William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.

#2, born 18 July 1920, died 22 July 1991
Bill 1971
Father*Lloyd Anthony Wheeler D.V.M. born 22 August 1882, died 4 February 1921
Mother*Ida Mae Lofland born October 1885, died 8 July 1944
Birth*18 July 1920; East St. Louis, Illinois1 
Death*22 July 1991; Conyers, Rockdale, Georgia2 
Burial*25 July 1991; Arlington Cemetery, Atlanta (Sandy Springs), Fulton, Georgia 

Life Events

NoteBill worked as an attendant at Hudson River State Hospital for many years before and after WW II. In 1958, he resumed his education and became a health care professional, a long-time goal.

At the age of 12, he ran away from the Masonic Orphanage in Utica, NY without completing the 8th grade in school. He worked wherever he could -- as a shandy gaff on the railroad, a cook in small-town taverns, a farm laborer, a New York City parking lot attendant (where he learned to drive!), even as a singer in bars and taverns. At the time war broke out, Bill was looking forward to a bright future as a professional boxer; the war ended that dream.

His true calling was in the medical field, however, and his years as an attendant in a mental institution and later as a nurse for the profoundly retarded were rewarding, despite the frustrations he endured everyday. As a high level manager in these fields, he encountered, and dealt with, numerous cases of neglect and abuse. He would not tolerate inadequate care and inattention to patients and was rewarded by the devotion of good employees and patients alike. At the same time, he had enemies among former employees he had discharged for incompetence or cruelty. Two incidents illustrate the extent of this enmity.

While he worked in his office one day, an undertaker appeared to pick up a body; it was his! This unnerving experience was followed by an incident in which Bill was physically attacked by a former worker. He successfully fought him off, but the fight left him weakened and sore. His lack of control over patient care due to upper management's lack of support caused him to suffer increasing depression which eventually led to a nervous breakdown. This in turn led to my accepting a job transfer to another state, largely in an effort to remove him from an untenable situation.

This move resulted in a new life for all of us. Bill worked as a nurse and a director of nursing, but he was hampered by the inevitable influence of age on his very significant wartime injuries from which he never fully recovered. He had accomplished far more than anyone could have expected when he left the hospital in 1945 after 14 months in a full body cast. He was an extraordinary human being who had suffered enormously, both physically and psychologically, yet was always ready to set aside his own misery to help others. 
Milit-Beg*1941; immediately after Pearl Harbor (World War II). He became a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne and was severely wounded at Normandy. He single-handedly completed all unit objectives before falling three days after the D-Day invasion. He spent fourteen months in military hospitals before his discharge in August 1945. His military ID was 12-039-065. All records were lost in a fire in the National Personnel Records Cemter in St. Louis, MO on July 12, 1973. His Discharge Papers are in DJW file.3,4,5 
Note*1943; Address: P.F.C. William A. Wheeler; Army Serial Number 12039065; HQ 1st Battalion, 502nd Parachute Regiment, APO No. 472; c/o Postmaster, Nashville, Tenn6 
Education*at Hudson River State Hospital School of Nursing; Richmond College, SUNY, Staten Island, NY; and Jersey City State College from which he received his R.N., B.S. and M.S. degrees, respectively. 
NoteHis Mayflower ancestors include George Soule, William Bradford and Stephen Hopkins.( Adria's membership in the Mayflower Society is based on William Bradford.) His notable relatives include Philip Shearman, first secretary of Rhode Island, Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence, General William Tecumseh Sherman of Civil War fame, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His Revolutionary War ancestors include Jonathan and Squire Haskell and Jonathan Shepard. 
(Witness) Private 
Charts William A. Wheeler - Pedigree
Descendants of William Bradford of the Mayflower
William Bradford to William Wheeler
Stephen Hopkins to William Wheeler
George Soule to William Wheeler
Last Edited4 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S307] Birth Certificate.
  2. [S288] Death record.
  3. [S291] "Personal knowledge," (MS, Military discharge papers in DJW file.. Hereinafter cited as "Personal knowledge."
  4. [S401] Ancestry Web Site,.
  5. [S285] United States Military Service Record, NARA Enlistment records: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=10&cat=all&tf=F&q=William+Wheeler+Baltimore&bc=&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=706911&rlst=1928529
  6. [S292] Personal papers, Address card issued by U.S. Army (see Exhibit).

