Descendants of Michael Wein

Generation No. 1

1.  MICHAEL WEIN1 was born 29 September 1829 in Hoheinod, Bavaria, Germany(2,3) and died 31 January 1889 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  He married ANNA MARIE HOFFMAN 30 September 1855 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Easton, Pa..  She was born 09 February 1832 in Europe(4) and died 13 December 1905 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania(5).

          Michael Wein came to the United States in 1854. According to the papers he filed at the courthouse to apply for his naturalization, he was born in Hoheinod, Bavaria. Although the name of the ship on which he sailed is not yet known, we do know that he embarked on his transatlantic journey from the port of Havre in France. He arrived in October of 1854 at the port of New York.
          The next record we have for him is a marriage record at St. Joseph's Catholic church of Easton. He married Anna Maria Hoffman on 30 Sept. 1855. The ceremony was conducted in Bethlehem, probably at the small German Catholic church.  In October of 1856 Michael applied for naturalization at the Lehigh county courthouse. Also in that year, his first child, John, was born and baptised by the priest from Easton. In 1858 another son, Augustus, was born. No baptismal record has been found for this child. There are records from the old Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Allentown for the baptisms of three daughters, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, and Louise Marie, all born between 1859 and 1863.
          In 1860, Michael's naturalization was officially granted at the Northampton County courthouse in Easton. 
          So far, the census records for this family have not been located for the year 1860.
          The next records for the family are found at Holy Infancy Catholic Church in Bethlehem. Michael's son, Francis, was baptized there in 1866 and his daughter, Anna Marie C. was baptized in 1868 (this would be Caroline, who marries Louis Richter).
          According to the 1870 census, Michael and his family lived in South Bethlehem, and he was employed at the Brass Works. The 1880 census simply lists him as a laborer.
          Michael and his wife had at least two more children, Thomas and Agnes, in the 1870's.

Obituary, Bethlehem Daily Times
Michael Wein: Died January 31, 1889 in
So. Bethlehem, age (abt.) 50; buried in
St. Michael's Cemetery; survived by
wife, four daughters, 2 sons.

Feb. 3, 1889
    The funeral of the late Michael Wein took
place at 8:30 o'clock this morning from his
late home, on Second St.  Mass was celebrated
in St. Bernard's  German Catholic church, and
burial was made in St. Michael's cemetery.

          There is not much known about Anna Maria Wein. Accroding to the 1900 census, she arrived in the United States in 1855. If this is correct, she must have married Michael soon after her arrival.
          After her husband's death, she continued to live in South Bethlehem. At the time of the 1900 census, she lived on 3rd st. in a rented house with her daughters, Carrie and Agnes, and their four children.

          Obituary, The Globe, South Bethlehem
               Wien- In South Bethlehem, Wednesday,
          December 13, 1905. Mrs. Anna Wien, widow
          of the late Michael Wien, aged 70 years.
          The funeral will be held on Saturday morning
          at 8:30 o'clock from the residence of deceased's
          daughter, Mrs. Mary Tyler, Dacotah St. and will
          proceed to the Church of the Holy Infancy where
          High Mass will be held at 9:00 o'clock. Internment
          will be made to Holy Ghost Cemetery.

Marriage Notes for MICHAEL WEIN and ANNA HOFFMAN:

Federal Census, 1870, Northampton County, Pa.
South Bethlehem

Wien, Michael           46             Works in Brass Works    Born in Bavaria
          Anna               38              Keeping House                "                      "
          John               13                                                       Born in Pa.
          Augustus        12                                                       "              "
          Anna               11                                                       "              "
          Elizabeth        10                                                       "              "
          Louisa              6                                                       "              "
          Franz                4                                                       "              "
          Carolina            2                                                       "              "

Federal Census, 1880, Northampton County,Pa.
South Bethlehem, 2nd Ward

Wein, Michael           50             Laborer                              Born in Prussia
         Mary A.            48             Keep House                       "              "
         Augustus         20             Work in Iron Mill                Born in Pa.
         Mary A.            18             Dress Maker                      "               "
         Elizabeth         17             Dress Maker                      "               "
         Francis            13                                                        "               "
         Carolina           11                                                        "              "
         Thomas             9                                                         "              "
         Agnas                6                                                         "             "
Children of MICHAEL WEIN and ANNA HOFFMAN are:
          i.          JOHN2 WEIN, b. 13 May 18566.
          ii.          AUGUSTUS WEIN, b. Abt. 1858.
          iii.      FRANCIS WEIN, b. 30 July 1865, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; d. 12 December 1918,                      St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania; m. BRIDGET.


