(John) Joseph Wild

Male 1825 - 1900  (74 years)


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  • Name (John) Joseph Wild 
    Born 17 Jun 1825  Sinsheim, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Tue 27 Feb 1900  at home, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada 74 yrs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fri 2 Mar 1900  St Peter's RC Cemetery, Drysdale, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I107  Default
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

    Father Peter Ludwig Wild,   b. 8 Oct 1799, Sinsheim, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1863, Sinsheim, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Katharina Fischer,   b. 6 May 1805, Sinsheim, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1882  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1825  Sinsheim, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Crescentia Vogt,   b. 1 Feb 1824, Aschhausen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1859, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1855 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph William Wild,   b. 6 Mar 1856, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1924, St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Wild,   b. 4 Mar 1857, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2014 11:42:36 
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fredericka "Freda" Bickle,   b. 24 Sep 1840, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1922, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1860 
    Notes 
    • Canada Census 1861-1901
      1861 Census, Stanley township
      Household headed by Joseph Wyld, 35 yo, from Germany, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Wife Fredericka, 21 yo. Son Joseph, 5 yo. Daughter Elizabeth, 4 yo.

    • 1871 Census, Stanley township, South Huron, Ontario
      Household headed by Joseph Wild, 46 yo, from Germany, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Wife Frederica, 29 yo, born in Germany, Roman Catholic. Son Joseph, 15 yo. Daughter Elizabeth, 14 yo. Daughter Rachel, 10 yo. Daughter Wilhelmina, 8 yo. Son August, 7 yo. Daughter Veronica, 6 yo. Son Valentine, 5 yo. Daughter Frances, 2 yo.

    • 1881 Canadian census, Stanley township, Huron South, Ontario
      Household headed by Joseph Wild, 53 yo, born in Germany in 1828. Occupation farming. Religion Catholic. Wife Fredericka, 40 yo, born in Germany in 1841, Catholic. 10 children all born in Ontario. Daughter Rachel 1862, Daughter Wilhelmina 1864, Son August 1865, occupation school, Son Valentine, 1867, occupation school, Daughter Veronica 1867, Daughter Frances 1870, occupation school, Son Louis, 1871, occupation school, Daughter Ellen, 1874, Daughter Annie, 1877, Daughter Catherine 1877 and Daughter Florence 1879.

    • 1891 Census, Stanley township, Huron South, Ontario
      Household headed by Joseph Wild, 65 yo, born in Germany, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Wife Fredericka, 50 yo, born in Germany, Roman Catholic. Children: Daughter Rachel 28, Son August 26, Son Valentine 24, Daughter Veronica 23, Daughter Frances 20, Son Louis, 19, Daughter Ellen 17, Daughter Catherine 14, Daughter Annie 14 and Daughter Florence 12.

      Joseph died in 1900...Valentine becomes Head of Family.

      1901 Canadian census, Stanley township, Huron South, Ontario
      Household headed by Valentine Wild, born 5 Jul 1868, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Mother Frederica, dob 24 Sep 1840, born in Germany, immigrated in 1848. Daughter Veronica, dob 20 Dec 1869. Daughter Ellen, dob 8 Sep 1875. Daughter Annie, dob 14 Dec 1877. Daughter Florence, dob 24 Feb 1878.
    Children 
    +1. Rachel Wild,   b. 18 Oct 1861, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1914, Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Wilhelmina Wild,   b. 5 Jul 1863, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1947, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. August Wild,   b. 17 Jan 1865, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1940, London Hospital, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Valentine Wild,   b. 8 Jul 1866, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1929, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Veronica "Fanny" Wild,   b. 20 Dec 1867, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1951, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Frances Wild,   b. 13 Nov 1869, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1935, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Louis Wild,   b. 2 Sep 1871, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1948, Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Ellen Wild,   b. 2 Sep 1873, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1921, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     9. Catherine Wild,   b. 13 Dec 1876, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1933, at home, 34 Gloucester Terrace, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. Annie Wild,   b. 13 Dec 1876, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1928, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +11. Flora May Wild,   b. 25 Feb 1879, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1964, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
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  • Photos
    Joseph, John and Casimir Wild, about 1870
    Joseph, John and Casimir Wild, about 1870
    from left: Joseph, John (child), and Casimir Wild
    Detail of Stanley township map, 1879
    Detail of Stanley township map, 1879
    Between 1874 and 1881, approximately forty county atlases were published in Canada, covering counties in the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec. The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project has posted these maps on-line. This map is an excerpt from the Stanley township map in the 1879 Huron County atlas. Property belonging to "C. Wild" and "Jos. Wild" clearly appears near the bottom center.
    Casimir and Joseph Wild on Joseph's farm, about 1875
    Casimir and Joseph Wild on Joseph's farm, about 1875
    John Joseph Wild 1825-1900 husband of Freda Bickle 1840-1922
    John Joseph Wild 1825-1900 husband of Freda Bickle 1840-1922
    Freda Bickle second wife of John Joseph Wild
    Freda Bickle second wife of John Joseph Wild
    Joseph Wild & Fredericka Freda Bickle
    Joseph Wild & Fredericka Freda Bickle

