Paul WEHOFER

Male 1897 - 1993

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  • Birth  7 May 1897  Mischendorf, Burgenland, 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  17 Jan 2010 

    Father  Franz WEHOFER,   b. Abt 1875, Pinkamiske, Vas Hungary (Mischendorf) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1955 
    Mother  Aloisia (Louise),   d. Abt 1905 
    Family ID  F978  Group Sheet

    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 
    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
     2. Wayne Eugene WEHOFER
     3. Audrey Joyce WEHOFER
     4. Dwight James WEHOFER
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F4983  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 2nd Born.
      Came to America when 11-12 years old (1907-1908) 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

      Possible connection (not likely unless re-entry) - Ellis Island, New York: Paul Wehoffer (SP!) arrived April 28, 1913 at age 17 from Pinkamilka Ungary (all their spelling not mine), ethnicity: Ungarn 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.

      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.

      WWI Draft Regist 1918 list common details. Address 7018 S. Juctine (SP?), Chicago, Ill

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