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Walker, Fran

Was WPTA's first black employee in the 1960's at the height of the Civil Rights movement. She was hired as a receptionist, but a new general manager wanted her to do more. "I told him if you don't like me out here - I was sassy then - make me a star and he said okay I'll do just that," she explained with a touch of that sass from her younger days. After presenting the community on-air calendar for a short time, the GM gave Grant her own program, the Fran Walker Show. See Native Hoosier young lady stars in her own TV show on page 13 in the Indianapolis Recorder January 8, 1972 on Hoosier State Chronicles - Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program and Hidden History: Curator highlights Allen County's African-American pioneers in online database by Kaitor Kposowa published February 19, 2018 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.

Walker, Jay

HERBERT W. "JAY WALKER" BRABANDER June 11, 1937 Chicago, Illinois - June 6, 2012 Fort Wayne, from June 8, 2012 ABC21 WPTA on Facebook and Fort Wayne Newspaper obituary and his Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home obituary with color photo. Jay is shown in a photo with his fellow 21 Alive News Team on Melissa Long's Facebook page. Former colleagues described Walker, who delivered weather forecasts for 30 years at local ABC affiliate WPTA, Channel 21, as one the station's most popular on-air personalities of all time. from

Longtime Fort Wayne weatherman Jay Walker dies at 74 by Christian Sheckler published June 7, 2012 on The News-Sentinel newspaper.

"Herbert W. Brabander, who was known as Jay Walker during more than four decades of broadcasting in Fort Wayne, died Wednesday afternoon. He was 74. Walker was born in Chicago and had worked as a disc jockey in Boston and Ann Arbor, Mich., before coming to Fort Wayne in 1966. He made his greatest mark as the weatherman for WPTA-TV, Channel 21, where, as fellow broadcasters put it, he became a beloved fixture on the news. Walker loved his job and his audience learned to love his sometimes unconventional way of presenting the weather. The former Marine didn’t predict rain. He predicted what he called spritzles and leaky skies. Instead of predicting a clear night he’d forecast a snipe night, perfect for snipe hunts." WPTA personality Jay Walker, 74, dies by Frank Gray of The Journal Gazette newspaper.

See also Weatherman Jay Walker Dies At 74 Indiana's NewsCenter (INC) 2 minute video announcement with additional photos June 6, 2012 by Scott Sarvay and Daniela Salvador, 21-Alive Weather Caster Leaves Legacy In Radio And TV a 3 minute video remembering Jay Walker by local radio and TV personalities on June 7, 2012 by Jeff Neumeyer INC, Remembering Jay Walker: Call-In Show the 18 minute video from Indiana's NewsCenter noon viewer call-in show June 7, 2012, and Longtime Fort Wayne weatherman Jay Walker dies at 74 by Christian Sheckler published June 7, 2012 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. See his Find A Grave memorial.

Wall, Marge

Marg Wall Documentary by Kim Wall published October 23, 2012 on YouTube

Of the Roller Dome. Born October 22, 1922 in Merriam, Noble County, Indiana, died April 21, 2015, 92, and was valedictorian of her high school class. From her April 21, 2015 D.O. McComb and Sons obituary and Longtime Roller Dome operator Marg Wall dies at 92 by Frank Gray published April 21, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. Documentary video Marge Wall: The Roller Dome Story available from PBS39 WFWA Fort Wayne. During live interview Marge's son said she wrote conduct rules 50 years ago and are now in Roller Dome Hall of Fame used nationwide. The only change to the rules is adding no cellphones allowed. Pillar of the community, Marg Wall, passes away at age 92 by Ian Hoover published April 21, 2015 on WPTA21 ABC TV station. There had been a Marg Wall Documentary by Kim Wall published October 23, 2012 YouTube.

Walters, Irene

The Journal Gazette’s 2012 Citizen of the year Her job at IPFW is executive director of university relations and has an extensive list of volunteer efforts. 2004 IPFW Mastodons on Parade celebrating the university’s 40th anniversary, the Fort Wayne 1994 Bicentennial gateway markers, Kids Crossing playground at Lawton Park, worked on the effort that won Fort Wayne the title of All-America City in 1998. In 1994, as a member of the Bicentennial Committee with Mike Hawfield, Patty Martone, and Irene Walters, they were named Citizens of the Year. IPFW’s popular Omnibus Lecture Series started by Walters has brought world-famous speakers to Fort Wayne since 1995 as well as starting IPFW’s annual Tapestry event. The late Patty Martone, who died unexpectedly in July [2012], was a close friend and a frequent companion in Walters’ community service endeavors. Martone once aptly described Walters as the P.T. Barnum of Fort Waynefor her unique ability to promote a cause and persuade people to contribute toward a goal. RiverFest started as a project of Friends of the Rivers, the local river advocacy group that began because of Invent Tomorrow. Walters was a founding member of both groups. Now she is working on an even more ambitious public art project to celebrate IPFW’s 50th anniversary in 2014. IPFW’s Sculpture with Purpose program is enlisting local artists to design 50 statues that also will serve as bike racks. Read the rest of her story Irene Walters by Samuel Hoffman of the Journal Gazette newspaper December 30, 2012.

Walsh, Bill

55 years service as Fort Wayne police officer. After more than 50 years, city cop prepares to ride off into the sunset Bill Walsh's longevity earns praise, but also raises questions by Kevin Leininger published August 5, 2014 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Wardlaw, Larry

Wardlaw is The Journal Gazette's Citizen of the Year in 2011, " a senior vice president for account services with the Asher Agency, a local advertising and public relations firm. He is also a devoted community volunteer who has served an astounding list of civic, charitable and fine arts organizations." His newspaper write up online also included fellow Citizens of the Year since 1988.

