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Otto Wiser

Male 1883 - 1947  (64 years)


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  • Name Otto Wiser 
    • Certificate of Death shows names as William W. Wilson [1]
    Nickname Uncle Gussie 
    Born 08 Nov 1883  Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1947 
    Occupation on death certificate shown as Machinist, United Engineering Company 
    Social Security Number 1947 
    546-20-0706 
    Died 01 Dec 1947  Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physical Description 02 Dec 1947 
    Death certificate indicates cause of death as pulmonary tuberculosis, far advanced (duration 2 years), with an old myocardial infarction and peptic ulcer. 
    Age: 64 
    Cremated 03 Dec 1947  California Crematory Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I180  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2009 

    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

  • Photos
    Photo Labeled 'Otto Wyser - Snyder'
    Photo Labeled "Otto Wyser - Snyder"
    Date unknown

    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.
    Death Certificate - William W. Wilson (Otto Wiser)
    Death Certificate - William W. Wilson (Otto Wiser)
    William Wilson (Otto Wiser) Obituary
    William Wilson (Otto Wiser) Obituary
    Member of Eastbay Machinist Union Local 1304, C.I.O.
    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.
    James E. Burns and Family - 1920 United States Census
    James E. Burns and Family - 1920 United States Census
    The 1920 U.S. Census shows James E. Burns, age 54 born in New Jersey circa 1866 (father born in England, mother born in New York), a waiter in a cafe, living with his wife Mary C., age 46 born in Switzerland circa 1874 (father born in Switzerland, mother born in Germany). With them is their son Gilbert C., age 11 born in California circa 1909. Also in the household is Otto Wiser/Wyser, age 37, James Burns' brother-in-law. Otto was born in Australia circa 1883 (father born in Switzerland, mother born in Germany). Otto is a machinist's helper at a shipyard.

    They are living at 821 20th Street, Oakland, California 94607. Otto and Mary C. were naturalised as U.S. citizens in 1895.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Oakland, Alameda, California; Roll T625_89; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 91; Image: 789.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009
    James E. Burns - 1930 U.S. Census
    James E. Burns - 1930 U.S. Census
    The 1930 U.S. census shows James E. Burns, age 62, born in New Jersey, a waiter in a restaurant, living with his wife Mary C. Burns, age 54, born in Switzerland. They own their home, with an estimated value of $4,000. Living with them is "Gus Wise," age 45 born in Australia, a machinist in a factory. This is Otto Wyser, whose nickname was Gus.

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Oakland, Alameda, California; Roll 101; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 708.0.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] California State Registrar, District 190, Registrar's Number 390, County of Alameda.

    2. [S56] California State Registrar, District 19, Registrar's Number 390, County of Alameda, 02 Dec 1947.
      Date of birth shown as 8 Nov 1883 ("Sidney" Australia) on Certificate of Death.

    3. [S56] California State Registrar, Death Certificate - District 190, Registrar's Number 390.