    Documents
    Obituary John Joseph Wild d 27 Feb 1900
    Obituary John Joseph Wild d 27 Feb 1900
    Prayer card:  Ida Mary Olhman d 30 Jul 1952
Prayer card:  John Joseph Wild in German d 27 Feb 1900
    Prayer card: Ida Mary Olhman d 30 Jul 1952 Prayer card: John Joseph Wild in German d 27 Feb 1900
    John Joseph Wild
    John Joseph Wild
    1871 Census (Ontario Index) record. John Joseph was 46 years old.

    Headstones
    Joseph Wild & Freda Bickle
    Joseph Wild & Freda Bickle
    In memory of JOSEPH WILD born 1825-1900. "He's at rest"
    his wife FREDA BICKLE 1840-1921

  • Notes 
    • Johann Josef Wild = John Joseph Wild. Book "A Family Called Wild" page 252 refers.
      Joseph and Casimir had ten brothers and sisters:
      Katharina Elizabeth Wild b.9 Aug 1828
      Ludowika Rosalie Wild b.4 Sep 1829 d. 2 Oct 1829
      Katharina Wilhelmine Wild b.30 Sep 1830 d.9 Dec 1832
      Sophie Wilhelmine Wild b.11 Apr 1833
      Johannes Wild b.11 Apr 1836
      Franz L. Wild b.18 May 1838 d.5 Sep 1875
      Maria Rosa Wild b.18 Oct 1839
      Sophia Katharina Wild b.1 Jun 1841 d. 8 Mar 1842
      Elizabeth Wild b.23 Jun 1844
      Karl Wild b.13 Jul 1846 d.31 Jul 1846

      Joseph Died at noon on Feb 27, 1900, at his home south east of Bayfield at age 74 years. Funeral from his late residence to the St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church between Drysdale and St. Joseph, Ontario on Friday March 2, 1900 at nine o'clock a.m.