          Obituary, Bethlehem Globe-Times
          Francis Wein, head timekeeper at the
Bethlehem Steel Company plant and a well-
known resident of the South Side, died at
10:45 o'clock this morning at St. Luke's
Hospital, of pneumonia, aged 52 years.
The deceased resided at 428 New St., South
Side. He was a devout member of Holy
Infancy Catholic Church. He leaves his wife,
Mary (should be Bridget), and three daughters
and one son; Mrs. Joseph Scattene and Mrs.
Joseph Preston, of Bethlehem, Francis Wein
of Hellertown, and Miss Veronica Wein, at home.

          An Ammended Obituary ran the next day
with the following additional information:

Francis Wein worked for Bethlehem Steel for 35 yrs.
Survivors are said to include 2 sons, unnamed, but one
is said to be currently in the 103rd ammunition train in
France.  Mr. Wein was a member of the Knights of
Columbus, Trinity Council No. 313.

          iv.          MARY ANN WEIN(7), b. 29 November 1859.
          v.           ELIZABETH WEIN(7), b. 08 November 1861.
          vi.          LOUISE MARIE WEIN(8), b. 31 December 1863.
2.     vii.      ANNA MARIE CAROLINE WEIN, b. 10 November 1868, Bethlehem, Northampton      County, Pennsylvania; d. 13 May 1931, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
          viii.          THOMAS WEIN.
3.     ix.          AGNES WEIN, b. 1874.

Generation No. 2

2.  ANNA MARIE CAROLINE2 WEIN (MICHAEL1) (9) was born 10 November 1868 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania(9), and died 13 May 1931 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (10,11).  She married LOUIS JULIUS RICHTER, son of JULIUS RICHTER and CAROLINE.  He was born 21 May 1868 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (11), and died 02 May 1916 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (11).

          In 1930, Caroline lived on Bradley St. with her son Aloysius. The monthly rent for the home was $19.00. 

          Obituary, Allentown Morning Call

          Mrs. Anna C. Richter

          Mrs. Anna Carolina Richter, widow of
          the late Louis Richter, died on Wednesday
          evening at 7 o'clock at the family home,
          632 Bradley St., Bethlehem, in her 61st year.
          She had been ill for some time. She enjoyed
          her supper on wednesday evening, but shortly
          afterwards, complained and expired from a
          heart attack.
             Mrs. Richter was born in Bethlehem on Oct. 10,
          1870, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna
          (Hoffman) Wien, she was a devoted member of
          the church of the Holy Ghost. Her husband
          preceeded her in death 14 years ago.
               There survive one son, Aloysius, at home;
          four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Danner, Moravia St.,
          Fountain Hill; Mrs. George Miller, West Fairview ST.
          Bethlehem; Mrs. John Eck, Allentown; and
          Josephine, at home; seven grandchildren,
          and three sisters, Mrs. James Hutchinson, Ontario
          St., Bethlehem, Mrs. Harvey Shellenberger, North
          Bethlehem, and Mrs. John Evrard, East Third St.

          In 1900, Louis worked for the Bethlehem Steel. He apparently resided with his wife and children and mother-in-law, Anna Wein, at 122 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem for part of the year, but at the time of the census for that year, he is listed as a boarder in another household.
          In the 1910 Census, Louis is again listed in the same household as his wife and children. His occupation is listed as "odd jobs".

          Obituary, Bethlehem Globe Times:
                    Lewis J. Richter died this A.M.
          after a week's illness with pneumonia in his
          late home, 538 Jischke Street. He was 48
           years old, having been born in this city. He
          was a son of the late Julius and Caroline
          Richter. For several years he was employed
          in the old Lehigh Zinc Works. Besides his
          widow, Carrie nee Wien, he leaves five children;
          Mrs. Pearl Danner, Elizabeth, Caroline, Josephine,
          and Aloysius; and two brothers, Philip and Oscar,
          Bethlehem. His son James died last week. The
          Funeral will take place Friday at 2:00 P.M.  A service
          will be held in the house. Internment will be made in
          Holy Ghost Cemetery.

