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Pal "Paul" WEHOFER

Pal "Paul" WEHOFER[1]

Male 1897 - 1993  (96 years)

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  • Photos
    Pal Wehofer 1897 Birth.jpg
    May 1897 Birth Register
    Pal Wehofer in Hungarian Birth Register
    Paul Wehofer Ship Rochambeau
    Paul Wehofer Ship Rochambeau
    Paul and Clara
    Paul and Clara
    Paul Wehofer Obit.jpg
    Paul Wehofer Obit.jpg
    Wehofer Headstone.jpg
    Wehofer Headstone.jpg
    Grandma Wehofer Hubbard Lake Cottage.jpg
    Grandma Wehofer Hubbard Lake Cottage.jpg
    Hubbard Lake Cottage
    Hubbard Lake Cottage
    House for Paul Wehofer
    Pal Wehofer 1897 BirthSM.jpg
    Pal Wehofer 1897 BirthSM.jpg
    Paul Wehofer
    Paul Wehofer
    At 50th Birthday of son William "Bill" Wehofer, in Tempe, AZ

  • Name Pal "Paul" WEHOFER 
    Nickname Paul 
    Born 7 May 1897  Pinkamiske, Vas Hungary (Mischendorf) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Was Pinkamiske, Vas, Hungary when came to U.S.
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LR46-23M 
    Military Draft Registration Between 1917 and 1918  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration   [2
    Arrival Date: 28 Apr 1913 - Port of Arrival: New York, New York, USA 
    Name Pal Wehofer  [3
    Name Paul Wehoffer  [3
    Occupation Bakery Owner 
    Religion   [3
    Geburt: r?m. kath. - USA: evang. 
    Religion Lutheran 
    Residence   [3
    Geburt: Mischendorf Nr. 107 
    Residence 1930  Chicago (Districts 0501-0750), Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1935  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 1993  Tawas City, Iosco, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 27 Oct 1993  Alpena, Alpena, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID E604EFDD68B047719BC0F43CCE03073C259D 
    Died 27 Oct 1993  Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11113  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2022 

    Father Ferencz "Franz" WEHOFER,   b. 7 Sep 1872, Kleinbachselten, Oberwart, Pinkamiske, Vas Hungary (Mischendorf) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1955, Probably Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Aloisia "Louise" CSACSINOVICS,   b. 3 May 1875, Neuberg, Burgenland, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1904, Mischendorf, Oberwart, Burgenland, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1896  Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Elsie STARK,   b. 19 Aug 1908, Tawas City, Iosco, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1990, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1926  Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage 3 Sep 1926  Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. William "Bill" 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,   b. 4 Jan 1947, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 2022, Near Alpena, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F4983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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 (originally Pal in Hungarian), 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 (Step brother) in Chicago, 141 W. 45th St., Chicago, Ill.. Relative still in Hungary father Franz.
      Brother Adolf was Adolf Radakovits, step brother whose mother Theresia was Franz Wehofer third wife.

      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 relative 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 relative of Paul.

      I have copy of Pal Wehofer Hungarian Birth Registration from where registered on 12 May 1897 in Pinka-Miske. Details match recollections of William and Joyce Wehofer which leads to further varification of details through the Catholic Church records of his father Franz and his mother Aloisia.

      Meanwhile, back in Hungary the year after Pal emigrated to the US, World War I happened.

      Main articles: Austro-Hungarian entry into World War I and Hungary in World War I

      After the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, a series of crises escalated quickly. A general war began on 28 July with a declaration of war on Serbia by Austria-Hungary.[45]

      Austria-Hungary drafted 9 million soldiers in World War I, of which 4 million were from the kingdom of Hungary. During the First World War, Austria-Hungary fought on the side of Germany, Bulgaria and Ottoman Empire? the so-called Central Powers. They conquered Serbia easily, and Romania declared war. The Central Powers then conquered Southern Romania and the Romanian capital of Bucharest. In November 1916, Emperor Franz Joseph died; the new monarch, Emperor Charles I of Austria (IV. K?roly), sympathized with the pacifists in his realm.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Pelican Waters, Queensland 4551 AUSTRALIA.

    2. [S1160] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 18 Nov 2021), entry for Pal "Paul" WEHOFER, person ID LR46-23M. (Reliability: 3).
      ;Contributor: Beate Andruchowitz, [email protected]


    3. [S1160] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 20 Nov 2022), entry for Pal "Paul" WEHOFER, person ID LR46-23M. (Reliability: 3).