b. circa 21 December 1858, d. 1 November 1950
- Father: Georg Häberle b. 22 October 1832, d. 8 October 1896
- Mother: Charlotte Walz b. 7 December 1829, d. 8 August 1912
- Wilhelmina Haeberle was born circa 21 December 1858 in New York.
- Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Wilhelmina Haeberle, Louisa Haeberle and Fredrika Christina Haeberle.
- Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Suspension Bridge PO, Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included Wilhelmina Haeberle, Louisa Haeberle, Fredrika Christina Haeberle, Barbara C. Haeberle, George C. Haeberle, Charles E. Haeberle and Charlotte Haeberle.
- Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Wilhelmina Haeberle, George C. Haeberle, Charlotte Haeberle, Charles E. Haeberle and Caroline Catharina Christine Haeberle.
- She married Gayton H. Swan circa 1881.
- Gayton H. Swan and Wilhelmina Haeberle appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 923 South Avenue. Other members of the household included Edna Louise Swan, Hilda B. Swan, William C. Dykstra, Charlotte E. Swan and William Dykstra.
- The following appeared on 9 August 1912 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: One of the oldest and most respected residents of Niagara Falls passed away yesterday afternoon in the death of Mrs. Charlotte Haeberle, mother of Water Commissioner George C. Haeberle. She was 83 years of age and had resided in Niagara Falls for sixty years.
Mrs. Haeberle was the widow of the late George Haeberle. She was born in Abstedt, Germany, on December 7, 1829, and came to this country in 1853, arriving in Niagara Falls on April 1st of that year. This city has ever since been her home. She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Surviving Mrs. Haeberle are two sons and five daughters. They are Mrs. Fredericka Tattersall, Mrs. Wilhelmina Swan, Miss Barbara C. Haeberle, Mrs. Charlotte Stein, Mrs. Carrie Paddleford, George C. Haeberle and Charles E. Haeberle, all residing in Niagara Falls.
The funeral will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from her late home and at 3 o'clock from Zion Lutheran Church. Burial at Oakwood cemetery.
- Wilhelmina Haeberle became a widow at the 8 February 1920 death of her husband Gayton H. Swan.
- The following appeared on 9 February 1920 in the Niagara Falls Gazette:
Gayton H. Swan, 62 years old, of No. 923 South avenue, died at home yesterday afternoon of heart trouble and complications, after an illness of one week. Mr. Swan was able to be out as usual up to a week ago, and while his illness forced him to remain at home he was not seriously ill until three days before his death.
The death of Gayton H. Swan removes one of the now remaining old-time residents who were prominently associated with civic activities a generation age. He was formerly superintendent of the municipal waterworks for fifteen years and was chief of the fire department in the old Falls village days. About twelve years ago he moved to Ludlowville, to accept the position of superintendent of the International Salt plant, where he remained for nearly four years. He subsequently returned to the Falls and had been a resident here up to the time of his death.
Mr. Swan took an active interest in fire department matters for many years and was one of the organizers of the Exempt Volunteer Firemen's association. He was always greatly interested in the welfare of the city and in politics was an ardent Democrat. He was at one time a member of the board of education and was a charter member of the Old 42nd Separate Co.
The deceased is survived by his widow and one son, Frank G. Swan, three daughters, Mrs. William Dykstra and Mrs. W. E. Hauth, of Niagara Falls and Mrs. Benjamin Hull of Arlington, Fla; two sisters, Mrs. Wendell Heighton, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. William MacCracken, of Chicago, Ill; three brothers, Marcus, of Baker City, Ore; Charles, of Escanaba, Mich., and Lewis, of Easton, Penn.
Mr. Swan was a man of exemplary character, was widely known and was highly esteemed by his friends. He was a devoted husband and father. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.
- The following appeared on 16 November 1922 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Charlotte Stine, 57 years old, No. 723 Division avenue, wife of Harry C. Stine, died at the family residence at 9:30 o'clock last evening after an illness of about five weeks. While Mrs. Stine had been critically ill for a number of days her death came as a great shock to a host of friends at the north end of the city. She was born in this city on April 23, 1865, and has resided here ever since. She was an active worker in the congregation of the Zion Lutheran church of Michigan avenue, where her loss will be keenly felt.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son George, two brothers, George C. and Charles E. Haeberle, and three sisters, Barbara Haeberle, Mrs. Carrie Paddleford and Mrs. Minnie Swan, all of this city. The funeral services will be held from the family residence Saturday afternoon. The complete details of the funeral have not yet been arranged but will be announced later.
- Wilhelmina Haeberle appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 923 South Avenue living next to her brother George Haeberle.
- The following appeared on 13 March 1947 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Among the members honored at the recent dinner meeting of the Ladies Aid society of the Zion Lutheran church in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the organization were: Mrs. Charles Bale and Mrs. Elizabeth Roupp, who joined the organization in 1890, Mrs. Mary Wolf joining in 1891, Mrs. Christine Schul in 1893, Mrs. Gayton Swan in 1897, Mrs. Margaret Fink and Mrs. Rose Franklin in 1898, Mrs. John Bates in 1899, Mrs. Charles Ford in 1900, Mrs. Elizabeth Brandt, Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk and Mrs. Anne Dickert in 1902. . . .
- Wilhelmina Haeberle died on 1 November 1950 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 2 November 1950 in the Niagara Falls Gazette:
Mrs. Wilhelmina Swan, 91, a native and resident of this city throughout her life, died last night at the Niagara Falls Memorial hospital.
She was the daughter of the late George and Charlotte Haeberle, an old pioneer family in the city, and the wife of the late Gayton H. Swan.
Mrs. Swan was the oldest member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, a life member of Flagler Chapter 355, Order of Eastern Star, a charter member of Riverdale Rebeka Lodge 195, and a member of the Ladies' Aid society of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are a son, Frank G. Swan, of Hamilton, Ont; three daughters, Mrs. Charlotte E. Dykstra, Mrs. Hilda B. Haugh and Mrs. Edna L. Hull; one brother, Charles E. Haeberle; two sisters, Miss Barbara Haeberle and Mrs. Carrie Padelford, all of this city, and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Dykstra Funeral home, 1619 Main street, until 1 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer will officiate.
- The following appeared on 3 November 1950 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In this City, November 1, 1950; Wilhelmina Swan, age 91 years; wife of the late Gayton H; mother of Frank G. of Hamilton, Ontario, Mrs. Charlotte Dykstra and Mrs. Hilda B. Hauth and Mrs. Edna L. Hull; sister of Charles E. Haeberle, Miss Barbara Haeberle and Mrs. Carrie Padleford, all of this city. Friends will be received at the Dykstra Funeral Home, 1619 Main Street, until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Services at the convenience of the family, Rev. Arthur Schmoyer, D.D., officiating. Interment in Mausoleum in Oakwood cemetery.
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