Alfred Albert Wiedhoft & Family

Alfred Albert Widhoft age 16
Alfred Albert was born the 7th of 8 children to William Daniel and Elizabeth (Bridgman) Wiedhoft. He was born at 31 Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London on the 3rd September 1870.
1871 Census 31, Baldwins Gardens, St Andrews, Holborn
  Name Relation Condition Age Occupation Born
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  William Fleming Son 11 Scholar City of London
  Mary Do Daur 8 Do Do
  Ellen Do Daur 6 Do Do
\ 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
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ: Birthplace
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.

Eliza Florence (Griffiths) Wiedhofft c1904

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.

Marriage Register Alfred & Eliza

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.


Alfred, Lilian and Ernest Wiedhoft about 1898

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
Alfred E son S 10   Hornsey
Lilian F dau S 4   Stoke Newington
Ernest @ son S 2   Holborn
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
Eliza Wiedhoft wife Head 39 widow 21 4 4 - - - - Finsbury English
Alfred Wiedhoft son 20 single - - - - packer works of art worker Hornsey "
Lillian Wiedhoft daughter 14 - - - - - corset maker corset manufactors worker Hornsey "
Ernest Wiedhoft son 12 - - - - - school - - Holborn -
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?)
Eliza Wiedhoft in 1920

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.

Alfred Albert Wiedhoft
b. Holborn1870,
m. Eliza Frances Griffiths
St Lukes, Old Street1890,
d. London 1911

Alfred Albert Wiedhoft
Alfred Albert Wiedhoft


Daniel Chrystal Wiedhofft 1798 & Martha Baker,


William Daniel 1828 & Elizabeth Bridgman


Elizabeth Agnes 1855
William Edw Frederick 1857
Edwin Edgar 1860
Emily Mary Ann 1862
Arthur Henry 1864
Alice Amelia 1869
Albert Ernest 1873


Ada Miriam Agnes 1898
Florence Elizabeth 1907
Albert William 1909

Baldwins Gardens after 1862
The picture above was taken next to the new church in Baldwins Gardens at sometime after it was consecrated in May 1862. As the 1861 enumerator listed 12, 13 & 14 as the site of the new church and this is the house next to the church, is this number 11, or 15?. Photo Samuel A Walker 230 Regent St. W (London Post Office Directories only list them at this address between 1879-95)
Old drawing of St Lukes, Old Street.
Married at St Lukes, Old Street. A church I used to pass every week on my way to the old Family History Centre and Society of Genealogists. Now home to the London Symphony Orchestra
Nana Suki and Clifford Crewe
Above Eliza Wiedhoft (known as Nana Suki) with a young Clifford Crewe around about the mid 1930's
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