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Albert W. Wagner  



By news articles in the Culver Citizen 686 East Shore was their 2nd cottage location besides occupying various cottages as "renters".

    1912 - Aug 15 - Mrs. A. W. Wagner who has been occupying the Hord cottager for a month, has returned to Terre Haute.

    1914 - Jul 16 - A. W. Wagner returned on Monday to Terre Haute aftter a week-end visit with his family

    1914, Jul 23 - John Wayland of Spencer arrived Monday to visit his daughter Mrs. A. W. Wagner.

    1914, Jul 30 - A. W. Wagner spent the week -end with his family at the cottage

    1915 - Jul 1 - The A. W. Wagner family are occupying the Vaughn cottage this summer.

    1915 - Sep 2 - Mrs. A. W. Wagner will close her cotage and return to Terre Haute Saturday

    1918 - Aug 28 - Virginia Streeter of Terre Haute is spending the week with Dorothea Wagenr . Mrs. A. W. Wagner's son William J. Gerde, has been with his mother for a few days before leaving for the officers trainiiing camp at Camp Gordon, Ga. Dr. Shipley Wayland of Chicago spent the week-end at the wagner cottage.


Albert W. Wagner
Birth 2 Oct 1874 Austin, Nevada Death Date: 4 Feb 1933 Decatur, Macon Co , Illinois Burial: 7 Feb 1933 Greenwood Cemetery Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois (possibly Highland Lawn Cemetery Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA PLOT Section 23. Block B. Grave 41.) Son of John Wagner and Katherine ---

He and Henry J. Wanner founded Terre Haute Malleable & Manufacturing Company in 1906. They made mallebale steel castings for automobiles. The 35 acre plant was located on North Nineenth Street, extending north to Maple Avenue. The plant closed in 1985.


Albert W. Wagner and Henry Wanner of Chicago, Illinois were traveling up and down the Missouri and the Mississippi River valley selling hardware Among the many items they offered for sale were several made of malleable iron. At times they were unable to make deliveries when needed; and, more especially, they had trouble in making delivery of a good quality of malleable iron, so they decided to pool their resources and build a malleable iron foundry. They considered a number of locations, but the advantages of Terre Haute were such that it was chosen. Among those advantages were the abundance of coal and water, the ideal railroad facilities radiating in all directions, and abundant labor. They employed a young foundryman, Leonard M. Eyke, to build and operate the foundry, and incorporated as the Terre Haute Malleable and Manufacturing Corporation. By 1906. the necessary buildings, a melting furnace, annealing ovens, together with the equipment and machinery, were completed and in operation. The original capacity was about 150 tons of malleable iron castings a month. Among the first customers were B. F. Avery & Sons, Louisville, Ky.; Blount Plow Company of Evansville (now the Burch Plow Company), and Hartman Company of Vincennes, Ind. In those days the principal malleable iron users were the railroad car builders, buggy and wagon makers, harness hardware, horse-drawn farm iimplement manufacturers, and many hardware items including clevises which were used primarily to ... The Terre Haute Tribune 5 Sep 1954, Sun Page 1

Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 24, Cook, Illinois; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0717; FHL microfilm: 1240273 Name: Albert W Wagner
Age: 27
Birth Date: Oct 1872
Birthplace: Nevada
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 24, Cook, Illinois
Ward of City: 24th
Street: Dearborn Ave
House Number: 25
Sheet Number: 4
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 31
Family Number: 68
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Marital status: Married No. Years 2
Marriage Year: 1898
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Mngr (Mfg Hardware)
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes

In 1917, Albert Wagner purchased a small foundry in Decatur, Illinois Wagner Castings Co , he company's founding in Decatur on Oct. 23, 1917, by Albert W. Wagner, who put up $27,000 of his own money and was backed by four partners who chipped in another $13,000.
    Wagner Casting Co. Albert W. Wagner, pres. John A. Wagner, v pres. Ro;;a E Persinger, Sec. James D. Johson Treas Malleable Iron castins 761 N Lowber, phones Main 1368-1369


1920 United States Federal Census Hotel Orlando Name: A W Wagner
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Nevada
Home in 1920: Decatur, Macon, Illinois
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Harriett Wagner
Father's Birthplace: Alsace-Lorraine
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: President
Industry: Casting Co
Employment Field: Employer
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Vanorman 51.....
Harriett Wagner 46
John A Wagner 22
Dorothea Wagner 15...

FEBRUARY 8, 1933 A. W. Wagner, Cottager, Dies At Decatur, Ill.
    A. W. Wagner, well known summer cottager, died Feb. 4 at his home in Decatur, Ill. of heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday. He is survived by the widow who is just out of the hospital following an operation.