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Warfield, William

Born September 19, 1870 and died in August of 1936 at the age of 66. He was the first African-American allowed to live on Douglas Street. He was a real estate investor and he owned a 21 room house at 450 Montgomery Street which was later changed to Douglas Street. He rented rooms to black performers who were refused lodging at any white hotels in the Fory Wayne area. In Addition, he had a contract with Pennsylvania Railroad to provide room and board to black waiters who worked in dinning cars for the railroom. Warfield was also very talented musically, he composed the song, "We Love Old Fort Wayne", which was performed at the openning of the Lincoln Tower in 1930. For more information, visit the Foirt Wayne African-America Historical Museum on Douglas Street. Copied from a February 8, 2018 discussion on I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Facebook

Waterfield, Richard Dallas

Born in Fort Wayne IN in 1944, the youngest of the three children born to Richard Hobbs and Anne Kendrick McGill Waterfield. See his Mr. Waterfield bio on Waterfield Capital, LLC. Mr. Waterfield attended South Side High School, graduating in 1962.

Watters, Paul

Paul Watters display

Paul Watters, a 1947 graduate of Central High School, began his photographic career in 1949 while working at A & I Leather & Camera Shop. Watters had three studios in Fort Wayne beginning in 1950: 2223 Miner Street, 3121 South Calhoun Street and 3635 Lake Avenue. Paul Watters retired in 2000, leaving a 50 year legacy of premium photography in Fort Wayne.Copied from a longer November 7, 2018 post with over a dozen photos by The History Center on Facebook.

Wayne, General Anthony

History Center photo of Anthony Wayne

His 1918 statue was originally placed in Hayden Park, then moved to Freimann Square in 1973, shown December 5, 2017 on Fort Wayne Food Tours on Facebook. Was a Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne, by Randolph L. Harter, Craig S. Leonard discussion August 31 2015 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group. See Anthony Wayne statue on ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage). November 9, 2017 many photos and newspaper commentary posted on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook. There are over 75 publication titles on Anthony Wayne, 1745-1796 on Internet Archive. Photos of the decayed remnants from the original coffin that held Fort Wayne's namesake General Anthony Wayne’s body before his son Isaac Wayne disinterred the body in 1809 were displayed October 19, 2018 by The History Center on Facebook.

Wearley, Bob

Grew up in Woodburn, 33 years in aviation, owned a commercial heating and cooling filter business. Read Hughes pilot recalls his career Regales audience at book signing; met many celebs by Paul Wyche published December 21, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Weatherhogg, Charles

Charles Weatherhogg was an American architect who was known for his role in the modern development of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the structures he designed throughout the Northern Midwest of the United States. He was born on April 15th, 1872 in Donington, Lincolnshire, England, to Henry and Jane Weatherhogg and attended school in Donington. Read his October 18, 1937 obituary, then the rest of his story including a list of some of his buildings Charles Weatherhogg by ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage) .

Wedge, Eric

Baseball player at Northrop High School, play at Wichita State and briefly in the major leagues before pursuing a career as a manager with Cleveland Indians from 2003 to 2009, earning American League Manager of the Year in 2007, and the Seattle Mariners from 2011 to 2013. 2017 new position with Toronto Blue Jays as field coordinator. See Eric Wedge takes break from Blue Jays for Fort Wayne camp by Reggie Hayes published January 27, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Weitzman, Oscar and Ophelia

Oscar died in 1989 at the age of 98, they were married for 30 years, but had no children. Ophelia died on the day after Christmas in 2012 at the age of 93. Oscar Weitzman started working at Fort Wayne General Electric in 1904 when he was 13 years old, earning 7 1/2 cents an hour. He worked there for nearly 50 years while his wife, Ophelia, was a school teacher at Fort Wayne Community Schools. The couple worked hard and saved, and both died in their 90s. August 25, 2014 IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced that the Weitzmans had left the university $3.4 million for student scholarships. Read their story IPFW gets $3.4 million bequest Late couple’s gift for 2 annual scholarships by Vivian Sade published August 26, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Weldon, Mark

Retired zoo curator Mark Weldon will leave lasting impact on Fort Wayne Children's Zoo by Kevin Kilbane published January 28, 2016 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Welday, Susan

Age 27, anchorwoman and reporter for WPTA21 ABC TV station, died September 26, 1981 after three operations at Parkview Hospital. She was hospitalized August 8 with a rare bacterial infection that affected her intestinal system. Miss Welday was known for her broadcasts of "Trouble Shooter" and "Wednesday's Child." In each of the broadcasts she was trying to help people. " Trouble Shooter " helped people with any sort of problem. "Wednesday's Child" was developed to give homes to unadopted children. When Miss Welday died, it was a great shock to the viewing audience. She has definitely left her mark upon our city, one which will not soon be forgotten. Copied from page 26, Class of 1982 Legend Yearbook of North Side High School. The Arlington, Va., native started at the station in 1977 as a reporter. Also from National News Brief published September 26, 1981on UPI Archives. She is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery with her parents Robert J. (1920-2013) and Jane C. Welday (1922-2004) in Columbarium 1 M-31-5 on Find A Grave. Susan was discussed July 3, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Wells, A. M.

May 21, 1879 Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel newspaper describes the shooting of the former coroner by a horse thief on his farm outside the city on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

Wells, Earl B.

1929-2004, started Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on 54 acres in Franke Park. Discussed July 28, 2015 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group.

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Wells, William

Namesake for Wells Street. Remembered with the William Wells Celebration starting in August 2010. Text below is from Wells Street festival celebrates namesake by Aaron Organ published August 7, 2010 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

