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Alexander Herman "Alex" Wedertz

Male 1870 - 1933


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  • Name  Alexander Herman "Alex" Wedertz  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Alex 
    Born  23 Feb 1870  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1910  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married to Clara F. Wedertz, living with her and children: Laura M., Esther M., Roy, Ralph, Lucile, and Irma C. Wedertz:) Line number 51: 1718 Mount Pleasant Street, dwelling number: 96, family number: 102: Alexander H. Wedertz, head of household, male, white, age 40, married (once), years of present marriage 15, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Germany (spoke German), mother's birthplace Germany (spoke German), could speak English, occupation molder, nature of industry foundry, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 3, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a house (not a farm)
    Died  14 May 1933  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Obituary  16 May 1933  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Last Rites Will Be Held This Afternoon For Alex H. Wedertz

      Last rites for Alex H. Wedertz, 63, who died at his home, 1718 Mark Lane, Sunday morning after an illness of two months, will be held at the Burnett-Wallen funeral home at 2 o'clock this afternoon with the Reverend C. F. Zummach, pastor of Oak Street Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove cemetery.

      Mr. Wedertz was born in Burlington, February 23, 1870, the son of August and Mina Pletzsch Wedertz. His marriage to Clara Schultz, who survives him, took place in Burlington 39 years ago. He was a molder at the Murray Iron Works until three years ago.

      Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Roy and Ralph Wedertz of Burlington: four daughters, Mrs. Fred E. Burgus, Mrs. H. E. Gantz and Miss Irma Wedertz, all of Burlington, and Miss Lucille Wedertz of Davenport; two brothers, Otto J. Wedertz and Albert Wedertz of Rock Island; three sisters, Mrs. H. J. Dustman and Mrs. Minnie Brown of Burlington and Mrs. Hattie Leis of Newport, Kentucky, and three grandchildren.
    Buried  16 May 1933  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Will Filed  27 May 1933  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • NOTICE-PROOF OF WILL STATE OF IOWA

      Des Moines County In the District Court, April Term 1933, in the matter of the estate of Alexander H. Wedertz, deceased. To All Whom It May Concern:

      Notice is hereby given, that an instrument in writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Alexander H. Wedertz, who died at Burlington, Iowa, on the 14th day of May, 1933, was this day produced, opened and read by the undersigned, and that I have fixed Wednesday, the 14th day of June, 1933, as the day of hearing proof in relation thereto.

      Witneww my official signature with the seal of said Court hereto affixed. this 18th day of May, 1933.

      J.D. Jackson, Clerk of District Court. By Carrie Inghram, Deputy.

      Publish three weeks, once each week, in Hawk-Eye. First publication May 20, 1933.
    Person ID  I43900  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Clara F. Schultz,   b. 16 Jun 1871, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1952, Saint Francis Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  1894  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Married  24 Apr 1895  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Alexander Wedertz; Groom's Birth Date: 1870; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Ia; Groom's Age: 25; Bride's Name: Clara Schultz; Bride's Birth Date: 1872; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 24 April 1895; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: August Wedertz; Groom's Mother's Name: Minnie Fietsch; Bride's Father's Name: Fred. G. Schultz; Bride's Mother's Name: Lousinda Holdern; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02689-5; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1683030; Reference Number: cn 194
    Children 
    >1. Laura Minnie Wedertz,   b. Jul 1895, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1939, probably in Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marie Esther "Esther" Wedertz,   b. 24 Aug 1897, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1946, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Roy Wedertz,   b. 1 Dec 1899,   d. 15 Jun 1973
     4. Ralph Wilbur Wedertz,   b. 31 May 1901, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1970, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucille Jane Wedertz,   b. Between 1903 and 1904, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Irma C. Wedertz,   b. 19 Jun 1908, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1992, Burlington Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16470  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Last Rites Will Be Held This Afternoon For Alex H. Wedertz
    Last Rites Will Be Held This Afternoon For Alex H. Wedertz
    The obituary of Alexander Herman "Alex" Wedertz. Alex Wedertz, born February 23, 1870, in Burlington, Iowa, married Clara F. Schultz (1871-1952) April 24, 1895, in Burlington (or perhaps in 1894, which is according to Clara's obituary). They were the parents of four daughters and two sons, including Laura Minnie Wedertz, who married Fredrick Emil "Fred" Burgus. Alex died May 14, 1933, in Burlington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1691

    2. [S11702] Wedertz, Alexander Herman "Alex" - Notice of Will, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 7, May 27, 1933; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S11644] Wedertz, Alexander Herman "Alex" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 5, May 16, 1933; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, ward 1; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 5, sheet number: 6B, page number: 28; enumeration date: April 20, 1910

    6. [S5478] Wedertz, Clara F. (Schultz) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, January 5, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1694

    8. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).