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William B. WYANDT
Judith A. RAUCH
Husband:  William B. WYANDT
Birth:  24 Dec 1838, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Occupations:  blacksmith, farmer
Military Service:  Civil War (3 Sep 1864 - 28 Jun 1865):  Co. A, 142nd Indiana Infantry
Politics:  Greenback and Union Labor parties
Religion:  United Brethren
Father:  John WYANDT
Mother:  Julia Ann BARBIN
Marriage:  3 Aug 1854, Union [now Snyder] Co., PA
Migration:  1856, to Flowerfield Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI
Wife:  [Jerusha?] Julia / Judith A. "Judy" RAUCH
Birth:  1835/6, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Religion:  United Brethren
Father:  Henry RAUCH, b. 1795/6, PA
Mother:  Rebecca SEIP / SIPE, b. 1795/6, PA
1.  John H. WYANDT, b. 27 Jan 1856, Snyder Co., PA; m. Jennie RAND of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; resided St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN

born in Van Buren Twp., Lagrange Co., IN:
2.  Mary Ann WYANDT, b. 12 Sep 1858; m. Daniel T. FOX of St. Joseph Co., MI, s/o Charles FOX; resided Independence, Montgomery Co., KS; issue: Myrtle Orrilla FOX, b. 31 Oct 1882
3.  Irven / Irvin / Irving WYANDT, b. 28 Jul 1861
4.  Charles WYANDT, b. 28 Jun 1864; resided St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN

born in Flowerfield Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI:
5.  Fred Loren "Freddy" WYANDT, b. 28 Sep 1866
6.  [Mary] Lucina WYANDT, b. 29 May 1870; d. 28 Mar 1871

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William WEYANCE (æ 20, b. PA) is living in West Beaver Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA (p. 136B), with a blacksmith and his family.  He's listed three households from Henry RAUCH (æ 54, b. PA), his wife, Rebecca (æ 54, b. PA), and their children, who include "Jutty" A. RAUCH (æ 14, b. PA), his future wife.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 25):  White Pigeon P.O., Van Buren Twp., Lagrange Co., IN, Roll M653_274, p. 613, PN 21, 157/162, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Wyant 29 M   BlackSmith   50 Pennsylvania
Julia Ann 25 F         "
John  4 M         "
Mary  1 F         Indiana
Louisa 17 F   House Work      
Who is Louisa?  She's not William's sister.  Is her surname really WYANT?

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 39):  Flowerfield P.O., Flowerfield Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll M593_700, p. 126A, PN 7, enumerated 3 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 15 19
48 48 Wyant William 45 M W Farmer 2000 400 Pennsylvania     /
    _____ Judith 35 F W Keeping house     Pennsylvania      
    _____ John H 14 M W attending school     Pennsylvania   /  
    _____ Mary A 12 F W attending school     Indiana   /  
    _____ Irvin  9 M W attending school     Indiana   /  
    _____ Charles  7 M W attending school     Indiana   /  
    _____ Freddy  3 M W       Michigan      
    _____ Mary 1/12 F W       Michigan May    

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 34):  Flowerfield Tp., St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll 603, p. 341D, PN 36, SD 1, ED 194, enumerated 25 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 21 24 25 26
308 308 Wyandt William W M 50     / Farmer     PA PA PA
           Jerusha W F 47 Wife   / Keeps house     PA PA PA
           John W M 21 Son /   labor on farm   MI PA PA
           Irving W M 18 Son /   labor on farm     MI PA PA
           Charles W M 16 Son /   labor on farm   / MI PA PA
           Fred C W M 12 Son /   at home   / MI PA PA

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  Anon.  1889.  Portrait and Biographical Album of St. Joseph County, Michigan.  Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL (online at GoogleBooks.com):
p. 478 WILLIAM B. WYANDT.  Over thirty years ago, in the spring of 1856, the subject of this sketch journeyed from his native State of Pennsylvania to the promising young commonwealth of Michigan.  Like most of his brother pioneers, his pockets were not filled with silver and gold, and he commenced life in the West on a modest scale, locating on a tract of wild land on section 23 in Flowerfield Township.  Since that time he has mostly been a resient of the Wolverine State, watching its growth and prosperity, and contributing his industry and worthy qualities as a citizen to her development and reputation...

[See parents' page for a paragraph about them.]

William B. Wyandt was born in Decatur Township, Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 24, 1828, where he developed into manhood and acquired a common-school education.  In the meantime he learned the trade of blacksmith, which he followed in his native State until coming ot Michigan.  Although afterward working at his trade considerably, he was soon seized with a desire for farm life, but not until he had operated for a time as a blacksmith in Van Buren, Lagrange Co., Ind.  Thence he returned to Michigan in the fall of 1865, and purchased a farm on section 23 in Flowerfield Township, where he also erected a shop, which he conducted in connection with agriculture, and which proved a great convenience to both himself and his neighbors.

In the spring of 1878 Mr. Wyandt disposed of his property in this county, and crossing the Mississippi purchased 160 acres of land in Garfield Township, Pawnee Co., Kan.  Two years later, however, he came back to Flowerfild Township, and in the spring of 1880 purchased his present farm.  He still retains his Kansas property.  In the spring of 1883 he moved to the old homestead on section 23, where he has since resided.  Over thirty-four years ago, on the 3d of August 1854, he was married, in Snyder County, Pa. to Miss Judith Rauch.  This lady was born in Middleburg, Union County, March 29, 1835, and is the daughter of Henry and Rebecca (Siep) Rauch, who were also natives of the Keystone State, and who spent their last years in Pennsylvania.

To our subject and his excellent wife there were born six children, one of whom, a little daughter, Lucina, died when eleven months old.  The eldest son, John H., was born Jan. 27, 1856, and was married to Miss Jennie Rand, of Minneapolis Minn.; he is now a resident of St. Paul, Minn., and is occupied as a railroad engineer.  Mary Ann was born Sept. 12, 1858, and married Daniel T. Fox, a native of St. Joseph county, this State, and the son of the well-known Charles Fox; they are livin in Independence, Kan., where Mr. Fox is employed as a mason; they have one child, Myrtle Orrilla, born Oct. 31, 1882. Irven, born July 28, 1861, remains at home with his parents; Charles, born Jun 28, 1864, is also a railroad man, making his home near his brother in St. Paul; Fred Loren was born Sept. 28, 1866, and is now at home; Lucina, born May 29, 1870, died March 28, 1871.

p. 479 During the progess of the late war Mr. Wyandt enlisted as a Union soldier Sept. 3, 1864, in Company A, 142d Indiana Infantry, serving until the close of the war, doing duty mostly in Tennessee, and being mustered out at Nashville, June 28, 1865.  Politically, he is a sympathizer with the Greenback and Union Labor parties.  Both he and his estimable wife are connected with the United Brethren Church, attending services in this township.

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