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Ruth A. Land (1894-1960) and Paul Wiedenkeller (1891-1973)|
Ruth Land was born on March 24, 1894 in Detroit Michigan.
Ruth Land 1912 to 1917
In October 1912 Miss Ruth Land accepted a position at the J. S. Huntington's store in Hauppauge. She was employed there for the "holidays" in December 1913.
In September 1916 she visited "friends" in Jamesport, Long Island.
In December 1916 Ruth and Mary Edna Land were living in New York City. In February 1917 Ruth went home from New York City to visit her parents in Hauppauge. At the same time Paul Wiedenkeller came to Hauppauge to visit "friends". On April 17, 1917 it was stated that Ruth resigned her "position" in New York City and moved home with her parents. This move was presumably to prepare for her wedding on April 25, 1917.
According to the New York State indexes, Ruth A Land married P Wiedenkeller on April 25, 1917 in Hauppague, Cert. # 14650. Wiedenkeller, Paul Francis, Land, Ruth A , vol. 2 page 193, certificate # 5963, Apr 25, 1917 Suffolk County Marriage Records
The Long Islander, Friday April 27, 1917
Paul F Wiedenkeller, age 23, 420 West 129 St NYC, Oct 6, 1893, native born, citizen, machinist Scheuch, 1st Ave and 47th Street, Broklyn, next of kin, mother and wife, married, mother as dependent, medium build, medium height, gray eyes, light hair, June 5, 1917.
May 31 1929
Little Patricia and Gordon Wiedenkeller have been confined to their Juniper Ave home for the past week with a severe attack of tonsillitis.Bridge
According to various articles in the Long Islander Ruth Land Wiedenkeller was an avid bridge player who "entertained" with bridge games at her home.
Ruth Wiedenkeller, 1935
Juniper Ave. Smithtown, Paul F Wiedenkeller 48, elementary school, 8th grade, chauffer, $2,704, Ruth Wiedenkeller 46, elementary school, 8th grade, Theodore Wiedenkeller 22, high school 4th year, yard helper, lumber, Gordens Wiedenkeller 16, high school 3rd year, yard helper, lumber, Patricia Wiedenkeller 15 Donald Wiedenkeller 6
Paul Wiedenkeller was on a three week business trip to Florida in May 1941. (The Long Islander, May 15, 1941)
Death of Ruth A. Wiedenkeller, 1960
Ruth A Wiedenkeller, age 66 died at Southshore Hospital in Bay Shore. The daughter of Law and Elizabeth Land she was born in Detroit Michigan but lived in Smithtown for 45 years. Service held in Smithtown. Survived by three sons, Major Paul Theodore Wiedenkeller, USMC at Santa Ana, California, Dold L and Gordon J and a daughter Mrs. William (Pat) Peirce of Smithtown, two sisters, Mrs. Harry Distler of Smithtown and Mrs Edna Wiedenkeller of Reno, Nevada, tow brothers, Norman Land of Smithtown and Joseph Land of Florida, and eleven grandchildren.Death of Paul Wiedenkeller, 1973
Paul Wiedenkeller, Birth: 6 Oct 1891, Death: Aug 1973 - Smithtown, Suffolk, New York, United States of America Civil: New York, SSDI
Information from Helen Land
Information from Bud Land
Information from Julia Land
Information from Kymberly Jay Wiedenkeller, January/February 2006
GORDAN WIEDENKELLER AND HIS CHILDREN
Gordon Wiedenkeller was married three times (that I'm aware of.) His first wife, Gloria (still alive,) had three children with Gordon: Jay, Todd, and Dayna. Gordon left Gloria, and remarried. He had three more children with his second wife--I'm not sure of their names, but I THINK they are Susan, Jeep, and Patty. Their mother died, and Gordon remarried. His third wife left him a widow again (not 100% sure on the info about the third wife.) Just before he died (he was in a car accident,) he had re-connected with Gloria.
