Ralph Galer Wiegman was born on 30 March 1892 to John William and Elmira Hayden (Ross) Wiegman in De Graff, Logan, Ohio. He was at home with his parents in both the 1900 and the 1910 censuses. He worked as a clerk in the hardware store, as well as going to school in 1910.
Ralph married Nelle M. Carpenter on 16 May 1917 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was born on 26 August 1893 to Asa Andrew and Mary Elizabeth (Richley) Carpenter in Chicago, Huron, Ohio. Ralph registered for the draft on 5 June 1917, less than a month after their marriage. However, he never served in the military.
In 1920, Ralph, Nelle, and their son, John A. Wiegman, were living in Cleveland. Ralph was working as an accountant with an electrical company. Ten years later, in 1930, Ralph was the production manager for the electrical company.
Ralph was a production manager for an auto parts manufacturer in 1940. Ralph, Nelle, and John were still living in Cleveland and Nelle’s brother, Howard R. Carpenter, was living with them.
Ralph Galer Wiegman died on 10 December 1951 in Cleveland at the age of 59. He was buried in the Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Nelle died 25 years later on 8 August 1976 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio. She was also buried in Knollwood Cemetery.
Ralph and Nelle had the following child:
- John A. Wiegman, born 1918 in Ohio and died 2009.
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, database online. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Ralph Galer Wiegman.
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: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; e.d. 483, p. 15A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1930; Location: East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; e.d. 0601, p. 8A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1940; Location: East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; e.d. 18-109, p. 1A.
Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, database online. FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org). Ralph G. Wiegman/Nellie M. Carpenter, marriage, 16 May 1917.
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, database online. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Nelle Wiegman.
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database on-line. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Registration location: Ohio, Cuyahoga; Roll: 1831862; Draft Board: 15.
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, database with images. FamilySearch.org. Citing FHL film 2,372,878, reference no. 74829. Ralph Galer Wiegman.
Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, database. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. Volume 22624, certificate no. 069713.
Ralph G. Wiegman, Memorial #171657560, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.
Nelle M. Wiegman, Memorial #171657583, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.
John A. Wiegman, Memorial #171657610, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.