Frederick Thomas Wessel Jr.1

#446, (5 June 1918 - August 1997)
Father*Frederick Wessel2 (c 1898 - )
Mother*Minnie A Willingham2,3 (c 1897 - )


Emily Louise Crunk b. 1919, d. 2016
Child 1.Mark Frederick Wessel+ (1950 - 2011)
Birth*5 June 1918He was born on 5 June 1918 at Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG.2 
2 January 1920He appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of Minnie A Willingham and Frederick Wessel at 1009 Fifth Avenue, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG, age 6 mos., b. IN.4 
4 April 1930He appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 in the household of Frederick Wessel and Minnie A Willingham at 1017 West Maryland Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG, age 11, b. IN.5 
Marriage*22 August 1945He married Emily Louise Crunk, daughter of Kenneth Alexander Crunk and Eva Belle Lewis, on 22 August 1945 at Salt Lake City, Utah.6 
Death*August 1997He died in August 1997 at Clarkesville, Habersham Co., GeorgiaG, at age 79.7 


  1. [S1051] Mark Frederick Wessel Obituary, posted by Ingram Funeral Home, Allendale, IL, online…, Mark Frederick Wessel (61) of Allendale, IL passed away Sunday, May 1st, 2011. Mark was born February 3, 1950 in Evansville, IN, the son of Frederick Thomas and Emily L. (Crunk) Wessel.

    Mark was a certified Crane Operator for Local 181 of Evansville, IN and for Local 841 of Terre Haute, IN for 40 years. He married Sue Ellen Andrews Xanders November 29, 20002.

    Mark was blessed with two daughters Corrina Marie (Marc) Wessel of Fisher, IN and Emily Ann (Chris) Wessel of Fisher, IN, Triplet sons; Mark August Wessel of Newburg, IN and Carl Frederick Wessel of Newburg, IN and Curt Wessel who is deceased. One step-son Eric Haines of Allendale, IL, mother; Emily L. Wessel of St. Phillips, IN, Two grandchildren; MacKenzie Lynn of Fishers, IN and Logan James of Fishers, IN, sister; Jean (Allen Duckworth) Wessel, one niece; Jessica Ann Overstreet of Newburg, IN.

    Mark was a devoted Christian and enjoyed playing guitar, singing for family and friends, spending time with his grandchildren and woodworking.

    Services for Mark will be 11:00 AM Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Wabash Presbyterian Church with a visitation from 10:00 AM until service time. Also visitation Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale, IL. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to Wabash Presbyterian Church, 11188 N. 2300 Blvd, Allendale, IL 62410 or Hickory Grove Great Banquet.
  2. [S117] Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920, online, Frederick T Wessel, b. Vanderburgh Co. 5 Jun 1918, son of Frederick Wessel and M A Willingham. Vol. 8, V-Z, book CH-3, p. 250.
  3. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Fred Thomas Wessel Jr, SSN 314073857, b. Evansville IN 5 Jun 1918, son of Fred W Wessel and Minnie Willingham.
  4. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Fred (22), b. and parents b. IN, meat market cutter; Minnie (23), b. and parents b. KY.
  5. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Fred W (32), b. and parents b. IN, butcher, marr. age 18; Minnie (33), b. and parents b. KY, marr. age 19.
  6. [S2560] Utah, Select Marriage Index, 1887-1985, online Frederick Thomas Wessell and Emily Lewis Crunk, marr. Salt Lake City 22 Aug 1945, Cert. No. A102925.
  7. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online or, Fred T. Wessel, SSN 314-07-3857. Last res. 30523 Clarkesville, Habersham, GA; b. 5 Jun 1918, d. Aug 1997; SSN issued IN.