Grand Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein
Heinrich "Henry" (4James, 3Joachim, 2Heinrich, 1Heinrich) Wiese of Davenport IA
Heinrich "Henry" Wiese was born 1/25/1837 Bendfeld, Duchy of Holstein.
Research Note: The following is an attempt to document Wiese/ Stamer oral history which was told to me by my mother-in-law, Marion Stamer Mullin. The story started with an artifact which Marion received from her mother. This particular artifact could be either Prussian or German Army. Previously, it was presumed that it came from her Grandfather. But, new information leads to the belief that it was a memento from her father, Wilhelm Fritz Stamer.
The greatest threat to Henry during his early years while growing up was whether or not he was going to be conscripted by whichever army was occupying Holstein at the time. Prior to 1848, young men were conscripted into the Danish Army. And, those same young men wound up fighting with the ill-fated Schleswig-Holstein Army during the Schleswig-Holstein War (1848-1851). Having lost the war, the Danish Army returned to Holstein.
The story goes that in about 1852, Henry had his turn in the Danish Army. And, there is circumstantial evidence which indicates James, his father, may have served in the Schleswig-Holstein Army during the war. Needless to say, Henry and James would have related their experiences to young Claus. So by 1856 when the Danish Army came around again, young Claus ran away, immigrating to America right behind his Uncle Claus.
The Wiese family was part of an ethnic German migration stream named for the year of its inception: 1848. And, the 48ers were to become the largest ethnic minority in the American Mid-West. [The 48ers and Social Revolution]
Henry immigrated at age 21 with his family aboard the Sir Isaac Newton in 11/1857. After arriving at New Orleans on 6/7/1858, the family traveled up the Mississippi River by steamboat to Davenport IA, settling in Clinton Co IA.
On 3/14/1867 in Davenport IA, Henry married Margaretha Gretje Arp b. 7/10/1842 Prasdorf, Duchy of Holstein. Henry and Margaretha farmed out in the German community of Probstei in Scott Co IA, raising six children.
In the History of Davenport and Scott County Iowa, Downer relates that in the late 1800s, not only were 50% of the population ethnic German, but 25% of the population had been born in Germany. Having become a very successful farmer, Henry retired early, purchasing a home in Davenport. This particular neighborhood was known as Nordwest. Located nearby were German speaking churches, the Turner Hall, and German stores. In truth, you could live in Nordwest without having to speak English, and many did not.
Henry was a generous father. Before Henry retired, he purchased a farm for each of the older boys--Herman in Lyon Co IA; Gustav in Linn Co IA; Julius in Scott Co IA; Adolf in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan; Rudolph in Scott Co IA--and left the original family farm to young Hugo. And, Henry bought a home on Marquette Street in Davenport where he lived with daughter Dora who was to receive the home as her inheritance.
Henry and Margretha lived out their lives on Marquette Street in Davenport. Margaretha died in 1915, not long after her daughter Dora was married. Henry died 7/31/1920 at home. Henry and Margaretha are buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport IA.
Born 1/25/1837 Bendfeld, Duchy of Holstein
Immigrated 6/7/1858 with family aboard the Sir Isaac Newton to New Orleans
| Sir Isaac Newton, flying the Hamburg flag
Master H. H. Paap
Departed 4/9/1758 from Hamburg
Arrived 6/7/1858 at New Orleans
1860 Scott Co IA Census
1860 Scott County IA Census: Winfield Twp DW# FM# Last First Age S R Occup. POB ======================================================== 298 300 Wiese Henry 21 M W (unreadable) Holstein
Married 3/14/1867 in Davenport IA to Margaretha Gretje Arp b. 7/10/1842 Prasdorf, Duchy of Holstein
1870 Scott Co IA Census
1870 Scott County IA Census: Davenport Twp DW# FM# Last First Age S R Occup. POB ========================================================== 14 12 Wiese Heinrich 30 M W Farmer Holstein Margaretha 25 F W Farmer " Hermann 2 M W Iowa Albert Wilhelm 11 M W "
1880 Scott Co IA Census
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Father's Birthplace||Mother's Birthplace|
|Margareth WIESE||Wife||M||Female||W||37||HOLSTEIN||Keeping House||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
|Herman WIESE||Son||S||Male||W||12||IA||At School||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
|Gustav WIESE||Son||S||Male||W||9||IA||At School||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
|Julius WIESE||Son||S||Male||W||7||IA||At School||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
|Adolf WIESE||Son||S||Male||W||5||IA||At School||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
|Rudolf WIESE||Son||S||Male||W||3||IA||At Home||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
|Dora WIESE||Dau||S||Female||W||10M||IA||At Home||HOLSTEIN||HOLSTEIN|
1900 Scott Co IA
1900 Federal Census: Scott County, Iowa Dad Mom DW# FM Last First Rel Sex Age POB POB POB ======================================================== 111 112 Wise Henry Head M 62 Ger Ger Ger Margret Wife F 55 Ger Ger Ger Julius Son M 26 IA Ger Ger Dora Dau F 19 IA Ger Ger Hugo Son M 16 IA Ger Ger Hehnke Chas Boarder M 17 IA Ger Ger
1910 Scott Co IA Census
1910 Federal Census: Scott County, Iowa Dad Mom DW# FM Last First Rel Sex Age POB POB POB Occup. ====================================================================== 174 174 Wiese Henry Head M 72 Ger Ger Ger Farmer Margarette Wife F 65 Ger Ger Ger None Otto Son M 35 IA Ger Ger Farm Manager Dora Dau F 25 IA Ger Ger Housekeeper Hugo Son M 23 IA Ger Ger Farm Laborer
c. 1913 Retired and moved to Davenport
5/7/1913 Dorothea Wiese married Wilhelm Fritz Stamer
1920 Scott Co IA Census
1920 Federal Census: Scott County, Iowa Note: Census shows German spoken in the home. Dad Mom FM Last First Rel Sex Age POB POB POB OCCUP ===================================================================== 141 Stamer Wilhelm Head M 35 Ger Ger Ger Gardener Dora Wife F 40 IA IA IA Margaret Dau F 6 IA Ger IA Marion Dau F 4 IA Ger IA Martha Dau F 2 IA Ger IA Edward Son M 1 IA Ger IA Wiese Henry Father/Law M 83 IA IA IA
Died 7/21/1920 Davenport IA
Buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport IA
1. Herman Wiese
Born 12/17/1867 Scott Co IA
Migrated c. 1910 to Lyon Co IA
Died 12/21/1953 Rock Rapids IA
Buried Riverview Cemetery, Lyon Co IA
2. Gustav Wiese
Born 11/26/1870 Scott Co IA
Migrated c. 1910 to Linn Co IA
1914 Rural Tax Payers Kenwood Park, Linn County, IA.: Wiese, Gustava H.
Died 1/9/1942 Linn Co IA
3. Julius Wiese
Born 9/13/1872 Scott Co IA
Died 10/30/1950 Scott Co IA
Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport IA
4. Adolf "Otto" Wiese
Born 11/27/1873 Scott Co IA
Died 5/13/1960 Davenport IA
Buried next to his parents in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport IA
5. Rudolph Wiese
Born 2/13/1878 Scott Co IA
Died 2/12/1950 Davenport IA
6. Dorothea "Dora" Wiese b. 7/18/1879 Scott Co IA
7. Hugo Wiese
Born 5/12/1884 Scott Co IA
Died 6/19/1961 Davenport IA