  • Event: Research Note
  • Note: [MyNote: I have "thrown together" all of the Wiseman's in Switzerland County under the "umbrella" of Jacob and Elizabeth Weisman so that there could be a "centralized" point for storing information on all of these people. It is NOT my intent to state that Charles is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth but rather that there is likely some kind of relationship between them all. They are lumped together here for the convenience of this researcher.]
  • NATU: 25 Apr 1845 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Civil Order Book L page 392. Charles Wiseman was born in the Canton of Berne in Switzerland in the year 1815. He migrated from Havre de Grace in the year 1833, arrived in the City of New York the summer of 1833 while a minor. He removed from New York to Ohio and from thence to the County of Switzerland, Indiana about eight years ago. Has resided there since that time. Signed Charles Wiseman (his x mark). April 25, 1845.

    [MyNote: Page 296 shows Christopher Wiseman, age 32, naturalized October 22, 1844 and on page 391 is John Wiseman, 24 years of age, who was naturalized April 25, 1845. Both Christian and John signed their names, they did not use a mark.]
  • Census: 1850 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Craig Township. #105 p359/716.
    Charles Wiseman, 33, farmer, RE 600, born Switzerland; Naomi, 25, born Indiana; John 29, farmer, RE 600, born Switzerland.
  • Event: Land 03 May 1854 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    PURCHASED LAND.
    Warranty Deed. John Wiseman and Charles Wiseman purchased 160 acres for $1600 NE 1/4 Sec 18, Twn 2, Rng 3.
  • Event: Land 26 Nov 1859 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Deed Book U page 181.
    John Wiseman of TIPTON County conveys to Charles Wiseman of Switzerland County for $800 the undivided half of the NE 1/4 S 18 T 2 R 3 with the exception of the south west 40 acres deed by John Wiseman and Charles Wiseman to William Andrew. [MyNote: there was NO WIFE listed for John Wiseman]
  • Census: 1860 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Craig Township #46 p8/148.
    Charles Wiseman, 45, RE 2000, PE 402; Naomi, 34; Susan, 9; Samuel, 4; Henry, 1.
  • Census: 1870 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Craig Township. p9/267 #57.
    Charles Wiseman, 54, RE 3700, PE 3150, born Switzerland U.S. Citizen; Naomi, 45; Susan, 20; Samuel, 16; Henry, 11; Charles, 8; Josephine Ederington, 5
  • Event: Taxlist 14 Jan 1871 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    The Vevay Reveille. Listing of Large Tax Payers.
    The following persons pay State, County, Corporation, and Turnpike taxes, in Switzerland county, to the amount of $100.00 or over. [in 1870] Among those listed for Craig Township: John F. Cotton, Lewis Detraz, Alexander McCallum, Charles Wiseman.
  • Event: Taxlist 1875 Kosciusko Co., IN
  • Note:
    Assessors Plat Book. Tippecanoe Twp., Kosciusko Co., IN
    Charles Wiseman 600 acres NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Section 33, Township 33, Range 7. Value of lots without improvements: $500, value of improvements $100.
  • Census: 1880 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Craig Twp. p26/32 #245.
    Charles Wiseman, 65; Naomi, 56, wife; Susan, 25, daughter; Charles, 19, son; Jos Ederington, female, 14; June Younger, 33, servant; Oscar Shock, 27, laborer; Charles Weaver, 52, laborer.
  • Residence: 1883 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Craig Township Business References.
    Chas. Wiseman, proprietor of Fruit Farm, P.O. Vevay.
  • Occupation: 1883 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    List of Patrons. 1883 Atlas.
    Charles Wiesman. P.O. Vevay; Farmer and Fruit Dealer; Nativity Berne, Switzerland, Date of Settlement 1832.
  • Event: Land 27 Feb 1885 Kosciusko Co., IN
  • Note:
    SALE OF LAND. [Abstract].
    Charles Wiseman of Switzerland County conveyed to Samuel B. Wiseman of Kosciusko County, for love and other considerations; sixty (60) acres more or less off of the North side of the North East quarter of Section thirty two (32) in township thirty three (33) North of Range seven (7) East. The said Samuel Wiseman...relinquishes all claim or interest he has or may hereafter acquire in the estate of the said Charles Wiseman unless at the option of the said Charles Wiseman he sees proper to make further provissions for the said Samuel.
  • Event: Health 15 Aug 1895 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    The Vevay Reville.
    Mr. Charles Wiseman, of Craig township, has been very sick since last Thursday. He is afflicted with bowel trouble which has made him very weak. He is in his 80th year and has not been well for some time. Last Friday Mr. James M. Scott telegraphed Henry and Samuel Wiseman, Pierceton, Kosciusko county, Indiana that their father was seriously sick, and in less than an hour after receiving the telegram, they were on their way to Vevay, and are now with their father. Yesterday we learned that Mr. Wiseman continues very feeble.
  • Event: Obituary 29 Aug 1895 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    The Vevay Reville. Abstract.
    Charles Wiseman, Sr. Died at his home in Craig township, Wednesday, August 14, 1895. He was born near Berne, Switzerland, November 8, 1815. Mr. Wiseman removed with his parents to Switzerland county in 1833, then about 16 years of age. August 9, 1849 he was united in marriage to Miss Naomi Bray. They resided on the same farm since their marriage until his death. His widow and the following children survive him: Susan (wife of J.M. Scott), Charles, Jr. Vevay; Samuel and Henry, Pierceton, Indiana. All of his children were with him in his last sickness and death.
    Mr. Wiseman united with the Vevay Presbyterian church March 28, 1846 and remained a faithful member until death. For several years, on account of age, poor health and long distance to travel, it was not his privilege to attend the services of his Church. While he was a very modest man, he was well informed on current affairs and possessed good judgement. He was practical rather than brilliant. He was instinctively a gentleman, and was incapable of doing a dishonorable act. Honest, truthful, hospitable and charitable, he was indeed a model citizen.




    Father: Unknown (Jacob?) WISEMAN b: about 1771 in Switzerland
    Mother: Unknown (Elizabeth?) b: about 1777 in Switzerland

    Marriage 1 Naomi BRAY b: 03 Mar 1824 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
    • Married: 09 Aug 1849 in Switzerland Co., IN 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Susanna WISEMAN b: 02 Aug 1850 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN
    2. Has No Children Albert WISEMAN b: 02 Feb 1852 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN
    3. Has Children Samuel Bray WISEMAN b: 23 Sep 1855 in Vevay, Jefferson Twp., Switzerland Co., IN
    4. Has Children Henry Weir WISEMAN b: 13 Mar 1859 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN
    5. Has No Children Charles WISEMAN b: 05 Sep 1861 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN

    Sources:
    1. Title: Records reviewed at Courthouse in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana
      Page: No Volume Number 1846-1849 p422 [MyFile Switz3/11]

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