"adopted son of famous Miami Indian chief Little Turtle who would go on to serve as a spy for city namesake Gen. Anthony Wayne. As an 11-year-old boy, Wells was found in Kentucky during a Miamian raid of settlers. According to lore, Wells vigorously fought off the Miami, prompting Little Turtle to intervene and order the boy not be harmed, but taken hostage. Soon later, Little Turtle adopted the young Wells. As a man, Wells asked to leave the tribe, which Little Turtle allowed. Wells became a courier and spy for the army of Anthony Wayne, the city's namesake. He would eventually marry Little Turtle's daughter, and one of the couple's descendants would become a mayor of Fort Wayne. Wells died Aug. 15, 1812, when, while leading settlers from Fort Dearborn near Chicago to Fort Wayne, the troupe was attacked by Miami warriors. Wells was killed and beheaded, and his heart was cut out and eaten – by foes hoping to gain his courage, lore says. His name appears in the form of Wells Street, as well as Spy Run Avenue and Spy Run Creek, made notorious by Wells and other spies who legend says used the creek as a trail while shuttling between settlements on behalf of Gen. Wayne."
  1. Massacre at Fort Dearborn by Carmen Doyle April 3, 2013 on History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  2. Re-evaluating "The Fort-Wayne Manuscript": William Wells and the Manners and Customs of the Miami Nation a 31 page article by William Heath in Volume 106, Issue 2, June 2010 of the Indiana Magazine of History Archive at Indiana University Scholarworks.
  3. William Wells William Wells had a knack for gathering intelligence that made him indispensable to the U.S. military during the early years of the Republic by Joshua Shepherd published January 15, 2019 in the WarFareHistoryNetwork.com.
  4. William Wells and the Indian Council of 1793 10 page article edited by Dwight L. Smith, contributed by Mrs. Frank Roberts published in Volume 56, Issue 3, September 1960 of the Indiana Magazine of History Archive at Indiana University Scholarworks.
  5. William Wells the Miami Apekonit by Tom Castaldi, local historian, posted October 31, 2013 on History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  6. William Wells’ tale captivates author by Rosa Salter Rodriguez about a 2008 book and upcoming 2013 biography published August 2, 2012 in The Journal Gazette.
  7. William Wells to be honored Saturday on namesake street 2012 celebration was the subject of the newspaper article by Hana Hawash of The News-Sentinel August 3, 2012.
  8. William Wells (soldier) at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Whistler, George Washington

Was born May 19, 1800 at the military outpost of Fort Wayne son of commandant Major John Whistler (1756–1829) and his mother Anna Bishop. His father, helped build the 1816 fort on what was then the western frontier a part of the great Northwest Territory. His father, John Whistler, had been a British soldier under General Burgoyne at the battles of Saratoga in the revolutionary war, later enlisted in American service. See George Washington Whistler on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His son James Abbott McNeill Whistler was the artist who painted Whistler's Mother. For more see John Abbott McNeill Whistler on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is a book about Whistler's Fatherthat can be borrowed for 14 days from Internet Archive.

Whistler, John

Born in Ireland, he was a Major in the United States Army, (1756-1829) . He was sent on the Harmar Campaign of 1790, and was severely wounded in St. Clair's Defeat of 1791. He was a lieutenant in the Legion of the United States, promoted to captain on 1 July 1797, and breveted to major during the War of 1812, and was the fort commander who helped build the 1816 Fort Wayne. See John Whistler and Fort Wayne (Fort) with a list of Commanders on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

White, Alton

He grew up in Winnipeg. White came to Fort Wayne as a rookie in 1965 to play for the Komets. He was the first black player to play for the Komets, Alton White broke color barrier with Komets, pro hockey by Blake Sebring published January 18, 2018 in The News-Sentinel newspaper

White, Bill

Local activist opposed injustice. He he didn't seem to have any immediate family. Bill White died unexpectedly last month. by Kevin Kilbane published March 14, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

White, James

Built the White Fruit House and descendant Edward White, a Gemini and Apollo-era astronaut was the first American to walk in space. James B. White, born in 1835 Scotland, came to Fort Wayne in 1854 by packetboat on the Wabash & Erie canal. In 1892 with his son John organized the White National Bank which later merged with First National Bank. A descendant of this family was Edward White, a Gemini and Apollo-era astronaut and the first American to walk in space. From July 10, 2006 Fort Wayne Reader article. White Fruit House became the Grand Leader department store from newspaper article on Great Memories & History of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Has a lengthy biography on page 144 of the History of the Maumee River Basin book. Allen County Public Library printed a short book now on Internet Archive Captain James B. White, Fort Wayne soldier, merchant, banker (1957). - Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County. cn Includes bibliographical references .

White, Reverend Jessie

The Civil Rights leader 1955-2001 leader home is a local historic landmark. The Journal Gazette newspaper published an article about it April 20, 2010. Reverend Jesse White, Sr.'s Memorial is at the Southeast corner of Lafayette and Wallace Streets, it also includes a "Prescription for Living the Good Life" by Dr. Rudy Kachmann. See photo posted August 13, 2018 by Hofer and Davis, Inc. Land Surveyors on Facebook.

White Loon (Wa-pe-mung-ah)

Chief of the Miami Indians was a resident of southwestern Allen County and died in 1876 at Roanoke at the age of 107.

White, Solomon

One of, if not the, last African-American to play on a professional baseball team until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier 50 years later. That professional team was Fort Wayne’s entry in the Western-Interstate League. ... His work with New York’s Cuban Giants in 1894 apparently caught the attention of the Fort Wayne organizer/manager, C.F. Jewell. Jewell hired White to play second base for the city’s entry into the new Western-Interstate League. ... By White’s own historical account of the early Negro Leagues he was the last African American to play on a professional white team in the East. Read his story Batter Up! by Mark Meyer on The History Center blog February 7, 2013.

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Whiting, Captain Ira C.

Pioneer days captain of an canal boat between Cincinnatti and Toledo, and Toledo and Fort Wayne. He brought many people and goods to early Fort Wayne. In the early 1860's he became a Fort Wayne businessman. His June 14, 1895 Fort Wayne News obituary had been on Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana on Facebook.

Wichman, Sharon Lynn

Born May 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated in 1970 from R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During the Mexico City Summer Olympics 1968 Wichman won the gold medal in the 200-meter breast stroke, set an Olympic record with a time of 2:44.4 and won a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke. She practiced at the local Club Olympia Poll one of only 4 pools in Indiana certified as an Olympic pool. Club O closed April 28, 2009. She married David Jones in 1973, and lives in nearby Churubusco, Indiana. She has two sons.

