Person:Wilhelmina Zeltwanger (1)

Wilhelmina Zeltwanger
b.23 Mar 1862 Stuttgart, Germany
Facts and Events
Name Wilhelmina Zeltwanger
Gender Female
Birth[8][9] 23 Mar 1862 Stuttgart, Germany
Immigration[1] 15 Aug 1881 New York, New York, United Stateson SS Belgenland
Marriage 25 Dec 1884 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesSalem Reformed Church
to John Frederick Ide, Sr
Death[8][9][10][11][12] 23 Sep 1946 Runnemede, Camden, New Jersey, United States
Cause of Death[11] 23 Sep 1946 Runnemede, Camden, New Jersey, United Statescardiac failure
Burial[8][9][10][11][12] 26 Sep 1946 Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wilhelmina Zeltwanger seems to have been born on 23 March 1862, in Stuttgart, Germany. And some Zeltwanger's still live in Stuttgart; a search in 1996 showed 133 Zeltwanger entries, with 11 in Stuttgart. According to figures from the Philadelphia Social History Project, in 1880, 14.1% of Philadelphia Germans were from Württemburg; only Prussia (with 14.4%) supplied a higher percentage, and people who identified Prussia as their birthplace may have been taking into account Prussia's rule over other provinces. (Since 41.5% of the Germans did not specify their birthplace, these numbers are not completely reliable.) Philadelphia received a disproportionate share of Württemburgers compared to the rest of the US: "This probably reflected that province's historical tie to the City of Brotherly Love--Württemberg had contributed to the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century immigration to colonial America, and Pennsylvania had received the higest proportion of Germans during that period' (Kawaguchi, p.114).
Minnie and Christian Zeltwanger arrived on 15 August 1881, in New York, New York, in steerage, on the Belgenland, from Antwerp, which was carrying 856 passengers. According to the ad for the return voyage, the Belgenland was leaving on 30 August, and prepaid steerage tickets cost $24. The regular steerage fair was $26; second cabin cost $50, and first cabin cost $60 and $75. The Belgenland, however, would not carry any horses, cattle, sheep, or pigs!
John and Minnie were married on 25 December 1884, by Rev Frederick William Berleman (minister of Salem Reformed Church), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. (He also married their daughter Anna.) The witnesses were Friedrich Bickhardt and Mattheis Kellmeier. (See the family page for more information about their life.)
Minnie's husband John died on 23 November 1929.
Minnie outlived her husband John by 17 years. She lived with different children at different times. While she was living with her son Harry, she helped out with his bakery store. Harry Ide remembers that she would cause problems by giving her son Conrad flour or whatever else he needed! He also remembers her making excellent peach preserves! When her son Conrad died on the 27th of April 1940, she was living with him at 8022 Pine Road.
She died on the 23rd of September 1946, at 12.50 pm, living in Runnemede, Camden County, New Jersey, with her son John, at 213 Union Avenue. She died of heart problems (cardiac failure, chronic myocarditis), certified by Dr Edward Sawma of Blackwood New Jersey. The funeral was held at 1.00 on Thursday, at their residence, with Edward C Gardner as the undertaker. The clergyman officiating was Rev Bowman of Runnemede. She was buried on 26 September 1946 in Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, section Elm lot 385.
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  1. Passenger list extract, Belgenland, arr. NY 15 Aug 1881.

    Wilhelmina Zellwanger, 19, b. Germany, arrived NY 15 August 1881 on Belgenland from Antwerp; with Christian Zellwanger

  2.   Salem-Zion United Church of Christ. Salem marriages Jan 1850 to Dec 1894,.

    Friedrich Ide, 28, from Hessen, a baker, m. Wilhelmina Zeltwanger, 23, at Salem Reformed Church; witnesses Friedrich Bickhardt and Mattheis Kellmeier

  3.   Philadelphia marriage register, 1884, p.194.

    Frederick Ide, baker, 28 b. Germany, and Wilhelmina Zeltmeyer, 23, b. Germany, m. by FW Berleman

  4.   1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 14, microfilm series T623, film 1451, page 173 = 4 A handwritten, lines 5-11.

    Minnie Ide, b. Mar 1862, Germany; married 15 years; 7 children 5 living; immigrated 1881; living at 412 Greenwich with husband John, and children Lizzie, John, Annie, Harry, and Conrad

  5.   1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ward 37, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 915, microfilm series T624, film 1407, page 167 = 2 B handwritten, lines 90-95.

    Minnie Ide, 47, b. Germany, married 25 years, 7 children 5 living, immigrated 1881; living at 1010 W Huntingdon Street with husband John and children Elizabeth, Anna, Conrad, and brother-in-law August

  6.   1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Plumstead Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T625, film 1543, page 48 = 1 A handwritten, lines 44-47.

    Minnie Ide, 57, b. Germany, married, immigrated 1881, alien, living at 2 Stump Road with husband John and children Elizabeth and Conrad

  7.   World War Two draft registration record, John F Ide, roll 2240487, Philadelphia PA.

    Minnie Ide, 2252 N 17th Street, Philadelphia PA, with son John (in 1942)

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Death certificate, Wilhelmine Ide, 23 September 1946, Runnemede, New Jersey.

    Minnie Ide (Wilhelmine), d. 23 Sep 1946, Runnemede NJ; widowed; b. 23 Mar 1862, Germany; cause of death cardiac failure, chronic myocarditis

  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Death certificate, New Jersey, Minnie Ide, 23 September 1946.

    Minnie Ide, d. 213 Union Ave., Runnemede, Camden County, NJ (usual residence); widow of John F Ide; b. 23 Mar 1862, Germany; occupation housewife; father John Zeltwanger; informant son John F Ide (same address); buried Northwood Cem., Philadelphia; funeral director Edward Gardner, Runnemede NJ; d. 23 Sep 1946

  10. 10.0 10.1 Death notice, Philadelphia Bulletin 24 September 1946, page 32.

    Minnie Zeltwanger Ide, widow of John F Ide, 84, died 23 Sep 1946; funeral at 213 Union Ave Runnemede (late residence) on Thursday at 1; viewing Wednesday night; buried Northwood Cem., Philadelphia

  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Cemetery records, Northwood Cemetery, section Elm lot 385 (John F and Minnie Ide).

    Minnie Ide, 84, buried 26 Sep 1946 section Elm lot 385, Northwood; died of cardiac failure; undertaker E C Gardner; lot owner John F and Minnie Ide of 436 Wilder St Philadelphia

  12. 12.0 12.1 Gardner funeral home records, Minnie Ide.

    Minnie Ide [widow] of John F Ide; residence 213 Union Ave. Runnemede and place of death; funeral Rev Bowman [?] Runnemede; b. 23 March; d. 23 Sep 1946; religion: Lutheran; father John Zeltwanger; bur. Northwood lot 385 section Elm; total cost 451.50