CFHS code : MC25

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILHELM ROBERT WIESNER d July 23 1918 aged 28 also of FLORENCE LOUISA WIESNER d July 30 1939 aged 51

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.2026, 0.13790993 – click here for location

Wiesner grave
Wiesner monument


This set of kerb stones in the parish of St Michael is located roughly nine rows to the east of the centre circle and five monuments south of the west / east path. 


In Loving Memory of WILHELM ROBERT WIESNER died July 23 1918 aged 28

Also of FLORENCE LOUISA WIESNER died July 30 1939 aged 51

Wilhelm Robert Wiesner (1890 – 1918)

The title of the photograph is hard to read but appears to be a Cambridge University event in 1913 showing Wilhelm in the foreground.

Wilhelm was born in Stratford, Essex to William Oswald Robert (a hairdresser) and Jacobine Hermine Maria (née Sachs) Wiesner who were Prussian nationals. Wilhelm was born on 20th June and baptised Robert Wilhelm Oswald on 14th December 1890 at St Mary’s Church Walthamstow, Essex. There may have been an error in transcription or at source or he may never have been known by his baptismal name. He was the second of at least six children:  Ottilie (1889), Henry (1891), George (1892), Edward (1901) and Ida (1905).

He became a hairdresser and moved to Cambridge, where at the age of 22, he married Florence Louisa Searle. The marriage took place at St Botolph’s  Church on November 14th 1912. His address at this time was 17 Richmond Road, Cambridge. He ran a hairdressing salon at 14/15 Bridge Street. When he died the couple were living at 14 Green Street. The circumstances of his early death are unknown.

The row of shops in Bridge Street where William ran his hairdressing business.

Florence Louisa Wiesner (nee Searle) (1888 – 1939)

Florence was the fifth of at least eight children born to Arthur William and Susan Searle. Arthur was from Great Chesterford, Essex and Susan (née Cracknell) from Feltwell in Norfolk. They married in 1879 in the registration district of Saffron Walden. Before moving to Cambridge, c1886, the family had lived in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, where Ethel (1880) Herbert (1884) and Helena (1885) were born. Florence and her twin brother Frederick were the first children to be born in Cambridge followed by Arthur (1891), Reginald (1895) and Victor (1901). Their father was employed in a variety of jobs including publican, carter, grocer and agent. The family lived in various locations including Catherine Street, off Mill Road and St Peter’s Street, off Castle Street.  Florence died in Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge.


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by Lisa Felton and Mary Naylor

Florence Louisa Wiesner; Wilhelm Robert Wiesner