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Emilia Katharina Wyser

Emilia Katharina Wyser

Female 1873 - 1959  (86 years)

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  • Name Emilia Katharina Wyser 
    Nickname Lily 
    Born 5 Apr 1873  Niedergosgen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Nov 1959  Eugene, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 30 May 2010 

    Father Bruno Albert Wiser,   b. 6 Nov 1841, Solothurn, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1895, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elisa Schoenhals,   b. 20 Mar 1841, Simmersbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1910, 573 Jones Street, Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Witnesses 03 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Louis Freyo and Leo Fugginer 
    Minister 03 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor Hopper 
    Documents
    Bruno Wyser's Obituary - December 8 1895
    Bruno Wyser's Obituary - December 8 1895
    Marriage of Bruno Wyser and Elise Schönhals - German Evangelical Church [Lutheran] - Montevideo, Uruguay
    Marriage of Bruno Wyser and Elise Schönhals - German Evangelical Church [Lutheran] - Montevideo, Uruguay
    First name/family name of groom: Bruno Wyser, Solothurn, Switzerland
    Occupation and address of father of the groom: Armoury Manager; Solothurn, Switzerland
    Age of groom: 27 years
    First name/family name of bride: Elise Schönhals, Simmersbach, Grand Duchy of Hessen [Germany]
    Name, address and occupation of father of the bride: Johannes Schönhals, Pastor, Simmersbach
    Age of bride: 25 years
    Date of ceremony: 3 Feb 1869
    Name of pastor who performed the marriage ceremony: Pastor Hopper
    Witnesses: Louis Freyo and Leo Fugginer

    German-English translation by Ingeborg Gowans.
    Arrival of the Wyser Family in Adelaide, South Australia - 23 Jan 1877
    Arrival of the Wyser Family in Adelaide, South Australia - 23 Jan 1877
    This passenger manifest, from the collection of State Records of South Australia, shows the arrival in Adeliade on 23 Jan 1877 of: Bruno Wyser (age 35), Elisa (age 32), Ida (9), Marie [?] (4), Emilie (3), Adolph (2), and Otto (3/4).

    According to the Palmer List of Merchant Vessels: "The British ship EDITH BYRNE (Official No. 16216) was built by the Canada Works, Birkenhead, in 1856 (first registered, Liverpool 9 June 1857). 729.44 tons register; 165.4 x 30.2 x 19.7 ft (length x beam x depth of hold); 2 decks.

    "In March 1865, the EDITH BYRNE was purchased from Byrne, of Liverpool, for £8,250 by the Hamburg shipowner, Robert Miles Sloman, who renamed her HERSCHEL, after an earlier vessel that he had sold in Indonesia in 1859. Measurements (Hamburg): 333 Commerzlasten /787 tons; 50,3 x 9,1 x 5,79 meters (length x beam x depth of hold)."

    The master from 1875-1878 was J. J. Kammann. The vessel's voyages in the 1870's:

    1871/73 - Brisbane/intermediate ports/Amsterdam/Cuxhaven
    1873/74 - Queensland/intermediate ports/Cardiff
    1874/75 - Brisbane/intermediate ports/Greenock
    1875/76 - Wellington/Peru
    1876/78 - Adelaide/intermediate ports/Huanillos
    1878/80 - Queensland/intermediate ports/Corinto, Nicaragua

    According to the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society, Inc. fact sheet, this voyage of the Herschel originated in Hamburg. Sequence 77/6 -- see http://www.saghs.org.au/ships/shipsH.htm

    On On 1 June 1891 the HERSCHEL was sold to Hartvigsen, of Arendal, Norway. There is no record of her final fate.

    Please see: http://www.geocities.com/mppraetorius/com-ed.htm#edithbyrne1856

    GRG35/48 – Assisted Passage – Consignment/Sub-series 1, Unit 22; Volume 22 1877 – Adolph Wyser through Elsie Wyser.
    Birth record for Bertha Fanny Wyser (15 Mar 1880) and Bruno Wyser (11 Apr 1882)
    Birth record for Bertha Fanny Wyser (15 Mar 1880) and Bruno Wyser (11 Apr 1882)
    Birth records published by the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 1997, page 3377. Bertha Fanny Wyser = book 234, page 456; Bruno Wyser = book 278, page 217.
    Histories
    S.S. Arawa - Built for Shaw, Saville & Albion in 1884
    S.S. Arawa - Built for Shaw, Saville & Albion in 1884
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James William Wilkinson,   b. 24 Feb 1869, 19 Lower Albion Street, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1909, Oahu Insane Asylum, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1895  St. Andrews Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • According to Stuart Ching, the Histographer at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawaii (e-mail dated 24 MAY 2008):

      I am happy to report that I did find the entry in the St. Andrew's Cathedral register for the marriage of your great grandparents on June 2, 1895. Because the brittle pages of the Cathedral register would be at risk of crumbling, here is a typescript of the marriage entry:

      1895 marriage solemnized in the Cathedral Church of S. Andrew.

