David George Wetzel
Julia M.
(1872-After 1940)
Gustave Adolph (Gus) Wetzel


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Grace A. Longden

Gustave Adolph (Gus) Wetzel 121

  • Born: 23 Sep 1895, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Grace A. Longden about 1924
  • Died: 4 Mar 1977, Henderson, N.C. at age 81 150

bullet  General Notes:

After his parents died, Gus was placed in Girard College (for fatherless boys) in Philadelphia, PA. His brother, George, and sister, Julia, were placed in The Home for Orphans of Odd Fellows. The 1910 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA (ED#1209, page 127A) records Gustav A. Wetzel as a student at Girard located at South College and Corinthian Avenue. Both his parents are listed as being from Germany. The residence has some 1500 young men listed in this census.

Actually, his mother was still living but I am sure just trying to get her finances together. see notes on his mother, Julia M. Wetzel, for 1910 census facts.

The WWI Draft Registration Card for Gustav Wetzel dated June 5, 1917 lists his date of birth as September 23, 1895. He is living with his mother at 2012 Oxford Street in Philadelphia, PA and is employed as a Clerk with Bell Telephone. His physical description is tall in height and medium build with blue eyes and dark hair.

See general notes on his brother-in-law, Samuel Hagen, for 1920 census facts showing his mother, Julia M. Wetzel.

The 1930 Federal Census (Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, ED# 758, page 215A) records a Gustave Wetzel (34) with wife Grace (29) and child David (5) living (renting) at 122 New Part Street. All three are listed as being born in Pennsylvania. The parents of Gustave and Grace are listed as born in Germany. A web listing for North Carolina deaths, 1976-1977, lists Gustave Adolphus Wetzel and Grace Longden Wetzel which was used to record birth and death dates.

The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for Gustave Adolph Wetzel dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as September 23, 1895 in Philadelphia, PA. He is living with his wife, Grace A. Wetzel, at 119-B, St. Laurence Road, Upper Darby, PA. He is working for The United States Treasury Department and his physical description is 5' 9 1/2", 185 lbs with blue eyes, brown hair and ruddy complexion.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Inspector, U.S. Dept. of Labor (1930).


Gustave married Grace A. Longden about 1924. (Grace A. Longden was born on 18 Dec 1900 in Pennsylvania and died on 2 Jul 1977 in Henderson, N.C. 150.)

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