    The Wagners have had a cottage on the East Side of Lake MaxinKuckee for years and during that thime have made a wide circles of friends who will regret to learn of Mr. Wagner's passing
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U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Albert W Wagner (Harriet W), pres. Wagner Castings Co.
Residence Year: 1922
Street address: Hotel Orlando
Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1922

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Albert W Wagner
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1923
Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Occupation: President
Spouse: Harriet W Wagner
Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1923

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Harriett Wagner
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1925
Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Spouse: Albert W Wagner
Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1925

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Harriett Wagner
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1926
Street address: Hotel Orlando
Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Spouse: Albert W Wagner
Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1926

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Harriett Wagner
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1927
Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Spouse: Albert W Wagner
Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1927

Year: 1930; Census Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 2340273 Name: Albert W Wagner
Birth Year: abt 1872
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Adopted Father (Adopted)
Home in 1930: Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: West Macon St
House Number: 1519
Dwelling Number: 188
Family Number: 191
Age at first Marriage: 20
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: President
Industry: Iron Foundry
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Wagner 33
Elizabeth L Wagner 34
John A Wagner 1
Martha J Gaston 20
Albert W Wagner 58

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 Name: Albert W. Wagner
Birth Date: 2 Oct 1874
Birth Place: Austin, Nevada
Death Date: 4 Feb 1933
Death Place: Decatur, Macon Co , Illinois
Burial Date: 7 Feb 1933
Burial Place: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Cemetery Name: Greenwood
Death Age: 58
Occupation: Pres., Malleable Iron Wks
Race: White
Marital status: M
Gender: Male
Residence: Decatur, Ill.
Father Name: John Wagner
Father Birth Place: Germany
Mother Name: Katherine
Mother Birth Place: Germany
Spouse Name: Harriett Waxland Wagner
Comments: res 17y
FHL Film Number: 1684955

married married about 1898 Harriet "Hattie" Wayland BIRTH 21 JUN 1870 Spencer County, Indiana, DEATH 26 APR 1946 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California daughter of John Wayland and Ruth Anna Kerr California, Death Index, 1940-1997 Name: Harriett Wagner [Harriett Wayland]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 21 Jun 1870
Birth Place: Indiana
Death Date: 26 Apr 1946
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Kerr
Father's Surname: Wayland

They had: John A Wagner BIRTH 22 OCT 1897 Milwaukee, Wisconsin DEATH MAR 1984 Decatur, Macon, Illinois married 1922 Elizabeth Ann Lamme BIRTH 23 MAR 1896 Kansas DEATH MAY 1984 Decatur, Macon, Illinois daughter of Charles D Lamme & Emma Anderson
    1920 United States Federal Census Hotel Orlando Name: John A Wagner
    Age: 22
    Birth Year: abt 1898 [abt 1897]
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Home in 1920: Decatur,
    Macon, Illinois
    Residence Date: 1920
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital status: Single
    Father's name: A W Wagner
    Father's Birthplace: Nevada
    Mother's name: Harriett Wagner
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Occupation: Employee
    Industry: Casting Co
    Employment Field: Wage or Salary
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Name: John A Wagner
    Race: White
    Age: 44
    Birth Date: 22 Oct 1897
    Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Residence Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA
    Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
    Employer: Wagner Malleable Iron Co
    Weight: 170
    Complexion: Ruddy Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5 9

    Next of Kin: John A Wagner

    Name: John A. Wagner, v pres. Wagner Castings Co.
    Residence Year: 1922
    Street address: r 405 N Mercer
    Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
    Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1922

    President of Wagner Castings 1933-1967. In 1967 elected Chairman of Board and Chief Executive Officer.

    John A. (Jack) Wagner, Jnr., January 30, 1929 - 81, of Venice, formerly of Decatur, IL. passed away August 23, 2010, son of John Wagner, Snr. and Elizabeth. Following cremation a service will be held at 10 am Saturday August 28th at Venice Presbyterian Church... Jack was the third generation owner of Wagner Castings Company founded in 1917.


Dorothea Wagner Birth 1905 Indiana married 15 Nov 1921 St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, Con C Curry; married 2nd Knox Munson
    1920 United States Federal Census Hotel Orlando Name: Dorothea Wagner
    Age: 15
    Birth Year: abt 1905
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1920: Decatur, Macon, Illinois
    Residence Date: 1920
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Marital status: Single
    Father's name: A W Wagner
    Father's Birthplace: Nevada
    Mother's name: Harriett Wagner
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Attended School: Yes
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 Name: Con C Curry
    Residence Year: 1921
    Street address: 616 410 N Meridian
    Residence Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Occupation: Student
    Publication Title: Indianapolis, Indiana, City Directory, 1921

    Michigan, County Marriage Records, 1822-1940 Name: Dorothea Wagner
    Gender: Female
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: abt 1902
    Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1921
    Marriage Place: Berrien, Michigan, USA
    Father: Albert Wagner
    Mother: Wayland
    Spouse: Con C Curry
    Film Number: 002240679
    Name: Con C Curry
    Gender: Male
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: abt 1899
    Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1921
    Marriage Place: Berrien, Michigan, USA
    Father: Archibald Curry
    Mother: Conn
    Spouse: Dorothea Wagner
    Film Number: 00224067

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Name: Dorothea Wagner
    Residence Year: 1922
    Street address: Hotel Orlando
    Residence Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
    Publication Title: Decatur, Illinois, City Directory, 1922 Mrs Wagner's Daughter Dies in Auto Accident
      Mrs. Knox Munson, age 29 years, daughter of Mrs. A. W. Wagner, was instantly killed late Friday afternoon near Hollywood, Calif. Services were held Tuesday. Mrs. Wagner has been spending the winter with her daughter, who was well known here, having spent many summers at the Wagner cottage on the East Side. - Citizen May 11 1938
    California, Death Index, 1905-1939
    Name: Dorothea W Munson
    Birth Year: abt 1905
    Death Date: 6 May 1938 Age at Death: 33
    Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA









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