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Henry Hamilton Wiggins and Kathryn (Aukamp) Wiggins

One of my great grandparents on my mother’s side was Henry Hamilton Wiggins and Kathryn Louisa (Aukamp) Wiggins.

Connection to Henry Hamilton Wiggins and Kathryn Louisa Aukamp

Connection to Henry Hamilton Wiggins and Kathryn Louisa Aukamp

Henry was born on 18 Sept 1855 in New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania as the youngest of 14 children to Stephen H and Elizabeth (Bowman) Wiggins. It appears that he remained in this same area all his life as he showed up on the census records of 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania. Henry died on 5 Dec 1919 at the age of 64.

His wife was Kathryn Louisa Aukamp. She was born on 19 Aug 1858 in New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania to John Lewis Aukamp and Maria Louisa (East) Aukamp. Kathryn died on 19 Jul 1935 at the age of 96.

Henry Hamilton Wiggins and Kathryn Louisa Aukamp Wiggins

Henry Hamilton Wiggins and Kathryn Louisa Aukamp Wiggins

Henry and Kathryn had 14 children, 8 boys (one that died as an infant) and 6 girls. We assume this is a picture of Henry, Kathryn and their family. At this time, I am not able to identify everyone. My grandfather, Jasper Wiggins is in the far right, middle row.

Henry Hamilton Wiggins, Kathryn Louisa Aukamp Wiggins and their family.

Henry Hamilton Wiggins, Kathryn Louisa Aukamp Wiggins and their family.

Does anyone recognize others in the picture? I would love to identify everyone. Let me know if you know who is who.

Happy hunting.

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