|1871 Census 31, Baldwins Gardens, St Andrews, Holborn|
|William Fleming||Son||11||Scholar||City of London|
|\||William Bridgman||Head||Widow||64||Carpenter||Hants Basingstoke|
|Amelia Do||Grandaur||15||Bookfolder||Middlesex,St Andrew|
|\||William Wiedhoft||Head||Mar||42||Mechanic||Do Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Wife||Mar||38||Do Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Daur||Unm||15||Boxmaker||Do Do|
|William Do||Son||Unm||14||Scholar||Do Clerkenwell|
|Edwin Do||Son||11||Do||Do St Andrews|
|Emily Do||Daur||8||Do||Do Do|
|Arthur Do||Son||6||Do||Do Do|
|Alice Do||Daur||4||Do||Do Do|
|Alfred Do||Son||7m||Do Do|
Brother Albert Ernest Wiedhoft was born on Wednesday the 21st May 1873 in Holborn On the 17th May 1875 big brother William married Johanna Sullivan at the Holy Trinity Church in Holborn, and on Monday the 12th July 1875, sister Elizabeth Agnes married James Samuel Peck in Holborn.
|1881 Census Dwelling: 15 Cyrus St Census Place: Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England Source: FHL Film 1341075 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0346 Folio 18 Page 14|
|William WIEDHOFT||Head||M||52||F ??||Turner (Wood)||Soho|
|Elizabeth WIEDHOFT||Wife||M||48||F||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Edwin WIEDHOFT||Son||U||20||M||No Occupation||Holborn, Middlesex,|
|Emily WIEDHOFT||Daur||U||18||F||Perfumer (M C)||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Arthur WIEDHOFT||Son||U||16||M||Standard Office Printer||Holborn, Middlesex,|
|Alice WIEDHOFT||Daur||13||F||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Alfred WIEDHOFT||Son||11||M||Scholar||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Albert WIEDHOFT||Son||7||M||Scholar||Holborn, Middlesex|
11th December 1883 Sister Emily married Edward Hewitt at St Pancras Register Office.
23rd August 1888 wedding of 19 year old sister Alice Amelia to Sydney Smith at St Pancras Church. It was at this time that Jack the Ripper was committing his gruesome murders in the locality, but terrible news was to come just 4 days after the wedding.
27 August 1888 Brother Edwin whilst adjusting a tarpaulin from an upstairs window of the Sun Fire Office in Threadneedle St. fell 40ft to the ground. He died 2 hours later that day in St Bartholomews Hospital from a fractured skull.
On the 25th May 1890 19 year old Alfred Albert (although wedding certificate states 21) married 18 year old Eliza Frances Griffiths in St Lukes, Old Street, Middlesex. She was born 30 July 1871, the daughter of upholsterer Edward Howard Griffiths in Finsbury, London.
Alfred and father William are both described as engineers and Eliza and father Edward as upholsterers. Bride (spinster) and groom (batchelor) both gave their address as 117 Goswell Road.
Son Alfred was born about July 1890 in South Hornsey (Stoke Newington) London
|1891 Census 84 Shakespeare Road, Stoke Newington, London (Near Pecks & Hewitts)|
|Alfred A Wiedhoft||head||20||M||Gas Fitter||worker||London St Andrews|
|Eliza F Do||wife||19||M||London Finsbury|
|Alfred E Do||son||9wks||London Sth Hornsey|
12th December 1892 his mother (Elizabeth) died aged 60 of phthisis at home in 4 Seaford Street, St Pancras.
9th February 1893 his father (William Daniel) died at home (4, Seaford Street). The death certificate gave the cause of death as"Cardiac disease Exhaustion"
28 May 1893 brother Arthur Henry married Christobel Alice Chambers at St Peters, Saffron Hill.
On the 10th of December 1896 daughter Lilian Frances Wiedhoft was born at 46 Nevill Rd South Hornsey, London.
14th March 1897 brother Albert married Ada Miriam Chaffey in St.Giles, Bloomsbury, London.
Another son Ernest Albert was born on the 9th October 1898, Holborn, London.
|1901 Census 165 Essex Road, Barnsbury Rd ,Islington, London|
|Eliza F Wiedhoft||wife(head)||M||29||born Finsbury, London|
|Lilian F||dau||S||4||Stoke Newington|
|Alfred A||Head||M||30||Electrician (Worker)||Holborn|
|Eliza had been written first and listed as head, but this had been overwritten with wife and head for Alfred A underlined|
Second daughter Winifred Elizabeth was born on the 13th June 1905 in St Pancras, London.
Alfred Albert died on the 11th January 1911 in London C. aged 40, The family story goes: Alfred was called to fix an electric light in an operating theatre whilst a member of the royal family was being operated on and may have contracted his fatal illness there! As a freeman of the City of London he would have been given a freemans burial (black plumed horses, etc.).
|1911 Census 125 East Street Buildings, Baker Street, London, St Marylebone|
|Alfred Wiedhoft||son||20||single||-||-||-||-||packer||works of art||worker||Hornsey||"|
|Lillian Wiedhoft||daughter||14||-||-||-||-||-||corset maker||corset manufactors||worker||Hornsey||"|
|Winifred Wiedhoft||daughter||5||-||-||-||-||-||school||-||-||St Pancras||-|
|This time the opposite happens as wife is crossed out and head is written in. Newly widowed Eliza now occupies 3 rooms in Baker St (How close to Sherlock Holmes?)|
In the December quarter of 1925 eldest son Alfred married Ivy M Miller in the St Marylebone registration district
On the 26th December 1926 daughter Winifred married Clifford Harold Crewe in the Hampstead registration district
On the 30th May 1930 Eliza's first grandchild Clifford Alfred Frederick Crewe was born to Winifred & Clifford. (I was privileged to meet with Clifford and his wife Christine about 1999 and much of the information and many of the photographs were shared by him. MB)
In the September quarter of 1930 son Ernest married Irene Dorothy Barr in the Uxbridge, Middlesex registration district.
In the September quarter 1934 daughter Lilian married John William Russell in the Hampstead registration district.
Eliza was to live on to the 11th December 1954 when at the age of 83 congestive cardiac failure took her life at the North Western Hospital, Hampstead, London. Her address was given as 39 Ulysses Road, Hampstead and the death was registered by her son Ernest A of 36 College Road, Harrow.
Ada Miriam Agnes 1898
Florence Elizabeth 1907
Albert William 1909