1968 Olympics Swimming Finals. Juegos Olímpicos natacion Russian video of 100 meter finals where Sharon Wichman won 3rd place bronze from around 13:00 to 17:00 minutes

  1. YAAAU008 is a photo of 1st place Sharon Wichman with 2nd and 3rd place finishers at Olympic.org/mexico-1968/swimming
  2. See her 1969 Snider Yearbook photo with medal, 1969 school assembly and more 1969 yearbook photos on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.
  3. See LOCAL OLYMPIAN: 'Busco woman recalls her time in the pool by Robin Plasterer on The Post and Mail newspaper.
  4. She is No. 13 Golden Girl of the TOP 50 Northeast Indiana's Top 50 Athletes of the 20th Century by The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  5. FOR THE RECORD: OLYMPIC GAMES: 1968 gold on International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees states: If you had two wishes that might come true, what would they be?  This was the question Sharon was asked on a guidance questionnaire in  1965 at Chester T. Lane Junior High School.  Sharon's first wish was, "To get a gold medal in the Olympics."  Little did she know that her wish would come true.
  6. Read her story Fort Wayne sports history: Wichman wins Fort Wayne's first Olympic gold More Information Swimmer sets Olympic record at Mexico City Games June 25, 2013 by Blake Sebring.
  7. See also Sharon Wichman on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  8. Wichman was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1991.
  9. Olympic gold medalist Sharon Wichman-Jones shares her experiences during 1968 games video posted February 19, 2018 on WKJG Fort Wayne's NBC TV station.
  10. Wikipedia list of people from Indiana
  11. Photo and discussion March 20, 2019 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Williams, Arthur

For Black History Month on February 12, 2019 the Fort Wayne Police Department recognized Officer Arthur Williams by posting his photo with this information on their Facebook page: Officer Williams was born in Fayetteville, NC, October 12, 1877. He was hired as a patrol driver on February 14, 1918. During his career Officer Williams served in the capacity as a patrol driver, a patrolman and detective. He wore badge #94. He worked protecting the city until his death on August 11, 1940.

Williams, Jesse Lynch

Chief engineer for the Wabash and Erie Canal in 1832. Born May 6, 1807 near Danbury, North Carolina, grandson of Judge John Lynch, founder of Lynchburg, Virginia. Parents, Jesse and Sarah, members of the Society of Friends moved to Cincinnati early in the ninetieth century and to Wayne County, Indiana by 1819.  A devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. At age 26, he was elected to be an elder of his congregation. In 1854, Williams was appointed chief engineer for the Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Williams to be a government director of the Union Pacific in the great transcontinental railway project. He died in 1886 and was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Read more in The Master Engineer of the Wabash and Erie Canal by Tom Castaldi published June 5, 2014 in the History Center Notes & Queries blog.

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Wilson, Euell A.

All-American career at Bishop Dwenger Saints high school football team. He planned to play at Indiana University, but enrolled at Triton Junior College in River Grove, Ill. In November 1992, Wilson died in his sleep. Justice B. Hill, former sports editor at The Journal Gazette had been looking for a signature moment for the annual SAC football/volleyball banquet that evolved into a sort of high-school version of the Heisman trophy award. The December 25, 2012 Carrying on his legacy Euell Wilson lives on through center’s work and SAC award story by Greg Jones High school sports editor of the Journal Gazette newspaper lists the Euell Wilson Award Winners. The Euell A.Wilson Center (EAWC) History says: was founded May 1993 in honor of Euell A.Wilson who was a standout athlete in the city of Fort Wayne. Euell, the son of Christopher and Shirley Woods, was born December 5, 1972, and died November 13, 1992, at the age of nineteen. He touched many lives through his humble and caring nature. There is a Euell Wilson Center Facebook page. Throwback Thursday: Euell Wilson published October 8, 2015 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.

Wilson, Genois

A Book Full of Fort Wayne Firsts! (VIDEO)by Eric Olson Indiana NewsCenter March 12, 2013 Genois Wilson, Firefighter by Carol Butler - about Genois Wilson the first female Fort Wayne firefighter in the department’s history on her web page www.carol-butler.com. City’s first female firefighter subject of new children’s book by Frost Illustrated Staff March 12, 2013. Author hopes book about Fort Wayne's first woman firefighter inspires children to achieve their goals by Kevin Kilbane published March 22, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. As Good a Fire Laddie as Many of the Boys April 12, 2013 by Nicole Griffetts, education coordinator on the History Center Notes & Queries blog.

Wing & Mahurin, architects, Fort Wayne, Ind on Internet Archive. Photo of house posted August 1, 2015 on Indiana Album.

Wire, Dan

Citizen of the year: Dan Wire published December 31, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper and January 1, 2017 Facebook post. My Hometown: The man with the boat by Sara Schaefer published May 20, 2017 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. Wires are honored for service to rivers, Wells Street A couple synonymous with efforts to revive the city's rivers and the Wells Street corridor has been awarded the 2017 Vandeveer Impact Award from the Allen County Commissioners by Kevin Leininger published September 29, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Wing & Mahurin Architects

"... a record of a few of the many buildings erected from plans prepared by us and under our supervision, and many sketches on file in our office of public institutions, municipal buildings, schools, churches, residences, etc. ..." from Wing & Mahurin, architects, Fort Wayne, Ind by Wing & Mahurin Publication date 1896.

J.F. Wing and Marshall S. Mahurin built the Indiana State School for Feeble-Minded Children in Fort Wayne, Allen County Orphan's Home, Lindenwood Cemetery Vault and Crematory, stone school buildings such as Hunterown Village School, Zion and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the St Rose of Lima Catholic Church (1888) in Monroeville, Brookside the Bass mansion, S. J. Peabody mansion in Columbia City and more in Indiana and Ohio. Their 1884 Victorian mansion at 801 West Berry Street, in the late 1890s was home to Sentinel newspaper publisher Edward A.K. Hackettis, is being restored in 2018 with photos in this article KEVIN LEININGER: Two old homes have escaped the wrecking ball, and one is a diamond in the (very) rough by Kevin Leininger published March 29, 2018 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

