David George Wetzel
- Born: 5 Apr 1894, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Marguerite Hill circa 1920
- Died: Dec 1980, Upper Darby, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania at age 86
After their parents death, George and his sister Julia, were placed in The Home for Orphans of Odd Fellows. Their brother, Gus, was placed in Gerard College for Fatherless Boys.
The 1910 Federal Census for 38-Ward, Philadelphia, Pa, (ED#942, Page: 202B) records George D. Wetzel, Age in 1910: 16 living at The Home for Orphans of Odd Fellows at 20th and Ontario Streets.
Actually, at this time (1910), his mother was still living but I am sure just trying to get her finances together. See general notes on his mother, Julia M. Wetzel, for 1910 census facts.
The WWI Draft Registration Card for George David Wetzel dated June 5, 1917 lists his date of birth as April 5, 1894 in Philadelphia, PA. He is living with his wife and brother at 2012 Oxford Street in Philadelphia, PA. [Actually his Draft Card indicates he is the sole support of his wife but does not say anything about his brother, Gus ... his brother's Draft Card indicates they are living in the same household.] His physical description is medium in height and stout build with gray eyes and brown hair.
See general notes on his brother-in-law, Samuel Hagen, for 1920 census facts showing his mother, Julia M. Wetzel
The 1930 United States Federal Census for the Borough of Westville, Gloucester Co., New Jersey, District 37, page 135B, dated April 12, 1930 records George Wetzel (indexed as Watzel at ancestry.com) (36 - PA/Germany/Germany) with his wife, Marguerite (33 -PA/PA/PA) and children Anna J. (7 - NJ) and George, Jr. (5 - NJ) living at 621 Almonesson Ave. Also in the household is his widowed "mother" [in-law] Anna Hill (59 - PA/Scotland/Scotland) (indexed as Hell at ancestry.com). George is an industrial machinist and was first married at age 26 years with Marguerite at age 24. Anna was first married at age 21.
The 1940 United States Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, District 51-1569, page 19164A, dated April 3, 1940 records David Wetzel (44 - PA) with his wife, Margaret (42 -PA) and children Anna (16 - NJ), George (14 - NJ), and Margaret (3 - PA) renting a place at 5814 1st & 2nd [floor apartments] on Willows Avenue. Both David and Margaret have completed 8 years of schooling. Also in the household is widowed mother-in-law Annie Hill (68 - PA). David is a Machinist at the U. S. Navy Yard earning $576 working 16 weeks during the last year.
The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for George David Wetzel dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as April 5, 1894 in Philadelphia, PA. He is living with his wife, Marguerite Wetzel, at 5814 Willows Ave., Philadelphia, PA. He is working for The United States Government at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Naval Aircraft and his physical description is 5' 8 1/2", 130 lbs with blue eyes, gray hair and light complexion. He has a slightly deformed left foot and signs his card as George D. Wetzel.
The SSDI records:
Name: George Wetzel
Last Residence: 19082 Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Born: 5 Apr 1894
Died: Dec 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
David married Marguerite Hill, daughter of James Hill Sr. and Anna Wright, circa 1920. (Marguerite Hill was born in Aug 1896 in Pennsylvania and died after 27 Apr 1942 in Philadelphia, PA.)