Theodore John Muller Bowyer

#4, born 17 June 1905, died 29 September 1989
Theodore 1930
DNA testing revealed the fact that TJM was not born a Muller. His mother had been married for more than ten years when she gave birth to him. (The assumption is that his mother's husband was sterile (perhaps from mumps since only one of his brothers had children of his own). It seems the doctor may have "fixed" the problem, long before artificial insemination and test tube babies were options.
RelationshipFather of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Franklin F. Bowyer born 17 June 1868
Mother*Marie Matilde Martha Tigges born 27 December 1875, died 19 September 1957
Birth*17 June 1905; 278 Third St., Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; Birth Certificate was filed/dated July 31, '05.1,2 
Baptism20 August 1905; Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey3 
Marriage*29 June 1930; Christ Evang. Lutheran Church, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; Witnesses to the marriage were Louise M. Muller (T. J. Muller's cousin, daughter of William L. Muller), 249 Holladay St., Jersey City and John H. Mangels (friend), 309 Ninth St., Jersey City. Pastor was Rev. L. G. Hause, 11 Brinkerhoff St., Jersey City.

They honeymooned on an overnight trip from New York City to Albany,, NY on the Hudson River Dayliner.; Principal=Isabel Amanda Coons4 
Death*29 September 1989; Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York5,6 

Family

Isabel Amanda Coons born 3 February 1910, died 12 June 1979
Children

Life Events

DNA Match*Ancestry autosomal DNA matches to Tigges (Carol Lott) and Stark (Christine Watson A332794 and Devon La Salle A643694) prove this maternal line.
Paternal line Bowyer is proven by DNA matches to De Santis, Mundy, Rennels, New, Nott, and Bowyer.7 
Education*Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; He graduated from Jersey City Schools in 1919 and from Merchants and Bankers Business College (see images).8 
Occupation*His first two jobs were in New York City, and both were terminated because of the Great Depression. "Theodore J. Muller, Jr. recently promoted to Credit Manager, Burgess & Co., New York. A fine young man in a fine position." He went from there to Butler Brothers as a traffic manager before moving to Dutchess County, NY to work at the Krug Baking Company in Poughkeepsie, NYwhere he sold and delivered bakery goods to homes. Later still, he was a postal worker. In retirement, he was a courier for Card Travel Agency.9
Census*1 April 1940; Queens, New York10 
ChartsPedigree - Compressed
Our Ancestors - Paged
Theodore J. (Muller) Bowyer - Paged
Descendants of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower
Descendants of Barent Jacobsen Cool/Kohl
Descendants of Johann Peter Diewel/Dipple/Tipple
Descendants of Hendrick H. Kip
Descendants of Johann Jacob Kuhn
Descendants of Albertse Roosa (#1)
Descendants of Albertse Roosa (#2)
Descendants of Albertse Roosa (#3)
Descendants of Conrad Schauerman
Descendants of Johann Dietrich Schneider
Descendants of Anthonius Schneider
Descendants of Albertus Schreiber
Descendants of Hans Ludwig Schertz (#1)
Descendants of Hans Ludwig Schertz (#2)
Descendants of Thomas Southard
Descendants of Carl Heinrich Stark
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#1)
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#2)
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#3)
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#4)
Descendants of Anthony Jansen Van Salee
Descendants of Peter Worden
William Brewster to Doris Muller
Antoine Crispell to Doris Muller
Hugo Freer to Doris Muller
Johann Jacob Kuhn to Doris Muller
Thomas Southard to Doris Muller
Peter Worden I to Doris Muller
Last Edited9 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S288] Death record , Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY.
  2. [S307] Birth Certificate: State of NJ, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate and Record of Birth 603.
  3. [S295] Baptismal record: Certificate in DJW files.
  4. [S300] Marriage record, State of NJ, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate # 488.
  5. [S288] Death record.
  6. [S287] Obituary, in DJW files.
  7. [S401] Ancestry Web Site,, Ancestry DNA and Gedmatch.com.
  8. [S291] "Personal knowledge," (MS. Hereinafter cited as "Personal knowledge."
  9. [S308] Family records, Periodical published by the school.
  10. [S401] Ancestry Web Site,, 1940 Census.