      Sinsheim, Germany is located 25 kms South-East of Heidelberg or 50 kms North West of Stuttgart between Wiesloch and Heilbronn, Germany.
    • Joseph Wild (son of Peter Wild and Katharina Fisher) was born 06/17/1825 in Sinsheim, Baden, Germany, and died 02/27/1900 in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada. He married (1) Crescentia Vogt in 1855. He married (2) Freda Bickle in 1860.
      About 1855, Joseph married Maria Crescentia Vogt, daughter of Peter and Maria Anna Naber Vogt. The Vogts had come to Berlin from Aschhausen in 1852. The ocean voyage had taken 37 days; the wagon trip from Buffalo, four days. Reinhold Lang, founder of the Lang Tannery in Berlin, whom daughter Maria Barbara had married in Germany, had arrived in the area in 1846, while John Motz, later publisher of the Berlin Journal which is know today as the Kitchener-Waterloo Record and who was to marry daughter Maria Helena, had come from Diedorf, Prussia, in 1848.
      Friendships formed during this period were to exert a profound influence on the Wild children over the coming years. Joseph W. would be apprenticed to his uncle John Motz to become a newspaper publisher in his own right, and to marry into an expended Burbach-Ohlman family with seven members employed in St. Louis, Missouri, publishing offices. Lizzie (Elizabeth) would make connection with Hermann Kaupp, who was employed by B. Herder, and who had come from Hechingen, Germany. Min (Wilhelmina) would marry Anton Rees, an employee of B. Herder Bookseller & Publisher in Freiburg, Germany, who had been transferred to the St. Louis office. Lou would work in the Herder book bindery before he went on to North Dakota.
      By the time their son Joseph William was born in 1856, Joseph and Cresentia had moved to Bayfield. Joseph must have been a tenant farmer until January, 1859, when he purchased the land on which the family home now stands. Crescentia died sometime after their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1857, and before Joseph married Frederica Bickle in 1860. Her exact death date and site of burial are unknown. Audrey McRae, grand-daughter of Joseph and Frederica, recalls that in 1961, her mother Flora pointed out an unmarked lot in the Bayfield Cemetery as being the gravesite of Joseph's first wife, although the first burial of record in that cemetery did not occur until 1863. An older, now abandoned, cemetery also exists in the immediate area, but there is no evidence to support speculation that she was buried there, other than that it is an early burial ground. In any case, she has no memorial inscription on the Vogt family monument in Kitchner, nor in the Wild family monument at St. Joseph. However, the first stained-glass window from the altar on the south side of St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, Illinois, dedicated May 24, 1900, represents St.Crescentia and is inscribed "In Memory of Crescentia Wild."
      The Wild-Vogt-Motz relationship continued to flourish after Crescentia's death. As noted above, Joseph W. was apprenticed to Rittinger-Motz when he was in his teens. Long after he went to the United States, he visited members of the Motz family in Kitchener whenever he returned to Bayfield, while daughters Olivia and Ione corresponded regularly with their cousin Louis Motz Zinger.
      Freda's family came to Waterloo County from Germany in the late 1840's or early 1850's. Shortly after their arrival there, they moved to Stanly Township, Huron County. Other than her mother's given name was Frances (Franziska?), nothing is known of her parents, or from where in Germany they came. Joseph, a widower with two small children, married Freda when she was 19, probably in the summer of 1860. According to the February 1861 census, Joseph and Freda who'd been married within the census year, were living with the children in a one-story, one-family log house, neighboring that of his brother Fritz. Their property, valued at $820.00 in 1869 - including one dog, nine cows, twelve sheep, three hogs and three horses had grown in value to $3,270 by 1877. During this period is it safe to assume that they had built the stone house in which Joseph would spend the rest of his life.
      Between October 1861 and February 1879, Joseph and Freda had eleven children who grew to adulthood. As was customary in large 19th century farm families, the older children left the parental home at a relatively early age. They sough fame and fortune in other areas, or often to adopt alternate life styles in order to make room for younger members of the growing household. Three of the unmarried daughters were destined to become housekeepers. The fourth, Nellie, who was born blind and otherwise handicapped, would always live with her mother. That the family played as hard as it worked is attested to in an undated newspaper clipping detailing a party hosted by the childre Val and Flo, at which 100 guests danced until dawn to the music of local fiddlers.
      Apparently, like many of his contemporaries who had wrested a comfortable living from the wilderness, Joseph subscribed to the principles of a modified right of primogeniture. Perhaps he wanted to keep the fruit of his labors intact or perhaps he hoped to give continuity to his own sense of immortality by establishing the name of A Stanly Township's pioneer families as a permanent entity in Bayfield. Whatever his motive, he accomplished his purpose. today, one hundred and thirty years after he purchased the land, the farm is owned and operated by a fourth generation Wild. He left the farm to the son who had stayed on the home place; to other children he made monetary bequests of varying amounts. In an early unprobated will, he directed that Freda, who was 60 years old when he died, he provided life tenure in a room in the house, and the necessary provendor to meet her needs. This was an interesting commentary on the role of 19th century farm wife and the value that was placed on her contribution to family, household, and farm.
      Joseph died at the age of 75 of "internal tumors, attended by his wife and a number of his children. Rachel had come from North Dakota sometime earlier to help her mother care for her father. Joseph W. had come from Nokomis, Illinois, Lizzie Kaupp and Louis from St. Louis, Missouri. All three arrived together amidst a three-day snowstorm of blizzard proportions that lasted until the eve of his death. When he knew that death was imminent, he asked that Veronica (Fannie), Catherine (Katie) and August not be called from North Dakota, realizing the trip would be too great a hardship for them.
      About 1916 when Catherine (Kate) returned to Huron County, Freda and Nellie went to Goderich to live with her in the "little white house" August and Louis had helped her buy. Not too long after, the three moved to the red brick house on Gloucester Terrace. Joseph, Freda and Nellie are buried at St Peter's Cemetery, near St. Joseph, Ontario, Canada.
      Annie (Anna), Catherine (Kate) August, Louis and Veronica (Fannie) are buried in St Peter's Cemetery Ashfield Township, Huron County just north of Goderich, Ontario Canada.

