- Aug 1860 - Application for emigration from Germany
Katharina Vogt, born 25 Nov 1827 in Aschhausen, destination North America.
Aug 1860 - Application for emigration from Germany
Maria Creszentia Vogt, born 1 Feb 1824 in Aschhausen, destination North America
(ed. note: This does not necessarily mean that the Vogts emigrated from Germany in 1860. It is possible that they had emigrated earlier, and then filed this application in 1860.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 Jan 1892
Ontario death records: Catherine Wild, 64 years old, born in Germany. Occupation: farmer's wife. Cause of death, "La Grippe, two months". Roman Catholic. Information provided by Casimir Wild.
27 Jan 1892, The Huron News Record, Clinton, Ontario
Died, on Monday the 18 inst., Katherine Wild, aged 64 years. Deceased had been confined to her room for some time but good hopes were entertained for her recovery when death claimed his prize. The funeral, which took placed on Wednesday, was largely attended.
- ed. note: Regarding the surname of Casimir's wife Catherine
In the book "A Family Called Wild", privately published in 1989, Casimir Wild's wife is identified as Catherine Foist (1828-1892). No other details are provided about her and there is no information regarding her parents or origins.
For many years, I identified Casimir's wife on this site as "Catherine Foist", per "A Family Called Wild". However, in 2010, I received some records from the archivist in Goderich, Ontario that identified Casimir's wife as "Catherine Vogt". Specifically:
- From Casimir's obituary in the local newspaper, written in 1904: "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..."
- From local birth records, 1870: A daughter was born on 17 June to Cassimir Wild, farmer, and Catherine Vogt.
I was surprised to receive this information, but after reviewing it, I realized that the only authority that I had for the surname Foist was "A Family Called Wild". So I went ahead and changed Catherine's surname on this site from Foist to Vogt. I recalled that Joseph Wild's first wife was Maria Crescentia Vogt, born in Aschhausen, Germany. I had to wonder whether Joseph and Casimir, who did so many other things in parallel throughout their lives, married a pair of sisters.
The plot thickens: Catherine Wild's headstone states that she died 18 Jan 1892, aged 64 yrs 1 mo & 23 dys. This works out to a birth date of 25 Nov 1827. I joined Ancestry.com in 2012 and discovered a record in the Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index for a Katharina Vogt, born in Auschhausen on 25 Nov 1827. The coincidence in birth date -- together with the information from the archivist -- is compelling evidence that Casimir's wife's maiden name was Vogt, not Foist. And by the way, Maria Crescentia Vogt appears on Ancestry.com in the same set of emigration records as Katharina, born in Auschhausen on the birth date given for her in "A Family Called Wild".