Joseph Wang
(Cir 1815-Cir 1860)
Charles (Carl) William Wang Sr.


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Mary M. Oestreich

Charles (Carl) William Wang Sr.

  • Born: 13 Jul 1852, Baden, Germany
  • Marriage: Mary M. Oestreich circa 1878 in Pennsylvania
  • Died: 24 Mar 1932, Philadelphia, PA at age 79
  • Buried: 28 Mar 1932, New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

bullet   Cause of his death was Myocardial Degeneration / arteriosclerosis.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1870 Federal Census for Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA records Mary Wang (53 - Baden) with her children Wm (21 - Baden), Charles (19 - Baden), and Mary (15 - PA). Charles is a Machinist while his mother is a housekeeper with real estate valued at $1,200 and a personal estate valued at $150.

By 1880, Charles as well as his brother and mother have moved to Philadelphia: The 1880 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, District 271, page 308A, dated June 9, 1880 records Charles Wang (28 - PA/Germany/Germany) with his wife Mary (22 - PA/Germany/PA) and their son Charles (1 - PA). The family is living at what appears to be 2013 Springelt Street ... this appears now to be North Street.
The 1880 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, District 261, page 168A, dated June 2, 1880 records William Wang (31 - PA/Germany/Germany) with his wife Christiana (29 - PA/Germany/Germany) and children Willie (7 - PA), Harry (2 - PA), and Bertha (1 - PA) living at 1808 Hamilton Street. Also in the household is William's mother, Mary Wang (64 - Germany/Germany/Germany), and brother-in-law, Joseph Acker (22 - PA/Germany/Germany). William is a Machinist and Joseph is a Barber.

A Philadelphia Death Certificate records Charles' mother Mary Wang, who dies in Philadelphia on Sept. 29, 1898 from valvular disease of the heart. She was living at S. E. Cor 7th & Girard Ave. and is buried on Oct. 2, 1898 at New Cathedral Cem [South East Corner of 7th & Girard] ... the 1900 census records William's widow, Christiana and family living at 638 Girard at the intersection with North 7th Street.

See general notes on his son, Joseph James Wang, for 1900 and 1910 census facts.

The 1920 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, Ward 25, (ED#770, page 59B) records the widower Charles Wang (67 - Germany/Germany/Germany) boarding at 3157 Clementine Street. Charles is a Machinist.

The 1930 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, Ward 20, (ED#442, page 158B) taken April 27, 1910 records the widower Charles Wang (77 - Baden (Germany)/Baden (Germany)/Baden (Germany)) living with his daughter Josephine Carbon (33) and her husband Albert Carbon (35 - PA/Italy/Italy) and their daughter Rosemary (4). Charles is a Machinist and Albert is a Barber.

New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, 2nd and Butler
Charles Wang, age 80, buried March 28, 1932 in Section B, Range 1, Number 23 & 24, Grave 24

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Charles Wang (widower)
Residence: 537 N. Felton
Occupation: Retired
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 79
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1843 [Although the date of birth is given as July 13, 1843, it is also stated that he was 79Y 7M 23 days old ... that along with various census records point to an 1852 year of birth]
Birth Place: Germany
Death Date: 24 Mar 1932
Death Place: Pennsylvania
Father Birth Place: Germany
Mother Birth Place: Germany
Certificate Number: 35760
Informant: Cahrels W. Wang [son] of 2234 W. Lehigh Avenue


Charles married Mary M. Oestreich circa 1878 in Pennsylvania. (Mary M. Oestreich was born on 27 Jul 1857 in Pennsylvania, died on 23 May 1916 in Philadelphia, PA and was buried in New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.) The cause of her death was Cholelithiasis - involves the presence of gallstones, which are concretions that form in the biliary tract, usually in the gallbladder.

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