Todd lives in New Paltz, and Dayna lives in Anaheim. Both married, and each had two children. Todd divorced, and now has a third child. Jay married Linda Byrnes and had two children, (a person who wishes not to be named, MLB August 2008) and Kym (me.) They divorced, and Jay married Andrea (Andie.) To their marriage, she brought two children, Ben and Alison. Ben was killed in 1986. Jay recently died, too. He died of kidney cancer at the age of 56 (he was about two weeks shy of his 57th birthday.) He lived in Prairie Village, KS--not Huston. He did die in Huston, however, because he was being treated at MD Anderson. He was an amazing man, and I miss him terribly.
I married (and later divorced,) and have two children. Alison has a son, and Ben was killed when he was 10.
TED WIEDENKELLER AND DORRIS
Ted, of Ted and Dorris, also died within the past few years. Dorris still lives in Northern, CA.
Donnie had three kids (I think three.) His son, Keith, lives in KS. He and Jay (they were cousins) became pretty close over the last several years. When Jay was diagnosed (two years before he died,) Keith became a huge support for Jay and our family. He is married to Anne, and they adopted two children, Keisha and Travis. Andie (Jay's widow) is still very close with them, and will be forever.
Information from Leigh Ann Wiedenkeller Morris, July 2006
My father Donald was the youngest child of Ruth and Paul Wiedenkeller. He married Barbara Elaine Hasbrook in 1958 in Huntington, New York. They had three children: Keith Paul Wiedenkeller, 1959, Leigh Ann Wiedenkeller, 1962, and Kurt Devin Wiedenkeller, 1965. We were 'nomads' growing up--my father worked extensively in the insurance industry and we relocated many times across the country--New York, California (five times), Ohio, Kansas (three times), Alabama. My dad was extremely talented and shared the Wiedenkeller family love of music--he played the trumpet and the piano, sang beautifully, and was a wonderful athlete.
I believe Keith and his wife and children are already listed on the website. I (Leigh Ann) married Scott Gregory Morris in 1984 and have three children, Ryan Law Morris b. 1986, Evan Cole Morris b. 1994, and Nolan Scott Morris b. 1998.
Unfortunately, my father passed away after battling post-surgical complications following quadruple bypass surgery in 1985, age 52--sadly, he never got to see any of his grandchildren. He also had a blood/clotting disorder that I believe has also been detected in his sister's Patricia's family (see below). I understand only the males in the family are possible carriers of this gene.
My brother Kurt has two boys, Logan and Lee, but I am unsure of their exact birth years.
Keith and Anne live in Prairie Village, Kansas. Scott and I live in Lenexa, Kansas--both of these towns are suburbs of Kansas City. Kurt lives in Wichita, Kansas. Keith is an executive with AMC Theaters; Anne works extensively with disabled children at the high school level. I am a freelance writer by night/nurse educator and manager for a non-profit special needs child and adult daycare by day; my husband has been an IT professional/MAC expert for Hallmark Cards for almost 20 years. Kurt is a sales professional and ex-Wichita State fullback.
My mother's (Barbara Elaine Hasbrook, b. 1939) family history goes back also many years to both New Paltz, New York (on her paternal/Hasbrook side) and to Ruit, Germany (south of Stuttgart) on her mother's/Schneider side. I have visited Germany and my relatives on that side many times (they now reside in Dettenhausen, Germany) and they have also traveled here numerous times. My grandmother, Anna Sophia Christiane Schneider, traveled to the US as a young woman (age @ 19) to bring back a sister who had gotten herself engaged (non-approved by the family); the sister went back and my grandmother stayed. She was a nanny for wealthy New York families and learned English by reading children's books! My mother currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas with her second husband Eldon Jansen. My maternal grandfather was Alfred Howard Hasbrook (deceased); he was a flight instructor and was instrumental in the development of seat belts in automobiles following his work in airplane safety. His second wife Virginia Hasbrook currently resides in Prescott, Arizona.* My grandparents also had a son, Jay Hasbrook, my mother's brother, who tragically died in a glider accident in Pheonix, Arizona approx. 1975--he has a daughter, Nicole, that lived on the East Coast I believe.
