LUDWIG  WIDEMAN

Tombstone in the Dickson Hill Cemetery on Highway 48 (Markham Road) in Markham.  Go north of Major Mackenzie Drive and turn onto Dickson Road between 18th  and 19th Avenues.  He is buried in the Wideman family plot.

Captain Ludovick (Ludwig) Wideman was born in Pennsylvania in 1781 and settled in Upper Canada in 1801. He fought in the War of 1812, and in 1837 he was one among many of the loyal supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie with military experience. He was among those killed in the Battle of Montgomery’s Tavern in 1837.