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  1. Joseph Adam Wahle: Birth: 28 OCT 1896 in Salem, South Dakota. Death: 23 MAY 1989 in Salem, South Dakota

  2. Anna W. Wahle: Birth: 14 FEB 1898 in Salem, South Dakota. Death: 19 OCT 1977

  3. Coletta Wahle: Birth: 29 JUL 1899 in Salem, South Dakota. Death: 31 DEC 1997 in McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  4. Leo "Sam" Wahle: Birth: 21 MAY 1901 in Salem, South Dakota. Death: 7 MAY 1972 in Mitchell, South Dakota

  5. Albert H. Wahle: Birth: 28 JAN 1905 in Salem, South Dakota. Death: JUL 1982


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a. Note:   A Compendium of Biography containing biographies of Prominent Settlers of South Dakota, published in 1899 by George A. Ogle and Company of Chicago, Illinois. ANTON WAHLE. Among the foreign born residents of McCook County, who are thoroughly identified with American civilization and progress, may be noted Anton Wahle. He is a native of Prussia, Germany, where he was born August 28, 1864, the second child in the order of birth of a family of nine children born to Joseph and Annie (Peters) Wahle. The former died in 1893, but the latter is still living and is making her home with the subject of our sketch. Mr. Wahle owns a quarter-section of land in Salem township, and manages a quarter-section for his mother, his residence being situated on the northeast quarter of section 32, and he is surrounded by such improvements as go to make up a first-class estate. In the year 1880, Mr. Wahle landed with his parents in New York, and came from there directly to Dakota. They made their way by rail as far as Sioux Falls, arriving about Christmas, and the following week they drove across the country to Salem, where the father filed a homestead claim to the property now owned by the mother; another quarter was subsequently purchased, which is owned by the son to whom we devote this article. Thus such English education as the common schools afford, our subject received in the Dakota schools, and he is, strictly speaking, a Dakota-bred American citizen and a respected and valued member of the community. The home farm is improved with a comfortable residence, windmill and a deep well, and at present two hundred and forty acres is under the plow. He also keeps a small herd of dairy cattle, seven in number, which is proving a successful venture. Politically, our subject is a Democrat. He is a member of the township board of supervisors, and for two terms has been one of the school directors in the district in which he lives. In religious matters, he is identified with the Roman Catholic church. In 1892, Mr. Wahle was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Knoblauch, a native of the State of Iowa, and their wedded life has been blessed by the presence of a little son upon whom they have seen fit to bestow the name of Joseph, and a daughter, Anna. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Article taken from "100 Years of Faith 1885-1985" published by St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem, South Dakota in 1985. Anton Wahle was born in Feurstenburg, Westphalen, Germany on August 28, 1864. He came to Salem, SD with his parents, Joe and Anna Peters Wahle in 1881. They homesteaded on what is now the Joe Wahle farm. This place has been in the Wahle name for 103 years. Louise Knoblauch Wahle was born in Mount Carmel, Iowa on October 6, 1870. She came to Salem, SD in 1882. She married Anton Wahle and they had five children, two who are still living in Salem, SD, Joe Wahle, and Coletta Wahle Roling. Mrs. Wahle lived to be 100 years old. Anton Wahle and Louise Knoblauch were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salem, South Dakota on August 3, 1895 by Rev. Jos. Wiexelberger, Pastor of St. Mary's Church. The 1900 census shows Thoney and Louise Wahle farming in Salem Township, Mc Cook County, South Dakota. Anton (Thoney) indicates that he immigrated to the United States in 1877. Thoney and Louise have been married for 4 years and all three of their children are still living. 1900 Census -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Of Census: SPRING/SUMMER 1900 Location: SALEM TOWNSHIP, MC COOK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA Occupation of head of household: FARMER--OWNS FARM -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Relation Years Children Name: To Head When born..Age..Married Total...Living -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WAHLE, THONEY HEAD AUG 1866 33 MARRIED 4 WAHLE, LOUISE WIFE OCT 1870 29 MARRIED 4 3 3 WAHLE, JOSEPH SON OCT 1896 3 SINGLE WAHLE, ANNA DAUGHTER OCT 1898 1 SINGLE WAHLE, CARLETTIE DAUGHTER AUG 1899 9 SINGLE -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Place Father Mother Year Name: Of Birth P.O.B. P.O.B. To US -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WAHLE, THONEY GERMANY GERMANY GERMANY 1877 WAHLE, LOUISE IOWA GERMANY GERMANY WAHLE, JOSEPH SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA WAHLE, ANNA SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA WAHLE, CARLETTIE SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 1910 census shows Anthony and Louisa Wahl (Wahle) farming in Salem Township, McCook County, South Dakota with five children. The census indicates they have been married for 14 years and have had five children, all of whom are living. 1910 Census -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Of Census: 5 MAY 1910 Location: SALEM TOWNSHIP, MC COOK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA Occupation of head of household: FARMER Location of census data: T624#1484, ED 293, PAGE 15B, LINE 87 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Relation Years Children Name: To Head Age..Married Total...Living -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WAHL, ANTHONY HEAD 45 MARRIED 14 WAHL, LOUISE WIFE 39 MARRIED 14 5 5 WAHL, JOSEPH SON 13 SINGLE WAHL, ANNIE DAUGHTER 12 SINGLE WAHL, CARLOTTA DAUGHTER 10 SINGLE WAHL, LEO SON 7 SINGLE WAHL, ALBERT SON 6 SINGLE -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Place Father Mother Name: Of Birth P.O.B. P.O.B. To US -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WAHL, ANTHONY GERMANY GERMANY GERMANY WAHL, LOUISE IOWA GERMANY GERMANY WAHL, JOSEPH SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA WAHL, ANNIE SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA WAHL, CARLOTTA SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA WAHL, LEO SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA WAHL, ALBERT SOUTH DAKOTA GERMANY IOWA -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salem Special 11-16-1922 The remains of Anton Wahle, whose death occurred on his farm in Canton Township, near Lebanon, South Dakota on 11-9-1922, were brought to Salem and funeral service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Wahle and his son, Albert, were on horseback on the morning of his death, driving a herd of cattle and the unfortunate gentlemen was either thrown or fell from his horse and passed from this life in about half an hour. Deceased was 57 years old and was one of the early settlers of this vicinity. About 2 years ago he moved from here to Lebanon. He leaves to mourn his untimely death a wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Mr. Wahle was well and favorably known in and around Salem having gained a wide circle of friends during the many years he spent among us here.


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