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Woebbeking, Herman

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA by B.J. Griswold published 1917, page 616, HERMAN WOEBBEKING Herman Woebbeking, born in Adams county, Indiana, November 15, 1875, is a son of Henry and Wilhelmina (Buuck) Woebbeking, one of the well known families of their section of the country, concerning whom mention is made in a sketch devoted to the life of another of their sons, William Woebbeking, a successful Maumee township farmer. Herman Woebbeking had his education in the common schools of Adams county and he might be said to have been meagerly educated in view of his five years of schooling. However, he was one who ever made the best of such opportunities as come his way and is today one of the well informed men of his community despite his early disadvantages. He began farming in Maumee township when he was about ten years old and has been active in that township and occupa- tion from then to the present time. Today Mr. Woebbeking is the owner of a farm of 160 acres in Maumee township, on which place he has made all modern improvements consistent with progressive and successful farming. Mr. Woebbeking was married on November 16, 1900, to Miss Minnie Lessenhop, daughter of William and Minnie Lessenhop, both native Germans. Mrs. Woebbeking came to Fort Wayne in 1893 with her mother, following the death of the husband and father. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Woebbeking -- Herman, Jr., Hilda, Arthur, Melinda, Laura, Herbert and Martin. Mr. Woebbeking has held no offices and is a member of no lodges. He is a Democrat in politics and with his family has membership in the German Lutheran church.

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona: janehunterhodgson@comcast.net
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/d/Jane-Hodgson/index.html, see also the Hunter Hodgson Webpage 2004 archive

Woebbeking, William

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA by B.J. Griswold published 1917, page 618, WILLIAM WOEBBEKING Three generations of the family here named have contributed to the agricultural and industrial development of the state of Indiana in their respective localities, and a fourth generation is growing up to take its place in the world's work. William Woebbe- king is the son of Henry and the grandson of the first American ancestor, the latter coming to America, in 1844, and bringing his family with him. They settled in Adams county and the German immigrant became one of the substantial and successful farming men in his community. After his death, his son, Henry, who had hitherto been engaged in carpentering business, turned his attention in the operation of the home farm and continued actively in that work until his death, in 1913. Henry Woebbeking was born in Germany, in 1832, and was twelve years of age when he first saw America. He married Wilhelmina Buuck, who was born in Adams county of German parents, and who survives her husband at this writing. They were parents of eleven children, named Mary, Fred, (deceased), Carl, Ernest, Theodore, Henry, William, Herman, Paul, Martha, and Sophia, all living but the first, third and fourth. William Woebbeking was born in Adams county on September 21, 1873, and with his brothers and sisters had his education in the common schools of Adams county and the Lutheran school in Adams county. He began farming in Maumee township, Allen county, and it is there he is to be found active in his chosen enterprise at this time. He is the owner of a well developed farm of one hundred acres and his enterprise, industry and general good management have won him a place among the successful farming men of the township. The place is well equipped according to the best modern standards in agriculture and general farming is carried on, with special attention to the breeding of Shorthorned Durham cattle. On October 16, 1902, Mr. Woebbeking was married to Miss Minnie Rekeweg, a daughter of Deiderick and Louisa (Korte) Rekeweg, and they are the parents of two children -- Luella and Welma, the latter deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Woebbeking are lifelong members of the German Lutheran church and Mr. Woebbeking is Republican in politics. He is not active in local politics, though fulfilling all the demands of good citizenship, and has no lodge memberships. He is content with his home life and finds occupation in the many duties afforded by the proper operation and management of his home and farm.

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona: janehunterhodgson@comcast.net
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/d/Jane-Hodgson/index.html, see also the Hunter Hodgson Webpage 2004 archive

Wolf, Fred W.

In 1913, Fort Wayne, Indiana, invents the first refrigerator for home use, a small unit mounted on top of an old-fashioned icebox and requiring external plumbing connections. Copied from Household Appliances Timeline on greatachievements.org from a post October 10, 2015 on Facebook by Stucky Brothers.

Wolff, Helena

Born in 1836, died in 1925. Union Army nurse and one of Fort Wayne’s better-known Civil War personalities. She nursed wounded in military hospitals in Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville, publicly received by both President Lincoln and General Grant, received a citation for bravery from Gen. Logan for service to the wounded, and attended patriotic gatherings of Civil War heroes for over 20 years after the war’s end. Read more in In Celebration of Women's History Month: Fort Wayne Women remembered at Lindenwood Cemetery by Nancy McCammon-Hansen published March 12, 2014 in History Center Notes & Queries blog.

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Woodson, Roderick Kevin

Born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, played defensive back and a variety of offensive skill positions at Snider High School. Named Parade and USA Today All-American, all-state his junior and senior seasons and Indiana Mr.Football in 1982. Full scholarship to Purdue University. Held 13 individual records, tying the school record with eleven career interceptions. Ranked in the top ten in career interceptions, solo tackles, total tackles, passes deflected, and kickoff return yardage as a Boilermaker. Played cornerback and safety in the National Football League (NFL) for seventeen seasons. 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and on January 28, 2001 the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl XXXV championship team. Also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, wearing the jersey number 26 throughout his career. Holds the NFL record for interception returns for touchdowns (12), and named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993. 71 career interceptions is third-most in NFL history. Inductee of the Class of 2009 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 8, 2009. August 8, 2009, Great Memories History of Fort Wayne photo and story. Was a Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne, by Randolph L. Harter, Craig S. Leonard discussion August 26, 2015 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group. See Wikipedia. Snider grad Rod Woodson elected to College Football Hall of Fame by Thomas Shott - Purdue Sports Information published January 8, 2016 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. Purdue’s Rod Woodson elected to College Football Hall of Fame by Purdue Sports published Janaury 8, 2016 on wlfi.com. Woodson named to college Hall Previously honored by Purdue, NFL by staff and wire services published January 9, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. From his retirement in 2003 to February 2011, Woodson worked as an analyst for the NFL Network on NFL Total Access and Thursday Night Football, and as a color-commentator for the Big Ten Network. He spent the 2011 season as the Raiders' cornerbacks coach.

