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Elisa Schoenhals

Female 1841 - 1910  (69 years)


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  • Documents
    Ship's Manifest for S.S. Australia - Honolulu to San Francisco - Departing June 14, 1895
    Ship's Manifest for S.S. Australia - Honolulu to San Francisco - Departing June 14, 1895
    The manifest shows Bruno Weyser (age 55 yrs 6 mos), a Swiss farmer who had last been in San Francisco in 1892), his wife Elisa (age 49 yrs 7 mos), daughters Marie (age 18 yrs 9 mos, possibly crossed out), Fanny (age 9 yrs 11 mos), and Lena (age 7 yrs 10 mos). The ship left on June 14, 1895, and arrived on July 1, 1895.
    Eliza Schoenhals Wyser - California Certificate of Death
    Eliza Schoenhals Wyser - California Certificate of Death
    Odd Fellows' Cemetery Crematory Record for Bruno Wyser
    Odd Fellows' Cemetery Crematory Record for Bruno Wyser
    Bruno died of cancer (age 54 years 9 months) at the Lane Hospital in San Francisco on 7 Dec 1895. He was cremated on 9 Dec 1895 (3:00 PM), and his ashes were collected by his widow on 29 April 1896. She was then living at 31 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
    Crocker-Langley City Directory, San Francisco, 1896
    Crocker-Langley City Directory, San Francisco, 1896
    Eliza Wyser, a widow, is shown as living at 56 South Park, San Francisco.
    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. Mariposa - Departed San Francisco, California on 30 Apr 1896, arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii 7 May 1896.  Passengers Elisa [Schoenhals] Wyser and Nanny [Fanny] Wyser
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. Mariposa - Departed San Francisco, California on 30 Apr 1896, arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii 7 May 1896. Passengers Elisa [Schoenhals] Wyser and Nanny [Fanny] Wyser
    Passenger manifest shows Elisa Wyser, age 48, born in Germany, and her daughter Nanny [actually Fanny] Wyser, age 11, born in Australia, arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii "to visit son" of Elisa, and brother of Fanny. The arrival, on 7 May 1896, was only four days before the birth (on 11 May 1896) of Albert Wilkinson, the son of Emilia [Lily] Wyser Wilkinson.

    Courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives.

    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.

  • Name Elisa Schoenhals 
    Born 20 Mar 1841  Simmersbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1896  [1, 2
    Address:
    56 South Park Street
    San Francisco, California 94107
    United States 
    Residence 29 Apr 1896  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address shown on crematory receipt for Bruno Wiser's ashes. 
    Address:
    31 Minna Street
    San Francisco, California 94105
    United States 
    Residence 19 Jul 1910  Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Here for 1 year and 1 week according to Certificate of Death. 
    Address:
    573 Jones Street
    Oakland, California
    United States 
    Died 19 Jul 1910  573 Jones Street, Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 20 Jul 1910  Oakland Crematory Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2008 

    Father Johannes Schoenhals,   b. 17 Feb 1806, Koddingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1885, Simmersbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Christina Ringel,   b. 21 Aug 1810, Grunberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1876, Simmersbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1832  Grunberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number MH:F53 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 3 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: German-Evangelistic Church 
    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 
    Children 
    +1. Ida Alice Wyser,   b. 30 Oct 1867, Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1941, On Board S.S. Mariposa at Sea, Between Samoa and Suva, Fiji Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Maria Constantina Wiser,   b. 31 Dec 1871, Aarau/AG, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1961, Merritt Hospital, Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Emilia Katharina Wyser,   b. 5 Apr 1873, Niedergosgen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1959, Eugene, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Alfred Alois Wiser,   b. 24 May 1874, Niedergosgen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1881, Conningham Street, Young Ward, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     5. Otto Edwin Wiser,   b. 6 Oct 1875, Sao Paolo, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Fanny Wiser,   b. 1878,   d. 29 Mar 1879, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Bertha Fanny Wiser,   b. 15 Mar 1880, Bailey's Garden, Adelaide, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1881, Regent Street, Young Ward, Adeliade, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Bruno Wiser,   b. 11 Apr 1882, Grenfell Street, Hindmarsh Ward, Adeliade, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Otto Wiser,   b. 08 Nov 1883, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1947, Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. Fannie Wyser,   b. 29 Sep 1884, Glebe, N.S.W., Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1971, Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    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
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: German-Evangelistic Church - 3 Feb 1869 - Montevideo, Uruguay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Witnesses - Louis Freyo and Leo Fugginer - 03 Feb 1869 - Montevideo, Uruguay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMinister - Pastor Hopper - 03 Feb 1869 - Montevideo, Uruguay Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S4940] California Genealogical Society, Nancy S. Peterson.
      From 1896 San Francisco Directory. According to Nancy Peterson, this is the only mention of Elisa (Eliza) Wyser in the San Francisco or Oakland directories from 1894 - 1910.

    2. [S4941] Crocker-Langley City Directory, 1896 - Page 1659 (Reliability: 3), 1896.
      Wyzer, Eliza, widow, r. 56 South Park.

    3. [S56] California State Registrar, State Index 303-170, County of Alameda Local Registered 1143.
      Died 19 Jul 1910 from mitral regurgitation (1 year), complicated by myocarditis (1 month 3 days).

    4. [S56] California State Registrar, Certificate of Death - State Index 303-170, Local Registered 1143.
      Certificate of Death shows Oakland Crematory, and a date of burial 20 Jul 1910. Headstone at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, shows her details there.