    • AN OLD RESIDENT DEPARTS
      One by one the old residents are passing away to the great beyond. Last week it was our sad duty to record the death of Mr. Joseph Wild who departed this life on Tuesday, February 27, 1900 at 12:10pm. Deceased was born at Sinsheim, Baden, Germany on June 17th 1825, and came to this country in 1848. With the exception of about two years residence in Waterloo, he has lived on his farm adjacent to Bayfield. He has been ailing for the past three months, but there seemed to be no serious trouble or alarm until about three weeks ago, since which, he failed very rapidly. On the Saturday previous to his death, two of his sons, Louis, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Joseph of Nokomis, Illinois, and a daughter, Mrs. Hermann Kaupp of St. Louis, Missouri arrived, and it was a source of great pleasure for him to see them. For several years Mr. Wild was a member of the Stanley Brance Agricultural Society, always proving a most efficient officer. Deceased was twice married. The members of the first family being, Mrs. H. Kaupp of St. Louis, Mo. and Mr. J. Wild of Nokomis, Ill. Of the second family there is Louis and Mrs. Rees of St. Louis, Mo., Rachel, Kate and Fanny of Hannah, North Dakota, August of Osnbrock, North Dakota. Mrs. H. Young of Goderich Township, Annie, Flora Nellie and Valentine at home. The deceased's widow and family have the sympathy of many friends. The funeral took place on Friday, March 2nd, at the Catholic cemetery at Drysdale. mr. Wild was one of nature's noblement. He was of a quiet retiring disposition, but was always ready to assis in any laudable enterprise whether of a private or public nature. He was upright and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow men, and was obliging and sympathetic, in short he was in everysense of the turn, a good, useful and worthy citizen who enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him, and was more highly esteemed by those who knew him best.

      Children of Joseph Wild and Crescentia Vogt, married: 1855
      +Joseph W. Wild, b. 03/06/1856, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 06/08/1924, Springfield, Illinois.
      +Lizzie Wild, b. 03/04/1856, Bayfield, Ontario, Canada, d. 05/29/1940, St. Louis, Missouri.

      Children of Joseph Wild and Freda Bickle married 1860 are:
      i. +Rachel Wild, b. 10/18/1861, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 10/02/1914, Hannah, North Dakota.
      ii. +Minnie Wild, b. 07/05/1863, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 01/04/1947, St. Louis, Missouri.
      iii. August Wild, b. 01/17/1865, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 05/20/1940, London, Ontario.
      iv. +Valentine Wild, b. 07/08/1866, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 01/14/1929, Bayfield, Ontario.
      v. Fannie (Veronica)Wild, b. 12/20/1867, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 03/22/1951, London, Ontario.
      vi. +Frances Wild, b. 11/13/1869, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 11/30/1935, Goderich, Ontario.
      vii. Louis Wild, b. 09/02/1871, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 11/25/1948, Langdon, North Dakota.
      viii. Nell Wild, b. 1873.
      ix. Katie (Catherine) Wild, b. 12/13/1876, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 12/25/1933, Goderich, Ontario.
      x. Ann (Anne) Wild, b. 12/13/1876, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 11/21/1928, Goderich, Ontario.
      xi. +Flora May Wild, b. 02/25/1879, Bayfield, Ontario, d. 03/31/1964, Clinton, Ontario.
    • John Joseph Wild & Casimir Sebastian Wild shared their early lives together from "A Family Called Wild", 1989: (credit is given to Jan for the following details posted under Casimir)

      Sinsheim, a community of about 10,000 people, is located southeast of Heidelberg in Southwestern Germany. The parents of Joseph and Casimir, Peter Ludwig Wild & Katharina Fischer. Peter is listed in church records as being a farmer.

      Little is actually known of Joseph and Casimir's early life in Germany. The portrait and biographical record of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, 1892 has the following entry: "During the revolt in 1848, Joseph and Casimir identified themselves with the Revolutionists and like many of their countrymen found America a genial country in which to take refuge."

      They arrived in Ontario and settled in a town called Berlin near Waterloo. Berlin was renamed Kitchener during World War I. It was a German community that aided the brothers in making friends and adjusting to a new land and language. They would both move to Bayfield, Ontario, in about 1851. There they would acquire adjoining tracts of land, marry, raise their families, and live the remainder of their lives.