Wood, James

James J. Wood was born in Ireland in 1856. His family left Ireland and immigrated to the United States in the 1860s. Wood moved to New York City in 1864. He established himself as an accomplished and innovative electrical engineer, patenting his first invention in 1880. By 1885, Wood was installing the first floodlight system for the Statue of Liberty. In 1888, Fort Wayne Electric Light acquired the factory of Excelsior Electric Company in Brooklyn, New York. The factory was operated by what was referred to as the “Fuller-Wood Company,” a business of which Wood was an integral part. In 1890, Wood’s operations in Brooklyn were transferred to Fort Wayne under the direction of Ranald T. McDonald, one of the founders of Jenney Electric. Wood moved to Fort Wayne and worked with McDonald until his colleague died in 1898. The Fort Wayne Electric Light Company was purchased by General Electric and became Fort Wayne Electric Works. Wood became the factory manager and continued to produce inventions that changed the way modern American’s lived and worked. Copied from April 12, 2018 post by The History Center on Facebook. See James Wood – Jenney Inventor by Tom Castaldi orignially published June 2010, recently published September 1, 2015 on History Center Notes & Queries blog.

Wood, Sol A.

Judge December 31, 1918 The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel reviews his taking charge of the Allen Circuit Court November 16 on . Namesake for the Sol Wood Home opened the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebookin 1953, then the Wood Youth Center, replaced with the Juvenile Justice Center opened in 2004 ordered by Retiring Judge Sims noted for anti-porn campaign, juvenile justice efforts by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel newspaper February 15, 2013. See 2003 photo on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook. See his FamilyTreeMaker page.

Worthman, Jack

Wife of 62 years, Bettina Worthman of New Haven; sons, Jeffery R. Worthman of St. Croix and Martin L. (Donna) Worthman of New Haven; daughters, Lisa L. Chiddister of Fort Wayne, Alice L. (Fritz) Martin of Columbia City, and Faith E. (Craig) Wise of Grabill; a sister, Joan (Ron) Flohr of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren from Former County Commissioner Jack Worthman dies Business background benefited public, friends say by Kevin Leininger published November 15, 2013 by the The News-Sentinel newspaper.

WPTA21 ABC TV station

Current News Team, and 2000 News Team - from Internet Archive Wayback Machine includes Jennifer Blomquist, Keith Edwards, Jane Hersha, Sandra Jones, Diana Lee, Victor Locke, Melissa Long, Michael Morrissey, Jeff Neumeyer, Eric Olson, Dean Pantazi, Corinne Rose, Curtis Smith, Jay Walker, Mark Wolf, Marti Wrightsee also Wright, Marti - Wikipedia.

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Wyall, Mary Anna Martin Marty

Born January 24, 1922 in Liberty, Union County, Indiana, died March 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. In Her Honor: The Marty Wyall Story 7 minute YouTubepublished April 3, 2013 at IndianaStateMuseum. Donnelly interviews WWII pilot for Library of Congress archives for Veterans History Project, Marty Wyall, 94, was a Women Airforce Service Pilot in WWII by WANE Staff Reports published February 8, 2016 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. WASP recalls taking flight Last one in Indiana, 94, tells of ferrying planes in WWII by Brian Francisco published February 9, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. This WASP Couldn’t Wait to Fly by Kayleen Reusser published January 23, 2017 on kayleenreusser.com. Marty Wyall kept WASPs' contributions, legacy alive She may have been the last living WASP originally from Indiana by Kevin Kilbane published April 27, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. She was a participant in a July 19, 1999 Cocoa Beach, Florida NASA Headquarters Oral History Project Edited Oral History Transcript. Former WASP tells senator of her experiences by Brian Francisco published February 8, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Wybourn, David

W165

 1878 Nov 4 Born to William Wybourn and Maria Catherine McKeeman in Allen Co IN
        1880 Census with parents
        1896 Graduated high school Monroeville, IN
        1896-1898 Taught school
        1898-1902 Attended Fort Wayne Medical College
        1900 Aug 4 Census Allen County, Madison Twp, IN with parents
        1903 Began practicing medicine at Fort Wayne School for the Feeble Minded
        1903 Married Katey Sheehan
        William born
        Robert born
        1910 Census
        1911 Established practice at Ossian, Wells County, IN
        Member Ossian M.E. Church
        Member Wells County Medical Society
        Member American Medical Society
        Methodist Hospital Staff Fort Wayne, IN
        1918 Mother died in Ossian, Wells County, IN
        1920 Census Ossian, S. Jefferson, Wells County, IN
        1935 Mar 22 Died at Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN
        Buried Ossian Cemetery 
1880 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        William Wyburn 31 Farmer NY  Eng Eng
        Catherine      26        NY  Ire Ire
        John A.         4        IN  Eng Ire
        David C.        1        IN  Eng Ire 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TOWNSHIP, IN
        V 2  ED 10  SH 2  LN 39
        
        Wybourn, William Head W M Sep 1848 51 M 24 NY Eng Eng Farmer 0 Yes Yes
        Maria C. Wife W F July 1855 46 M 24 3 2 NY Ire Ire Yes Yes Yes
        John Son W M May 1876 34 S IN NY NY Salesman 0 Y Y Y
        Charly Son W M Nov 1878 22 S IN NY NY Medical Student 1 7 Y Y Y
        Martha Sister W F Sep 1837 62 S NY ENG ENG Housekeeper 0 Y Y Y
        Peters, Mary Boarder W F Apr 1885 15 S IN IN IN At school 8 Y Y Y 
 1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY
        Wybourn Charles brakeman GR & IRR h 804 Barr
        Wybourn John A. (Felger & Wybourn) h 613 Huffman
        Wybourn Wm T h 3201 Harrison 
1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY
        Wybourn Charles tmstr h 820 Barr
        Wybourn John A. grocer  230 E Colllumbia h 613 Huffman
        Wybourn Wm T h 3201 Harrison 
1920 SOUNDEX INDIANA W165   VOL 110 ED 185
        Wybourn, David C.               SH 4    LN 100
        W 41 Indiana
        Wells
        Ossian S. Jefferson
        Wybourn, Katherine W 41 Indiana
        William S 12 Indiana
        Robert S 9 Indiana
        William T. Father 70 New York 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS WELLS COUNTY, OSSIAN TOWN, JEFFERSON TWP, INDIANA
        110 112
        Wybourn, David C Head Q F M W 41 M _ Y Y IN NYS NYS Y Physician Medical
        Wybourn, Katherine Wife F W 41 M _ Y Y IN OH OH Y None
        William Son M W 12 S Y Y - IN IN IN Y None
        Robert Son M W 9  Y Y Y IN IN IN Y None
        William T. Father M W 70 WA _ Y Y NYS England England Y Labor Janitor W 

Medical doctor, Shelby, Allen County, Indiana David C. Wybourn was born on the homestead farm on November 4, 1878. He graduated from high school in Monroeville, Indiana in the class of 1896. He taught school for 2 years and then attended the Fort Wayne Medical College where he graduated in 1902.  He practiced medicine at the Fort Wayne School for Feeble Minded Youths and then established a practice in Sheldon, Indiana. He married Katie Sheehan of Monroeville on August 4, 1903.