      No: 936 - When married: June 2, 1895

      Name and Surname: James William Wilkinson
      Age: 26
      Condition: Bachelor
      Rank or Profession: Machinist

      Name and Surname: Lillie Wyser
      Age: 21
      Condition: Spinster

      Residence at the Time of Marriage: Honolulu

      Groom:
      Father's Name and Surname: Joseph Wilkinson
      Rank or Profession of Father: organ builder
      Bride:
      Father's Name and Surname: Bruno Wyser
      Rank or Profession of Father: tanner

      Married in the Cath. Church of St. Andrew according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England by license or after___by me Alexr. Mackintosh

      This marriage was solemnized between us, James William Wilkinson Lillie Wyser

      In the presence of us,
      Thomas Henderson
      Mrs. Mary Burn
    Notes 
    • Territory of Hawaii Marriages, 1890-1896, Book 2. Marriage performed by A. MacIntosh, witnesses Thos. Henderson, Mary Burn. Marriage at St. Andrews Cathedral, Honolulu.
    Children 
    +1. Albert Joseph Wilkinson,   b. 11 May 1896, Honolulu, Hawaii - Alapai and King Streets Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1975, Hale Nani Convalescent Hospital, 1677 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. James William Wilkinson,   b. 12 Dec 1897, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1957  (Age 59 years)
    +3. Charles Henry Wilkinson,   b. 28 Mar 1905, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1975, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Documents
    James William Wilkinson - Lillie Wyser Marriage Certificate
    James William Wilkinson - Lillie Wyser Marriage Certificate
    License issued 31 May 1895, married 2 Jun 1895 at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2008 14:28:36 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Jack Wilkinson,   b. 02 Jul 1913, Berkeley, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1974, East Hampton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2008 17:35:55 
    Family ID F505778253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson and Maria Constantina Wyser Burns
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson and Maria Constantina Wyser Burns
    Emilia (Lily) Wilkinson, Fannie (Faye) Wyser Jurgensen, and Others
    Emilia (Lily) Wilkinson, Fannie (Faye) Wyser Jurgensen, and Others
    Emilia (Lily) Wilkinson, Fannie (Faye) Wyser Jurgensen, and Others
    Emilia (Lily) Wilkinson, Fannie (Faye) Wyser Jurgensen, and Others
    Craig Walsh, Albert Wilkinson, and Lily Wyser Wilkinson
    Craig Walsh, Albert Wilkinson, and Lily Wyser Wilkinson
    Three generations, photographed at 140 Dowsett AVenue, Honolulu, circa 1950
    Lily and James Wilkinson
    Lily and James Wilkinson
    Photo courtesy of Carolyn and James Wilkinson Jr.
    The Wilkinson Family in Hawaii - Charles, James, Albert, Lily, and James Jr.
    The Wilkinson Family in Hawaii - Charles, James, Albert, Lily, and James Jr.
    Lily Wilkinson and Helen Wilkinson (nee Nelson) at Hale Kimo
    Lily Wilkinson and Helen Wilkinson (nee Nelson) at Hale Kimo
    Jack Wilkinson and his mother Lily Wyser Wilkinson - Hawaii
    Jack Wilkinson and his mother Lily Wyser Wilkinson - Hawaii
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson and her son Jack Wilkinson
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson and her son Jack Wilkinson
    1258 Koko Head Avenue, looking east over Kaimuki and (in the distance) Kahala - 1927
    Alberta Wilkinson, Emilia "Lily" Wyser, and Shauna Elisa Walsh
    Three generations, all born on the same day - 5 April. This appears to be their shared birthday, 5 April 1956. Shauna is one. Photographed at 1080 Makaiwa Street, Kahala, Honolulu. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Boat Day - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lily Wyser Wilkinson Departure
    Boat Day - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lily Wyser Wilkinson Departure
    Circa 1939 or 1940
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson Arrival in Honolulu, 1954
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Gilbert Charles Burns (in centre) with Ida [Wyser] Boyd and Emilia [Wyser] Wilkinson
    Gilbert Charles Burns (in centre) with Ida [Wyser] Boyd and Emilia [Wyser] Wilkinson
    Photographed in Hawaii (judging from the lei) - date not known.
    Emilia [Wyser] Wilkinson and Craig Walsh - Circa 1951 - Honolulu, Hawaii
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Documents
    Ship's Manifest - Steamer Monowai - Sailing 1 April 1897
    Ship's Manifest - Steamer Monowai - Sailing 1 April 1897
    Lily Wilkinson (age 23) and her sister Fanny Wyser (age 11) sailing from Honolulu to San Francisco (and on to Los Angeles) to "see my mother." Last in the United States 1891.
    William Wilson (Otto Wiser) Obituary
    William Wilson (Otto Wiser) Obituary
    Member of Eastbay Machinist Union Local 1304, C.I.O.
    Lilly [Emilia] Wilkinson - Age 78 - S.S. Lurline
    Lilly [Emilia] Wilkinson - Age 78 - S.S. Lurline
    Sailing from Honolulu, Hawaii on 28 Apr 1951 to San Francisco. Manifest shows age 78, born in Arrow [presumably Aarau, 5.5 km from Niedergösgen], Switzerland.

    Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, 1893-1953; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1410, 429 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    Lillie Wilkinson [age 50, born Switzerland] and sons Jack [age 9, born Oakland, California] and Charles [age 20, born Honolulu] - S.S. Lurline
    Lillie Wilkinson [age 50, born Switzerland] and sons Jack [age 9, born Oakland, California] and Charles [age 20, born Honolulu] - S.S. Lurline
    Passenger manifest for departure from Honolulu, 14 May 1925.

    Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, 1893-1953; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1410, 429 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    Passenger Manifest of S.S. Arawa - Depart San Francisco 12 Jan 1895, Arrive Honolulu 19 Jan 1895 - Bruno Wyser and Family, from Switzerland, 'seeking employment'
    Passenger Manifest of S.S. Arawa - Depart San Francisco 12 Jan 1895, Arrive Honolulu 19 Jan 1895 - Bruno Wyser and Family, from Switzerland, "seeking employment"
    Sheet 2 of the passenger manifest, for steerage passengers, shows Bruno Wyser, age 53, a tanner from Switzerland, arriving in Honolulu "seeking employment." With Bruno are wife Eliza (48) and children Mary (23), Lily (22), Bruno (10), Fanny (8), and Lena (6). [We believe Lena is Amy Winifred, daughter of Ida Alice Wyser.]

    Manifest courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives, Honolulu.
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. Australia - Departing San Francisco, California on 15 Jun 1897, arrival Honolulu, Hawaii 22 Jun 1897 - Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson [Emilia Wyser] and her 1-year-old son Albert Wilkinson, accompanied by Fanny [Fannie] Wyser
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. Australia - Departing San Francisco, California on 15 Jun 1897, arrival Honolulu, Hawaii 22 Jun 1897 - Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson [Emilia Wyser] and her 1-year-old son Albert Wilkinson, accompanied by Fanny [Fannie] Wyser
    The passenger manifest shows Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, age 23, born in Switzerland, travelling with her son Albert Wilkinson, age 1 born in Hawaiian Islands, and sister Fanny [Fannie] Wyser, age 11, born in Australia. The purpose of the trip is "home."

    Courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives.
    1930 United States Census - Emilia [Lillie] Wyser Wilkinson
    1930 United States Census - Emilia [Lillie] Wyser Wilkinson
    The 1930 census Emilia [Lillie] Wyser Wilkinson (age 55, born in Switzerland, naturalised in 1895) living at 1261-B Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. With her are her sons Charles Wilkinson (age 25, an electrician in an electrical plant, born in Hawaii, father born in England) and Jack Wilkinson (age 16, born in California, father born in England).

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory; Roll: 2633; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 7.0.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
    Emilia Wilkinson and Sons - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Emilia Wilkinson and Sons - 1900 United States Federal Census
    The 1900 U.S. Federal Census shows Amelia [Emilia] Wilkinson, born April 1875, living as a "boarder" at 312 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California on 2 June 1900. Amelia is shown as married 6 years, with 2 children, both living. She's female and white, born in Sweden [Switzerland] and has been in the United States for two months.

    With her are her two children: Albert - born May 1896 in Hawaii, and James - born February 1898 in Hawaii.

    Thanks to Cathy Key for locating this census report.
    1910 Census - Emilia (Lillie) Wilkinson, Albert, James W, and Charles Wilkinson - Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    1910 Census - Emilia (Lillie) Wilkinson, Albert, James W, and Charles Wilkinson - Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Headstones
    Gravestone in Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Gravestone in Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii
    It is unclear if Bruno's remains are buried here: the office at the cemetery says that they are, but this is inconsistent with his obituary from the California newspaper.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Family Search Website, (http://www.familysearch.com), Family Search Ancestral File v4.19.

    2. [S4902] St Andrew's Cathedral - Honolulu, Stuart Ching - Historiographer, Stuart Ching - E-mail dated 24 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).