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  1. August Jacob Wise1874 - 1946
m. 16 Jun 1903
  1. Katherine Wise
  2. Madge H. Wise1919 - 1999
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Name August Jacob Wise
Gender Male
Birth? 19 Jun 1874 Fort Loramie, Shelby, Ohio, United States
Christening? 21 Jun 1874 Fort Loramie, Shelby, Ohio, United StatesSt. Michael's Catholic Church
Marriage 16 Jun 1903 Fort Loramie, Shelby, Ohio, United StatesSt. Michael's Catholic Church
to Catherine R Reiss
Death[6] 18 Aug 1946 Fort Loramie, Shelby, Ohio, United States
Burial[6] 22 Aug 1946 Fort Loramie, Shelby, Ohio, United StatesSt. Michael's Cemetery

August Jacob Wise was the son of August D. Wise and Theresia Terling Wise. He was born June 19, 1874 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. He was baptised Augustinium Jacoben Wise on June 21, 1874 in St. Michael's Church, Ft. Loramie, Ohio. His sponsors were Jacob Gaier and Maria Pleiman.

He was the operator and owner of the Wise Sawmill in Ft. Loramie most of his life. In Memoirs Of The Miami Valley, Chicago: R.O. Law Co., 1919-1920, 1950 pgs. - p. 419, it mentions the Wise sawmill and its importance to the region. "Fort Loramie is as prosperous as it ever was, perhaps more so. Manufacturers here have been confined to brick and tile making and a saw mill operated by August Wise, both at the outer edge of the town; while Fort Loramie Milling company and the Sherman Grain company handle the products of the district."

On April 24, 1897 August Wise had a horse killed by lightning. He was in his buggy a mile north of Wyant (Newport) on the pike when overtaken by a shower. He was about to drive into Barger's barn when the horse was killed. Wise was not injured although terribly frightened.

August Wise was a charter member of the St. Michael's Commandary No. 300 of the Knights of St. John. In May 1946, the Commandary had planned to celebrate its golden jubilee by inviting the remaining living charter members, August Wise, Frank Willman and Adolph Raterman, to a weekend celebration including a dinner on Saturday and a parade on Sunday. However, August was not able to attend. He had suffered a stroke on April 24 and was to remain bedfast until his death on August 18, 1946.

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  1.   Shelby, Ohio, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1880 Census, Ohio, SHELBY, Roll 1066 Book 2, Page 177a, Berlin McLean Township, p. 30, residence# 20

    Wyse, August, W, M, 43, married, occupation Teamster, b. Holland, parents b. Holland
    ___, Therisa, W, F, 41, wife, married, occupation Keeping house, b. Hannover, parents b. Hannover
    ___, Justus, W, M, 70, father, widowed, b. Holland, parents b. Holland
    ___, August, W, M, 6, son, at school, b. Ohio
    ___, Louwisa, W, F, 4, daughter, b. Ohio
    Davis, Robert, W, M, 19, occupation Teamster, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio
    ____, William, W, M, 17, occupation Teamster, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio

  2.   Shelby, Ohio, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1900 Census, Ohio, Shelby County, Page 168a, Loramie Village, McLean Township, p. 1b, Farmers Pike Road, residence # 20

    Wise, August, head, W, M, Sept 1835, 64, married 38 years, b. Germany, parents b. Germany, immigrated 1855, in US 45 years, occupation Sawmiller
    ___, Tracey, wife, W, F, Jan 1840, 60, married 38 years, 2 children born, 2 alive, b. Germany, parents b. Germany, immigrated 1850, in US 50 years
    ___, August, son, W, M, June 1873, 26, single, b. Ohio, occupation Head Sawyer

  3.   Shelby, Ohio, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1910 Census, Ohio, SHELBY, Roll 1230 Book 1, Page 197b, Loramie Village, p. 14b, Main Street, residence# 231

    Wise, August, head, M, W, 35, married 6 years, b. Ohio, parents b. Germany, occupation Proprietor of Sawmill
    ___, Kathryn, wife, F, W, 30, married 6 years, 4 children born, 4 alive, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio
    ___, Esther, daughter, F, W, 5, b. Ohio
    ___, Theresia, daughter, F, W, 5, b. Ohio
    ___, Hilda, daughter, F, W, 3, b. Ohio
    ___, Edward, son, M, W, 1 5/12, b. Ohio

  4.   Shelby, Ohio, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1920 Census, Ohio, SHELBY, Roll 1437 Book 1, Page 204b, McLean Township, p. 10B, residence# 59, Main Street

    Wise, August, head, owns, M, W, 45, married, b. Ohio, father b. Holland, mother b. Germany, occupation Manager Saw Mill
    ___, Katherine, wife, F, W, 40, married, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio
    ___, Esther, daughter, F, W, 15, b. Ohio
    ___, Theresia, daughter, F, W, 15, b. Ohio
    ___, Hilda, daughter, F, W, 12, b. Ohio
    ___, Edward, son, M, W, 11, b. Ohio
    ___, Veronica, daughter, F, W, 7, b. Ohio
    ___, Katherine, daughter, F, W, 5, b. Ohio
    ___, Magdalena, daughter, F, W, 6/12, b. Ohio

  5.   Shelby, Ohio, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1930 Census, Ohio, Shelby, Fort Loramie, McLean Township, p. 4A, residence# 80

    Wise, August, head, M, W, 55, married age 29, b. Ohio, father b. Holland, mother b. Germany, Proprietor Sawmill
    ____, Catherine, wife, F, W, 49, married age 24, b. Ohio, father b. Ohio, mother b. Germany
    ____, Edward, son, M, W, 21, single, b. Ohio, Salesman in department store
    ____, Verona, daughter, F, W, 18, single, b. Ohio
    ____, Kathryn, daughter, F, W, 15, b. Ohio
    ____, Madge, daughter, F, W, 10, b. Ohio

  6. 6.0 6.1 Obituary, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States. Lima News. (Lima, Ohio), 20 Aug 1946.

    FT. LORAMIE, Aug. 20 - Death ended the career of one of Ft. Loramie's most distinguished citizens Sunday when August Wise, 72, long prominent in community activities, died at his residence. Mr. Wise, who retired four years ago after operating the Ft. Loramie Saw Mill 44 years, suffered a paralytic stroke last Apr. 24 and was bedfast from that time. He served four terms on the village board of education and was an active member of the Community Fire Co. many years. Born June 19, 1874, to August and Theresia Terling Wise, he married Katherine Reiss here June 16, 1903. Surviving with the widow are seven children; Mrs. Esther Recher, Dayton; Mrs. Therese Davidson, Ft. Loramie; Mrs. Hilda Griner, Ft. Loramie; Edward Wise, Dayton; Mrs. Verona Smith, Rossburg; Mrs. Kathryn Highly, Dayton; Mrs. Madge Westerheide, Dayton. There are 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Michael's Catholic church at 9 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Anthony Moeller will offer requiem high mass. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.