Paul Wambaugh Wiegman (1890-1973)

Paul Wambaugh Wiegman was born in Ohio on 10 June 1890 to John William and Elmira Hayden (Ross) Wiegman. He was the ninth child and the sixth son.

He was nine years old and in school during the 1900 census. In 1910, Paul was twenty and a student at Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio.

Quartermaster Recruitment Poster

Paul enlisted in the Army on 17 December 1917 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was in the Quartermaster Corps and became a Sargent 6 September 1918. He was honorably discharged on 28 March 1919.

Paul was living in Stamford, Connecticut in 1920. He was working as a clerk at the lock factory. About 1921, he married Mary A. Lyden. She was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (FitzHenry) Lyden, both from Ireland. She was born in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut on 21 August 1895. In the 1920 census, she was working as a lock fitter in a lock shop. They probably met through their work.

Paul and Mary continued to live in Stamford, and in 1930 Paul was working with sheet metal in a plumbing shop. They had three young sons and Mary’s two brothers, John and Robert, were living with them. John worked for the lock factory and Robert worked for the railroad.

In the 1940 census, Paul was listed as a sheet metal worker and as a tinsmith. Their sons were living with them and going to school. Mary’s brothers continued to live with them.

Mary Lyden Wiegman died on 16 July 1966. Paul Wambaugh Wiegman died on 6 September 1973 in Stamford.

Paul and Mary Wiegman had the following children:

  • William Robert Wiegman, born 30 Jun 1922 in Connecticut, died 8 September 2002 in Connecticut.
  • Paul William Wiegman, born 30 Jun 1925 in Connecticut, died 7 August 1999 in Connecticut.


U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, database online. Operations, Inc. ( Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File, Washington, D.C.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Miami, Logan, Ohio; e.d. 0117, p. 11A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1910; Location: Miami, Logan, Ohio; e.d. 0138, p. 5B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1920; Location: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut; e.d. 169, p. 3B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1930; Location: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut; e.d. 0208, p. 6A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1940; Location: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut; e.d. 1-189, p. 11B.

Service Records: Connecticut Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States During World War I, 1917-1920, Vol. 1. (New Haven, Connecticut: Office of the Adjutant General State Armory, 1941), 625; digital images, Internet Archive ( accessed March 2017).

Enlist in the Quartermaster Corps for the construction division United States Army. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (

Stamford, Connecticut, City Directory, 1967. Images online. Operations, Inc. Entry for Mrs. Paul W. Wiegman, p. 591.

Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2012, database online. Operations, Inc. Connecticut Department of Health, Hartford, Connecticut. Paul W. Wiegman, no. 19548.


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