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Cholera and Other Deaths, Jul.-Sep. 1849, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The following burials were reported in the Fort Wayne Sentinel during the cholera epidemic of 1849. This list also includes deaths due to other causes.

City Cemetery was the public burial ground on Broadway, the present site of McCullough Park. The Catholic cemetery was likely the old Catholic burial ground near Phenie St., Riedmiller Av., Wall St., and Swinney Av. which was purchased by Rev. Fr. Julian Benoit in Feb. 1849.

If a name on this list interests you, be sure to consult the 1850 Mortality Schedule.

For more information about the cholera epidemic of 1849, see Frontier Faith: The Story of the Pioneer Congregations of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1850-1860 by George Mather, pp. 87-88.

NameAgeBurial DateCemeteryCause of DeathNewspaperNewspaper DatePg.
Appenzenner, Jacob3 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Babcock, (child of G.)7 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Bachus, Elizabeth1 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Bachus, Francis5 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Barger, RudolphCityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Beecher, (Dr.)28 Aug 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Brown, William4 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Brunsich, Catharine7 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Buer, John6 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Bunnell, (Mrs.)choleraFort Wayne Sentinel28 Jul 18492
Claus, Peter30 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Coleman, Harriet (Miss)(Country)Fort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Corkran, (Irishman)choleraFort Wayne Sentinel28 Jul 18492
Dahman, Elizabeth25CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Dahman, Henry27 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Deodorff, William28 Aug 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Deweese, (Miss)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Dinklage, Christian28CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Dressler, (Mrs.)28 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Dressler, Wm.3 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Fechtman, Mary (Mrs.)CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Fechtmann, Henry35CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Foellinger, Fred.28 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Gamble, (son of Andrew)10 Sep 1849CityFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Guenther, (child)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Guenther, (Mrs.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Guenther, Lauretta27 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Hineman, Henry8 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Hitzfield, Louis (Mrs.)(Country)Fort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Hubbell, A. (Mrs.)28 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Jacoby, (daughter)2 Sep 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Johnson, (dau. of Jos.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Johnson, (son of Jos.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Keefer, (woman)choleraFort Wayne Sentinel28 Jul 18492
Kime, (child of John)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Kime, (child of John)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Kime, John (Mrs.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Lamke, (dau.)8 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Lamke, (Mrs.)9 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Lamke, (son)10 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Landers, Jacob26 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Landers, John30 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Landres, (Mrs.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Lintz, Caroline8 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Madden, (Mrs.)6 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Menke, (Mrs.)1 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Menke, Anna (Miss)26 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Millar, David7 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Morrow, Watson12 Sep 1849CityFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Nichols, (Mrs.)8 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Nill, (child of John)13 Sep 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Parker, William9 Sep 1849CityFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Pierson, StephenCityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Radaker, (son of H.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Radaker, H.CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Radaker, H. (Mrs.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Raling, (Mrs.)7 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Raling, William11 Sep 1849CityFort Wayne Sentinel15 Sep 18492
Rippe, Wm.2 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Ross, Mary28CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Saunders, (Mrs.)26 Aug 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Schnelke, (Mr.)8 Sep 1849CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Schome, ElizabethCatholicFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Stockman, Charles28 Aug 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Swain, (Mrs.)CityFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Walker, (child of C.R.)27 Aug 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Walters, (Rev. Mr.)1 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Wefle, (dau. of A.)6 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Wefle, (son of A.)6 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Wefle, (son of Adam)4 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Wefle, (son of Adam)7 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Weseman, (child)choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Weseman, (child)choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Weseman, (child)not choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Weseman, (German widow)choleraFort Wayne Sentinel1 Sep 18492
Winton, (child of John)5 Sep 1849Citynot choleraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Witte, Anthony4CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492
Witte, Frederick3 Sep 1849CitycholeraFort Wayne Sentinel8 Sep 18492
Witte, Henry6CatholicFort Wayne Sentinel25 Aug 18492