      Around 1859 the brothers bought approximately 100 acre farms from Ninian Woods who had received the patent lot #1 in May 1836. In 1861 both families were living in one-story one-family log houses. Had Casimir owned three hogs, their ownership of livestock would have been identical.

      By 1870 both Joseph and Casimir had built substantial homes. Casimir's home is of bricks and Joseph's of stone. Both houses are still standing and in excellent repair. As Joseph's home is still occupied by the builder's descendants, it is known as a "Centennial Home".

      Comparison of 1871 and 1877 tax records showed a continued, almost identical similarities of property. Pictures of the brothers also indicate a close harmony and I'm sure a communal assistance in working their land. Both brothers were very active in community affairs and were instrumental in starting St. Peter's Church and the Catholic cemetery in St. Joseph, Ontario.

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      In 1989, Lori Mattson Alling visited Sinsheim and spoke with people at the rectory for St. Jakob's Catholic church. According to the people at the rectory, the name Wild (pronounced Veeld) is an old Sinsheim name. While in Sinsheim, Lori saw a number of Wild headstones in the cemetery, as well as a factory with the name Wild on it.

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      21 Apr 1848, New York passenger and immigration lists
      22 year old Casamir Wild from Bavaria arrived in New York on the ship Duchess D'Orleans. Port of departure Havre.


      10 Jan 1859
      Cassimer Wild (farmer) purchased land from Ninian Woods (gentleman), paying $787.00 for 52 1/2 acres. (apparently they bought 100 acres therefore Joseph owed the balance of land)

      1861 Census
      Household headed by Kasimir Wyld, Roman Catholic, from Germany, occupation farmer, 34 yo. Wife Catharine, Roman Catholic, from Germany, 34 yo. Daughter Ellen, 7 yo. Son John, 5 yo. Son Peter, 3 yo. House was a log cabin.

      Birth record
      17 Jun 1870, daughter born to Cassimir Wild, farmer, and Catherine Vogt

      1871 Canadian Census, Stanley Township, South Huron, Ontario
      (poor quality copy, some unreadable)
      Household headed by Cassimire Wild, 44 yo, German, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Wife Catherine, 43(?) yo, German, Roman Catholic. Daughter Ellen, 17 yo. Son Peter, 14 yo. Daughter Ester(??), 10 yo. Daughter Ann, 7 yo. Son William(??), 6 yo. Daughter Catherine, 3 yo. Son Magin(??), 1 yo.

      1875 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Cassimer Wild, Lot W pt 1, Con L R E

      1876-77 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Casimer Wild, Lot W pt 1, Con L R E, owner

      1880-81 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Casimer Wild, Lot W pt 1, L R E, owner

      1881 Canadian Census, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario
      Household headed by Kasyners Wild, 54 yo, born in Germany in 1817. Occupation farming. Religion Catholic. Wife Catherine, 53 yo, born in Germany in 1828. Son John, born 1862, occupation farmer. Daughter Annie, born 1864. Son William, born 1866, occupation school. Daughter Catherine, born 1868, occupation school. Daughter Margaret, born 1871, occupation school.

      1883-85 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Casimer Wild, Lot W pt 1, L R E, owner

      1886-87 Farmers and Business Directory for the Counties of Huron, Middlesex and Perth; Casimer Wild, Bayfield, Stanley township

      1887 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Cassimer Wild, W part 1, L R E, owner

      1889 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Cassimer Wild, W part 1, L R E, owner

      1891 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Cassimer Wild, W part 1, L R E, owner

      1891 Canadian Census, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario
      Household headed by Casimier, 64 yo, born in Germany, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Wife Catharine, 64 yo, born in Germany. Son William, 24 yo, born in Ontario, occupation farmer. Daughter Margaret, 20 yo, born in Ontario.

      1896 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Cassimer Wild, W part 1, L R E

      1898 Ontario, Canada voter lists, Stanley
      Cassimer Wild, W part 1, L R E

      1898 Farmers and Business Directory for the Counties of Huron, Middlesex and Perth
      Cassimer Wild, Stanley township

      1901 Canadian Census, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario
      Household headed by Casimier Wild, 74 yo, born in Germany, dob 27 Feb 1827, immigrated in 1850. Occupation farmer. Religion Roman Catholic. Son William, 30 yo, dob 2 Jul 1870. Daughter Margaret, 27 yo, dob 17 Jun 1873.

