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Edward Alfred Wilson - John Wilson
Steven Wilson
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I am looking for any information on John Wilson, father of Edward Alfred Wilson and husband of Elizabeth.  The story, as passed down through the generations , is that John and Elizabeth either died in a fire in the St. Louis area sometime around 1865 leaving Edward (my great-grandfather) and his brother John orphans, or they died much earlier and Edward and John were placed in the St. Louis Boys School (Catholic) and they ran away when a fire broke out at the orphanage. 

 

Either way, I am trying to track down information on John and Elizabeth.  Any assistance is greatly appreciated.  Edward was in Iowa by 1885.

 

Steven Wilson 

Steven Wilson
Robins, IA
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RE: Edward Alfred Wilson - John Wilson
Amanda Wilber
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To whom this may concern,

I am related to John Wilson by marriage. I am also having difficulty finding any info on him. I would like to know if the John that you are seeking has a son by the name of Christofer or Christopher? Please let me know. Amanda my email is amnhas1992@directv.net.

Amanda Wilber
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RE: Edward Alfred Wilson - John Wilson [2]
Steven Wilson
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Amanda - I am not sure...One of the John Wilson's that I am looking for was the father of my great-grandfather Edward and married to Elizabeth.  Edward had an older brother named John and that is all that I know.  Rumor had it that John and Elizabeth either died in a St. Louis area fire leaving the boys as orphans or that John and Elizabeth died, left the boys as orphans and then the orphanage burned down. 

 Does any of this match up with your John?  

 Steve 

Steven Wilson
Robins, IA
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