Johannes Widener (1790-1876)

Brick Manufacturer, of Fairmont Avenue, Philadelphia

He started life shipping freight between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Later, he went into brick manufacturing at Philadelphia and lived at a house on Vine Street before moving to Fairmount Avenue. In March, 1811, he married Sarah Fulmer and they had nine children, including Peter who established the Widener family fortune.  
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 18/10/2018 and last updated on 02/09/2023.; Encyclopedia Titanica - The Wideners, An American Family; Descendants of Johan Georg Krauskopf