Paul WEHOFER

Paul WEHOFER[1]

Male 1897 - 1993  (96 years)

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  • Name Paul WEHOFER 
    Born 7 May 1897  Pinkamiske, Vas, Hungary (Mischendorf, Austria) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bakery Owner 
    Religion Lutheran 
    Died 27 Oct 1993  Alpena, Alpena, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11113  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2019 

    Father Franz WEHOFER,   b. Abt 1875, Pinkamiske, Vas Hungary (Mischendorf) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1955  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Aloysia (Louise),   b. 1875, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1905  (Age 30 years) 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Elsie STARK,   b. 19 Aug 1908, Tawas City, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1990, Alpena, Alpena, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1926 
    Children 
     1. William Leroy WEHOFER,   b. 4 Apr 1928, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2004, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Wayne Eugene WEHOFER,   b. 29 Jun 1930, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 2017, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Audrey Joyce WEHOFER
     4. Dwight James WEHOFER
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F4983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Paul Wehofer Ship Rochambeau
    Paul Wehofer Ship Rochambeau
    Paul and Clara
    Paul and Clara
    Paul Wehofer Obit.jpg
    Paul Wehofer Obit.jpg

  • Notes 
    • 2nd Born.
      Came to America when 15-16 years old (1913) and went to live with cousins near Chicago sometime after his mother died. Living in 1917 at 7018 Justine, Chicago, Illinois. Came from Pinkamiske, Vas, Hungary that was later known as Mischendorf, Burgenland, Austria after World War I (1917). Area comprises Germanic, Croatian and Hungarian heritages in area commonly known as Burgenland, Austria. Past Wehofers were known prior to 1850's as Vehofers, but common spelling uniformly changed to Wehofer over 20-30 years, in nearly all families. Generations of Wehofers have spread over a relatively small area, with the highest concentrations in descending order: Wien (Vienna) Austria (30%), Mischendorf (6%), Rust (5%), Yspertac (3%), Tadten (3%), and so forth to lesser concentrations. Paul is an assumed name or derivative (perhaps originally Paule), given to him by an aunt, for unknown reasons upon coming to the USA. Paul married Clara and they operated a small limited bakery in the Chicago area for a few years during the wartime 40's. When they moved the family to Alpena, they started a larger bakery, bought lake front property at Hubbard Lake, bought a house and set up their oldest sons in the family business. Differences of opinion and relationship issues separated most of the older children from close ties to their parents, Paul and Clara and full reconciliation was never fully realized. SS# 375-34-0880

      Entry to Ellis Island, New York: Paul Wehoffer (SP!) arrived April 28, 1913 at age 16 from Pinkamilka Ungary (all their spelling not mine), ethnicity: Ungarn (Hungarian) German. Port of Departure Le Havre, Seine-Inferior, France on the ship Rochambeau. Going to brother Adolf in Chicago, 141 W. 45th St., Chicago, Ill.. Relative still in Hungary father Franz.

      1918: Draft Registration; Residence 7018 S. Justine, Chicago. Nearest Relative: Adolf Radohowitz (Radowicz)? 5127 S. Wells, Chicago, Ill

      Found in 1930 Census in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois - Paul Wehofer, age 32, born in Austria with wife Clara.
      Wehofer, Paul; Head, age 32, born Austria; Father born Germany; Mother born Austria; Speaks German; Immigration 1907; Occupation - Baker
      Clara, Wife, age 21, Born Michigan; Father & Mother born Germany
      William, Son age 2, Born Illinois

      Also in Cook County, on same census, different area, at seperate residence was a John Wehofer, age 28; a "Lodger" in a household, from Hungary and was a "Blacksmith". Unknown if brother of Paul.

      Also in Cook County on same 1930 census, different area was Frank Wehofer, age 39, born 1891 in Austria, married to Theresa age 35 with sons Rudolph age 16 and Frank aged 8. Unknown if brother of Paul.

      Speculation: WWI Draft Regist 1918 list common details. Address 7018 S. Justine (SP?), Chicago, Ill. Nearest relative: Adolf Radohowitz (Radowicz?). Is this a brother-in-law or half brother, or ?? Since Adolf is mentioned on arrival in 1913 and in registration in 1918, this is not a typo and needs to be followed.

    Born:
    • Was Pinkamiske, Vas, Hungary when came to U.S.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.