Is anyone familiar with this family? The fact that there are no other Wilgers is what one would guess means that the family moved to another area after Eli’s death in 1858. He was not in the 1850 Census, meaning that he most likely was a child. Only on Wilger family could be located in the vicinity, specifically Farmington. It is the most logical theory that this was his parents and siblings.
Peter Wilger was a farmer born in 1795 in Germany. He was married to a woman named Catherine (born 1799 in Germany) and had five known children by 1850, all born in Germany: Mathias (born in 1830), Peter (born in 1833), John (born in 1835), Nicholas (born in 1838), and Margaret (born in 1841). Peter purchased 80 acres of land in Section 34 of the Town of Farmington on September 11, 1846.
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