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    The following is a history of the Wehneman family, written in 1916 by the reunion program committee consisting of Minnie Wehneman, Florence Wehneman and Simon Wehneman:

    John Andrew Wehneman (our grandfather) was born in the province of Saxony near Erfert in Germany, May 5 in the year of 1789. He was married in Germany to Amelia Duehl, who was born in Gemany, and to this union of short duration was born one son, John Henry Wehneman (our father). He was born in Germany on May 22, 1817. Grandmother died when John Henry was but three years old. Grandfather Wehneman married a second time to Anna G. Trittschuh, who was born on February 6, 1800. She died on February 21, 1855, and is buried at Friedens. To this union two sons were born: John Christopher Wehneman and George Adam Wehneman, who was born January 26, 1833, and died July 5, 1849. (The cause of his death was scarlet fever) and he is buried at Friedens. Grandfather Wehneman immigrated to America with his family in 1833, and located on an 80 acre farm in Newberry township in Miami County, Ohio, which was then covered with a forest.

    John Henry Wehneman was a soldier in the Mexican War. He was married April 19, 1850 to Anna Elizabeth Ficken. Mother was born on April 30, 1825 near Muelhausen, Germany. She with her parents and her sister Catherine immigrated to the United States in the year of 1846, and settled on a farm of 20 acres one-half mile west of the Range Line Pike. This land is now owned by Mrs. B. E. Mader.

    NOTE: Friedens is the name of a cemetery beside The Friedens Luthern Church in Newberry Township of Miami County Ohio. Friedens is a German word meaning Peace and/or Tranquility.

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