Patricia, daughter of Ruth and Paul Wiedenkeller, married William Peirce and had four children: daughter Jan, daughter Terry, daughter Kim and son Scott. Terry still resides in New York; Jan and Kim reside in Ava, Missouri. Scott, I believe, lives in Chicago (not sure).
Leigh Ann Wiedenkeller Morris, July 16, 2006
*Virginia Hasbrook, wife of Howard Hasbrook In Prescott Arizona passed away on January 4, 2008. Amy Engebretson, January 7, 2008. See below for more on the Hasbrooks.
Information from Connie Walsh, June 2008
I am not a family member, but thought you might be interested in my contact with the family.
I believe it was about 1976 or 77, and my then - boyfriend and I got jobs as caretakers for Gordon W. and his wife. I believe her name was Patricia; not sure, it's been a long time. Anyway, they had recently purchased a beautiful estate in Jaffrey, NH. It was a horse farm, as the wife was into show horses, Morgan's I think.
We lived in a small caretaker's cottage across the driveway from the main house. The house was a gorgeous Georgian style mansion, at the base of the largest mountain in the area, Mt. Monadnock. The house has since been made into a country inn, Grand View Inn, which has a website where you can view the property.
I recall that Gordon was a semi-retired architect, and he kept an office in one of the barns. They had three children, we never saw much of them, they went away to school, and were all teenagers.
We did not live there for too long; we were young and had to move on with our lives. A few years later, (1980?) I read in the Keene Sentinel that Mrs. W and one of her daughters were in a car accident on the bypass in Keene, NH and she was tragically killed. I believe the daughter was ok. It must have been some time after that when Gordon sold the farm.
Gorden Wiedenkeller, Architect|
In 2006 Cris Marks wrote.
I believe I grew up in a house designed by Gordon Wiedenkeller on River Road in Nissequogue.The house was recently on the market for $1.15 million.
|The house in 2006|
Frieda Wiedenkeller and sons
Birth of Frieda ___________ Wiedenkeller
Circa 1856 in Switzerland
Freda Wiedenkeller was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her mother was a Scherrer.
Josephine Z. Megehee, March 2011.
Josephine Z. Megehee, March 2011.
Josephine Z. Megehee, March 2011.
Josephine Z. Megehee, March 2011.
Josephine Z. Megehee, March 2011.
Marriage of Frieda Wiedenkeller
Did not find. Could be determined by naturalization papers in River Head.
Frieda and sons in the 1910 Census
In Islip (can't read address):
In Central Islip, Erwin Wiedenkeller is lised by Ancestry.com in the Central Islip Hospital but the page is quite faded and I cannot find his name on the page that comes up. I do not know if he was an inmate or an employee.
The Wiedenkellers in the 1920 Census
Paul and Ruth were not listed.
In Islip on Wheeler Road:
In Babylon on (can't read)
Note: The Wiedenkellers in Islip and Babyon were not listed in the 1930 census.
The Wiedenkellers in the 1930 Census
On Juniper Avenue in Smithtown Branch
Children all born in NY
Wiedenkeller Petitions for Naturalization, Suffolk County New York
Wiedenkeller, Charles, 2, 212, Riverhead Intention
Ilona Wiedenkeller, daughter of David and Clara
In June 2010 Mel Krupnick emailed:
My wife's great grandfather was David Wedenkeller, born in Switzerland.
Email from Harry Lehmann, June 2008
I happened upon your website by utter accident, as I was looking for data on an old and dear friend, Virginia Hasbrook, with whom I've failed miserably to keep in touch. So many years have passed that I could not help but wonder as to her condition and existence, so I put in a Google search, and there was your genealogy mention of her. I have not developed an interest in the long depth of my family histories, but I appreciate that the work has give you the Grace of comfort after the tragic loss of remarkable Tobias, all as told on your site.
Ruth's sister, Mary Land, married Paul's brother, Peter, for more information on Mary Land and Peter Wiedenkeller go to
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