John Joseph Wild

John Joseph Wild

Male 1881 - 1902  (21 years)

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  • Name John Joseph Wild 
    Born 10 Jun 1881  Kelso, Trail County, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Jun 1881 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Sep 1902  Wildwood Farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I92  Default
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2014 

    Father Peter Wild,   b. 28 Feb 1857, Bayfield, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1906, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Catherine Fahnlander,   b. 11 Nov 1860, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1940, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1880 
    Photos
    Map of Osnabrock township 1912
    Map of Osnabrock township 1912
    Peter Wild's property is visible in the northern part of this map
    Map of Easby township, 1912
    Map of Easby township, 1912
    Peter Wild's property can be seen in the southern part of the township
    Wildwood Farm 1918
    Wildwood Farm 1918
    "Iowa and Illinois Farmseekers with the Helgeson Realty Co on Wild Farm near Osnabrock, North Dakota"
    Fresh teams being taken to the field, Wildwood Farm
    Fresh teams being taken to the field, Wildwood Farm
    From a note by Robert Walter Wild, born 1925

    Date not known. Fresh teams being taken to the field to replace teams that had worked from early morning. Dad (Edward G. Wild, born 1892) told me once that his job for three years was to harness and unharness horses and take fresh teams to the field. This scene is on Wildwood Farm and has to be 1904 or later since the elevator shows in the background.
    Threshing scene on Wildwood Farm, about 1918
    Threshing scene on Wildwood Farm, about 1918
    From a hand written note by Edward George Wild (born 1892) (IWW stands for International Workers of the World, a very aggressive labor movement of the time):

    Threshing scene about 1918.
    Bill Wild is on the steam engine. At far right in front of the four horse team on the grain tank is a Stewart Shock Loader operated by Ray Wild. The shock loader was purchased in an effort to replace field pitchers who were lost as a result of IWW organized labor efforts. The steam engine is a Gaar-Scott and the separator is an Advance Rumley with 40" cylinder requiring 4 men to feed it. The "spike" pitchers are John and Henry Helbling. The blower is blowing straw into a rack to be brought around for fuel for the engine.
    Horses
    Horses
    When asked about the horses in this photograph, from a hand written note by Edward Wild (born 1892):

    Picture of the horses.
    In the early part of November 1923 on our old farm - it was realized that there were pretty many horses to winter. Local prospects for sales were poor, but it was found to be lots better in the Eastern states. So enough for a car load was under special care also better feed. Twenty-six in all and about six matched teams 2 horses. They were given this special care for two months and then shipped. Sold pretty fair in New J. and Conn. Dad
    Histories
    Biography of Peter Wild (1857-1906)
    Biography of Peter Wild (1857-1906)
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1881 - Kelso, Trail County, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1902 - Wildwood Farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter and Catherine Wild with their son John, about 1883
    Peter and Catherine Wild with their son John, about 1883
    John (first), Peter and Catherine Fahnlander Wild
    John (first), Peter and Catherine Fahnlander Wild
    John (left) and Frank (right) Wild, about 1900
    John (left) and Frank (right) Wild, about 1900
    John Wild, about 1902
    John Wild, about 1902

  • Notes 
    • Spent his life working on the farm. He was operating a threshing engine when he was accidentally killed. His mother Catherine was close to delivering another baby and was not informed immediately. When the baby was a boy, he was named John.

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      From early records of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead, Minnesota, and missions in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota
      21 Jun 1881, John Joseph Wild baptized. Parents Peter Wild and Catherine Fahnlander. Born on 10 Jun 1881. Godparents Elis Fahnlander and Mich. Fog (likely Catherine's sister Elizabeth and unknown man Michaela)


      1885 North Dakota census, Cavalier county
      Peter Wild, 28 years old, farmer, born in Canada, both parents born in Germany. Wife Katie, 24 years old, born in Canada, both parents born in Germany. Son John, 4 years old. Son Frank, 2 years old. Son Willie, 4 months old. All children born in Dakotah, parents born in Canada. The next two names to appear in the census are John and Phillip Fahnlander, Katie's brothers, 27 and 22 years old, both of them farmers.


      1900 US Census, Osnabrock, North Dakota
      Household headed by Peter Wilds, born Feb 1857, 43 years old, married 20 years, 10 children, all children living, born in Canada Eng, both parents born in Germany, immigrated to US in 1878, in the US for 22 years, citizen, occupation farmer, able to read and write, able to speak English, own (not renting) home, no mortgage, farm (not house). Wife Catharine, born Nov 1860, 39 years old, married 20 years, born in Canada Eng, both parents born in Germany, immigrated to US in 1877, in the US for 23 years, able to read and write, able to speak English. Son John J, born Jun 1881, 19 years old, born in North Dakota, both parents born in Canada Eng, occupation farm laborer. Son Frank, born Jan 1883, 17 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son William, born Feb 1885, 15 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Daughter Catherine A., born Nov 1886, 13 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Peter L., born Dec 1888, 11 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Joseph F., born Sep 1890, 9 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Edward G., born Aug 1892, 7 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Daughter Olivia M., born Feb 1894, 6 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Ramond, born Feb 1896, 4 years old, born in North Dakota. Daughter Verna L., born Apr 1898, 2 years old, born in North Dakota. The household also included a woman servant and five farm laborers, all men. The woman was 20 years old, born in Austria, immigrated to the US in 1898. Three of the laborers had immigrated from Canada very recently -- in 1900. One laborer had immigrated from Canada in 1890. The fifth laborer was born in Wisconsin to Irish parents. Four of the laborers were in their mid 20's; one was 53 years old.

      17 Sep 1902 Grand Forks Herald
      Horrible death of young John Wild, son of one of Cavalier County's most prominent farmers
      Yesterday was a day of casualties in the northern part of the state...Yesterday morning John Wild, son of Peter Wild, who lives four miles south of Osnabrock, was instantly killed while working on the engine of his father's threshing outfit. The young man had charge of the engine, and on Monday night some repairs were needed. These were partially made, and yesterday morning the engine was in condition to work, but did not work perfectly. About 10 o'clock the young engineer was engaged in adjusting something about the dome while the engine was in motion. His foot slipped and he fell, his head striking the inner side of the fly wheel, which was rapidly revolving. The inner side of this wheel is toothed, to connect with the traction apparatus, and the head of the unfortunate youth was caught in this gearing and was literally smashed to pieces. All was over in an instant, and nothing could be done except to prepare the fragments of the body for interment. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.
      The young man was about 21 years of age, and was the eldest son in the family. His father is one of the largest farmers in Cavalier county, and operates over 2000 acres of land. A sad feature is the fact that the unfortunate young man's mother is in such delicate health that it was not considered safe to inform her of the accident, and she is still in ignorance of the fact that anything unusual has happened.