ALOIS WISER OF NIEDERGOESGEN/SO
Colonel in the Swiss Army and Quartermaster General
Administrator of the Quartermaster Store of Solothurn
Alois Wiser, son of Joseph Wiser and Katharina Schenker, was born on July 18, 1797 in Niedergoesgen and was christened in the Catholic Church of Stuesslingen with the name Joseph, Alois, Maria. As a farmer's son he decided upon a career in the Army. On May 14, 1832 he married Katharina Herzog from Schoenenwerd/SO at the Catholic Cathedral in Solothurn. Katharina was the daughter of Ursus Petrus Herzog and Anna Maria Balli of Schoenwerd and was born on May 17, 1801 in Schoenwerd.
The couple had five children:
Alois Wiser was a professional soldier and rose to the rank of Colonel. He first lived in the town of Solothurn with his family, where he was elected administrator of the Quartermaster Store in 1839. He held this position until his death. He also was a Quartermaster General. Alois Wiser died of stomach cancer on October 28, 1870. The estate of Alois Wiser was settled on April 24, 1871. (List of beneficiaries and heirs of Canton Solothurn, 1870-71, Volume 82, Number 37.)
The value of the estate was SFr 44,665.59. There were no debts to be discharged.
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