ALLEN COUNTY, IN JOURNAL GAZETTE OBITUARIES Wybourn, David Charles JG Mar 24, 1935 16:8 Dr. D.C. Wybourn of Ossian Succumbs Prominent Wells Co. Physician Succumbs in Local Hospital Ossian. Mar. 22--Dr. David Charles Wybourn, prominent physician here for the past 24 years, died at 1:50 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Methodist hospital, Fort Wayne. Dr. Wybourn had been in ill health for some time but was taken to the hospital Wednesday for appendectomy. He failed to rally after the surgery. Death was attributed to chronic myocarditis. The deceased was born in Monroeville, November 4, 1878. In 1902 he was graduated from the Fort Wayne Medical College and located at Yoder where he first established practice. A year later he married Miss Catherine Sheehan, who survives. In 1911 Dr. Wybourn came to Ossian where he remained in active practice until April 15, 1934, when he was forced to retire because of ill health. He was a member of the Ossian M.E. church, the Wells County Medical society, the American Medical Society and was a member of the Methodist hospital staff at Fort Wayne. Surviving besides the widow are two sons, William Wybourn, Fort Wayne attorney, and Dr. Robert Wybourn of Ossian; a brother, John Wybourn of Sturgis, Mich. The body was brought to the Elzey & Son funeral parlors here and will be returned to the home Monday. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until taken to the home. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the local M.E. church, with burial in Ossian cemetery.

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Wybourn, John A.

 1876 May 10 Born to William Wybourn and Maria Catherine McKeeman in Madison
        Twp, Allen County, IN
        1880 Census with parents
        1900 Census with parents age 22 medical student, Allen County, IN
        1902 Married Rose E. Barkley Adams County, IN
        1907 Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
        1910 Census Fort Wayne with wife -- retail merchant at 613 Huffman
        1911 Directory Fort Wayne grocer 230 E Columbia 
        1918 Mother died in Ossian, Wells County, IN
        1920 Census Saint Joseph County, Michigan with wife Rose
        1935 Living in Sturgis, Michigan 
1880 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        William Wyburn 31 Farmer NY  Eng Eng
        Catherine      26        NY  Ire Ire
        John A.         4        IN  Eng Ire
        David C.        1        IN  Eng Ire 

Buggy and harness shop in Monroeville John A. Wybourn was born in Madison township, Allen County, Indiana on May 10, 1876.  He was a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company and then established a buggy and harness business in Monroeville, Indiana.  On March 30,

 1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TOWNSHIP, IN
        V 2  ED 10  SH 2  LN 39
        Wybourn, William Head W M Sep 1848 51 M 24 NY Eng Eng Farmer 0 Yes Yes
        Maria C. Wife W F July 1855 46 M 24 3 2 NY Ire Ire Yes Yes Yes
        John Son W M May 1876 34 S IN NY NY Salesman 0 Y Y Y
        Charly Son W M Nov 1878 22 S IN NY NY Medical Student 1 7 Y Y Y
        Martha Sister W F Sep 1837 62 S NY ENG ENG Housekeeper 0 Y Y Y
        Peters, Mary Boarder W F Apr 1885 15 S IN IN IN At school 8 Y Y Y 

1902 John married Rose E. Barkley of Adams County.

1907 Fort Wayne City Directory Whybourne, John A. and Rose Madison, Monroeville

1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Wybourn Charles brakeman GR & IRR h 804 Barr Wybourn John A. (Felger & Wybourn) h 613 Huffman Wybourn Wm T h 3201 Harrison

 1910 FEDERAL CENSUS FORT WAYNE, ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA
        Wybourn John A Head 34 M1 8 IN NY IN Retail merchant
        Rose B Wife 36 M1 8 IN PA IN 

1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Wybourn Charles tmstr h 820 Barr Wybourn John A. grocer  230 E Columbia h 613 Huffman Wybourn Wm T h 3201 Harrison

1920 SOUNDEX SAINT JOSEPH Wybourn, John A Vol 87 ED 166 SH 4    LN 81 W 43 Indiana Saint Joseph Wybourn, Rose B. W 46 Indiana

1920 FEDERAL CENSUS SAINT JOSEPH COUNTY, MICHIGAN
        97 103
        Wybourn, John A Head O M M W 43 M _ Y Y IN NY NY Y Farmer General farm Em 66
        Rose B Wife F W 46 M _ Y Y IN OH IN Y None 

1935 When brother David C. died he was living in Sturgis, Michigan

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Wybourn, William

 1848 Sep 18 Born in New York
        1860 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN Robert Wybourn
        1870 Census  Allen County, Madison Township, IN with Wm Hammond and Susannah
        1875  1 Jul Married Mary Catherine McKeeman in Allen County, Indiana,
        1876 10 May John A. born, Allen County, IN,
        1876 23 Mar Wife's brother John drowned
        1876 24 May Wife's father died
        1878 4 Nov David Charles born, Allen County, IN,
        1880 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        1890 Adopted Mary Peters when her parents died
        Lutheran Church
        1893 12 Mar Joined Monroeville Methodist Church with Mary Peters
        1894  9 Sep Wife's mother died
        1896 Son David graduated High School in Monroeville, IN
        1900 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        1902 30 Mar Son John married Rose E. Barkley
        1902 Son David graduated Fort Wayne Medical School and set up practice
        in Yoder, IN
        1902 Monroeville City Directory
        1903 Monroeville City Directory
        1903 4 Aug Son David married Catherine Sheehan
        1904 Monroeville City Directory
        1904 27 Mar Wife baptized as an adult,
        1906 Monroeville City Directory
        1907 Monroeville City Directory
        1909 Feb 22 Moved to Fort Wayne,
        1910 Census, Fort Wayne, 3201 S. Harrison St,
        1918 Wife died
        1920 Census, Ossian, Wells County, IN with son David C. Merillat  
        Aft 1920 Died 
Descendants of William T. WYBOURN
        
        Generation No. 1
        
        1.  WILLIAM T.2 WYBOURN  (WYBOURN1) was born 18 September 1848 in Albany,
        Albany County, New York, and died Aft. 1920.  He married MARIA CATHERINE
        MCKEEMAN 01 July 1875 in Allen County, Indiana, daughter of DAVID MCKEEMAN
        and MARGARET MCCONAHEY.
        
