WILLIAMS, HENRY JOHN - Northumberland County, Pennsylvania | HENRY JOHN WILLIAMS - Pennsylvania Gravestone Photos


Oak Hill (Mt. Carmel) Cemetery
Northumberland County,

Henry John Williams

b. 27 Jan 1854 d. 25 Apr 1936

s/o John and Anna Williams

Spouse: Elizabeth (Deis) Williams

Children: Nicholas, Mary, John, Henry, Anna, Susan, August

Section One; Row One

Photo taken 10/5/2000

N 40º 47.253
W 076º 25.795

Henry John WILLIAMS was born in Stadt Hosbach, Kreis Eschwege, anit Deschhausen, Germany, on 27 Jan 1854. At the age of 82, he died in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, PA, on 25 Apr 1936. Henry was retired when he passed away at home, 407 E Centre St., Mount Carmel, PA. Henry spent his working life in the occupation of coal mining.

Born as Heinrich Wilhelm, his mother died soon after he was born and his father was killed in military service in Germany. He came to this country at an early age [seven years old]with relatives: John William (age 61 years, and farmer) and Cath Mary William (age 60 years). The assumption is John and Cath Mary were guardians or paternal relatives. They embarked at Hamburg, Germany and emigrated to America.

Henry lived for a time in Hazelton, PA; after marriage and the birth of his fifth child [Anna 1894] he moved to Mount Carmel, PA. It was here that the name ‘Wilhelm’ became "angol-cised" and the family became known as Williams. Only he and his descendents used "Williams". All the other members of the family in Hazelton retained the original ‘Wilhelm’ name.”

On 2 Aug 1874 when Henry John was 20, he married Elizabeth DEIS, daughter of Henry DEIS & Anna C. MILLER, in Hazelton, Luzerne County, PA.

Contributed on 7/7/09 by stonyacres3
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Submitted: 7/7/09 • Approved: 10/22/09 • Last Updated: 4/3/18 • R26353-G0-S3

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