Wisenburg Family Bible

The following is a transcription of the Wisenburg Family Bible. Any errors or omissions are solely mine. Many thanks to Earline Wisenburg Medearis who had the Bible and loaned it to me. Without her assistance, none of this would be here. Finding the information on my ancestors has been wonderful! William H. Wisenburg and Nancy Carrol raised their children in Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois.

The headers are the titles of the pages in the Bible. I have transcribed them exactly as written – including punctuation.


This certifies that Mr. William H. Wisenburg and Miss Nancy J. Carroll were united by me in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony At the parsonage on the twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord 1866.

In Presence of his Wife, daughter, son
Signed by Rev. Samuel Smith


Emma Jane Wisenburg born Sept. 17, 1867.
Willie Eugene Wisenburg born May 17, 1869
Louis Albert Wisenburg born January 20, 1872
Mabel Almira Wisenburg born June 19, 1879

The above names are children of Wm. H. and Nancy J. Wisenburg.

William Henry Wisenburg the son of Louis and Rebecca Wisenburg was born Jan. 7th, 1842.

Nancy Jane Carroll the daughter of Job and Hannah Carroll was born Oct. 18th, 1847.
Charles Everit Carroll the son of Job and Hannah Carroll was born August 6th, 1852.


Mr. John H. Shipley & Emma J. Wisenburg were united in Matrimony on the twelveth day of February 1896.

Mr Willie E. Wisenburg & Mary D. Dollison were united in Matrimony on the twelveth day of January 1899.

Mr. Louis A. Wisenburg & Ida M. Dowdall were united in Matrimony on the nineteenth day of August 1903.


Job Carroll died Jan. 3rd 1881 age 81 years.
Hannah Carroll wife of Job Carroll died Dec. 24th 1888 Age 68 years, 8 mon, 9da.

Mabel Almira Wisenburg died Sept. 16th 1894 Age 15 years 2 months 27 days.

William Henry Wisenburg died May 12th 1909. Age 67 years 4 mo 5 days.

Nancy Jane Wisenburg died Jan 15, 1912 Age 64 yr- 2 months 15 days.


Mabel Louella Wisenburg Born 1899 Oct. 7
Earl Howard Wisenburg Born July 10, 1901

Mary Idell Wisenburg died March 25, 1914 Age 33 years 4 mo, 22 days.

Note from transcriber: The Willie Eugene Wisenburg noted here is in later life called William E. or William H. Wisenburg Jr. His wife Mary D. Dollison is shown to have had two different middle names: Mary Idell or Mary D. Possibly an error on the part of the original person to enter it in the Bible. Later genealogy suggests her middle name was Idella.

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