William Domelle was born 27 October 1882 to Adam Domelle (c1860-) and Christine Rizer (c1860-) and died 20 August 1943 in Jasper, Indiana of unspecified causes.

William Domelle was born in Nagy Osz, Hungary. He was married previously in Europe and had two children, but was divorced prior to emigrating. William played the clarinet and was part of a military band.[1]

Bremen to New York

William arrived in the United States on 04 October 1911. He sailed from Bremen on the SS Kronprinz Wilhelm on 26 September 1911, and arrived at the Port of New York.[2]

The Passenger List for SS Kronprinz Wilhelm states:

Name listed as Vilmos Domele, aged 28, male, shoe maker, able to read and write, Hungary, German, last residence was Duleo, closest relative in Hungary was wife Magda Domele at Duleo, Kr. Sror(?), final destination Chicago, Ill, has $25, was in US before 1907/08 in Allentown, Pa, going to bro(?) Johann Tisler, 2925 Southpark Ave, Chicago, Ill, 5 foot 6, fair complected, brown eyes and hair, place of birth NagyOsz, Hungary.

The "Johann Tisler" listed above is John Tischler, who married William's younger sister Anna. The "Magda Domele" listed above is William's first wife.


Sometime the next year, William married Elizabeth Obendorfer, who had traveled to the United States on her own. By the 1920 US census, William and Lizzie were listed as residing in Lincoln, Newton County, Indiana. William was now a farmer.


Offspring of William Domelle and Magda Unknown
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Domelle
Anna Domelle

Offspring of William Domelle and Elizabeth Obendorfer
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anthony John Domelle
Annie Mary Domelle
Peter Nicholas Domelle
Mary Domelle
William Adam Domelle



Offspring of Adam Domelle and Christine Rizer (c1860-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Katherine Domelle
Mary Domelle
William Domelle (1882-1943) 27 October 1882 20 August 1943 Jasper, Indiana Magda Unknown
Elizabeth Obendorfer

Nickolaus Domelle (1887-1964) 20 October 1887 28 August 1964 Indiana Francisca Traum
Barbara Unknown

Anna Domelle (1890-1974) 29 June 1890 November 1974 Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, United States John F. Tischler

Lena Domelle (1894-1942) 1894 17 April 1942 Henry Bozung


  1. ^ Interview with William Domelle's son, William Adam Domelle.
  2. ^ Vilmos Domele, SS Kronprinz Wilhelm Passenger List, arrival Port of New York, 04 October 1911.

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