Wilhelmine Christine Johanna Buchholtz "Minnie" (Martin Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 24 August 1868 in Bukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.  She was baptized on 3 September 1868 at the Lutheran Church in the Parish of Sippenkanzlei in the Evangelische Kirche in Alt Karin/Alt Carin, Bukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.  Wilhelmine sponsors at her baptism were Wilh. Harder, Chr. Mundy, Ar. Joh. Harder.  Minnie died 19 June 1945 in West Milton, Miami County, Ohio and was buried 21 June 1945 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.


Minnie married John Martin Niesley, son of Christian and Christina Hittle Niesley, on 22 January 1893.  John was born 23 October 1860 in Concord Township, Miami County, Ohio and was christened in the Church of God, Fredrick, Ohio.  He died 27 April 1937 in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio and was buried 30 April 1937 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.


Minnie and John had the following children:

1.   Charles Michael Niesley was born 23 September 1893 and died 30 October 1963.

2.   Edna Marie Niesley was born 6 May 1895 and died 5 October 1976.

3.   Mary Louise Niesley was born 11 February 1899 and died 5 October 1981.

4.   Robert William Niesley was born 5 May 1905 and died 19 february 1966.

5.   Edith Mae Niesley was born 11 April 1907 and died 5 January 1995.

The three sister-in-laws are left to right: Esther Buchholz, Minnie Buchholtz Niesley and Nettie Bucholz




John M. and Minnie (Buchholz) Niesley lived most of their married lives in Newton or Newberry Township, near Red River, Bradford and Covington.  Between 1920 and about 1929 they lived at the east edge of Nashville, Ohio; located on the south side of the curve of St. Rt. 517.  Around 1930 they moved to Bradford to a farm on now Covington-Bradford Road east of the town of Bradford, Ohio.


John Martin was a farmer like his father and did not marry until in his thirties when he united in marriage with Minnie.  They lived most of their married lives in Newton or Newberry Township, near Red River, Bradford and Covington, Ohio.



The photo is of Minnie standing and holding her granddaughter - sitting - left to right: Edith Niesley, cousin Helen Buchholz holding the dog and Mary Niesley.




The photo is of left to right - standing: George and Mary Niesley Parr, Minnie Buchholtz Niesley, Charlie Bucholz, Nettie Bucholz and Rosie Bucholz.  sitting: Dorothy Bucholz, Rosie Bucholz and probably Mary Parr's daughter, Margie Parr.  Photo was taken when Charlie Bucholz and his family from Michigan,  were visiting his sister, Minnnie Buchholtz Niesley, and her family in Ohio.   Photo taken around 1936/1937.

The photo is a few of Wilhelmine (Minnie) Buchholtz Niesley's grandchildren.  They are as follows - left to right - standing:  Levi Wenrick (Doris Buckingham Wenrick's husband); granddaughter, Doris Buckingham Wenrick; granddaughter, Maxine Buckingham; Helen Buckingham (Bobby Buckingham's wife); granddaughter, Dorothy Buckingham; daughter, Edith Niesley Brown; Nora Collins (friend of Iris Parr) and granddaughter, Iris Parr.  Left to right - sitting:  probably granddaughter, Margie Parr; granddaughter, Shirley Buckingham; grandson, Don Buckingham; granddaughter, Violet Parr and granddaughter, Ruth Buckingham.

SOURCES:  Virginia Buckingham Brown, Helen Buchholz Smith, and Roy Bucholz's granddaughter.