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Christian Verwohlt

Male 1838 - 1910


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  • Name  Christian Verwohlt 
    Born  19 Jan 1838  Brunswick, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Dec 1910  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I38243  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  23 Aug 2013 

    Father  Henry F. Verwohlt,   b. 1805, Brunswick, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1874, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Hasper,   b. 1805, Brunswick, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1887, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1832  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10649  Group Sheet

    Family  Christiana Brandfass,   b. 5 Nov 1839, Heisebeck, Kassel, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1929, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Feb 1860  Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Verwohlt,   b. 9 Aug 1858, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1933, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lena Minnie Verwohlt,   b. 12 Oct 1863, Warren Ridge, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1947, Rayland, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rosiena Verwohlt,   b. 1 Dec 1866, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1890, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Verwohlt,   b. Abt Sep 1868, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 12 Oct 1870, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Christian and Christiana Verwohlt
    Christian and Christiana Verwohlt
    Christian and Christiana Verwohlt
    Christian and Christena 50th Wedding Anniversary 1908
    Christian and Christena 50th Wedding Anniversary 1908
    Christian and Christena 50th Wedding Anniversary 1908
    Greenlee Farm, Rayland, Ohio
    Left to right, Brothers of Christena: Bill Brandfass, Charlie Brandfass, Henry Brandfass, Christian Verwohlt, Christena Brandfass Verwohlt, her sister, Elene Brandfass Riemenschneider. Not sure of the four ladies on right of photo. Two of them are sisters, Mrs. Kuckuck and Mrs. Helling
    Last Modified  5 Mar 2013 
    Family ID  F9969  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1860 - Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 1910 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Christian Verwohlt
    Christian Verwohlt
    Christian Verwohlt 1838-1910

  • Notes 
    • CHRIS VERWOHLT, an enterprising citizen and one of the leading farmers of 'Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, iesiding in Section 18, is the owner of 877 acres of farm land in this township, and was born January 19, 1838, in Germany, a son of Henry and Hannah (Hosper) Verwohlt.

      Henry Verwohlt was born and reared in Brunswick, Germany, where for some years he was engaged in operating a distillery. He married Hannah Hosper, also a native of Germany, and to them were born two sons: Henry and Chris. Henry, who came to the United States in 1853, located at Martin's Ferry, O., where he worked as a fireman in the glass works operated by a Mr. Sweeney. During the Civil War he served in the 1st Virginia Cavalry, and his death was caused by injuries received in battle. He was survived by his widow, Mary Verwohlt, now deceased, and five children, four of whom are still living.

      In March, 1855, Chris Verwohlt came with his parents to the United States in a sailing vessel, which required six weeks and three days to make the voyage. Chris was about eighteen years of age when the family settled on Warren Ridge near Rayland. He engaged in farming at Smithfield for three years for Isaac Lewis, receiving six dollars a month the first-year, $120 the second year, and $150 the third year, and during this time spent but $40 of his earnings. He then rented a farm in Warren Township from Jacob Cremer for seven years, after which he rented his present farm of 2481/2 acres from Greer & Lang, of Wheeling, for seven years. He then bought for $16,000, the land, buildings and stock, paying $8,000 in cash and the balance during the next six years. To this he subsequently added at different times, 4471/2; acres; fifty acres, for which he paid $6,000, and 146 acres, for which he paid $12,000. He also purchased two dwellings in Wheeling, W. Va., for $5,500, and also erected near Rayland seven dwellings which he rents. In 1891, he built his large ten-room residence, also the barns and other buildings, and carried on farming on an extensive scale. Some years ago he disposed of the coal interests on his land for $9,000. Mr. Verwohlt is one of the most progressive and substantial citizens of Warren Township, and what he has acquired has been entirely due to his own efforts, as he started out in life as a poor boy.

      Mr. Verwohlt was married February 23, 1860, to Christina Brandfass, a native of Germany, who came to this country at the age of seventeen, and to them has been born three children: Henry, Lena M. and Rosenna. Henry died aged two years. Lena M. was married January 24, 1884, to John W. Greenlee, and they have five children; Christopher; Rose; Christina. who married Ross Stillwell, has one child, Lena Jane; Emma; and Cleora. Rosenna died aged twenty-three years.

      Mr. Verwohlt was formerly identified with the Democratic party in politics, but since President Cleveland's first administration, has been a Republican. He has served as representative, and was for ten years trustee of the township, having been elected on the Democratic ticket. He is afliliated with the I. O. O. F. of Rayland, and is the second oldest man in the lodge there. The religious connection of the family is with the Presbyterian Church.