Isabel Amanda Coons

#5, born 3 February 1910, died 12 June 1979
Isabel c 1930
The Coons/Coon/Kuhn line and the Tipple line areextensively proven and supported by DNA evidence.
RelationshipMother of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Jonas Gilbert Coons born 23 July 1887, died 24 March 1963
Mother*Anna Edna Tipple born 21 February 1889, died 2 November 1918
Birth*3 February 1910; Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York1,2 
Baptism30 March 1918; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tivoli, New York; Minister: The Rev. Henry Macbeth; sponsors: Elbert Cole and Fannie Gruntler3 
Marriage*29 June 1930; Christ Evang. Lutheran Church, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; Witnesses to the marriage were Louise M. Muller (T. J. Muller's cousin, daughter of William L. Muller), 249 Holladay St., Jersey City and John H. Mangels (friend), 309 Ninth St., Jersey City. Pastor was Rev. L. G. Hause, 11 Brinkerhoff St., Jersey City.

They honeymooned on an overnight trip from New York City to Albany,, NY on the Hudson River Dayliner.; Principal=Theodore John Muller Bowyer4 
Death*12 June 1979; Beacon, Dutchess, New York5,6 
Burial*15 June 1979; Lutheran Church, Red Hook, Dutchess, New York 

Family

Theodore John Muller Bowyer born 17 June 1905, died 29 September 1989
Children

Life Events

Name-OthCoon 
CensusJune 1910; Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York; living with her mother and father, great grandfather Renselaer Worden and his third wife, Isabel7 
Adoption*after November 1918; Bayonne, Hudson, New Jersey; by grandmother's sister, Noella Worden and her husband William Tallmadge8 
Census*1920; 97 W. 54th, Bayonne, New Jersey; Vol 51 E.D. 31 Sheet 12 Line 58: Wiliam, age 50, b. NY: Noella W Age 46 b. NY; Charles R. S Age 27 b. NJ; Isabel D Age 9 b. NY9 
ChartsPedigree - Compressed
Our Ancestors - Paged
Isabel Coons - Paged Pedigree
Descendants of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower
Descendants of Barent Jacobsen Cool/Kohl
Descendants of Johann Peter Diewel/Dipple/Tipple
Descendants of Hendrick H. Kip
Descendants of Johann Jacob Kuhn
Descendants of Albertse Roosa (#1)
Descendants of Albertse Roosa (#2)
Descendants of Albertse Roosa (#3)
Descendants of Conrad Schauerman
Descendants of Johann Dietrich Schneider
Descendants of Anthonius Schneider
Descendants of Albertus Schreiber
Descendants of Hans Ludwig Schertz (#1)
Descendants of Hans Ludwig Schertz (#2)
Descendants of Thomas Southard
Descendants of Carl Heinrich Stark
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#1)
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#2)
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#3)
Descendants of Jacob Jansen Van Etten (#4)
Descendants of Anthony Jansen Van Salee
Descendants of Peter Worden
William Brewster to Doris Muller
Antoine Crispell to Doris Muller
Hugo Freer to Doris Muller
Johann Jacob Kuhn to Doris Muller
Thomas Southard to Doris Muller
Peter Worden I to Doris Muller
Charlemagne - Multiple lines to Doris (#1)
Charlemagne - Multiple lines to Doris (#2)
Charlemagne - Multiple lines to Doris (#3)
Charlemagne - Multiple lines to Doris (#4)
Charlemagne - Multiple lines to Doris (#5)
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Charlemagne - Multiple lines to Doris (#28)
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Last Edited9 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S307] Birth Certificate: In DJW files.
  2. [S308] Family records, Social Security application.
  3. [S313] Church records,Letter from church confirming baptism is in DJW files.
  4. [S300] Marriage record, State of NJ, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate # 488.
  5. [S288] Death record , Certification of Death No. 271326, District Number 1301, Reg. No. 69, Beacon, NY.
  6. [S287] Obituary, copy in DJW files.
  7. [S312] Census, 1910.
  8. [S291] "Personal knowledge," (MS. Hereinafter cited as "Personal knowledge."
  9. [S312] Census, 1920.