Obit: Weller, Henry (1836 - 1919)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 09/18/1919

Weller, Henry (30 JAN 1836 - 12 SEP 1919)

In the death of Henry Weller, Sr., which occurred at 5:45 Friday morning Sept. 12, 1919, this vicinity loses one of its oldest and most respected citizens. The cause of his demise was cancer of the stomach.

Mr. Weller was born in Germany Jan. 30, 1836, and on April 3, 1864, was united in marriage with Marie Reuter. To this union was born eight children, six sons and two daughters, six of who are still among the living and reside here. They are Henry Jr., Charles, Louis, Fred, Will, and Mrs. Herman Mueller. In the eyar 1881 the family came to America and after residing in Sheboygan Co. for about a year the lure of the wilds brought them to Colby, Wis., and they settled on a homestead in the town of Hull, Marathon, Co. Under the watchful care and thriftiness of the hardworking father, the family withstood the trials of the early days and prospered and the old gentleman's sound advice will long be remembered by his remaining sorrowing children and many others.

On Dec. 8, 1909, Mr. Weller's estimable wife passed from earthly life and since that time he has made his home with his children and at the time of this death was staying at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mueller in the town of Colby, Clark County.

The funeral was held last Monday, Sept. 15th, from Zion Lutheran Church in this city, and was attended by a large gathering of neighbors and friends, and his body was laid to rest in the Colby Cemetery.



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