      Ontario death records: Cassimere Wild, died 21 Sep 1904, married, Roman Catholic, occupation farmer. Born in Germany. Cause of death - "Eul Prostate Uraemia"

      29 Sep 1904, Clinton News Record
      Mrs. Weir and son of Milton, North Dakota, arrived here on Friday evening last to visit her father, Mr. Casimir Wild, who had been seriously ill for a long time and passed away on Wednesday evening. Funeral took place on Friday morning. Mrs. Weir did not arrive for several hours later.

      29 Sep 1904, Clinton News Record
      On Wednesday evening of last week there passed into rest another of the pioneers of this section in the person of Mr. Casimir Wild, who had reached the good ripe old age of seventy eight years. He was born in Germany in the year 1827 and when twenty five years of age came to Ontario and settled in Waterloo county where he married Catharine Vogt. Two years later he moved to Stanley township and settled upon the farm on the sauble Line where he spent the remainder of his life. Thirteen years ago his wife passed away and now this worthy man has joined her in the spirit land. To them nine children were born of whom only five survive, viz., Peter, John and Mrs. Weir of North Dakota, Mrs. Campbell of Stanley and Miss Maggie on the homestead. The funeral took place on Friday last to the Roman Catholic cemetery at Drysdale where the remains of the upright man now repose beside those of his life partner. A large number of friends gathered to pay this tribute of respect to the memory of the departed. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.
    • Lake Road East - Sauble Line - Bluewater Highway Lot 1 East part: Joseph Wild, born in 1825 in Germany, came to Canada in 1846. He came to Stanley Township in 1847 and obtained his deed to the farm shortly after. His wife, Freda Bickle was born in Germany in 1835. They were Roman Catholic. Part of their house was built in 1870 and was added on to in 1898 (some 28 years later). Valentine Wild and his wife Agnes O'Sullivan took possession in 1900. Following Valentine's passing, Agnes took over the farm in 1929. In 1948 the farm was passed to their son John P. Wild and his wife Anne Bedard. Anne was born in Zurich, Ontario. The farm was passed to Joseph Peter Wild in 1986. This farm has been in the family for well over a century, some 167 years in Dec 2014.
    • 1 Mar 1900, Clinton News Record
      Seldom does death's call cast a greater gloom over a neighborhood than that which was cast over our village Tueday afternoon on hearing that Mr. Joseph Wild, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Stanley township had breathed his last breath at the ripe age of seventy-four years, after several weeks of illness produced by stomach trouble. The deceased, although comparatively speaking an old man, having passed the allotted span of life, was until very recently full of life and vigor, actively engaged in the pursuits of life and giving promise of life being prolonged many years yet. But fate would have it otherwise, and today Bayfield and vicinity has one useful, genial, hospitable citizen less and the Stanley Agricultural Society has lost one of its most active and energetic members. The deceased was a German by birth, a Roman Catholic in religion and a staunch Reformer in politics. He was twice married and leaves a large family of grown-up boys and girls and a faithful wife to mourn the demise of a kind and indulgent father and husband who will be sadly missed not only by his mourning relatives but also by a wide circle of friends who will remember long his kindly greeting and genial companionship.The deceased was in comfortable circumstances and leaves his family well provided for. The funeral will take place Friday morning, March 2nd,1900, at 9 o'clock, the interment taking place in the St Peter's R.C. cemetery between Drysdale and St.Joseph, Ontario.

      2 Mar 1900, The Clinton New Era. We are sorry to learn of the death of Joseph Wild, who, after a short illness, passed away at the advanced age of seventy-four years. Mr. Wild emigrated from Waterloo, Ont., and was one of the pioneers of this place. He was a good friend to all, and a prominent member of the Stanley branch Agricultural society. He was also elected councillor for this place for several years.

      8 Mar 1900, Goderich Signal Star. An old and respected resident passed away on Tuesday of last week in the person of Joseph Wild at the age of 74 years and 8 months. The deceased was of German descent, a reformer in politics and well liked by all who knew him. Of his family of thirteen children a number who reside in the States, some of whom were over for the funeral, which took place on Friday.
    • Huron County Historical Atlas 1879 indicates John Joseph Wilde was born in Germany in 1825, on LRE 1 abt 90 acres, Stanley Township, Huron County, near Bayfield, Ontario. His occupation was listed as Farmer.

      Huron County Historical Atlas 1879 indicates Casmir Wild was born in Germany in 1825, on LRE 1 abt 50 acres, Stanley Township, Huron County, near Bayfield, Ontario. His occupation was listed as Farmer.