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BRUNO WISER OF NIEDERGÖSGEN/SO (1841-1895)
Bruno Wiser, son of Alois Wiser and Katharina Herzog, was born on November 6, 1841 in the town of Solothurn, where was also Christened. He grew up with his brothers and sisters in Solothurn and developed into a businessman.
At the end of 1862 he left Switzerland to settle in Montevideo, Uruguay where he married Elisa Schoenhals (daughter of the evangelistic vicar Johann Schoenhals of Simmersbach, Hessen Darmstadt) on February 3, 1869 in the German-Evangelistic Church. (Fannie's birth certificate, however, shows a date of marriage of October 16, 1866.)
The couple had seven children:
On October 25, 1862 Bruno received a travel pass to America and left Switzerland. He lived in Montevideo for nine years before returning to Switzerland. He then lived in Aarau/AG and later Niedergösgen. After a five year stay in Switzerland, he emigrated to South America and went to live in Sao Paolo. There is very little information about his stay abroad in the files of the archives of Solothurn.
The 1887 marriage certificate of Ida and Albert Widmer shows Bruno's occupation as carpenter.
There is information about his trip on the S.S. Australia on July 1, 1895 from the ship's manifest.
He died on December 7, 1895 in San Francisco. Nothing has been found about his estate in the Swiss archives.
Hi grave is at Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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