When Joyce Lucille Shaw was born on June 25, 1922, her father, Zebina “Eugene” Shaw, was 34 and her mother, Martha Rockwell, was 32. Both of Joyce’s parents had been born in Wisconsin, but they went on to have all of their children in Ohio.
Joyce’s mother, Martha, was one of 16 children! Joyce’s father, Z. Eugene, was one of 7 children! So, Joyce had MANY aunts,uncles, and cousins!
In the 1930 census, Joyce is 7 years old. Z. Eugene (Joyce’s father) lists his occupation as an engineer working for the city. This census also shows Joyce had an older brother, Robert (born in 1916) and an older sister, Colleen (born in 1920.) In this census, the family address is 415 Water Street, Bucyrus, Ohio. (In 1930, Beth, the youngest child of Martha and Eugene had not yet been born.) Joyce’s sister Beth was 10 years her junior and was not born until August 17, 1932.
Joyce was only 17 years old when her father Eugene died.
Joyce married Norbert “Nick” Donald Wiesner on June 25, 1943 when she was 20 years old. She had three children by the time she was 25. All of Joyce and Nick’s children were born in Wisconsin. Joyce and Nick’s son was EJ’s direct ancestor and EJ’s Grandfather, Eugene “Gene” Norbert Wiesner. Gene Wiesner was born on 26 March 1944 in Wisconsin. Joyce and Nick also had 2 daughters, Emogene and Sandra Ann.
Joyce died on June 28, 1990, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, at the age of 68. Her husband, Nick, remained a widower until his death at the age of 78 in 1999.