Marriage Notes for ANNA WEIN and LOUIS RICHTER:

          Federal Census, 1900, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa.
            Richter, Julius     34           married 10 years    (living in a boarding house)    Laborer

            Anna Wein           55           Mother of 9 children, 8 living     rented home
            Carrie Richter       30           married 11 years, mother of 4 children, 3 living      Dressmaker
            James                    9
            Elizabeth               7           
            Agnes                    7
            Agnes Tyler         26           dressmaker  (widow)
            Anna Tyler            6

          Federal Census, 1910, S. Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa.
           Richert, Lewis J.          41          Odd jobs           Rents Home
           Hilland                         40
           James T.                      19
           Agnes                           17
           Elizabeth                      17
           Olwishes                        5
            ?                                   3

Children of ANNA WEIN and LOUIS RICHTER are:
          i.          JAMES3 RICHTER (11), b. 05 August 1890; d. 26 April 1916.
          ii.          ELIZABETH VERONICA RICHTER (11), b. 06 February 1893 (11); d. 09 January 1986 (11);   m. MILLER11.
          iii.          CAROLINE RICHTER (11), b. 1906; d. 18 April 1979(11); m. JOHN M. ECK (11).
          iv.          JOSEPHINE RICHTER (11), b. 1908; d. 1973; m. EDDINGER (11).
          v.          AGNES MARIE RICHTER (11), b. 06 February 1893, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania(12,13,14); d. 18 May 1978, Fountain Hill, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (14); m. PEARL ULYSSES DANNER (14), 03 May 1915, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa.15; b. 12 June 1894, Walnutport, Northampton County, Pa; d. 25 December 1957, Fountain Hill, Lehigh County, Pa.

          Agnes grew up in a poor German Catholic family in a small rented house in Fountain Hill. She was one of seven children.
          As a child, Agnes became very sick one year near Easter time and nearly died. Her family started calling her "Bunny". It was a nickname that her family and friends would use for the rest of her life.
          Agnes had her first child, Joseph, out of wedlock, because her parents refused to let her marry
a man who was of Hungarian ancestry. She married Pearl Danner when Joseph was less than one year of age. Although Joseph was never formally adopted, Pearl always treated him as if he were his own son.
          As a twin, Agnes and her sister, Lizzie often had identical tastes in clothing. Agnes's daughter recalls one occasion when she and her mother were shopping for a dress to wear to a funeral. Agnes found one she liked and bought it. When she wore it to the funeral, she saw her sister had on identical dress! It turned out that Lizzie had even bought her dress at a completely different store.
          As she got older, Agnes became a little eccentric about some things. She especially liked to hide money because she thought someone would steal it from her. But her choice in hiding places were often a bit bizarre, such as when she hid some money in the toaster. The money was discovered when her daughter-in-law, Connie, made toast and the money caught on fire!
          Agnes was also known to tell people that nobody gave her any food. She would sometimes go to visit her granddaughter, Judy, at the bottom of Warren St. and say that nobody had fed her!

          Obituary- Bethlehem Globe Times
               May 19, 1978
                       Mrs. Agnes Marie Danner, 85
               of 18 Warren St., Fountain Hill,
               widow of Pearl U. Danner, died
               yesterday at St. Luke's hospital.
                       Born in Bethlehem, she was the
               daughter of the late Louis and
               Caroline (Wein) Richter.
                       A member of St. Ursula Catholic
                Church, Fountain Hill, she formerly
                held membership at Holy Ghost
                Catholic Church, Bethlehem, and
                was a life member of Seidersville
                Democratic Club.
                  Surviving are four sons, Joseph
                P. and James L. both of Fountain Hill,
                William C. of Bethlehem, and John
                of Salisbury Township; a daughter,
                Mrs. Paul Gross with whom she
                resided; two sisters, her twin, Mrs.
                Elizabeth Miller of Fountain Hill and
                Mrs. Caroline Eck of Allentown, 14
                grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