        Children of WILLIAM WYBOURN and MARIA MCKEEMAN are:
        i.  JOHN A.3 WYBOURN, b. 10 May 1876, Allen County, Madison Township,
        Indiana; m. ROSE E. BARKLEY, 30 March 1902.
        ii. DAVID CHARLES WYBOURN, b. 04 November 1878, Monroeville, Madison
        Township, Allen County, Indiana; d. 23 March 1935, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Indiana; m. CATHERINE SHEEHAN, 04 August 1903.
        iii.    MARY PETERS, b. April 1885; Foster child. 

MARRIAGE LICENSE THE STATE OF INDIANA, TO-WIT: ALLEN COUNTY. To wit who shall in these Presents, Greeting: Kow Ye, That any person legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony, is hereby licensed to join in Marriage William T. Wybourn and Maria C. McKeeman as Husband and Wife, and so in doing this shall be by sufficient authority. In Testimony Whereof, G.H. Welke, Clerk of the Superior County Court, do sign and write my name and office the seal of said Court, this 14 day of June 1875 F.H. Welke Clerk State of Indiana, to-wit: Allen County: This Certifies That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife Wm T Whyborn and Maria McKeeman on the 1st day of July 1875 R Gray N H

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS, ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TWP, INDIANA PAGE 607 Wyburn, Robert Page 605

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS, ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TWP, INDIANA PAGE 607 Thomas Wyborn 13 M NY with William Almond family from England

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TWP, INDIANA 110 110 HAMMAND Wm 46 M W Farmer 2000 500 England 1 1 Susanna 47 F W Keeping house England 1 1 Wyburn, Wm T. 21 M W Farmer NY

RECORDS OF MONROEVILLE METHODIST CHURCH Records of Monroeville Methodist Church, Monroeville, Indiana Wybourn, William, married, residence Monroeville, received by certificate 12 March 1893 from Lutheran Church, disposed of by certificate 22 Feb 1909, remarks: received elsewhere: Fort Wayne

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TWP, INDIANA William Wyburn 31 Farmer NY  Eng Eng Catherine      26        NY  Ire Ire John A.         4        IN  Eng Ire David C.        1        IN  Eng Ire

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TOWNSHIP, IN
        V 2  ED 10  SH 2  LN 39
        
        Wybourn, William Head W M Sep 1848 51 M 24 NY Eng Eng Farmer 0 Yes Yes
        Maria C. Wife W F July 1855 46 M 24 3 2 NY Ire Ire Yes Yes Yes
        John Son W M May 1876 34 S IN NY NY Salesman 0 Y Y Y
        Charly Son W M Nov 1878 22 S IN NY NY Medical Student 1 7 Y Y Y
        Martha Sister W F Sep 1837 62 S NY ENG ENG Housekeeper 0 Y Y Y
        Peters, Mary Boarder W F Apr 1885 15 S IN IN IN At school 8 Y Y Y 

CITY DIRECTORY 1902 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Whyburn, William Madison Monroeville

1903 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Whybourn, William Madison Monroeville

1904 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Whybourn, William Madison Monroeville

1906 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Wybourn, Wm F,  Madison, Monroeville

1907 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Whybourne, Wm F Madison, Monroeville

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 3201 S. Harrison St. Wybourn, William T. Head M W 61 M 34 NY ENG ENG English Laborer Catherine M. wife F W 56 M 34 3 2 NY IRE IRE English Peters,  Mary A. stepdaughter F W 22 IN IN IN English stenographer plumber shop Wybourn, Martha M. Sister F W 78 W ? Eng Eng

1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Wybourn Charles brakeman GR & IRR h 804 Barr Wybourn John A. (Felger & Wybourn) h 613 Huffman Wybourn Wm T h 3201 Harrison

1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY Wybourn Charles tmstr h 820 Barr Wybourn John A. grocer  230 E Colllumbia h 613 Huffman Wybourn Wm T h 3201 Harrison

1920 SOUNDEX INDIANA W165   VOL 110 ED 185
        Wybourn, David C.               SH 4    LN 100
        W 41 Indiana
        Wells
        Ossian S. Jefferson
        Wybourn, Katherine W 41 Indiana
        William S 12 Indiana
        Robert S 9 Indiana
        William T. Father 70 New York 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS WELLS COUNTY, OSSIAN TOWN, JEFFERSON TWP, INDIANA
        110 112
        Wybourn, David C Head Q F M W 41 M _ Y Y IN NYS NYS Y Physician Medical
        Wybourn, Katherine Wife F W 41 M _ Y Y IN OH OH Y None
        William Son M W 12 S Y Y - IN IN IN Y None
        Robert Son M W 9  Y Y Y IN IN IN Y None
        William T. Father M W 70 WA _ Y Y NYS England England Y Labor Janitor W 

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Wyneken, Friedrich Conrad Dietrich

Wyneken Biography on Friends Of Wyneken website, second president of the Lutheran Church - Missouri on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, his farm house still stands from early Adams County and Save the Pastor Wyneken house was restored by the Friends of Wyneken and is also mentioned in General History of Fort Wayne on Concordia Theological Seminary web site.

Wyss, Thomas

State Senator when retiring after 30+ years, Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed June 10, 2014 Senator Tom Wyss Day in the City of Fort Wayne.

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