              In 1910, Pearl and his sister Erma are listed as the purchasers of a lot adjacent to the one owned by his aunt, Malissa Danner, on Moravia St. in Fountain Hill. Considering that Pearl was only 16 at the time, and his sister only about 10, the land was likely purchased by their father and put in their names. The purchase price was $325.00.  In 1939, Pearl sold his share of the land to his sister, Erma for $1.00.
              Pearl was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Co. He was also a volunteer firefighter. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to the auto races.
          Pearl had a very nice singing voice and would always listen to German hour on the radio and sing along with the music. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica and would sit out on the bench under the apple tree in the backyard with his sons and play his favorite songs.
          Throughout his life, Pearl owned a variety of different cars, including Ford Model T's, Dodges,
and Touring Cars.

          Obituary-Bethlehem Globe Times
                     Pearl U. Danner, 43, of 18 Warren
                St., Fountain Hill, died yesterday in St.
                Luke's Hospital. He was the husband
                of Mrs. Agnes M. (Richter) Danner.
                    Danner was a helper in No. 1 open
                hearth furnace at Bethlehem Steel Co.
                     Born in Walnutport, he was a son of
                the late William and Mamie (Reppert)
                He was a member of Liberty Fire Co.
                 Bethlehem and Seidersville Democratic
               Surviving besides his wife are four sons.
                 James L, William, Joseph, and John,
                 and a daughter, Anna, wife of Paul Gross,
                 all at home; a sister, Erma, wife of Victor
                 Troxell, Milton, Northumberland County,
            and 12 grandchildren.

Marriage Notes for AGNES RICHTER and PEARL DANNER:
          Pearl and Agnes were married by W.F. Bower, Alderman on 3 May 1915.   They were re-married in Holy Ghost Catholic church on 11/26/ 1932.
          Pearl and Agnes raised their family in their home at 18 Warren St. in Founatin Hill. The home was purchased in 1917 by Pearl's father, William, and bequeathed to them in his will. Pearl and his sister, Erma, also inherited a vacant lot in the city of Allentown. This land was seized by the Tax Bureau in 1950 for nonpayment of taxes.
          After Pearl's death in 1957, Agnes lived in the Warren St. home for the rest of her life. Her daughter, Anna, moved in to the house with her family.

          1930 Census, Fountain Hill
          Warren St.
          Danner, Ear U.        33        Rented home for $23 a month
                      Agnes M.   36        Winder at the Silk Mill
                       William C.  11
                       James A.     9
                       Anna J.        7

          vi.          ALOYSIUS RICHTER(16), b. 05 September 189516; d. 26 May 1966, Fullerton, Pennsylvania (17); m. ANNA M.(18); b. 11 February 1913 (18); d. 24 July 1972 (18).
          vii.          ANNA RICHTER.

          When Anna was a baby, her mother became very ill, so her mother's sister, _______ Everard, took the baby to care for. However, when the babies mother was finally recovered, she discovered that her sister and her sister's husband had adopted the baby and refused to give her back. The little girl, Anna, died at the age of five.

3.  AGNES2 WEIN (MICHAEL1) was born 1874.  She married TYLER. 
Child of AGNES WEIN and TYLER is:
          i.          ANNA3 TYLER, b. 1893.


1.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.
2.  Tombstone Inscription. St. Michael's Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pa.
3.  Declaration of Intent to become Naturalized. Lehigh County courthouse. 1856.
4.  Tombstone Inscription. Holy Ghost Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pa.
5.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.
6.  St. Joseph's Catholic church, Easton, Pa., Baptismal Record for Joannes (John) Wien. Baptized 29 June 1856.
7.  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
8.  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Parents listed as Michael Wein and Marie Hessman (prob. Hoffman).
9.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.
10.  Holy Ghost Church Records.
11.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.
12.  Application for Social Securiy Acount Number.
13.  Certificate of Death.
14.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.
15.  Certificate of Marriage.
16.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.
17.  Holy Saviour Cemetery Records, Buried in Section 42, Range 16, Lot 31, Grave #1.
18.  Millerfamily.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Mar 2002.